[vcf-midatlantic] Working on a historical microprocessor exhibt

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Sun Feb 9 12:46:45 EST 2020

On Sun, Feb 09, 2020 at 11:45:37AM -0500, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> VCF is working on a historical exhibit of CPUs (not really support
> chips at this point). Literally just the CPUs.
> What should we have at the bare minimum? 4004, 8008, 8088, 8086,
> 6502, Z80, 6800, 6809...?
Without your criteria hard to say. A lot were intended for embedded 

Some more 8 bits 1802, F8, TMS 1000, 8048/8051, PIC, 8x300.

greater than 8 bit: 68000 family,  TMS 9900, 6100 (PDP-8 on a chip)

Interested in bit slice such as AM2901?

More to choose from

> What should we have if we have more space? 80x86, 680x0, Sparc,
> MIPS, Power, Alpha, ARM, Itanium...?
> Modern CPUs (to some degree) aren't out of the question, either, as
> we're hoping to show the progression of Moore's Law from the 4004
> (2,300 transistors) to present day maybe, for example, a AMD Ryzen 9
> 3900X (at 9,890,000,000 transistors).
AVR since popular with hobbiest and continuation of old microcontroller.

> Thoughts? I'm sure I'm forgetting plenty of important CPUs.

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