Yes, the goal is to eventually use a standard case. As for the expansion ports, they do not break out the entire address bus. The way it is setup is that each expansion header has 32 bytes of addressable space that is unique to that expansion port. This should make it easy to add other chips, such as a SID chip for example.I like this design. My first thought is that this looks like it's the same size as a µATX motherboard, so we can use standard PC enclosures to hold it.... and my second thought is to wonder about the expansion ports.
Those ports don't have enough pins to address the system bus, plus various control and status lines. Will these ports be tied specifically to just the I/O area?
There are still companies manufacturing clones in China. And we have suppliers here who have quoted to have over 100,000 in stock. So, it is still an "off the shelf part" as far as we're concerned.
Why wouldn't we? All Commodore machines have two of them. We needed them as well.And why do you have two 65C22?
I think you haven't been keeping up with the flow of information. We decided to build the computer as a fully DIP package system for the first go around. And yes, the parts count for this board is at around $65 and counting at this point, not to mention labor and shipping, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if the final board is over $200. However, the plan is to start shipping this board at whatever price point is needed. Then, over time we will continue to cost-reduce it by using surface mount parts, integrating more things into programmable logic, etc. And eventually, someday we'll get the whole thing condensed down to a single FPGA with a RAM chip or something, so that the cost can be more affordable. But at least at that point we aren't emulating a fictional computer, it will be a real computer.Component cost looks to be quite high? over $ 50 if I guess.
Which makes it difficult to meet the price ceiling mentioned in the video "Building my dream computer - Part 1"
Sorry but don't have facebook or is there more information on another page?I think you haven't been keeping up with the flow of information.
Since you were going to use a PS2 keyboard, I thought you could do it with just one.Why wouldn't we? All Commodore machines have two of them. We needed them as well.
There will definitely be a fully assembled computer product - probably more than one model. I don’t think they know yet whether they’ll be able to offer a kit version, but David did note that a kit version would actually be no cheaper than the turnkey solutions.Will the Commander X16 be available as Kit or Turn-key?
Sorry if this was answered on FB, but I really can't stand FB.