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The Wangster
02-20-2007, 02:45 AM
Here's something that's interesting:

There's a guy named Chuck Moore (the creator of Forth by the way) who designs chips using his custom CAD software written in assembler/forth. He does it at the lowest level: by drawing out every single transistor, layer by layer. Everything done on his tiny custom OS on a really old PC. He claims most tools are too complex and abstract; this gives him a lot of control and simplicity.

Now that's friggin hardcore!

www.colorforth.com (http://www.colorforth.com)
ultratechnology.com/okad2.htm (http://ultratechnology.com/okad2.htm)

I've read the Propeller was designed in a similar manner.

JoannaK
02-20-2007, 06:16 AM
Yes.. As an old Forth fan I did follow this project years ago. Interesting ideas and hard.code implementation. Pitty though that Ultratech didn't have similar resources as Parallax.. their 21-bit systems had plenty similar ideas (like video output directly from main core) ...

Lately.. He's been working on commercial, closed system chips.. Latest is Seaforth24.. It's multicore-cpu and definitely interesting product too.