[Nottingham] ZX Spectrum Next

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Apr 26 14:20:40 UTC 2017

On 25/04/17 14:43, Martin via Nottingham wrote:
> On 25/04/17 12:22, VM via Nottingham wrote:
>> On 25 April 2017 11:28:46 BST, Jason Irwin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>>> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1835143999/zx-spectrum-next
>> wow! 7MHz and 512Kb (is that kilobits?) for the price of 10 Raspberry Pi's.
>> imho, they've got really big existential voids...
> Beautifully put together and there's a very sexy looking Spartan6 FPGA
> in the middle there that might be subvertable to be other than just a
> "Z80"... (A little surprised they haven't gone with one of the Z180+
> later expanded Z80 versions.)
> If you are assuming a RasPi-Zero, then that is x35 the price of a
> (minimum spec) RasPi. You still need to add case, keyboard, storage,
> plus various bits for a usable RasPi...
> But hey, this is all a very different use case :-P
> And just look what has happened to the new-look BBC computers of old?...
> Good luck and hopefully all without the in-fighting of that other
> Spectrum revamp adventure...

The Reg jumps in with:

Another ZX Spectrum modern reboot crowdfunder pops up
FPGA-based project has scored £290k so far


Good comment there as always...

Especially so for the FPGA config to be openly released and
reconfigurable. That makes it somewhat more interesting...

Anyone know what the 'other' FPGA old box emulator is for 8-bit micros
that is mentioned in the comments? Real or a spoiler fake comment?...

And a comparison just has to be made against the various Xilinx
development and evaluation boards that are available for a similar or
lower price...

Anyone running Linux /on/ an FPGA?...


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