I'm hoping it'll support the colour modes from this as well but perhaps that is a bit too much to ask.
I tend to judge FPGA boards on the FPGA used (family, # of LE's, # of IO's accessible etc), integrated peripherals, documentation, and ready-to-use softcores available for that board. Regardless of original purpose. As such, the Spectrum Next would be a very attractive offer if they manage to hold the price down.
Once out, nothing to stop anyone from slapping a ZX81 core on it with all the bells & whistles...
Still gonna love Spec'next!
How will the Jupiter ACE 'mode' be handled then? Will that be an emulator as well?chernandezba wrote:The zx81 mode of the Next is not a native zx81 mode.
It's a spectrum mode with the zx81 emulator rom from Paul farrow
Hopefully the emulation will be pretty compatible, and it'll mean I can run at 7Mhz as well.
Btw pictures show a Xilinx XC6SLX9 (Spartan-6 family). Which is kind of a low-end FPGA. But should provide plenty space for other machine implementations that aren't too complex.