[Intel-devsys] Tauntek/Grieb Z80 and 8080 ICEs
hjohnson at retrotechnology.com
Tue Aug 6 16:57:02 MDT 2019
On 8/6/2019 2:20 PM, Paul Birkel wrote:
> For possible reference:
> POC: Gary Kaufman <gekaufman at gmail.com>
Thanks for the reference. note the link must be a single line when used.
He does lay out all the problems, which amount to the challenges of
resurrecting an ever-older small programmed-logic tool; when the parts
are out of production, the software to support the tools is obsolete.
I've avoided using such devices except as a buyer of a thing. Other
people seem to use these devices and say great things about them. I
guess they change their tools and parts as needed, to keep up with
The retrobrewcomputers.org page, is dated "2016/03/09". There's a forum
where a "gkaufman" posted recently. A search found NO discussion of the
Z80ICE there. IN a list of boards that are called "available" but
not-often updated, the project does not appear. In the somewhat related
google discussion group "s100computers", there's two messages from 2016
about a list of ten Z80ICE board-buyers by Kaufman in mid 2016 or so.
Then a Michael Narigon discussed in Oct 2016, "I'll update the design
with a Atmel CPLD in production". He did something on it in Dec 2016, he
posts that a board was produced through seeedstudio.com: I found nothing
there. No "narigon" on the Retrobrew_etc Web page.
"Down the rabbit hole". This group(s) do a lot of interesting things and
I try to respect their works. But for non-participants like me, diving
deep to find something leaves me gasping for air when I surface again.
(shrug) It's hard to know what's persistent.
I will consider removing my Z80ICE Web page from my site. Bob shows off
his prior product on his own Web site. Thus my page is not needed to
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> Subject: [Intel-devsys] Tauntek/Grieb Z80 and 8080 ICEs
> Someone contacted me today, about obtaining "a Z80 emulator kit" from
> me. (They had the wrong processor for the wrong purpose, but that's not
> why I called here.) They apparently stumbled over my Web page, where in
> 2009 I displayed information about Bob Grieb's Z80ICE device. As many of
> you know, this board interrupts access to the Z80 with a PIC processor,
> to capture events and instructions for hardware/software debugging.
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