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SubjectRe: Old platforms: bring out your dead
Hi Adrian,

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:16 AM John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
<glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Jan 2021 at 07:56, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@kernel.org> wrote:
> >> * 68000/68328 (Dragonball): these are less capable than the
> >> 68020+ or the Coldfire MCF5xxx line and similar to the 68360
> >> that was removed in 2016.
> >
> > I have some patches for the DragonBall series to enable SPI etc there,
> > some patches to support the SuperVZ variant, some tools to upload
> > Linux via the integrated serial bootloader.
> > The DragonBall is probably what anyone that wants to build a 68K retro
> > computer should use as the DRAM controller is integrated and it can
> > access 32MB of SDRAM.
>
> Sounds interesting. Do these SoCs come with an MMU? And do they use the
> ColdFire instruction set or do they run plain 68k code?

No MMU, plain m68k code.

68328 Soc = 68000 core + some peripherals,
68360 SoC = CPU32 core (based on 68020 + some peripherals.

Anyone working on integrating m68k (and SPARC and MIPS?) softcores in
LiteX? ;-)

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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