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Good News

Postby pjw » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:25 am

It appears a relatively unknown Chinese company, Xi Xong Gong, bought the rights to the MC68 design some years ago. It is claimed they have produced a 1.8 GHz single core MC68k compatible CPU complete with an on-chip MMU and FPU!!! Details are sketchy as of now, but a sample batch of 10,000 units is expected to become available to developers within "the next few months". I have not been able to verify any of this, but my Chinese "Deep Throat", an engineer at Xi Xong Gong, assures me that an offical announcement will be made shortly, so I thought Id give y'all a heads up! :)

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Re: Good News

Postby tofro » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:54 am

Per,

I have one sample here. But I must correct you - It runs at 1.4GHz.

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Re: Good News

Postby pjw » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:03 am

tofro wrote:I have one sample here. But I must correct you - It runs at 1.4GHz.
Lucky you! But I believe that must be an early prototype :D


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Re: Good News

Postby martyn_hill » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:24 pm

Now, being April 1st, might this be just a bit of fun? :-)


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Re: Good News

Postby Peter » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:30 pm

Hint regarding "bought the rights": The MC68k was released in 1979. When do patents expire? ;)



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