Build Your Own Z80 Computer: Design Guidelines and Application Notes

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Circuit Cellar, 1981 - Technology & Engineering - 332 pages
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Shows how to construct a power supply, microprocessor, peripheral devices and a CRT terminal and explains the design considerations of each project

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The book for homebrew z80 micro computer builders, or old school soldering iron hackers in general. I read and re-read this, even the power supply stuff is comprehensive (though I'd tend to use a bought power supply these days and regulate it to correct voltage. The digital logic and chip interfacing are clearly explained, so is the z80's workings. I Don't remember much about the o/s code, was well into forth so that's what I was going to shoehorn in. Wire wrapped the z80 computer, could not get the eprom burnt correctly though. My electronics case got chucked out by a mother in law... such is life. Now a research computer scientist (me not the mother in law). lool, thanks Steve. 

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My father and I used to live by this book, literally!
Used often, worn out and replaced more than once.
Back in the CP/M days, we were both Zilog nuts.
He built em, I programmed em. We didn't quite
copy Steve Ciarcia's designs exactly, but found
his book an extremely important reference.

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