‘BIOS Beginnings’ and POST Beep with Domipheus’s TPU
We’ve been following along with the progress by Domipheus Labs designing a homemade CPU with VHDL. The latest achievement – the Power-On Self-Test beep – is pretty incredible!
That pretty much explains the current memory subsystem in a bit more detail, and hopefully shows that TPU is now starting to really behave like an old vintage computer. I aim to develop the BIOS more, and have another post up my sleeve talking about a new instruction, and further BIOS progress.
Read the full story here; Colin Riley has been documenting this project for nearly a year now – read the full series of articles here.
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