MC68000 Educational Computer Board
Intended primarily for training and educational use, including college-level courses and industrial in-plant training, the MC68000 Educational Computer Board (ECB) serves as an economical yet comprehensive introduction to systems based on the M68000 family of microcomputer products. Located on a single small printed circuit card, a complete microprocessor system is provided, including an MC68000 16-bit microprocessor, memory, parallel input/output, and serial communications I/O. The user must connect only an RS232C-compatible "dumb" terminal and power supplies to have a functional system.
For ease-of-use, the ECB has a resident firmware package that provides a self-contained programming and operating environment. The firmware, aptly names "TUTOR", provides the user with monitor/debug, assembly/disassembly, program entry, and I/O control functions. Utilising the capabilities provided by the system, the user can investigate and learn the computing power and architectural feature of the MC68000. This system also provides a working example of the microprocessor external bus structure and interface to memory and peripheral devices.
The Educational Computer Board's features include:
Our ECB comes with full manual, datasheets, and marketing material.
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