Tadpole TP-32 68030 VME Single Board Computer
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The VME/VSB TP32V board from Tadpole Technology of Cambridge, England used the 68030 as the central processor, following on from its range of VME 68020 boards. According to Tadpole, the new board maximises performance advantages from the chip, which includes an on-board subset of the MC68851 paged memory management unit co-processor and a separate 256-byte instruction and data cache, by using proprietary memory control circuitry (dubbed Accelerated Memory Access) to allow access at near cache speed to all 8Mb of dynamic random access memory.
The board also has two RS232 ports, battery backed real-time clock, and 2Kb of fast static RAM.
Our board was very kindly donated by Julian Sinton.
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