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Acorn's computers used a variety of Ferranti ULAs, none of which have yet been reverse engineered although high-level models do exist in the form of machine-level emulators.
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* Acorn BBC Micro Video ULA
* Acorn BBC Micro Video ULA
* Acorn BBC Micro Tube ULA
* Acorn BBC Micro Tube ULA
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** A 9-tile array. Mark Haysman has donated a part marked Ferranti ULA9C018E-7 8504, which has kindly been depackaged by 3gforensics.  We do not yet have photographs of the die.
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** [http://www.retroclinic.com/misc/tubechips.jpg photo] of three generations of packaged parts (Mark Haysman of retroclinic.com)
* Acorn Electron ULA
* Acorn Electron ULA
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** A 12-tile array in a lidded ceramic package (probably labelled 12C021M).  Theo Markettos and Sergei Skorobogatov have photographed the die and C.S. has stitched the images and produced a corrected monochrome image of the metallisation layer. No images released yet, no netlist extracted yet.
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** [http://retroclinic.com/misc/12c021.jpg macrophotograph] of the chip in delidded package (Mark Haysman of retroclinic.com)

Latest revision as of 11:51, 30 January 2011

(This page is likely to be consolidated into a denser format.)

Acorn's computers used a variety of Ferranti ULAs, none of which have yet been reverse engineered although high-level models do exist in the form of machine-level emulators.

  • Acorn BBC Micro Video ULA
  • Acorn BBC Micro Tube ULA
    • A 9-tile array. Mark Haysman has donated a part marked Ferranti ULA9C018E-7 8504, which has kindly been depackaged by 3gforensics. We do not yet have photographs of the die.
    • photo of three generations of packaged parts (Mark Haysman of retroclinic.com)
  • Acorn Electron ULA
    • A 12-tile array in a lidded ceramic package (probably labelled 12C021M). Theo Markettos and Sergei Skorobogatov have photographed the die and C.S. has stitched the images and produced a corrected monochrome image of the metallisation layer. No images released yet, no netlist extracted yet.
    • macrophotograph of the chip in delidded package (Mark Haysman of retroclinic.com)
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