cvs commit: src/sys/dev/ic via6522reg.h

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at
Sat Dec 3 06:05:25 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-Dec-03 00:49:30 +0100, Bernd Walter wrote:
>Mmmm - very interesting stuff - I used the 6522 as well as the 6821
>on many self build 6502 and 68k based systems.
>But honestly - I wasn't aware that a modern computer system still uses

You means things like nec765, i8237, NS8250, i8259, MC146818?  One of
my work colleagues was surprised to discover that his brand new
computer still uses peripheral chips (embedded in ASICs) that were
designed before he was born...  Isn't backward compatibility a
wonderful thing :-)

At least back then the IC vendors would publish programming details...

Peter Jeremy

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