PDP-8 Front Panel

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Features[edit]

  • 50 pin connector
  • 12 Value LEDs (DB0-11) - octal format
    • Display options: Program Counter (PC), Memory Address, Memory Data, Accumulator
  • 12 Load Value Slide Switches (SL0-11) - octal format
    • Enter values: PC, Memory Address, Memory Data, Accumulator
  • LNK - Link value slide switch
  • DISP - Display 12 Value LEDs select pushbutton
    • Cycles between LEDs displaying PC, Memory Address, Memory Data, Accumulator
  • Pushbutton Switches
    • STEP pushbutton - Increment PC
    • LDPC pushbutton - Load PC from Value Slide Switches
    • DEP pushbutton - Store value from Value Slide Switches to memory
    • LDA pushbutton - Store value from Value Slide Switches to Accumulator
    • RES - Reset pushbutton - Resets CPU
    • PB1 - spare pushbutton
  • 4 DISP LEDs - Cycle between 12 LEDs source with DISP pushbutton
    • PC - 12 LEDs display Program Counter value
    • MADR - 12 LEDs display Memory Address value
    • MD - 12 LEDs display Memory Data value
    • AC - 12 LEDs display Accumulator value
  • LINK LED - Displays Link value
  • RUN LED - Running program
  • RUN/HALT slide switch
  • PWR - Power LED
  • 95x95mm form factor
  • (4) 6-32 mounting holes

PDP-8 FPGA Design[edit]

J1 Connector[edit]

  • Extra power and ground pins (not on RETRO-EP4CE15 Card)
    • Pins 3,4 = GND
    • Pins 5-8 = VCC
    • Pin 9 = N/C

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Real PDP-8/F Front Panel[edit]

PDP-8F FrontPanel 720px.jpg

PDP-8 Front Panel Assembly Sheet[edit]

PDP-8 Front Panel Assembly Sheet