> * Peripheral controller
> Should we use the IDT 79R3730, or design our own?
> Should we use a IDT 79R3041 CPU as an I/O controller?
>From the discussion here the IDT 79R3730 seemed the best idea. But I'm not an
expert here so ...
> * Should we have an ISA bus or a simpler bus?
> ISA is more practical, but a new simple 8-bit bus is
> cheaper and free of the ISA IBM-ness.
> * Should we have SCSI?
> SCSI for this board will probably be much cheaper and
> probably faster than something like Adaptec.
> * Should we have video?
> Video is looking to be the most expensive option on
> the whole board, but some say its essential.
Yes, this should be on board. It makes more sense and is easier later on. There
is then a video standard.
> * Should we have ethernet?
Yes. I feel this should be the first to disappear if the design gets too
expensive but it should at least be there as sockets on the board.
I hope this helps. Perhaps we should take a proper vote on it.
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