|Hardware - MOS 7360/8360|
|AKA:||TED, Text Editing Device, Text Editor|
|About The TED|
|The TED is the heart of the 264 series. It's responsible for video, sound, DRAM refresh and cursor.|
It was designed by Dave DiOrio, Bruce Aherns and Eric Yang (source: Bil Herd, former C= employee).
The difference between the numbers (7360/8360) is that they were manufactured with different technologies.
7360 is manufactured with HMOS-1 (251535-01)
8360 is manufactured with HMOS-2 (251535-02)
The newer systems (more common) was the latter. Presumably there have been 3 revisions of the TED in total, including the prototype R0. A U.S. Patent has been filed by Commodore under nr. 4,569,019 that describes the TED concept in broad terms.
|MOS 8360 R1|
This is a photo of R1 of the chip. R2 started sometime around the 40th week of 1984.
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