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Hardware Experience by Processor


8-bit Microprocessors...

16-bit Microprocessors...

32 (or more)-bit Microprocessors...

Fairchild F8 - 8-bit microprocessor projects

Project Title Platform Year Company
Fuel cell alcohol breath tester
Hardware and firmware design
F8
F8 Asm
1983 Caldetect, Richmond
Graphics printer F8
F8 Asm
1982 Selanar Corp., Santa Clara
Arcade Video Game
Biplane Dogfight
F8
F8 Asm
1978 Wizard Kings, San Jose

Intel 80xx - 8-bit microprocessor projects

Project Title Platform Year Company
Tandy Laptop Receipt Generator Tandy Laptop
8085 Asm
1991 Entrance Controls, HI
Graphics printer 6809, 8085
6809 & 8085 Asm
1983 Selanar Corp., Santa Clara

Motorola 68xx - 8-bit microprocessor projects

Project Title Platform Year Company
Graphics workstations
4010/4020 emulations
6809
6809 Asm
1984 Selanar Corp., Santa Clara
Graphics printer 6809, 8085
6809 & 8085 Asm
1983 Selanar Corp., Santa Clara
Semiconducter Wafer Oven System RTOS
Control, communications, management software
6803, 6805, 6809
6803, 6805, 6809 Asm
1982 Tempress, Los Gatos
SECS Communications simulator/tester 6805
6805 Asm
1981 Tempress, Los Gatos

Rockwell 6502 - 8-bit microprocessor projects

Project Title Platform Year Company
Life Science
Information Life Science Series
Apple II+
6502 Asm
1987 Another Adventure, Palo Alto
Cross Assemblers, Symbolic Debuggers TI99, Coleco, Atari, Commodore
Z80, PDP11, 6502, TI99 Asm
1986 Activision, Redwood City
Infrared alcohol and acetone breath tester
Hardware and firmware design
6502
6502 Asm
1985 Caldetect, Richmond
Cartoon Programmer
Pre-School Logic Game
Commodore 64
6502 Asm
1984 Childware, Mt. View
Number Tumblers
Grade School Arithmetic Game
Commodore 64
6502 Asm
1984 Childware, Mt. View
Up & Add 'Em
Pre-School Arithmetic Game
Commodore 64
6502 Asm
1983 Childware, Mt. View

Signetics 2650 - 8-bit microprocessor projects

(late 1970's) Arcade Video Games for Meadows Games, including
  • Laser Command
  • Deadeye
  • Gypsy Juggler
  • Grid Iron (all hardware design and 2650 assembly language)

    Zilog Z80 - 8-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    Cross Assemblers, Symbolic Debuggers TI99, Coleco, Atari, Commodore
    Z80, PDP11, 6502, TI99 Asm
    1986 Activision, Redwood City

    Intel 80x86 16/32-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    Auto/Manual Modem Communications Software DOS
    Borland Pascal, 80x86 Asm
    1991 Entrance Controls, HI
    Tandy Laptop Receipt Generator Tandy Laptop
    8085 Asm
    1991 Entrance Controls, HI
    Credit Card Reader
    Firmware design, PC interface
    DOS, 64180
    Pascal, 80x86 & 64180 Asm
    1991 Datapark, Union City
    John Wayne Airport, Orange Co. Civic Ctr Parking System
    Multi-computer, hierarchical topology, management, control, data acquisition and communications software
    DOS, 64180
    Pascal, C, 80x86 & 64180 Asm
    1991 Datapark, Union City
    San Diego Convention Ctr, Aventine Parking Lot
    Multi-computer, hierarchical topology, management, control, data acquisition and communications software
    DOS, 64180
    Pascal, C, 80x86 & 64180 Asm
    1990 Datapark, Union City
    Exercise Bicycle
    Microprocessor controlled/programmed exercise bike with heart rate sensor
    8096 & 80x86 Asm 1987 Berkeley Medical Research, San Leandro

    Motorola 680xx 16-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    ESPN Baseball Pennent Race Sega CD
    68000 Asm
    1994 Sony Imagesoft, San Diego
    (Tengen) Awesome Baby Basketball Sega Genesis
    68000 Asm
    1993 Park Place Productions, Carlsbad
    Sprite Cutter, Graphics Tools SNES, Genesis
    68000 Asm, Borland C++, Pascal
    1993 Park Place Productions, Carlsbad

    ARM 32-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    Barnyard Bouncin, Alien Siege, Turkey Shoot, Santa's Workshop
    BREW Cellphone Games on Verizon and others
    BREW SDKs
    BREW (C++)
    2002-2007 Pick Up & Play, Laguna Hills

    PowerPC 32-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    Nintendo Wii game development
    Full length (still unpublished) Video Game
    Nintendo Wii SDKs
    C++
    2007-2008 Pick Up & Play, Laguna Hills

    MIPS R3xxx 32-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    Test Drive Offroad 4
    Playstation 2 Video Game (Infogrames)
    Sony PSX2 Dev System
    C++, HTML, JavaScript
    2001 Angel Studios, San Diego
    Midnight Club
    Playstation 2 Video Game (Rockstar)
    Sony PSX2 Dev System
    C++, HTML, JavaScript
    2000 Angel Studios, San Diego
    Smugglers Run
    Playstation 2 Video Game (Rockstar)
    Sony PSX2 Dev System
    C++, HTML, JavaScript
    2000 Angel Studios, San Diego
    Hell's Kitchen
    Demonstration 3D Shooter
    PSX
    GNU C, R3000 Asm
    1997 Killer Game, San Diego
    Courier Crisis
    3D Arcade Action
    PSX & Saturn
    GNU C, R3000 Asm, Delphi Tools
    1996-1997 New Level Software, San Diego
    Game Day Football
    Frontend Splash/Menus
    PSX
    GNU C, R3000 Asm
    1995 Sony Interactive Studios, San Diego
    Display Engines/Tools
    Hockey, Baseball
    PSX
    Delphi, Borland C++, GNU C, R3000 Asm
    1994-1995 Sony Interactive Studios

    Motorola 32-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    SCSI Win32 file system
    For embedded instrument
    Motorolla 68332, WinNT
    Visual C++/MFC
    2001 Ocean Sensors, San Diego
    R/T Control Software
    Editor/Interpretter & R/T Parallel State Machine
    68332, SDS Dev System
    C, 68000 Asm
    1998 Ocean Sensors, San Diego

    Rockwell 65816 16-bit microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    Earth Science
    Information Life Science Series
    Apple IIgs
    C, 65816 Asm
    1988 Another Adventure, Palo Alto
    Life Science
    Information Life Science Series
    Apple IIgs
    C, 65816 Asm
    1988 Another Adventure, Palo Alto

    Extended 16-bit Z80 microprocessor projects

    Project Title Platform Year Company
    DataPark MPU Controller
    Complete hardware/firmware design, PC layout, prototype
    64180
    64180 Asm
    1991 Datapark, Union City
    Credit Card Reader
    Firmware design, PC interface
    DOS, 64180
    Pascal, 80x86 & 64180 Asm
    1991 Datapark, Union City
    John Wayne Airport, Orange Co. Civic Ctr Parking System
    Multi-computer, hierarchical topology, management, control, data acquisition and communications software
    DOS, 64180
    Pascal, C, 80x86 & 64180 Asm
    1991 Datapark, Union City
    Controller/Communications Board
    Hardware and Firmware
    64180
    64180 Asm
    1990 Datapark, Union City
    On-line Cash Register
    Hardware and Firmware design
    64180
    64180 Asm
    1990 Datapark, Union City
    San Diego Convention Ctr, Aventine Parking Lot
    Multi-computer, hierarchical topology, management, control, data acquisition and communications software
    DOS, 64180
    Pascal, C, 80x86 & 64180 Asm
    1990 Datapark, Union City
    Pen Plotter
    Hardware/Firmware design
    64180
    64180 Asm
    1989 Zericon, Milpitas