[Coco] 6809 still being used in modern electronics

Joel Ewy jcewy at swbell.net
Mon Apr 16 11:53:51 EDT 2007

Clubbbs at aol.com wrote:
> I was programing the grandchild of the 6809 for Motorola last in 2002 when  I 
> retired after 37 years. The 6809 evolved to the 68CH11 -- used in Motorola's  
> communications gear - Saber, Cosmos and Spectra digital radios for State and  
> Federal government. 
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Unfortunately the 68HC11 doesn't run 6809 object code, and lacks (at
least) the U stack pointer.  It has similar features from the
programmer's perspective, but can't really be said to be a modern
version of the same CPU as the eZ80 is to the Z80.  And it doesn't run
at 50MHz.  But an FPGA 6x09 could...


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