The First Merlin Prototype

This was the first hardware prototype actually built for the Merlin project in November, 1985 using a Motorola 68000 processor.

It had only 512KB of RAM and a black & white CGA resolution video output. A serial interface connected it to the PC-based development system. A parallel port was added later to speed up file transfers. Interlacing was tried to enhance the monitor's resolution without much success.

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| reserve | | pegasus | | merlin1 | | merlin2 | | merlin4 |
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