After several months of development an expansion for the 680x/650x Test system is now available to support the very popular and widely used 6801 and 6803 MCUs. The Motorola 6801 was one of the first (with the 6802) MCU’s that Motorola made based on the MC6800 8-bit processor. It includes RAM/ROM, Serial I/O and timers. The test board tests the function of the base CPU, the timers/data capture, and the Serial I/O. The MC6803 is a 6801 without the built-in ROM and with less I/O.
The expansion supports both types as well as their copies/derivatives made by Hitachi, Fujitsu, SGS and others. The expansion is included in the complete 680x/650x Test system, bringing its total supported processors to well over 35. The expansion does require updated firmware, which is included in all new systems (and available to upgrade previously sold systems.)