ASIC

Built-in

MGT


Bruce Gordon


1989

The ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) was the equivelent of the ULA (Uncommited Logic Array) in the ZX Spectrum, a multi-purpose chip to provide functions that would normally require extra hardware and hence extra cost.

The ASIC was also responsible for some Hardware Bugs and limitations.

There also exist 40 prototype Golden ASICs.