Richard R. Eckert and James L. Antonakos have published some work on a single-board computer design with the 8088 http://www.cs.binghamton.edu/~.....rt/sbc.htm
, and they"ve also made a simplistic diagram showing the address and data-lines:
My question would be: can I use the 8086 with just d0-7 not connecting d7-15? That would make designing a pcb way easier and avoid my confusion about how an 8-bit ram/rom would interact with a 16-bit data bus. There"s a surprising amount of information on DIY 8088 systems and a strikingly low number of 8086 projects
Anyway; I"m looking for single board computers (SBC) using the 8088 or 8086. It"ll be an educative experience I think. I"ve never really been a hardware person.
Update: an interesting website concerning 8088 SBCs is: http://sasteven.multics.org/80.....8page.html
. This person has interfaced ROM and RAM on a single board using various 74 logic: For resolution issues; it's best to view the PDF: http://sasteven.multics.org/80.....088SBC.pdf
. The simplicity is striking!