I have been working on a surface mount COSMAC VIP for a while now. I decided to build this after finding out that Intersil made a surface mount version of the 1802.
It works just like the original RCA VIP. This computer will read in my old cassette tapes. It even works with the old expansion boards.
When I finally located a CDP1802ACQ, I started designing the circuit.
Here are some photos of the finished board:
As you can see in the photos, I used some through hole parts because I couldn't find suitable surface mount versions.
I made the PCB the same size as the original RCA VIP. I have a bunch of space for adding circuitry in future versions.
Comments and questions welcome.
Please feel free to contact me at the e-mail address in this image: