[Oberon] Re (2): FPGA Oberon vs Ceres (was: Debugging FPGA oberon via serial line?)

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Thu Feb 7 12:55:12 CET 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> Nemo
> Sent: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 8:38 AM
> To: ETH Oberon and related systems
> Subject: Re: [Oberon] Re (2): FPGA Oberon vs Ceres (was: Debugging
> FPGA oberon via serial line?)
> On 04/02/2019, peter at easthope.ca <peter at easthope.ca> wrote (in part):
> > From:	Michael Schierl <schierlm at gmx.de>
> > Date:	Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:34:32 +0100
> >> ... does anybody have disk/media/rom images of the original Ceres
> >> machine, ...
> >
> > The Computer History Museum has a Ceres 1 and a Ceres 3.
> > https://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X2321.2002A
> > https://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102674736
> The first link claims that they also have CDs with documenation
> thereon.  What is on there and could be made available online?

There is quite extensive documentation of the Ceres (1, 2, and 3) Hardware
online at ETH including schematics, parts lists, PAL code etc.

Porting Medos-2 onto the Ceres workstation, Frank Peschel


Development and analysis of a workstation computer, Johann Jakob Eberle


Hardware description of the workstation Ceres, Hans Eberle


Design of the processor-board for the Ceres-2 workstation, Beat Heeb


Hardware description of the workstation Ceres-3, Beat Heeb, Immo Noack


Ceres-Net, Niklaus Wirth


If anybody was interested in recreating a Ceres it might be the guy who runs
this website. There are a number of Ceres-related photos included:



Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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