New product release: MEGA65 - complete 8-bit computer based on FPGA

The MEGA65, an 8-Bit FPGA based computer that is Commodore™ 64 and 65 compatible, is ready for pre-orders:

The 21st century realization of the Commodore™ 65 heritage: a complete 8-bit computer running more than 40x faster than a C64 while being increasingly compatible.

Mechanical keyboard, digital video output, dual SDHC™ card support, Ethernet, extended memory and other features increase the fun without spoiling the 8-bit feel.

Hardware designs and software are open-source.

This FPGA-based computer wants to be experienced, modified and improved. Development is ongoing!


  • Extremely fast and feature complete 8-bit home computer
  • 3-FPGA-design with no closed-source ARM™ cores inside
  • Completely Open Source and under continuous development
  • Under development by dozens of ingenious nerds and M-E-G-A e.V. (non-profit organisation) since 2014
  • Commodore™ 65-based architecture, highly Commodore™ 64 (wip) and 65 compatible
  • AMIGA™, ATARI™ ST and other cores being developed or ported, or make your own core
  • Use internal 3.5” floppy disk drive, SDHC™ cards und external disk drives, all at the same time
  • Use many Commodore™ 64 cartridges with internal expansion slot
  • Commodore™ 64 compatibility enhanced compared to original Commodore™ 65


Further details to Hardware and Software on the article page.

Any questions? Please contact MEGA (contact form is at the end of the page)

All modules produced by Trenz Electronic are developed and manufactured in Germany.

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