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Cynic_999 Silver badge

Too many transistors

I took a look at some of the module schematics, and even figuring in the fact that they require LED drivers, there's some hefty overkill in the use of silicon, especially as it's all single ended logic (open drain + pullup) rather than totem-pole. For example his RAM uses 11 transistors for each bit (88 transistors per byte).

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