Hardware

Sinclair ZX81 Teardown

Ferranti ULA chip (ULA2C184E 8226)

The Ferranti uncommitted logic array (ULA) chip (ULA2C184E 8226) handled several functions for the Sinclair ZX81, such as detecting keyboard activity, synchronizing the display, and processing the audio signals used for saving and retrieving data from the cassette tape.

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