Syn68k is ARDI's 68LC040 CPU emulator. It allows other CPUs to run instruction
streams meant to run on Motorola's 68LC040 line of CPUs.
Synthetic CPUs are like motors in cars. They're very important
parts. How they're constructed affects their performance and
reliability. For most people, the performance and reliability
themselves are paramount and exact details of their construction are
excess information. For Executor users, Syn68k being the fastest 68K
emulator available and Syn68k not having had a bug found in years are
the most important things about Syn68k. For hardware engineers who
are considering using Syn68k in their products or for anyone else who
is curious, a technical description of Syn68k is available in multiple
Syn68k is portable, meaning it can be compiled and used on a variety
of different processors. ARDI currently uses it on Intel-compatible
CPUs and on the PowerPC. Although not currently used on these
processors, Syn68k has also been successfully run on Motorola's M680x0
CPU and on Digital Equipment Corporation's (now Compaq's) Alpha CPU.