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by CodeKiller
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

by CodeKiller
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Interesting. That reminds me a simple SD card interface for the 8bit Thomson, that plugs to the joystick port. Perhaps an enhanced joy ports on the F030/STE could be bitbanged fast enough to emulate SPI as well? SPI is not about the speed, but about the signals. You can SPI as slow as you like but ...
by CodeKiller
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

It was not intended to be a permanent storage device but a fast and cheap transfer option between modern computers and the Falcon('s internal storage)
by CodeKiller
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

So back to the questions in the OP, does anyone knows
- how to know if a serial transfer has been completed?
- what does that '2 clock cycle between words' in the manual means?
by CodeKiller
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Interesting. That reminds me a simple SD card interface for the 8bit Thomson, that plugs to the joystick port. Perhaps an enhanced joy ports on the F030/STE could be bitbanged fast enough to emulate SPI as well? But why bitbang, if there is this fast DMA-capable interface? The STE can't really use ...
by CodeKiller
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

PARCP for 40eur and only marginally faster than a serial/hxc raw? nah -- but at least have a nice file manager NetUSBee looks nice but 60eur -- maybe one day. If possible, this SD interface could achieve around 1MB/s transfer speed (a bit slower for writing) and could cost around 10eur including the...
by CodeKiller
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

However, not sure what you want to accomplish with this, Cheap, relative fast, accessible interface without hacking the case apart. I have problems accessing the internal storage after formatted (CF card partitioned and formatted to TOS drives) -- yeah, Drive imager 1.35 can do some transfer but no...
by CodeKiller
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Just throwing this idea out if anybody would like to make it possible, IF possible, or maybe I will ... but that would be much later.. The Falcon has a very interesting connector: the DSP connector - it has SPI-like communication with DMA to use quite a high throughput and a programmable clock divid...
by CodeKiller
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Still have some.
by CodeKiller
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

There are adapters still available.
by CodeKiller
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Oh, a bit of update to anyone who bought my adapter. As no one seemed to have mentioned it, I've just discovered the plastic hole in the TT is a bit too tight for my adapter (at least on my computer) so it may not connect properly or break the TT's plastic (mine was broken already, so it wasn't too ...
by CodeKiller
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 257
Views: 68736

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Those gerbers are in the Atari_HQ_1 iso Drawings/5_25_disks/Sparrow with the accompanied aperture-list, but you have to hunt down an older version of GC-Prevue (older than 2018) as the new ones require 50$/year to work....
Then still, you can view, but not export to other more useful/editable format.
by CodeKiller
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 257
Views: 68736

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Please don't forget, the available gerbers are not complete, most likely missing major VCC and GND planes Iirc, the GND and VCC planes are there, it's just that no components are connected to them as mpattonm already wrote. One would expect to see something like thermal traps on those planes around...
by CodeKiller
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 257
Views: 68736

Re: Beginning of very long journey

SIMM socket is very good idea indeed. The 44pin EPROM is fine with minipro (tl866), just needs a bit tweaking on 2 pins of a 44plcc to 40dip adapter. (been there done that). I used a ' 78c/89c/51/52/58 PLCC44 to DIP40 ' adapter by betemcu and modified to work with 27C4096 by connecting pin DIP11 to ...
by CodeKiller
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 257
Views: 68736

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Please don't forget, the available gerbers are not complete, most likely missing major VCC and GND planes (don't end up like the new Blizzard PPC cards ;) )
I see your bottom plane also missing these fills around the power connector.
by CodeKiller
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Just to remind the features:
- ECL high-res mode with H-sync shift (easily fine-adjustable on any monitor)
- Switchable - HI-REZ or VGA mode without removing.
- 5V supply through USB mini B
- power on LED
- full plastic case
by CodeKiller
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

New Batch are ready. PM if you want one (or more :) )
by CodeKiller
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Yup, all parts are finally here, now is building time. (10 units)
by CodeKiller
Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

They will be soon, i just need some components.
by CodeKiller
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Looks good, but using an RJ12 splitter may be easier as those already have the housing, just replace one connector with a USB one. (i have some but it's too fiddly for me and still needs short cables that i don't have/don't have crimper to make -- or i should have bought ones with wire already attac...
by CodeKiller
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

There will be a new batch soon (but now is the Chinese new year) The Floppy is powered from external power supply. DB9 would be nice, but those are on keyboard and would need long wire... It could be splitted from the keyboard connector, but that needs crimping connectors and splitters and stuff ---...
by CodeKiller
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: Cubase Audio Dongle Clone
Replies: 130
Views: 81054

Re: Cubase Audio Dongle Clone

Logic analyzer won't help you as the combination logic designed to take too long to brute-force it. As i said earlier, a non-invasive method would be the side-channel attack (monitoring the power consumption with arbitrary pattern) Decapping would be even better but requires more tools and destroys ...
by CodeKiller
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Sorry, all has been sold out.
by CodeKiller
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Last 3 pieces still available.
by CodeKiller
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 98
Views: 61469

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