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Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:39 pm

So this is how it begins today...
Guess what is cooking?
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby Dal » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 pm

Replica Falcon?
Mega"SST" 12, MegaSTE, STE: Desktopper case, IDE interface, UltraSatan (8GB + 512Mb) + HXC floppy emulator. Plus some STE's/STFM's

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby leech » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:28 pm

Would love a Falcon clone.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 pm

Dal wrote:Replica Falcon?

Correct :)
Holes and slots inplace.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby Cyprian » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:20 pm

Like it!
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby viking272 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 pm

Nice, what's the plan? To clone it or improve on the design maybe?

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby ijor » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:06 am

Sounds awesome! :cheers:

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby Wayne123 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:55 am

Awesome.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mikro » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:17 am

My dreams are coming true! Any chance to throw in goodies like 50 MHz CPU or TT RAM? :-P

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:32 am

Time will show :) Probably all THT components are in place now.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby BlankVector » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:34 pm

Wow! Incredible 8O
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby shoggoth » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:32 pm

Awesome!!!!
Ain't no space like PeP-space.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby wongck » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:42 pm

Wow, great great project
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby edingacic » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:34 pm

nice... make it cheap and sell millions :)

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:57 am

I am in, as long as someone takes care of manufacturing millions sets of Atari custom silicon ;)
For this prototype phase, my biggest goal and actually the only major change compared to original is to squeeze routing to 4 layers only, while Atari design is made on 6 layers, at least the rev I have. This will certainly lower the cost of low volume manufacturing a bit.
Meanwhile, I have finished component placement, quite boring, but easier part of this journey is complete. Here comes the fun part.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby Silly_Pony » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:06 am

I'm wondering how you're getting around the parts supply problem. 68030 is easy but nobody has videls lying around.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby viking272 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:15 am

Maybe SuperVidel could be utilised?
We just need a mysterious wealthy benefactor who can fund R&D and production.

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby joska » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:19 am

The only realistic solution now is to replace the custom chips with an FPGA.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:33 pm

Correct. But one step a time :)

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby shoggoth » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:35 pm

There are similar projects for the Amiga. The user is obviously expected to cater for chip transplants, but then again you have a fresh motherboard..

I think it’s a good idea to do one thing at a time, and add/change things as the design evolves.
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby EvilFranky » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:28 pm

This is an exciting development, good luck! :)

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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby Estrayk » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:11 pm

A W E S O M E !
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby calimero » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:17 pm

Wow!
How do you do this?!?

Do you look at schematic that czietz discover not so lond ago? https://www.chzsoft.de/asic-web/

Or do you trace every path with om ometer on real Falcon motherboard?! I would realylike to know what is process step by step to achieve something like this...
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby alien » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 pm

Double plus good!
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Re: Beginning of very long journey

Postby mpattonm » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:11 pm

One down, five more to go.
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