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Matscreen C110 Card

Postby jvernet » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:52 am

Hi,

I've found a TT, with a MatScreen C110
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Curiously, the card is not fitted in the TT, but in an external box. It's a 2 Mbits model, with an optional card fitted.

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Is there a way to use this card with a VGA monitor ? There is only two DB9 connector, no VGA.

I've just found some informations here: http://www.holleman.demon.nl/matrix/, but nothing about VGA connection for these cards...

Thanks, Jerome
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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby [ProToS] » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:23 pm

like my Matrix TC1208 you have to use a DB9 to HD15 connector
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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby jvernet » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:03 am

Ok, thanks !

Is it a good card for a TT ?

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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby jvernet » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:41 am

Atari stuff:
520ST, 520 STF, 520STe, 1040ST, 1040STe, MegaST1, MegaST2, MegaST4, MegaSTe 4Mb+DD 250Mb
Falcon: 14Mb Falcon, SpeedRes 030/40 Card-TT/030: 4MbST+20MbFastRAMTT, DD 1Gb, Hydra NetWork Card
Falcon AB40: AfterBurner 040, Nemesis, dead Blowup Hard II, 32Mb.
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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby alexh » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:27 pm

jvernet wrote:Is it a good card for a TT ?

Sounds pretty good. No where near the best, but much better than nothing!

MatScreen C110/128
Colour - Large Screen Systems

The C110/128 graphic board is designed for those who desire or require
the utmost in performance. One of the features of this series is the
VRAM based design necessary for the rapid image construction. This
advanced approach was necessary since conventional DRAM controllers
could not hope to cope acceptably with the arising flood of pixels. The
board excels in the market furthermore because of its unequalled
flexibility and performance.

* This series is suitable for all Mega ST and TT computers. Controllers
will be offered with ST-Bus or VME-Bus for the different bus systems.
* What are the differences between C110 and C128? Solely the clock
frequency of 11OMHz or 125MHz. It is noteworthy however that colour
monitors with a bandwidth of 125MHz are very expensive. For this
reason the C128 is provisionally recommended only for gray-scale
systems with an excellent EIZO monitor.
* The number of colours able to be displayed and the number of gray-
scales are equivalent. Gray-scale monitors compare very favorably in
price to corresponding colour monitors.
* All systems can also work in monochrome mode. This is particularly
important because programs which may not yet be suited to colour can
be used with the new hardware.
* The controller is available with 1MByte or 2MByte of memory. The
resulting differences in technical data can be seen in the table.
* The systems are offered complete with the matching monitor. When
purchasing a controller alone it is important to consider the
compatibility of the monitor. A utility to adjust the controller's
monitor parameters is provided.
* The full performance of the system emerges once a display of 1280 x
960 for the 20" colour or gray-scale monitor is reached. A less
expensive possibility is 1024 x 768 and a 16" monitor.
* The fast Intel 82786 graphics processor optimally employed by the GEM-
VDI driver refutes the common argument about loss of speed with GEM
programs. The graphic processor makes functions possible like h/w
windowing, zooming and overlaying. A blitter and TOS version of at
least 1.4 are required.
* The system leaves the free choice of resolutions and number of colors/
gray-scales within its limits.
* The pixel frequency Is variable within broad bounds (16 to 125MHz)
* 256 colours are available from a palette of 16 million.
* Available optionally with the floating-point Coprocessor MC68881,
16MHz.
* A True Colour (TC) option conjures one of 16 million colours for each
pixel on the screen with a resolution of 682 x 1024, 66Hz.
* An exciting supplement to the TC Option is the integrated real-time
digitizer for video and genlock applications with 16 million colours.
* Interfaces for Modula-2, GFA-BASIC, C and Assembler. A development
packet which gives an insight to the technical details.


A few resources I found :

http://atariki.krap.pl/index.php/Matrix
http://www.holleman.demon.nl/matrix/

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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby jvernet » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:46 pm

Hi,

I just find an EIZO 6500M ECL monitor, which may be exactly what needed for the card. next Things: trying to display something on it...

BUT!
- I do not have any DB9-DB9 cable, it come with a DB9 (Monitor Side)-Atari Cable (DIN with a lot of PIN). Monochrome plug ?
- I realize that the C110/128 IS in fact, an COLOR card, reading carefully what was posted above.

What kinf of cable do I need. I was unable to find any manual for the EIZO monitor, wich was donated to me with the card.


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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby jvernet » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:56 am

After some time spent on Internet:

here is the card pinout

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9-pin Socket:   
Pin-1 red (analog)
      Pin-2 grn (analog)
      Pin-3 blu (analog compiste with sync)
      Pin-4 H-sync (TTL)
      Pin-5 V-sync (TTL)
      Pin-6 GND
      Pin-7 GND
      Pin-8 GND
      Pin-9 GND


From the MATRIX TC1208 VGA Adapter, I think that this adapter will also work with the MATSCREEN C110:

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VGA - 15pin (Top View)
 \-----------------------------/
  \    5   4   3   2   1            /     
   \                                 /
    \    10   9   8   7   6       /
     \                              /
      \ 15  14  13  12  11   /
       \________________/


 Card 9pin (Top view)
    \---------------------/
     \ 1   2   3   4   5      /
      \                        /
       \ 6   7   8   9     /
        \____________/ 
   
   
   Pin  1 RED        --------- Pin  1 RED
   Pin  2 GREEN     --------- Pin  2 GREEN
   Pin  3 BLUE       --------- Pin  3 BLUE
   Pin  4 RESER     ---   --- NOT CON
   Pin  5 GND        ---   --- NOT CON
   Pin  6 RED GND  --------- Pin  6 GND
   Pin  7 GRN GND  --------- Pin  7 GND
   Pin  8 BLU GND  ---   --- NOT CON
   Pin  9 +5V        ---   --- NOT CON
   Pin 10 SYN GND --------- Pin  9 GND
   Pin 11 MON ID   --------- Pin  9 GND
   Pin 12 DDC SDA ---   --- NOT CON
   Pin 13 HSync    --------- Pin  4 HSYNC
   Pin 14 VSync    --------- Pin  5 VSync
   Pin 15 DDC SCL --------- NOT CON


To your mind, is it OK ?
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Falcon: 14Mb Falcon, SpeedRes 030/40 Card-TT/030: 4MbST+20MbFastRAMTT, DD 1Gb, Hydra NetWork Card
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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby Dal » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:54 pm

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: Matscreen C110 Card

Postby jvernet » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:48 pm

Dal wrote:Here's all the official info:
http://www.holleman.demon.nl/bin/matrix02.txt



Yep, most of my information came from here. But I'm not sure for the DB9-VGA adapter....
Atari stuff:
520ST, 520 STF, 520STe, 1040ST, 1040STe, MegaST1, MegaST2, MegaST4, MegaSTe 4Mb+DD 250Mb
Falcon: 14Mb Falcon, SpeedRes 030/40 Card-TT/030: 4MbST+20MbFastRAMTT, DD 1Gb, Hydra NetWork Card
Falcon AB40: AfterBurner 040, Nemesis, dead Blowup Hard II, 32Mb.
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Re: Matscreen C110 Card

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