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by Chris
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware revision?
Replies: 95
Views: 264094

Re: New hardware revision?

simon wrote:Not this time, but I still have one stencil from the first prototype. I guess the CS8900a is the only tricky part. Do you have soldering paste? This and hot air are very helpful.



Yes I have a rework station although I can also hand solder upto 208 pin if necessary.
by Chris
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware revision?
Replies: 95
Views: 264094

Re: New hardware revision?

simon wrote:Great! :) I still wait for my reflow oven. The controller arrived today. :)
But as I have vacation in the last two weeks of March, the soldering probably will have to wait another week.


Did you get solder stencils made for the board?
by Chris
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New hardware revision?
Replies: 95
Views: 264094

Re: New hardware revision?

What a surprise I had when I got home from work, there was a Kiwi hiding inside a box on my desk :o Thanks Simon, and also for the additional extras. I shall be putting one of the Kiwi stickers in my car in the morning. I had forgotten how small a 30pin Simm was. Now I just need to wait for a few mo...
by Chris
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Who wants a Kiwi?
Replies: 73
Views: 191122

Re: Who wants a Kiwi?

simon wrote:Yeah, the boards are on the way to me. :)

WOOT :D
I better start to arrange my free time to allow for some playtime.
by Chris
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SID
Replies: 20
Views: 84782

Re: SID

If I remember right many of them has secondary processor just for sound. :) Correct many used a Z80 for the sound processor, early ones used an 8255 PIO to pass 8 bits of data for which sound to play and another port for the handshaking. Capcom CPS series had 68000 main processor with Z80B sound pr...
by Chris
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SID
Replies: 20
Views: 84782

Re: SID

Another interesting PSG is SAA1099 and then we of course have SN76489. I want them all... :D Not got any SAA1099's interestingly that chip has a /DTACK signal :o . I do have ym2203's (AY3-8910 compatible) , real AY-3-810's, YM2419, YM2608, YM2610, YM3812, SN74694 and ymf262. I also have a whole bun...
by Chris
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68020
Replies: 6
Views: 32121

Re: 68020

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It could be quite easy to implement as a state machine.
by Chris
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68020
Replies: 6
Views: 32121

Re: 68020

Cool, a synchronous interface. :) How fast is the E clock? Still 1MHz to be compatible? Then this interface would be the solution to connect the SIDs... :) It uses a counter so it could be modified to accept any master clock that could be divided down to 1Mhz, so even 32Mhz processor clock would be...
by Chris
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Who wants a Kiwi?
Replies: 73
Views: 191122

Re: Who wants a Kiwi?

simon wrote:I've just placed my order. :-)

Simon


Excellent news, looking forward to it already. Now to buy some 'spares or repair' C64s for their Sids.
by Chris
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68020
Replies: 6
Views: 32121

68020

I just received a book on the 68020/030 procesors that I purchased on ebay for 99p.

Marvel of marvels it has a circuit for a 68020 synchronous interface on page 11 :o , well worth the 99p already

I will have to build it and see how well it performs.