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Post by exxos » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:13 pm

Box of 4MB STFM boards arrived :) I think I got 50 made... time to start testing them :)

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Post by exxos » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:23 pm

Finally had five seconds to look at this again... Basically there is not enough "IO power" in a GAL22V10 :( I'm actually one output pin short in order to put the AB SWAP in that GAL as well :(

so either the ABSWAP just remains as jumpers, or I move to the ATF1502... Which seems a bit of a overkill for this part of the circuit :roll:

In order to keep things simple, I will likely just stick with a normal 22V10 and port over my V7 floppy mod directly.

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Post by exxos » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:13 pm

Added in the PLCC version of the MFP. I have a stack of them anyway and theres room for it :)

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Post by PhilC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm

Mongrel is going to be an understatement at this rate :D
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Post by exxos » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:26 pm

PhilC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Mongrel is going to be an understatement at this rate :D
Yeah, its a mash up of anything which will fit at the moment :lol:

Wonder if I should integrate the diagnostic cart as well :lol: :roll: Must...Stop... Having.. Ideas...... So MSHI is now a new shortie :lol:
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:34 pm

Lol, could come up with a few more if you wanted (ide) :lol:
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Post by exxos » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 pm

PhilC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Lol, could come up with a few more if you wanted (ide) :lol:
IDE not finished yet :) Pretty sure Icky broke the boards... Though if by some mega huge sugar-feed turbo effort by everyone, in that we got the IDE2 working quickly, we could consider integrating it.. but I think nothing else will be ready in time for the H2 production run.

BTW Phil, do you have a Atmel programmer to program the ATF15xx series ? (can't remember)
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by Icky » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 pm

exxos wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 pm
PhilC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Lol, could come up with a few more if you wanted (ide) :lol:
IDE not finished yet :) Pretty sure Icky broke the boards... Though if by some mega huge sugar-feed turbo effort by everyone, in that we got the IDE2 working quickly, we could consider integrating it.. but I think nothing else will be ready in time for the H2 production run.

BTW Phil, do you have a Atmel programmer to program the ATF15xx series ? (can't remember)
Not broken yet :) Just need to get the two we have working.

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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by PhilC » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:23 pm

Icky wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 pm
exxos wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:55 pm


IDE not finished yet :) Pretty sure Icky broke the boards... Though if by some mega huge sugar-feed turbo effort by everyone, in that we got the IDE2 working quickly, we could consider integrating it.. but I think nothing else will be ready in time for the H2 production run.

BTW Phil, do you have a Atmel programmer to program the ATF15xx series ? (can't remember)
Not broken yet :) Just need to get the two we have working.
Now Now, the breaking bit is my job and yes I did get an ATF programmer..... its in the pile on the floor, somewhere.
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Re: exxos blog - random goings on

Post by Icky » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 pm

PhilC wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Icky wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 pm


Not broken yet :) Just need to get the two we have working.
Now Now, the breaking bit is my job and yes I did get an ATF programmer..... its in the pile on the floor, somewhere.
Thats good to know as Exxos and I have been doing some more work on the Flashy Clock board today and have some updates but they will require programming the ATF1508 on the board. I will post on the Flashy Clock thread later.

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