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Re: SUGGESTIONS

Post by rpineau » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm

I agree the ST need a proper expansion bus.
I put on ont he 68020 card me and Juliusz are working on. It has all the 68020/30 signals plus router BR/BG and 7 IRQ pins (that runs to the CPLD which will then trigger an level 5 interrupt, which in a MSTE is the same as the SCC and on ST/STE is not used).
And we already have a few extra card in mind (and partially developed) like Ethernet.
May be a subset of this expansion bus could be used on the STFM remake in 24/16 mode instead of the 32/32 mode.
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Re: SUGGESTIONS

Post by exxos » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:35 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:28 pm
The one thing that the ST hasn't got which would be highly useful would be an expansion port to add peripherals to.
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stephen_usher wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:28 pm
I could see it being useful not only for such things as ethernet devices (faster than NetUSBee as it'd have interrupts and not use "write using read" hacks) but possibly reasonably fast USB or other specialist devices. It could open up all sorts of possibilities without having to open the case.
There was already some talk about this last year.. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/267907 ... r-improve/

At some point I have considered reusing one of the 3 gnd connections to route a RW signal to the cartridge port.
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Re: SUGGESTIONS

Post by rpineau » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 pm

Ooopps .... yep... version 2 ... I'll walk myself out ..
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Re: SUGGESTIONS

Post by exxos » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:38 pm

One of main goals of project is to add a range of IO ports.. in all that now unused motherboard space. Already been talked about lots over the past year.
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Re: SUGGESTIONS

Post by Icky » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Have been thinking a bit about the board and power being available.

When using several items with the board eg. Gigafile or other internal stuff that requires power would it not be advantageous to add another one or two power out pads next to CN2 i.e. a CN3.

That way if anyone wants to add in one or two internal items it can be powered easily

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Re: SUGGESTIONS

Post by exxos » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:58 am

Yeah I can ad aux power connections anywhere ...
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