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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by exxos » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:31 pm

Assume thats a IMP blitter... So mixed stock at BEST then it seems...
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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by PhilC » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:36 pm

Frank Lucas has been selling some on Ebay lately, got one of his which works fine. Came with a socket too, which I will put in my STFM
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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by PaulJ » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 pm

Ya, they are pretty much a last resort these days. If you can get it from them you will pay top dollar.

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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by DrF » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:17 am

How possible would it be to emulate this chip in a FPGA or CPLD or whatever it is you use?
Surely as time goes on that would be a option that gets cheaper while using original chips is a option which gets more expensive and harder?

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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:23 am

DrF wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:17 am
How possible would it be to emulate this chip in a FPGA or CPLD or whatever it is you use?
Surely as time goes on that would be a option that gets cheaper while using original chips is a option which gets more expensive and harder?
Hmm,this seems to mirror a conversation I had with exxos yesterday...
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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by Icky » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:23 am
DrF wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:17 am
How possible would it be to emulate this chip in a FPGA or CPLD or whatever it is you use?
Surely as time goes on that would be a option that gets cheaper while using original chips is a option which gets more expensive and harder?
Hmm,this seems to mirror a conversation I had with exxos yesterday...
Already underway viewtopic.php?f=29&t=79&start=120#p20010

Working with Exxos we have this board which is about to be sent off to be produced. Of course there is still a lot more to do with this board.

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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:26 am

Icky wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:23 am


Hmm,this seems to mirror a conversation I had with exxos yesterday...
Already underway viewtopic.php?f=29&t=79&start=120#p20010

Working with Exxos we have this board which is about to be sent off to be produced. Of course there is still a lot more to do with this board.
Like a mad impulsive fool I volunteered to build one of these too....
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by Icky » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:52 am

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:26 am
Icky wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:24 am


Already underway viewtopic.php?f=29&t=79&start=120#p20010

Working with Exxos we have this board which is about to be sent off to be produced. Of course there is still a lot more to do with this board.
Like a mad impulsive fool I volunteered to build one of these too....
Was that another idea you had RJ :D

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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:50 am

Icky wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:52 am

Was that another idea you had RJ :D
Not sure it was an idea I had. Maybe I should just start blamestorming everyone else and see who it sticks to!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: There be Glitters!

Post by PhilC » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:51 am

Madcap ideas are a thing on this forum :D
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