STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Help & information about the STE V1 series boosters.
User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Tue May 08, 2018 7:09 pm

troed wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 1:48 pm
I bought a few 1.27mm headers but I must confess that they fit just as "badly" IMHO with or without the dummy CPU. Of course, I don't really know what a "good fit" should be like ... maybe I should just send you a dummy? :)
When you insert the pins, the socket tabs get pushed out a fraction.. the square should at least partly stop that from happening..
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Fri May 11, 2018 8:29 pm

New DualTOS prototype boards arrived..

These are similar to previous versions, but I've done away with the socket and made the board a fraction smaller. Boards also include UBE circuit, but not important for current booster work.. now to find time to build and test...

dtsmt.jpg
dtsmt.jpg (55.78 KiB) Viewed 1973 times
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Fri May 18, 2018 10:00 pm

Quick update... I've baged the 3 new dual tos and booster boards off to be assembled, i've asked for ASAP service... I just can't find the time for soldering stuff these days :(
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:13 pm

Small update, the current booster and dualtos boards have been built and have been picked up by ups today, so I expect them to arrive Monday.. Then it will just be a matter of finding time to do the tests again etc..
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:04 pm

Goodies today arrived :) Now to find some time...

IMG_2783.JPG
IMG_2783.JPG (154.02 KiB) Viewed 1766 times
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:18 pm

All installed :)

Had a shorted via on the ROM board, but thankfully it was on the bottom layer so could "track edit" it :)

Booster board fits really nice. Had loads of crashing problems, seems the new buffer I chose is pretty crap :( So went back to the old one and all seems fine now. They seem to really struggle to give proper logic low levels :roll:

This one is running 40MHz , surprised the CPU took the speed!

IMG_2787.JPG
IMG_2787.JPG (156.91 KiB) Viewed 1747 times
40mhzste.jpg
40mhzste.jpg (99.83 KiB) Viewed 1747 times
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2519
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 pm

Very nice :)

:yay2: :cheers:
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

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:01 am

Now with PRRT (C) (predictive rom read technology)

40mhzsteprr.jpg
40mhzsteprr.jpg (109.53 KiB) Viewed 1740 times
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

User avatar
exxos
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10925
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Location: UK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/exxosuk
Contact:

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:12 am

Now with SPRRT (c) ( Super Predictive Rom Read Technology) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

2.jpg
2.jpg (106.25 KiB) Viewed 1694 times
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

tuxie
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:51 am

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by tuxie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:43 am

That looks amazing, now some stability testing ? ^^ Test with some games ? And we want Videos ^^

Post Reply

Return to “STE V1 SERIES 32MHz BOOSTER”