STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by exxos » Thu May 03, 2018 2:22 pm

New PCB arrived a couple days ago. If I ever get five seconds piece, might actually get to build this up some point! :roll:

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Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

Post by troed » Tue May 08, 2018 1:48 pm

exxos wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:48 pm
troed wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 8:19 pm
I'll try to source some locally :) The pitch is 1.27mm?
I believe so yes.
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? :)

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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..
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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...

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

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

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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!

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

Very nice :)

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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)

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