Ordering the Alpha board

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Ordering the Alpha board

Post by exxos » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:41 am

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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by Cyprian » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:09 pm

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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by Atarian Computing » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:11 pm

Do we source components from donors? As in the special chips?

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:22 pm

Atarian Computing wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:11 pm
Do we source components from donors? As in the special chips?
Yeah, you're going to need a donor board of some sort.
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by Atarian Computing » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:24 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Atarian Computing wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:11 pm
Do we source components from donors? As in the special chips?
Yeah, pretty sure you're going to need a donor board of some sort.
No worries, got several. And some NOS chips.

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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:32 pm

Atarian Computing wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:24 pm
No worries, got several. And some NOS chips.
Likewise. I have one board in particular in mind, which will donate it's body for science :)
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by Atarian Computing » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:39 pm

exxos wrote:
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Do you have a BOM readily available perhaps?

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Post by exxos » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:49 pm

I have a BOM, not checked all parts yet, but will upload it at a later date.

Will need a donor ST for man parts such as , MMU, GLUE, Shifter etc, other parts like MFP, 1772, I do stock in my store, but a whole spare donor ST will have all parts.

The circuit isn't identical, example needs a Falcon RAM card (1MB or 4MB), PLCC 68000..

Other parts are generic resistors and capacitors etc which should be easy to obtain from any half decent supplier.
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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:53 pm

Hmm, so I guess I'm seeing SMD type PLCC sockets on the board?

If so then I'm going to have to get some sort of hot air soldering practise in, since I don't have an oven!!

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Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Post by exxos » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:07 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:53 pm
Hmm, so I guess I'm seeing SMD type PLCC sockets on the board?
???

Normal PLCC sockets (not funky ones either, just normal PLCC sockets).
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