V2.5 BOOSTER CURRENT PROTOTYPE STATUS

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Re: V2.5 BOOSTER CURRENT PROTOTYPE STATUS

Post by troed » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:45 pm

exxos wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:07 am
Meanwhile, the V2.2 booster has been out of stock for some time, so I really need to wrap up this booster as its successor. Fast-Ram will run over 6x faster along with ROM and the CPU.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but adding alt-ram will require TOS 2.06 and it won't be of use for anything that doesn't support alt-ram. Or do you only intend it for shadowing TOS?

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Re: V2.5 BOOSTER CURRENT PROTOTYPE STATUS

Post by exxos » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:37 pm

troed wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but adding alt-ram will require TOS 2.06 and it won't be of use for anything that doesn't support alt-ram. Or do you only intend it for shadowing TOS?
TOS206 is needed for alt-ram, not a problem for the booster. I have no idea what use alt-ram is, but people keep nagging about it, people buy monster for alt-ram and IDE, so its half step there for now.

Problem is 10ns fast-ram is likely going to be expensive, doable for 1MB, but cost and size soon ramps up with more MB. So I may look to using 10ns sram for ROM shadow, and maybe go with 55ns for 8MB fast-ram, but limits to around 32Mhz effective speeds then.

Once I get this booster done, it can go on sale, get a few sales to fund looking into the FPGA blitter and IDE next likely.
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