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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #45 on: 2015.April.29. 20:12:11 »
It sucks, because I have already PCB project to the IDE ;)
But this idea is closer to All-In-One.

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #46 on: 2015.December.06. 19:06:09 »
I dug up old projects from the drawer.
A new revised version of the FlexiBridge and IDE-CF module I sent into production.

Almost finished a module RAM-Flash-Clock.
I'm a little caught a cold and I do not give advice to prepare files for production in this year.
I need some rest.

Short description of RFC module:
- RTC consistent with the project M.Gy. Enterprise Clock & Calendar (DS12887),
- sockets for two FlashROM and five SRAM (512KB each),
- both FlashROM can be replace by SRAM (configuration jumpers)
- possible to program 8 modes memory mapping (3 jumper M0, M1, M2) if I manage to fit, so much logic in the PLD (GAL 22V10)
- each chip can be independently off, including the RTC (dip-switch).

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #47 on: 2015.December.06. 19:46:57 »
Pear, you are tireless even ill...

What are these changes on Flexibridge and IDE card?

An Enterprise with all your cards can be incredible...

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #48 on: 2015.December.06. 19:52:43 »
The most important change is a reversal of IDC sides.
This will make possible the back conversion of FlexiBridge to the classic bridge.
The rest is basically cosmetic.

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #49 on: 2015.December.07. 09:41:14 »
As you know, I have one of your Bus Bridges and one of your Spectrum Emulators clone.

Will serve them for your modular system?

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #50 on: 2015.December.07. 10:02:25 »
With new version of FlexiBridge already yes.

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #51 on: 2015.December.07. 10:09:02 »

Glad to know it, but count on me in any case...

You will bring a revolution...

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #52 on: 2015.December.07. 10:38:39 »
These are the prototypes for now.
PCBs are large, so they are not cheap (approx. $ 15 apiece), but it is easier to make adjustments and look for errors.
Ultimately, when all of the blocks will work, I want all enclose in one large PLD.

PS. With this revolution, it's not as loud, because I could be in trouble ;)

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #53 on: 2015.December.07. 11:06:02 »
Imagine ONE, not to big card, attached to the Enterprise edge connector, which is also the power supply.
Inside, lots of memory, slots for memory card, connector for the disk (maybe even SSD), USB ports etc.
Outside, only one IDC connector for new, experimental devices.
No jumpers. All configured from the menu on the computer screen (such witchcraft is already Zozo ;)).
Dreamy ...

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #54 on: 2015.December.07. 11:19:29 »
I previously suggested: forgot my complicated IDE card, and design new one directly for CF card. It is will more simpler and smaller.

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #55 on: 2015.December.07. 12:11:09 »
OK, but is there any ready-made software for EP that can handle such a simplified interface ?

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #56 on: 2015.December.07. 12:26:52 »
OK, but is there any ready-made software for EP that can handle such a simplified interface ?
My IDE sw easy can be modified. Only the very low level I/O routines needed to be modified (simplified). Can be done under few days.

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #57 on: 2015.December.07. 12:54:51 »
I previously suggested: forgot my complicated IDE card, and design new one directly for CF card. It is will more simpler and smaller.
I still hope to add a CF slot to the next revision of my EPNET card - all the address decoding etc is already there. And it now has 512k RAM :)

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #58 on: 2015.December.07. 17:10:14 »
Could use a summary of the ports used by existing devices for EP.

10h-13h & 18h: Floppy Disk Controller
7Eh-7Fh:       Clock & Calendar
E8h-EBh:       IDE 16-bit channel 0
ECh-EFh:       IDE 16-bit channel 1

What else (serial card, EPNET, ZX Emulator, internal) ?
I would not like to do conflicts by creating new devices.
The 8-bit IDE-CF is needed eight available addresses.

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Re: Enterprise All-In-One interface
« Reply #59 on: 2015.December.07. 18:10:23 »
Ports 00h and 01h, input and output of the M.Gy. serial card.