FDD+IDE controller and Universal Flash ROM cartridge projects + future Multi-soundcard cartridge

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By mtn

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18-01-2016, 08:05

aah, i dont have any hot air soldering station.. must see if I can borrow one when the boards are available Smile

So, its PCB and all needed components and no casing, correct?

btw, very well done!!

By Alexey

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18-01-2016, 11:48

mtn wrote:

aah, i dont have any hot air soldering station.. must see if I can borrow one when the boards are available Smile
So, its PCB and all needed components and no casing, correct?
btw, very well done!!

Thanks!

I would not recommend to use a hot air soldering station to mount Altera chips. The Altera MAX, EEPROM and FDC controller chips can be easily mounted to the FDD/IDE controller's board with a normal soldering iron. Soldering Altera FLEX to Carnivore SCC cartridge's board with a soldering iron is quite tricky and requires good skills and soldering paste. But it's doable, I did it twice myself.

Please note that I am not selling any DIY kits, cases or ready-made cartridges. I only have 2 FDD/IDE controller boards left. If you would like to make a batch of boards for yourself, I can share Gerber files and firmware/ROM images for non-commercial use. Please contact me if interested.

By Alexey

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30-05-2016, 00:28

The project files for these 2 cartridges can be found in our Github repository:

https://github.com/RBSC/MultiController
https://github.com/RBSC/Carnivore

By Alexey

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12-11-2016, 18:33

Good news! We have our Carnivore2 cartridge in the debugging stage. The RAM, mapper, FlashROM, IDE (CF Card) work well, the FMPAC with English BIOS is working, SCC and OPLL music plays quite well. I will create a separate topic for this device once we finish the testing.

By Alexey

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31-01-2017, 01:10

We are adding final touches to the cartridge's design, boot block and tools. More info will follow once the project in complete.

By Alexey

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17-02-2017, 00:25

Main menu, help screen and a short video of the cartridge's interface.


Unfortunately the camera is sucky - in reality the color transition is much smoother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRzPOb8lb1A

By giangiacomo.zaffini

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17-02-2017, 13:50

Do You mean FPGA implementig Ym2413 and Konami SCC+ and some memory mapped RAM for MSX-DOS 2.XX ?? COOL!

By Alexey

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18-02-2017, 02:30

giangiacomo.zaffini wrote:

Do You mean FPGA implementig Ym2413 and Konami SCC+ and some memory mapped RAM for MSX-DOS 2.XX ?? COOL!

Yes, FlashROM + RAM + IDE + FMPAC + SCC. All in one. Can be used separately or in any combination. Just a few final touches and we will release the sources. Some boards are available for sale.

By mtn

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18-02-2017, 09:07

Great news! Could I reserve two?

By marcoo

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18-02-2017, 09:18

is there a rom present for fm basic, I did not read the entire discussion (to much) so maybe it's answered already
If there is I'am interested

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