MSX USB & VGA cartridges in development

by snout on 17-09-2004, 23:13
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Poisonic found an interesting website of this Japanese hardware developer who is working on two MSX related hardware projects: An USB interface for MSX and an VGA-output cartridge for MSX.

The challenge of the VGA-output cartridge is to create a cheaper solution than upscan converters which provides better image quality in 80-column mode. On the project page you can find some technical information and a picture of the prototype of this cartridge.

The USB interface for MSX can be used for connecting a keyboard or a mouse, but the developer aims at implementing some form of USB Audio as well, which is already a lot more than this device which can only function as a power-chord for fans and mobile-phone chargers.

We will keep you posted on the progress of these hardware products in the future.

Relevant link: Moguri

Comments (5)

By spl

Paragon (1469)

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18-09-2004, 01:47

Amazing news!!! Hope we will see it here in Europe...

Yours,

By anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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18-09-2004, 04:13

Well, looking at the pics, it's just development boards... No 'product' yet. So the first question is, will it be a product at all? Only if that is answered with a 'yes', you can ask the question of whether or not we'll see it in europe.

By POISONIC

Paladin (1012)

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18-09-2004, 20:24

we should contact him to encourage him to continue his project

By ro

Scribe (4358)

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20-09-2004, 10:24

kewl Smile

Now I need another cartridge expander grrr....
what about merging some usefull cart into one piece?
(I'm thinking: usb, network, IDE/flashcart....)

By POISONIC

Paladin (1012)

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20-09-2004, 12:20

that would be an exelent idea