Announcement - new QL Interface

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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby vanpeebles » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:10 pm

Looks amazing!! Great work! 8-)


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby belg4rion67 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:17 pm

Your piece of hardware is very very nice! I'll expect the final release when you will sell it to buy asap

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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby dilwyn » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:47 pm

Great work, tetroid. I look forward to these becoming available for sale.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby RWAP » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:07 am

OK - it's been a bit of a learning curve but I have updated the Altera chip with the new IO code. I ended up downloading v13.0 SP1 of the programming software as I was having problems with v9.1 on my 64 bit machine.

Lessons learnt:
a) Windows 10 does not install a driver for the USB Blaster automatically. You have to find the driver in the C:\Altera folder created by the programming software
b) It went against the grain to update a chip whilst the interface was plugged into a powered QL.... But it is essential. Use the QLMIO.pof file for this.
c) The EPROM image needs to be updated on the EEPROM (the chip marked WINBOND W27C512-45Z) - hopefully Derek can re-program that for me, as I don't have an EPROM programmer.

For simplicity and faster downloading of the programmer, the v9.1 code can be found at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rtl95b961s0b6 ... r.exe?dl=0

The v13.0 SP1 code is at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e19novlz5afq8 ... 2.exe?dl=0


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:06 am

Rich, thank you very much for your info and links.

I can offer regular versions of interface today, but Alain plan to check his driver on new board.
He hasn't received the new interface yet.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby ql_freak » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:11 pm

Can this interface be used together with a Gold Card (Super Gold Card) with a suitable expansion port expander. I'm using my Gold Card with a expansion port doubler together with Dirk Steinkopfs harddisk interface in a kind of PC-housing, works very well.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby RWAP » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:19 pm

ql_freak wrote:Can this interface be used together with a Gold Card (Super Gold Card) with a suitable expansion port expander. I'm using my Gold Card with a expansion port doubler together with Dirk Steinkopfs harddisk interface in a kind of PC-housing, works very well.


I don't see how - or why - you just need a standard QubIDE to work with the Gold Card to provide the same facilities...

You would have to disable the extra RAM, Toolkit II, floppy disk interface for this to work with a Gold Card.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby ql_freak » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:56 pm

You are right, but afaik QubIDQE is no more available, while this board hopefully will be soon. And afaik the QubIDQE does not have a CF card slot.


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Re: Announcement - new QL Interface

Postby tetroid » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:09 pm

ql_freak wrote:Can this interface be used together with a Gold Card (Super Gold Card) with a suitable expansion port expander. I'm using my Gold Card with a expansion port doubler together with Dirk Steinkopfs harddisk interface in a kind of PC-housing, works very well.


I do not have GC or Super GC and I can not check at this time.
But I think you can disable RAM expansion and Floppy disk interface ( jumpers J1 and J2 ), and you will have QUBIDE interface with CF card only.



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