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Old 29 April 2015, 07:28   #1561
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Hi Jens. In reference to the C64 reloaded board... I assume that connector CN4a (next to CN4, the IEC connector) also has the IEC pins. If that is the case, can I get the pinout of that connector? Is that a .100" pitch? I would like to make my uDrive compatible with your board. Thanks!
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Old 29 April 2015, 11:11   #1562
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Hello Jens, i've recently bought an ACA1233 and I want to upgrade it to the FPU option. I know its drawbacks but it's worth it imho . Sadly, I couldn't find any information about it in the icomp.wiki, so I want to make you a question.
FPU support on that card is not official, so putting info in the Wiki has no priority. Check this post, it should answer all questions if you have a rough idea what you're doing:
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...postcount=1452

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Can't wait to see the new ACA-500 as the original is one of the best expansions you can own for an A500, IMHO.
Is there any news on the Network/USB module for the ACA-500?
The new ACA500plus will have the same connector for USB/network, but in order to make the module compatible with both versions (ACA500 and ACA500plus), I need to have a prototype with final features before I can get to that. No timeframe yet, sorry.

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Hi Jens. In reference to the C64 reloaded board... I assume that connector CN4a (next to CN4, the IEC connector) also has the IEC pins. If that is the case, can I get the pinout of that connector? Is that a .100" pitch? I would like to make my uDrive compatible with your board. Thanks!
C64 Reloaded is on highest priority, and that part of the documentation will be in the wiki in the next few days.

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Old 29 April 2015, 19:13   #1563
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OK, thanks.
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Old 30 April 2015, 13:31   #1564
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Thank you Jens, i absolutely missed the solder jumper. No need for canned crystal then

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Old 09 May 2015, 06:57   #1565
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this thread is way too long to read... i just wanted to say that after recently acquiring the aca620 and ind ecs, and the realtime clock module, AND the 604n for my 600... wow, its really fxxking amazing good job, fucking awesome )
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Old 09 May 2015, 19:26   #1566
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Thanks for updating the Wiki page with info about CN4b! However, there is no info on the connector spacing/pitch. Is this is a .1" or 2mm pitch?

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Old 11 May 2015, 20:21   #1567
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As a result of the discussion on a1k.org, I'll look into designing a DC-DC converter that lets you use a standard 19V laptop supply for an A500/A1200.
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Jens I have to buy a laptop psu as I haven't any (unused). Also the one my laptop uses is 18,5v, 3,5amp. Could you please recommend me a brand/model or specs (watts/volts/amps) just to start looking for?

My amiga is the most demanding A1200 desktop ever as I commented (BPPC/BVision/ACard/Idefix/Dvd/4wayAdaptor/Delfina/Subway/5 fans).

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Old 11 May 2015, 23:19   #1568
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These come fully equipped with new-old-stock chips, and you have a choice of "ZIF sockets or not".

The boards that go on sale after that will have ZIF sockets only, and three of the four ZIF sockets will be empty (CPU, SID and PLA). Further, the CIA chips are used, not new-old-stock. The timing generator may or may not be a replacement circuit - depends on what's left after the auction.

For the boards "with empty sockets", I don't have any choice but to only sell them with ZIF sockets. European customer protection laws would make returns an expensive endeavour for me - many people don't have the skills to put a chip into a non-ZIF socket, so what would happen is roughly this:

- customer gets a lower price because of non-ZIF sockets
- customer installs chips, breaks something
- sends all stuff back, I need to spend time&money on the board
- I need to pay for the repair, maybe even replace a dead chip that the customer claims to have worked fine, then pay for return shipping

In numbers: I lose on each and every step along the way. That's not why I'm doing this, so I keep chances for customers to break things to a minimum.

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Hi Jens, pardon my ignorance, but what is bad about a board with ZIF sockets? It seems like that is a great thing - allowing easy replacement of bad chips? Am I missing something about ZIF sockets?
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Old 12 May 2015, 06:13   #1569
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Jens isn't saying that there's anything bad with ZIF sockets —after all, one of the options is to have them installed.

What he's saying is that non ZIF sockets is not an option, due to the issues he listed above.
 
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Am I missing something about ZIF sockets?
They are expensive.
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Old 13 May 2015, 01:57   #1571
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Jens isn't saying that there's anything bad with ZIF sockets —after all, one of the options is to have them installed.

What he's saying is that non ZIF sockets is not an option, due to the issues he listed above.
Ah - got it. That makes sense. This board is already amazingly inexpensive - the ZIF sockets just seem like extra awesome to me
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Old 13 May 2015, 04:31   #1572
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When can the rest of us buy one?
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Old 13 May 2015, 14:22   #1573
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crowdfunding is not legal in Europe..
Well what do you know.

https://twitter.com/kickstarter/stat...29445226156032
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Old 13 May 2015, 16:18   #1574
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It's Jens' occasion to make it big!

Kickstarter has a mass reach that the specialised communities definitely don't have - he could be selling a million or so of C64 Reloaded on it
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It's probably better to attempt to sell a million of something that you can buy parts for wholesale. :-)
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It's probably better to attempt to sell a million of something that you can buy parts for wholesale. :-)
Obviously the Kickstarter would imply Jens building a foundry somewhere and restarting the production of all the old Commodore chips, using the super-secret reversed designs he has got laying around

Okay, enough off-topic, otherwise he'll get angry at me
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Old 18 May 2015, 07:21   #1577
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Thanks for updating the Wiki page with info about CN4b! However, there is no info on the connector spacing/pitch. Is this is a .1" or 2mm pitch?
BUMP.... Jens, can I get an answer to this. I am going to start production shortly and I would like to have the right pitch connector!

Thanks!
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Old 18 May 2015, 09:20   #1578
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Hi Jim,

write an email to Jens; he seems to be quite busy with the C64reloaded.

I like your products very much btw. and will surely include your new device into my next order!

Best regards,

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Old 18 May 2015, 13:30   #1579
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write an email to Jens; he seems to be quite busy with the C64reloaded.
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He surely is. Also with the PSU DC-DC

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In the works - I'll probably show it at the 30-year Amiga celebrations in Amsterdan in june.

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Old 23 May 2015, 09:36   #1580
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Thanks, I will email him.
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