Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by paulv » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:38 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Not sure why the text is over the icon?
Quoting from the Read Me file in my archive of Baildon IDE stuff...
There is a small problem with RO4 in that the drive icons appear at the wrong height.

Until we get this fixed properly put this in the Choices.Tasks directory of your !Boot directory and it will make all the icons the right height.
I've attached the archive for you.

Paul
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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by myelin » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:40 am

daveejhitchins wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Building two prototypes at the moment - it's really difficult to do anything anymore - with all finger, arms, legs and toes crossed :lol:

If it all works then there'll be a loud noise on the Forum - if it doesn't work there'll be an equally loud silence :shock:
Exciting! Fingers crossed :)
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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 am

paulv wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Quoting from the Read Me file in my archive of Baildon IDE stuff...
There is a small problem with RO4 in that the drive icons appear at the wrong height.

Until we get this fixed properly put this in the Choices.Tasks directory of your !Boot directory and it will make all the icons the right height.
I've attached the archive for you.

Paul
Thanks, Paul . . . I 'll give this a try today.

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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by paulv » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:17 pm

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 am
paulv wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Quoting from the Read Me file in my archive of Baildon IDE stuff...
There is a small problem with RO4 in that the drive icons appear at the wrong height.

Until we get this fixed properly put this in the Choices.Tasks directory of your !Boot directory and it will make all the icons the right height.
I've attached the archive for you.

Paul
Thanks, Paul . . . I 'll give this a try today.

Dave H :D
No worries. Hopefully it'll sort it. I don't know if it was ever fixed properly though...

As an aside, I only know about this issue because I was digging around my RiscPC after fitting the ethernet card you sent me. Up until then that machine had been in storage since 2015 :-o

Coincidence our fate? Who knows?

Paul

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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:14 pm

A quick update of progress (or lack of it recently!)

I've confirmed today that the ABLE code (for the CPLD) and the copy of the firmware I took from the working Blitz is working e.g. I can program CPLDs and ROMs and they work! The bits that aren't working are the prototype PCBs. These are built to the schematics that were sent with the ABLE files. So, I need to do more work on this to try and find what missing from the schematics!

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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by mr-macrisc » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:39 pm

How’s your blitz arcin coming along? Or stopped for a short while?

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Re: Blitz - Originally known, by the designer, as "Arcin32" - The 32Bit IDE Interface

Post by daveejhitchins » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:20 pm

mr-macrisc wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:39 pm
How’s your blitz arcin coming along? Or stopped for a short while?
Glad you asked . . . I can confirm that danielj has successfully compiled the ABEL file, for the CPLD, and that it works. I also have a copy of the firmware and that works - Note, however, that the address lines aren't linear so I would have to 'decode' according the the on-board addressing to obtain a readable version - later, for that one.

PCB - My first attempt didn't work - probably due to me making more that one error in transcribing the original schematic to my Altium set-up :oops:

So, I've been checking, checking and checking again. I even removed the CPLD to ensure that there weren't any connections underneath it that weren't shown on the original schematics - none found, so far. I still have to check all the unused pins - just in case!

The PCB is ready to go, again - this time, hopefully, with a little more confidence. I'm hoping to have a built board for the November ABUG meeting.

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