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RE: [N8VEM-S100:5339] A New S100 Video MSX compatible board.

Hey John !
Please put me down for two of these boards.
Matt Turner
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> Subject: [N8VEM-S100:5339] A New S100 Video MSX compatible board.
> Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:01:53 -0700
> Guys I'm about to place a board production order for a MSX - VDP S100 video
> board. This is a video board that is constructed to allow one to utilize
> some of the Z80 software for the MSX computers from way back. Please see
> here for a brief introduction and some early history.
> http://s100computers.com/My%20System%20Pages/VDP%20Video%20Board/VDP%20Board
> .htm
> The project itself has a long and convoluted history with some of us.
> Initially proposed by Andrew and others probably over two years ago, there
> were a number of "challenges" actually getting VGA style video outputs. In
> the end it became clear that the most practical way to get VGA style video
> from the Yamaha V9938 was to use an external RGB to VGA converter box/board.
> These are still fairly common and easy to interface. The board uses the
> same video and sound chips/ports as those used in the original MSX
> computers. Interestingly there are still people that program (games) for
> these systems. See for example:-
> http://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/software/software-s-100-bus-computer-using
> -msx-video-hardware#comment-230437
> That said, this board is in dire need of programming support. Only two
> rudimentary test routines are supplied by me with the hardware and are on
> the above web page.
> I would like to acknowledge the big help of Leon Byles (Australia) and Neil
> Breeden is figuring out the final circuits for this board and helping with
> the (3) prototype boards. Also of course Andrew in doing the early prototype
> KiCAD drawings.
> I am attaching a picture of the final KiCAD layout drawing. (This BTW is my
> second complete KiCAD board -- finally gotten the hang of the software! )
> The .exe Freerouter converged to a final layout in 1 hour!
> Anyway as I said , I'm going to order 3 boards for myself, and while this is
> a very specialized board and probably not of general use, I'm open to
> adding others to the order list. In all probability this will be a onetime
> order event. Will have the board done by PCBCart running probably
> somewhere in the high $ teens/board .
> John
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