Date: 2006-09-16 21:29:44
Hallo allemaal, Some time ago I reported about some problems with IEEE interfaces for the C64 in combination with my CBM-HD emulator. Today I met Dirk Klettke in Kerkrade and he brought his IEC2IEEE inteface with him, please see <www.nlq.de>. He wanted to demonstrate the device but had no IEEE drive of his own with him. I only had my 8296D with me and tried that one. That worked fine. First finding: in contrary to the C64 a CBM doesn't block the IEEE bus. Very nice :) So we connected CBM-HD as well. The IEC2IEEE didn't see CBM-HD :( Worse, it didn't see the 8250 of the 8296D either. Disconnecting the cable to my PC restored things to normal. So our conclusion was: my piece of hardware was blocking the bus in one or another way. But now the astonishing thing: after reconnecting the cable, the 8296D had no troubles at all accessing his onboard drive as well as my emulated ones !!!! I even connected my cable to another, unmodified, LPT-port, set its controlport as it should be IMHO, and the same happened again: 8296D works fine, IEC2IEEE doesn't work. Only looking at this case I would say the Atmel is not able to drive the LPT-bus. But what about the interfaces I mentioned before? These had TTL and even original IEEE drivers! (Sorry, had no time to check the other intefaces in combination with the 8296D, but will certainly do that when I'm back from my course) Any idea, comment is more then welcome !!! PS: I'm on a course from tommorow on and won't be able to react until saturday. -- ___ / __|__ / / |_/ Groetjes, Ruud \ \__|_\ \___| http://Ruud.C64.org Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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