Christopher Phillips wrote: > I wouldn't be particularly surprised. However, I know very little about > drives other than the 1541. (By the DOS CPU I assume you mean the 6502 in > the drive) Not "the 6502", but the DOS 6502. The other 6502 in Commodore IEEE-488 drives is the disk controller. Serial bus drives have only one CPU, and the controller CPU is emulated with timer interrupts, but the job queue infrastructure is still present in the software. > Yes, I saw the note on your C2N page. I seem to recall though, that you'd > already made a start on designing the hardware before your visit to the UK; Nope, I had only made some experiments with microcontrollers, but I didn't have any Commodore-related projects in mind. > Jeanette or John may be willing to do some soldering, but I > cannot ask Jeanette until she returns from South America (two weeks). Does that mean that there might be a UK-based redistributor for the C2N232? BTW, assembling the devices is not that hard. I've done it in 30 minutes, and this is my first SMD project. I even found an easy and cheap way of batch programming the microcontrollers, so that there is no need to solder and desolder programming leads. (I soldered only GND and VCC to the microcontroller being programmed, and most of the time, there was good contact on the pins needed for programming. Sometimes I had to press the chip hard against the board.) Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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