From: Gideon Zweijtzer (gideonz_at_dds.nl)
Date: 2003-01-21 22:22:23
Hi! I don't have a source for the Am29F032B in SO44, but the board layout for the 32-bit processor that I made also has an Am29LV017D (2 MB) in TSOP-40 package. It interfaces to the C-64 and can be used as a cartridge as well. (I do have some Am29LV017D chips.) The board is expected to be manufactured in about 3 weeks. Gideon -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Marko Mäkelä Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 19:55 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Looking for one Am29F032B in SO44 case Hello all, Good news for those who remember my almost two years old vaporware project, constructing an "all-in-one" cartridge for the VIC-20: the hardware of the prototype seems to work fully, and the only thing missing is some 6502 and C software for programming the Flash ROM while the cartridge is connected to the VIC-20. The prototype has only 512 kilobytes of Flash ROM (Am29F040B), which is not enough for storing all VIC-20 software, not even for just the cartridge games. I've found out that there are 4-megabyte 5-volt Flash ROMs. The one from AMD looks very nice, since it is available in an easy-to-solder SO44 package, and the address and data buses are nicely organised on the package. I've already designed a board layout for this chip (Am29F032), and I've found out a source for n*17 chips, n>1. However, I would like to build a prototype first, and I need one chip for that. Can anyone help me? If not, I guess I'll take the risk and order 34 or 51 chips. I'm a little worried, since the C2N232 hasn't been a great success (only some 90 devices sold so far), even though it works on all Commodores equipped with a cassette port. This device would be specific to the VIC-20, and it would cost at least twice as much as the C2N232. How many people would be interested in a VIC-20 cartridge that can store all VIC-20 software in an easy-to-access menu, if it costed some 40-50 EUR or USD? It would be available by the end of this year if there is enough interest. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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