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#1 exxosuk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:16 PM

PCB is almost finished.. 

 

Basically the STE booster with more stuff...

 

We have 8MB of Fast-RAM (32Mhz). 32MHZ 68000 CPU. Fast-Flash 32MHz flashable ROM banks (probably 4 or 8 ROM banks).  Simple IDE interface.  Also this booster can be set via software or switches. Settings are stored in the small ATTINY flash chip.  So if you select TOS206 and write the setting to the tiny-flash, then the STE will boot with TOS206.  Also the booster can be turned on/off with software which saves having to mount switches. 

 

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Progress can be seen here. 

https://www.exxoshos....php?f=37&t=373

 

 

Please don't "nag" when this will be finished, I've got like 20 projects on the go already... and no I am not adding anything else to this, so don't ask!  

 

 

Also my simple STE V1.5 plug in (same as V1 STE booster but plug in) is almost finished. 

https://www.exxoshos...c.php?f=24&t=46



#2 TheNameOfTheGame ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:03 PM

Nice!  Definitely interested in this.



#3 DarkLord OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:15 AM

Chris, will this work with a Mega STe as well?

 

Thanks (and thanks for continuing to support the Atari

community!).   :)



#4 EzdineG OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:29 AM

Nice!  Definitely interested in this.


Definitely interested in this. Any possibility of an STfm version in the future?

#5 calimero OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:44 AM

Very nice! It will be 4 times faster than ST?!?

#6 exxosuk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:07 AM

Chris, will this work with a Mega STe as well?

 

I don't think so no. 



#7 exxosuk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:08 AM

Definitely interested in this. Any possibility of an STfm version in the future?

The STFM project is here..

 

https://www.exxoshos...ic.php?f=7&t=45

 

I am still trying to get 32MHz working on there. That is probably 12 months away as I have little time to work on it these days. 



#8 exxosuk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:09 AM

Very nice! It will be 4 times faster than ST?!?

 

yup. 



#9 TheNameOfTheGame ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:55 AM

This is great.  I need the extra RAM haha.

 

What about putting through holes for a 68000 socket? 

 

That way a graphics card adapter could be added later.  I think Frank Lucas is working on one.

 

That would make a killer system!



#10 Xebec OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 1, 2017 4:21 PM

I'm so torn about buying an STE now to sit next to my Mega STE, 520STf, and 800XL.  


Edited by Xebec, Fri Dec 1, 2017 4:21 PM.


#11 fille1976 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 2, 2017 7:35 AM

Will buy that next year,intresting stuff exxosuk.






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