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RAPIDUS ACCELERATOR

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After many years of development , RAPIDUS release time is approaching..

 

few facts:

 

 

 

  • internal CPU turbo card for Atari XL/XE,
  • WDC 65C816 microprocessor operating at 16MHz,
  • managed by Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA and XC95XL CPLD devices,
  • 512kb or 1MB of zero waitstate SRAM,
  • up to 30.5MB of storage ram - SDRAM clocked 128MHz,
  • 512kB of Flash memory (256kB is reserved for fpga cores, 256kB for OS and New Device handler)
  • 256b of EEPROM,
  • high speed bus connector for external I/O interfaces, DMA support,
  • working modes fully software controlled
  • low power consumption due to DC/DC converters, no extra power supply required
  • simple installation: put Rapidus board in place of old 6502C and solder just 3 wires, or use Adaptus board depends on the model of your computer. In this case you don’t have to solder any wires.
  • compatible with Ultimate 1MB,

 

 

 

People involved : Pasiu (hard), Draco (soft, dracos), many, many others....

 

 

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Soon, XL adapter - so far XE version only

 

 

Please, share Your interest and support to creators of hardware - it really took 10 years to develop...

 

of course, at the end, is my humble person, that will produce and deliver to You this masterpiece..

 

Estimates: release- end of January, price - 140E

 

 

 

ALSO, I WANT TO STRESS THAT FACT IN PUBLIC with honours --- Flashjazz, Jon, my dearest, RAPIDUS BOARD for all support to ULTIMATE/SIDE project labelled with s/n : 00001 will be delivered to You for free - but promise, if we meet in real, at least one good bottle of vodka will be shared ;-)

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Looking forward to seeing what it will do, and what all it will be compatible with!

 

Congrats to all of you!

 

-Larry

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Any way to make this fit in original 800? 40 pin extension cable possibly? What I would really like is both Rapidus and VBXE in Incognito 800.

 

Possible? Yes / No / Maybe? Any ideas?

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WDC 65C816 microprocessor operating at 16MHz

 

20 MHz. Plus an ability to use the old 6502 (you select the CPU from the menu).

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I'm in for

-1 for the XE (does it work with the VBXE?)

-1 for the XL (does it work in an 1200?)

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ALSO, I WANT TO STRESS THAT FACT IN PUBLIC with honours --- Flashjazz, Jon, my dearest, RAPIDUS BOARD for all support to ULTIMATE/SIDE project labelled with s/n : 00001 will be delivered to You for free - but promise, if we meet in real, at least one good bottle of vodka will be shared ;-)

My deepest thanks for your generosity and sentiment. You have truly made my day, and I'm honoured to be deserving of s/n 00001. Here's hoping I can find room in the 1200XL for this. :)

 

Thanks again.

 

ps: Vokda will be bought in readiness. ;)

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Is there no way to add this to an ingocnito equiped 800?

That's what I want to know. I was thinking of using a 40 wire ribbon cable, but don't know if capacitance or noise may be a problem.

Mounting it securely may also be an issue.

 

A replacement CPU card would be ideal, especially if there would be enough space to include a VBXE.

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Remember that the 800 uses a slightly different from the XL/XE line, so you'd likely require some sort of adapter. I'm not enough of a hardware guy to know what, precisely is needed, though.

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There are 2 versions of the CPU card for the 800. One that uses a standard 6502 or 65802 (or 65816 with the addition of one jumper wire), and another that uses the C014806 (Sally) CPU, same as the XL/XE.

 

It makes no difference which type card your computer was originally equipped with if a new Rapidus CPU card is made.

To install Rapidus on an 800 using a 40 wire jumper cable, the newer C014806 type CPU card would be required.

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