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eclaire XL P.C.B. aka "Atari on FPGA project"

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It looks like Eclaire is not reacting to signals PROCEED and INTERRUPT on SIO pins.

I'm heavily testing it with #FujiNet interface, and I wrote a piece of code that is supposed to wait for interrupts incoming from the device, and it works like a charm on real hardware, but it hangs on Eclaire in the point of waiting for interrupt. I did this test on both pins - no success.

Is it a known issue? Or maybe it just my unit?

 

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10 minutes ago, David_P said:

#FujiNet is one of the first hardware items I know of that uses PROCEED and INTERRUPT; it may be that they are not currently in the Eclaire design.

I would be sad if it were true.

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The Zucchini!

 

I built one of those back in the late 80s.

 

IIRC, there was some problem with mine where it looked like one of the output pins (I think - it's been over 30 years) was inverted, so it never worked.  I never did fix it, nor debug it enough to figure out if it was a software issue or a hardware issue.  I remember thinking that if i had the source code, I could easily have inverted the signal in the code to make it work.

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Is there a how to document on updating the firmware and or Software on the Eclair XL?  I have the single board Eclaire, getting the keyboard lock up after being powered on for awhile also, many times the system does not recognize that a disk change has been made.  I noticed it alot using "the Print Shop" by Broderbund.  Insert Side A and boot,  When it asks for Side B, I would go and change the Atr/x to the side B image but the software keeps asking for side b.  Hit Return 10 times then it proceeds.   

Just want to update to the latest stable release. I love the Eclair XL, so nice and compact!!

 

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1 hour ago, venom4728a said:

Is there a how to document on updating the firmware and or Software on the Eclair XL?

Read from here up to post #82 of that thread.

 

 

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It’s theoretically supported but not sure anything is using is so there is perhaps a mistake on the vhdl.


Do you have some test code?

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Not sure if this would be an issue regarding the FujiNet and eclaire. The FujiNet high output is 3.3V. Is the fpga expecting a higher voltage?

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6 hours ago, foft said:

Thanks I’ll give that a spin tonight.

Confirmed that the test app works on my 600XL and not the EclaireXL, I'll investigate further.

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17 hours ago, DjayBee said:

Read from here up to post #82 of that thread.

 

 

Thank you, that was a very easy update to make. I went from v24 to V37.

 

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15 hours ago, venom4728a said:

Thank you, that was a very easy update to make. I went from v24 to V37.

 

Do you observe any issues with v37 when pressing F9 (normal reset)?

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7 hours ago, TheMontezuma said:

Do you observe any issues with v37 when pressing F9 (normal reset)?

I have not used the Eclaire Xl since the update. I will try it out tomorrow.

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On 5/20/2020 at 7:43 AM, santosp said:

This is the initial firmware which I shipped in that.

 

v35_eba2_v3.1.rar 791.62 kB · 2 downloads

I just updated to v37 Core, from V24 that the Eclaire XL shipped with, should I also update the Firmware?  What is the latest Firmware and how do I find out what I have?

 

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