Tetroid interfaces hardware info

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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby Silvester » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:09 pm

RWAP wrote:It is indeed interesting - I must admit that when I had a QubIDE I no longer booted from microdrive so would not have noticed this behaviour.

I do however, seem to recall the Miracle HD disk chained properly with the Trump Card - ie win1_boot, flp1_boot, mdv1_boot, but then I might be mistaken - it was many years ago!

Both MHD and Trump card use the trick of initially naming their drivers 'MDV' and then change to 'WIN' or 'FLP' after (failed) Boot.


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby RWAP » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:44 pm

So, who is going to add this boot up information to the QL Wiki?

Whilst you're at it, you could add some details about the Tetroid Disk Interface :D


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby Outsoft » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:21 am

I've seen on Sell My Retro the new GC clone, WOW!!!

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!

Are you able to do a GC + QUBIDE card too in the future? It will be my favourite all time interface at all ;)

Best regards.


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby tetroid » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:19 pm

Outsoft wrote:I've seen on Sell My Retro the new GC clone, WOW!!!

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!

Are you able to do a GC + QUBIDE card too in the future? It will be my favourite all time interface at all ;)

Best regards.


Thank you, Simon.

Yes, I think about a GC + QUBIDE card, plan to make in the future, but not in 2017.


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby Outsoft » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:39 am

tetroid wrote:
Outsoft wrote:I've seen on Sell My Retro the new GC clone, WOW!!!

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!

Are you able to do a GC + QUBIDE card too in the future? It will be my favourite all time interface at all ;)

Best regards.


Thank you, Simon.

Yes, I think about a GC + QUBIDE card, plan to make in the future, but not in 2017.


I will be your first buyer and tester, when you want, I dump QL stuff every week ;)


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby afx » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:01 am

Another proposal for Tetroid, a standalone "slimm" QubIDE version (only QubIDE, no passthrough, no RAM or floppy expansion, it should be very thin and low consumption).

That QubIDE version, with David's MiniPlane, would be a perfect expansion for the QL with GoldCard or SuperGoldCard.


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby tetroid » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:43 pm

afx wrote:Another proposal for Tetroid, a standalone "slimm" QubIDE version (only QubIDE, no passthrough, no RAM or floppy expansion, it should be very thin and low consumption).

That QubIDE version, with David's MiniPlane, would be a perfect expansion for the QL with GoldCard or SuperGoldCard.


Minimal height - 9mm ( QL system connector + PCB ).

But i think S(GC) and other card is impossible to fit to standard QL hole.
Standard QL hole height - 19mm, GC ( SGC ) heigth - 17mm


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby tetroid » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:06 pm

I have the working propotype of external bus expansion ( buffered ) , but main problem is suitable case for this ( plastic or metallic ).
I use vertical version, but more useful is horisontal version.

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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby afx » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:14 pm

tetroid wrote:I have the working propotype of external bus expansion ( buffered ) , but main problem is suitable case for this ( plastic or metallic ).I use vertical version, but more useful is horisontal version.


Great!!

That's another interesting option!


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Re: Tetroid interfaces hardware info

Postby Dave » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:05 pm

Tetroid, what would happen if you to make the backplane and buffer card a single PCB? The elimination of 2 DIN connectors would cut costs, and signal quality would be improved. It would also be more mechanically stable.



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