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by Peter
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

I wouldn't do anything which makes use inside the QL case difficult, like the proposed 164-pin connector. Fitting the QL case seems the main point for this mainboard.

(Outside the QL case, the board would be compared to Q60 and Q68.)
by Peter
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

I'd keep things as simple as possible, so the major goal can be reached at all. A mainboard with incompatible or less than optimal expansion slot seems better to me than a perfectly defined expansion slot with an unfinished mainboard. ;) E.g. when defining the expansion connector for the Q68, I firs...
by Peter
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

Just a personal thought... it seems to me that writing, reading, considering, changing and re-reading those specs takes quite some time. I have to admit that my concentration is beginning to fall. Wouldn't it be more effective to build a working mainboard prototype first? I see three advantages: 1. ...
by Peter
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

For new peripherals, if drivers can be developed maybe only USB should be supported for new peripherals devices? I'd estimate the likelyhood that USB drivers will ever be written for the QL below 1%. USB would almost certainly mean another little computer running the USB drivers, and connecting to ...
by Peter
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Online Chat
Replies: 96
Views: 26471

Re: New Online Chat

I consider the chat a strictly private conversation. It is like persons meeting in a room or a phone conference in real life. I'd like to be asked for permission, even if the chat is recorded only privately. And I clearly disagree that a log with my chat conversation becomes public. If this is chang...
by Peter
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Schön Keyboard (German)
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Schön Keyboard (German)

I'm looking for a working replacement keyboard, which fits into the QL case, called the Schön keyboard. Only German version.

See here: http://www.rwapadventures.com/ql_wiki/index.php?title=Keyboards#toc_1
by Peter
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

With ISA at least the buffering was relatively well defined, while on the QL it's either non-existent or a rather haphazard combination of all sorts of things. I'll get back to this a bit later on regarding SGC/Aurora Absolutely. Whenever I talked about the extended connector pinout, it was under t...
by Peter
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

ISA (16-bit) has a few more ground lines interspersed, and the empty area is actually a bit smaller due to vertical connectors being used on a motherboard with 4 layers and decent buffering, not like the QL. Still it runs at about max 2x the speed legally and when the 16-bit extension is used - so ...
by Peter
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

-> Dave: Isn't it more relevant what future QL gear would plug into it? -> Nasta: The HF return path length is not what matters for the inductance, but the area encircled by it (and the signal line). If both PBCs have decent ground planes (and I don't see why there would be a large hole in those pla...
by Peter
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extended expansion connector...
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Re: Extended expansion connector...

The intent is to create a grounded area with no loops larger than 30cm possible. I can not follow you here. Using only C29 and C30 as additional GND pins would result in about 7 cm max. distance from any pin (including GND) to the next GND pin. Indeed: in 30 years, a very much needed accessory card...