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by martyn_hill
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

Hi again Stephan! ...we made some progress. Finally we figured out that bi-directional transfer is possible without GC. Plugin in the GC will lead to non-transfer from QPC to QL. Thanks for your time and patience yesterday - it was quite productive! Just to summarise for any others about to build an...
by martyn_hill
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

Amazing. Would be interesting which speed original machines could achieve with a perfect physical layer and rewritten code. My early assessment was that a basic QL could just about reach 1.5x the current bit-rate, which didn't seem worth the effort... Any further improvement would require new hardw...
by martyn_hill
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

Hi Peter! That's amazing. Roughly guessing about 60KB/s actual file transfer throughput, that's already a quarter of the ethernet throughput I see with TFTP at the moment. In practice, due to the mandatory inter-packet GAPS and other artifacts within the QLAN protocol, it measures about 32KB per sec...
by martyn_hill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

OMG Daniele!

I'm sooo impressed (and increasingly embarrassed by my own casing effort!) :-)

I must admit to being just a little proud to see the project that I've worked-on for so long actually working for others (smug grin!)

M.
by martyn_hill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

Fabulous! Thanks Stephan. So, a couple of questions and, if you are free tonight or tomorrow, why don;t he have another Zoom call to walk through some ideas? 1. What version of Minerva? 2. What version of TKv2 (embedded in your Gold Card)? 3. What Issue QL motherboard? 4. Have you tried sending the ...
by martyn_hill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Ino (Arduino) and CPP file differences - For Peter
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Ino (Arduino) and CPP file differences - For Peter

Brilliant! Thank you , Norman!

I've been using the IDE for a couple of years now and had zero knowledge of what it was doing under the hood - very helpful!

So, if I'm writing code for the microcontroller in the IDE, does that mean I can now profess to being a 'C programmer' ? :-)
by martyn_hill
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

That's gorgeous, Daniele!

Put's my own make-shift effort to shame :-)

When you get time, would you be willing to share the overall dimensions/measurements of the apertures, etc? Did you purchase a ready-made project-box, or 3D-print one yourself?
by martyn_hill
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...
Replies: 132
Views: 8022

Re: QLUB Adapter - Initial Release...

Hi! Whilst on this (off-) topic and just as a little teaser - an updated version of the ND-Q68 driver that I am still testing can push over 700 kbps (that's bits per second, not bytes) between a pair of Q68s... :-) Not 100% reliable as yet and possibly of limited appeal (few QL-like devices can get ...
by martyn_hill
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: TURBO'd app that hangs the QL on termination...
Replies: 45
Views: 9234

Re: TURBO'd app that hangs the QL on termination...

Hi Toby! It might be that the hang is actually caused by the timer extension In my case, all extensions are either made resident in a custom ROM or else (as in the Timer ext.) loaded in the BOOT file prior to EX'ing the Turbo task. T_OFF was included prior to termination in the task - though of cour...
by martyn_hill
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: TURBO'd app that hangs the QL on termination...
Replies: 45
Views: 9234

Re: TURBO'd app that hangs the QL on termination...

Hi Michael! Thank you so much for resurrecting my older thread to introduce your diagnostic tool, which sounds very promising! As it happens, once I updated the QL-SD driver I never observed the hanging issue at termination again and shortly after that, commenced work on the QLUB Adapter project (wh...