A Network & USB adaptor for ST/Mega ST/TT/Falcon
Coming Soon - Lyndon Amsdon March 2006
Network based on RTL8019AS as used by EtherNEC, backwards compatible with drivers
USB based on ISP1160 as used on EtherNAT, drivers by http://www.janthomas.org.uk
47mm by 65mm PCB dimensions
Compatible with ST(e), Mega ST(e), Falcon, TT
Optional IRQ (interupt) line to speed up transfers and give more CPU time to applications
LED indicators for power, network link and network transfer
Plugs into Cartridge Port/Rom Port
19th March 2006:
Current status, PCB design is 100% done. Programming specification written. Possible use of IRQ on parallel printer port evaluated. USB chips are being shipped to me. Soon to give a prototype to Jan Thomas.
7th April 2006:
After the USB chips being stolen, Nature have supplied one to prototype with. Thanks guys! Over the 3 weeks Easter holidays I hope to have PCBs ordered and ability to read and write to the USB ISP1160 chip.
17th May 2006:
Four PCBs will arrive in 2 weeks for developers. Communication with USB chip established (see screenshot). Components to be ordered, create a BOM (bill of materials) and decide a retail price. Low level hardware access software layer in 'C' written.
6th June 2006:
PCBs have arrived, now I need to find a good distributor for the ISP1160 and RTL8019AS chips. Support can be offered with VoIP or email.