Jul 072019
 

Today I’ve uploaded the latest version on my BINman software to v4.5.0
The main addition here is the inclusion of Fluke 9010 signatures to the checksum area.
Not only does it have support for the 8 bit signatures it also supports the 16 bit signatures.
For 16 bit signatures, it will only support single files so if your hardware has the files across 2 EPROM’s then these will need interleaved or whatever is required to merge them.

Enjoy

 Posted by at 8:04 am

Site Donations

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May 312019
 

Well,
Just a few hours after getting the site back up and making a post on here and twitter about the possibility of donations I can safely say that all costs have been met for the full year.

I am stunned at the level of support received on this.
Asking for donations is something I never wanted to publicly ask for but its gone so much better than I expected.

Once again massive thanks to:
Banjo Guy Ollie
Caius
IronGiant/VectorGlow
Derick2k

 Posted by at 7:27 pm

Server move and down time

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May 302019
 

The usual visitors to this site will have noticed that it has been offline for a few days.
Basically the site had grown too big for for our hosting and I made the decision to move.
Obviously this comes at a cost and for a time I thought I was going to have to make some compromises.
Luckily, for this year at least, I had a cash injection from Banjo Guy Ollie & Caius which has allowed me to pay for what was needed.

I am contemplating setting up a Patreon or something in order to help pay for this cost going forward.
We will see how it goes.

Massive thanks to Banjo Guy Ollie & Caius for the contributions.

 Posted by at 12:29 pm

6116 to Sony CXK5808 RAM adapter

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May 262019
 

The Sony CXK5808 is a 1k x 8-bit RAM of which we know very little about, no datasheet from manufacturer is available, we can only find its pinout on schematics of arcade PCBs.It’s a 400mil DIP22 IC:

Therefore time ago I designed a simple adapter in order to use a common 6116 (or other 300mil DIP24 2k x 8-bit RAM device) in place of this obscure and hard to find part  :

Here’s testing of the adapter on my Gun.Smoke PCB:

 Posted by at 6:56 pm

BINman update

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May 212019
 

Quick update here.

One small bug fix with the byte sum not clearing when reset.
The analysis routine has been updated to check if alternate bytes are stuck high, low or are all the same.

I think that’s all. There may be other things too but its been a while and I’ve forgotten what they might be.
I’ve since started using source control for my projects so will be able to keep better track of things

 Posted by at 5:51 pm