A new release of dtv2ser is available now.
Just head over to my dtv2ser Homepage and grab your copy!
New Features are:
New dtv2ser+usb schematic+board with a neat USB Stick like device for dtv2ser Booloader support for AVR to update the firmware directly via serial Added ‘boot’ dtvtrans command
Finally I got all parts for the dtv2ser+usb boards including the missing USB connector. Actually a type A female connector was placed on the layout but it is less common. By mounting a type A male connector on the lower side of the PCB upside down I was able to replace the female connector with . . . → Read More: More dtv2ser+usb PCBs and a new KeyboardTwister
It took quite a while until I had the first prototypes of dtv2ser+usb here on my desk… Now they are here: I got nine boards from PCB-Pool and they really look great:
Fortunately, I already ordered all essential parts for one board and started with soldering right now…
Unfortunately, the new MacOS X 10.5 (Leopard) does not run the release binaries of VICE 1.22 and VICEplus 1.0 anymore.
Some debugging revealed three issues:
The X11.app startup has greatly simplified and does not need open-x11 (which by the way does not exist any more) to determine a valid DISPLAY value. Now MacOS X already . . . → Read More: VICE and VICEplus Leopard fix
Currently, the dtv2ser device provides a RS232 interface and you need an external usb2serial converter to connect it to a modern host computer. So why not directly include the usb2serial conversion on the dtv2ser board. I found the FT232R chip that fullfills that task and is not too expensive (and also Reichelt my local parts . . . → Read More: dtv2ser+usb Prototype
The DTV supports a PS/2 keyboard for an emulation of the original Commodore 64 keyboard. The PS/2 key mapping is hard-coded to a US keyboard layout. If you use a national (here: german) keyboard you have to translate the mapping manually.. Either by remembering the correct mapping or by painting new key caps…
Shadowolf on . . . → Read More: KeyboardTwister for my DTV