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ECB Color Video Display Unit


The ECB Color Video Display Unit board provides a color video terminal to RBC ECB bus systems using the MOS8563 chip found in the Commodore 128. Features include:

  • MOS8563 display chip
  • PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse inputs (note: only the keyboard input appears to have been tested based on past documentation)
  • CGA (digital) output on pin header
  • Resistor network DAC with output on a VGA-style connector

Hardware Documentation

Current Revision: Rev 2.00-007

Board: colorvdu2_board.pdf

Schematic: colorvdu2_schematic.pdf

Manufacturing Files: FIXME (not present on old wiki)

KiCAD Files: FIXME (not present on old wiki)

Archived files related to prototypes & Rev 1.00 boards can be found on the retired files page

Build Information

MOS8563 Documentation


Test Programs

Builder's Notes/Comments

Please use this space to add any notes/comments on this board that don't fit into the above sections. (Periodically, these comments may be re-arranged to be better incorporated into a new revision of the wiki page.) Please sign your comments using the wiki “Insert Signature” feature! — Andrew Bingham 2016/02/27 13:01

File List

FilenameFilesizeLast modified
8563notes.txt27.6 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
colorvdu2.lst4.2 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
colorvdu2_board.pdf478.4 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
colorvdu2_bom.xlsx13.9 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
colorvdu2_schematic.pdf245.1 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
commodore_128_programmer_s_reference_guide.pdf23.5 MiB2015/10/31 22:43
construction_notes.txt3.3 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
cvdu-188-testprograms.zip166.0 KiB2015/10/31 22:42
cvdu_test_programs.zip2.1 MiB2015/10/31 22:42
boards/ecb/cvdu/start.1467826581.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/07/06 13:36 by admin
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