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 ====== ECB Color Video Display Unit ====== ====== ECB Color Video Display Unit ======
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 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
 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: 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:
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   * PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse inputs (note: only the keyboard input appears to have been tested based on past documentation)   * 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   * CGA (digital) output on pin header
-  * Resistor network DAC with output on a VGA-style connector+  * Resistor network DAC with EGA signal ​output on a VGA-style connector
  
 ===== Hardware Documentation ===== ===== Hardware Documentation =====
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 Archived files related to prototypes & Rev 1.00 boards can be found on the [[boards:​ecb:​cvdu:​retired|Color VDU Rev 1.00/​Prototype Files]] page. Archived files related to prototypes & Rev 1.00 boards can be found on the [[boards:​ecb:​cvdu:​retired|Color VDU Rev 1.00/​Prototype Files]] page.
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 ===== Build Information ===== ===== Build Information =====
 ==== MOS8563 Documentation ==== ==== MOS8563 Documentation ====
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 {{:​boards:​ecb:​cvdu:​colorvdu2.lst|KiCAD eeschema Parts List}} {{:​boards:​ecb:​cvdu:​colorvdu2.lst|KiCAD eeschema Parts List}}
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 +==== Construction Notes for the Color VDU Rev 1.00 / 2.00 ====
 +**Rev 2.00 board builders - Notes 1, 2, 3/9, 4, 7 apply to your boards**
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 +''​1. ​ CAUTION: ​ capacitor C15 on the PC layout looks like any other decoupling cap; it is not!!! ​ It is 10pf.\\
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 +2.  The DRAM chips are decoupled on the schematic using0.22uf caps, about twice the value for the other decoupling caps.  Instead of C11 & C12, which decouple the DRAM chips, the board layout requires that three caps decouple the DRAM chips: ​ C6, C12, & C14.  Use the higher value caps in these three locations.\\
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 +3.  The resistor network used to convert the output of the 8563 to VGA levels is highly experimental;​ THE VALUES OF THESE RESISTORS MAY CHANGE. ​ I suggest putting a 14-pin socket in the location for R21,​R22,​R23;​R31,​R32,​R33,​R34. (See Note 9, below. ​ These values test okay.)\\
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 +4.  The schematic from which this board was derived did not specify a value for the inductor on the power supply of the 16Mhz oscillator. ​ Choose one with low series resistance. ​ 1uh to 100uh would be my guess as to the proper inductance. ​ One wants a high frequency choke to isolate the board power supply from oscillator feedback. (I hope the 8Mhz oscillator does not show up on the video chip output.)\\
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 +Added 23-Jan-2012:​\\
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 +5.  For version 1.0 ONLY, there is a clearance issue between the 16Mhz oscillator and the nearby 74LS06 if a full-can oscillator is used.  Either switch to a half-can oscillator or bend the pins on the full-can oscillator slightly to avoid shorting pins 14, 13, and 12 of the 74LS06. ​ It would be good to insert an insulator
 +between the full-can and those pins.  This clearance problem was corrected in version 2.0.\\
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 +Added 06-Feb-2012\\
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 +6.  For version 1.0 ONLY, circuit mods are requited to operate with both the SBC v2 (Z80) and the SBC-188. ​ 8563 pin 9 is changed from /WR to RD. RD is generated through an LS04 from /RD output from the LS244. [Pin 9 will have to be disconnected from the board by bending it up and connecting directly to it.  The board surgery needed is too extensive. ​ 20-Feb] 8563 pin 4 is changed from A1 to the output from an added LS00 gate, the inputs to which are /RD and /WR.  Hence, the 8563 will select only during /RD or /WR.  [Pin 4 may be disconnected from the board by bending like pin 9, or by cutting the single trace on the bottom of the board which connects to it.  20-Feb] NO circuit mods are required for version 2.0.\\
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 +7.  Test programs are posted for the SBC-188 as of this date.\\
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 +Added 20-Feb-2012\\
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 +8.  For version 1.0 ONLY, including Dan's comment: ​ U33 pins 2 & 3 must be changed from Vcc to GND.  It is practically impossible to do the surgery on the board, so bend the 2 LS138 pins up and add a jumper to GND (pin 7).  This change is NOT required on version 2.0.\\
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 +9.  The resistor net which converts 8563 output to VGA levels uses 820 ohm and 390 ohm resistors. ​ For input to a true 75 ohm VGA connector, these appear to be the correct values. (Update to Note 3, above.)\\
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 +10.  Notes 3 & 6 updated.\\
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 +Added 14-Dec-2012\\
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 +11.  For version 1.0 ONLY, the interrupt signal from the keyboard/​mouse is a positive signal, not an inverted signal (/​INT). ​ Hence 74LS04 inverter U21B should be omitted. ​ Bend pin 4 up to disconnect, and solder a jumper from pin 3 to pin 4.  This change is NOT required for version 2.0.\\
 +\\
 +--John Coffman\\
 +14-Jan-2012\\
 +23-Jan-2012\\
 +06-Feb-2012\\
 +20-Feb-2012\\
 +14-Dec-2012\\
 +\\
 +--Wayne Warthen\\
 +07-Apr-2014''​
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 ==== Test Programs ==== ==== Test Programs ====
 +{{:​boards:​ecb:​cvdu:​cvdu_test_programs.zip|Color VDU Test Programs}} for use with Z80 CPU boards such as the SBC V2 and Mark IV.
  
 +{{:​boards:​ecb:​cvdu:​cvdu-188-testprograms.zip|Color VDU-188 Test Programs}} for use with the SBC-188.
  
 ===== Builder'​s Notes/​Comments ===== ===== Builder'​s Notes/​Comments =====
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