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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #45 on: 20/Sep/2017 11:38:44 PM »
DirtyPCBs probably. I think the OSHPark ones are too thick for this.
from what i remember dirtypcbs were expensive

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #46 on: 20/Sep/2017 11:48:29 PM »
What would you recommend?

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #47 on: 21/Sep/2017 03:45:11 AM »
What would you recommend?
i always use pcbway there boards are pretty high quality.

this is from the dirtypcbs website:
Where are my damn PCBs?
Your Gerbers will be sent to the factory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am China time. There's no point in doing it sooner because they'll just queue them at the factory... Rush orders are pushed hourly, on the hour.
The factory takes 3-8 days to manufacture the boards. They batch as they please, it's cheapest. If it's a holiday in China we'll let you know before you order!
Boards come back to us, we ship them the same day
Hong Kong Post takes 1 to 8+ weeks, depending on where you are
DHL/FEDEX/UPS take 2-5days, tracking is provided 12-48 hours after shipment


whats the point waiting the extra time when you can order direct.
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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #48 on: 21/Sep/2017 06:52:06 AM »
Good point. I'll check it out and hopefully I can find a few 2600 connectors.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #49 on: 22/Sep/2017 01:07:19 AM »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #50 on: 22/Sep/2017 05:04:52 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #51 on: 22/Sep/2017 05:32:45 AM »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #52 on: 13/Oct/2017 07:25:06 AM »
What would you recommend?
i always use pcbway there boards are pretty high quality.

this is from the dirtypcbs website:
Where are my damn PCBs?
Your Gerbers will be sent to the factory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am China time. There's no point in doing it sooner because they'll just queue them at the factory... Rush orders are pushed hourly, on the hour.
The factory takes 3-8 days to manufacture the boards. They batch as they please, it's cheapest. If it's a holiday in China we'll let you know before you order!
Boards come back to us, we ship them the same day
Hong Kong Post takes 1 to 8+ weeks, depending on where you are
DHL/FEDEX/UPS take 2-5days, tracking is provided 12-48 hours after shipment


whats the point waiting the extra time when you can order direct.

I will recommend SeeedStudio PCB
https://www.seeedstudio.com/fusion_pcb.html

Quite cheap. Fast DHL shipping, only two days arrive to Australia  :D

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #53 on: 13/Oct/2017 02:45:07 PM »
What would you recommend?
i always use pcbway there boards are pretty high quality.

this is from the dirtypcbs website:
Where are my damn PCBs?
Your Gerbers will be sent to the factory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am China time. There's no point in doing it sooner because they'll just queue them at the factory... Rush orders are pushed hourly, on the hour.
The factory takes 3-8 days to manufacture the boards. They batch as they please, it's cheapest. If it's a holiday in China we'll let you know before you order!
Boards come back to us, we ship them the same day
Hong Kong Post takes 1 to 8+ weeks, depending on where you are
DHL/FEDEX/UPS take 2-5days, tracking is provided 12-48 hours after shipment


whats the point waiting the extra time when you can order direct.

I will recommend SeeedStudio PCB
https://www.seeedstudio.com/fusion_pcb.html

Quite cheap. Fast DHL shipping, only two days arrive to Australia  :D

ive tried them before there boards are crap pcbway are much better

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #54 on: 15/Jan/2018 05:41:00 AM »
What would you recommend?
i always use pcbway there boards are pretty high quality.

this is from the dirtypcbs website:
Where are my damn PCBs?
Your Gerbers will be sent to the factory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00am China time. There's no point in doing it sooner because they'll just queue them at the factory... Rush orders are pushed hourly, on the hour.
The factory takes 3-8 days to manufacture the boards. They batch as they please, it's cheapest. If it's a holiday in China we'll let you know before you order!
Boards come back to us, we ship them the same day
Hong Kong Post takes 1 to 8+ weeks, depending on where you are
DHL/FEDEX/UPS take 2-5days, tracking is provided 12-48 hours after shipment


whats the point waiting the extra time when you can order direct.


seeed studio fusion https://www.seeedstudio.com/fusion_pcb.html
ive ordered heaps from them, good quality boards, and never had a fault.
$25 US delivered for 10 boards 10cm x 10cm

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #55 on: 18/Jan/2018 08:34:05 AM »
I made a working TG16/PCE Plugin PCB.  Prototype uses a slot pulled from a broken console.  If anyone wants an original HuCard slot, www.gamedoctorhk.com sells HuCard slots (still attached to the daughterboard).

Matthias implemented automatic switching between TG16 and PCE data formats and it appears to work properly.  The TG16/PCE code does need a bit of work.  There are a couple of areas for immediate improvement:  the force system setting seems to only work with TG16 cards; and the overdump detection code is ineffective.  Checked the code and realized that the forceMapper controls the PCE/TG16 data when using the tg16 forceSystem setting.  Also there is no overdump detection so I'll be looking to implement it.

I'll see what I can do to fix the code but the improvements will come after I release the v0.24 SMS/GG firmware and v0.25 VBOY firmware.

 
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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #56 on: 18/Jan/2018 07:17:49 PM »
Tested my prototype further and realized that there is an error in the published pinout.

The uppermost address lines (A19 and A18) are swapped.

SNES Pin 43 (BA2) connect to TG Pin 33 (A18)
SNES Pin 44 (BA3) connect to TG Pin 3 (A19)

I'll revise my schematic and board layout.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #57 on: 24/Jan/2018 07:28:15 PM »
Tested my prototype further and realized that there is an error in the published pinout.

The uppermost address lines (A19 and A18) are swapped.

SNES Pin 43 (BA2) connect to TG Pin 33 (A18)
SNES Pin 44 (BA3) connect to TG Pin 3 (A19)

I'll revise my schematic and board layout.

Awesome! I have a connector that I pulled from a broken PC-Engine so once you get into the testing phase I'd be more than willing to help out.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #58 on: 21/Feb/2018 07:59:56 AM »
Here's the working PCE/TG16 Plugin:





The shell was only a test with a leftover cutdown aftermarket front shell to make sure the PCB fit inside and cleared the internal standoff.  I'll have to find a donor SNES shell and cut a proper shell for the plugin.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #59 on: 27/Feb/2018 05:10:09 AM »
Looks awesome!