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Recovering Atari ST ASIC Designs (ST, Panther, Sparrow)


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#1 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 04:38 PM

Much of this is miles above my head, but I'm certain that a number of you here will be interested in this:

 

http://www.chzsoft.de/asic-web/

 

Christian Zietz has uncovered schematics for a number of Atari ASICs, including a 68K video shifter that is almost certainly related to the Atari Panther.  Most of what's discussed on his page is with regard to the Atari ST (hence my posting it to this forum), but he also found an incomplete schematic for the Atari Sparrow (Falcon prototype).

 

Here's hoping for more discoveries like these, and kudos to him for his efforts so far!


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#2 Lost Dragon

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:28 PM

Loved THIS:

 

 

"HOW PERSISTENT INVESTIGATION LEAD TO SCHEMATICS OF ATARI ST COMPUTER CHIPS UNSEEN FOR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY."

 

 

And that is the key to finding new info, even when it appears everything to be found, has been found...

 

 

Just keep looking until you've exhausted all possibilites.


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#3 BlackCatz40

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:55 PM

Pretty cool stuff. Will it be released to the public, or will it be used to design some more wicked cool accessories for the 16/32-bit Atari computer line?






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