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CTPCI development files released

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I'm happy to announce that Rodolphe Czuba has kindly agreed to release everything he had on the CTPCI. That means not only PCB drawings but also ABL sources, bill of materials, datasheets, timing diagrams, even price calculation for the whole thing.

In his own words:

CTPCI logic is very complex.

The interface was designed for Single transfers (1 32 bit LONG word with CPU and PCI DMA) and the BURST transfers (4 longs with 060 and from PCI DMA) where planned but the logic inside CPLD is not finished and may need a bigger CPLD to be really functional. Thjis design is very difficult to elaborate and my ABL language is not enough powerfull to do that easely...Somebody with strong hardware & VHDL knowledge could dev that... Nobody else !

Actually with SINGLE transfers , it si not sure all is OK... because USB and Ethernet maybe not work well , but for me the hardware is OK (I spent hundreds hours to scope the CPU and PCI bus to find a bug I never found with some Didier transfers routs he did for me ! Didier always claimed it was not his fault , but I still he had some bugs to find... I really do not think somebody will find something inside code from Didier because no sources available and PCI is complex !


So in case there is a brave soul out there... https://mikrosk.github.io/ct60tos/ctpci/english/dev.htm :) I have cleaned it up a bit, removed redundant files and sensitive information like invoices and made that crappy website (English version only, sorry ;)).
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Great😁
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Here's hoping someone will take up the reins.
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Great, I am a big fan of CTPCI and a user for ten years :)
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WOW!!! Is it christmas already? Thank you so much Rodolphe and mikro!
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CTPCI is a great device, if someone improves the software and adds new functionalities, it will be a real revelation.
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Great that the CTPCI stuff are all available.... Thanks both Czuba and Mikro

but to get someone who can improve it will be very difficult.
I was hoping that Czuba would some day continue.... may be during winter when he has less sunshine to do the solarpanel thing.
But I already know from his emails years ago that he has given up.... chasing the bug/ghost as he puts it.
Nevertheless.... Thanks Czuba for the great work. I am still using CTPCi with graphic/network and USB (little bit) as they all works !!!

Also if it is not for the CTPCI that gave me the large high colour video estate and networking.... I would not have as such fun programming the various nonsensical software that I have done....
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AWESOME!
Good work mikro!
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Brilliant news, nice one Mikro and Rodophe!
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Whilst I doubt I'll ever need to even look at this, I'd also like to thank Rodolphe and Miro for making this happen.

The more information that's out there the absolute better, in my opinion!

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THANK YOU!
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