|Claude wrote: *|| Tue 28 Mar 2017 14:44|
Or does it require a new board?
The Parasite is an extension Board for the Vampire. So yes, new Hardware
There will be at least two versions of the Board. For Denise Chips in DIP Package (e.g. A500,A2000) and for Denise Chips in PLCC Package (e.g. A600 , like in the Photo shown above).
Ok, so an add on board, but should hopefully work with the likes of the A500 v2+
The Parsite is connected to the Vampire with a Flat Flex Cable (FFC/FPC) and some sort of Adapter which connects to the Vampire Expansion Port on V500+ or SD Socket on Vampire V500 and V600.
Currently some research is going on with the SD Socket, trying to "share" the Socket with Parasite and a SD Card at the same time.
Anything that doesn't rob the board of a potential Ethernet solution at the same time would be excellent! - As I have a hope that when my A500 v2+ arrives, it will at some point be able to do Ethernet, faster / easier than PLIP / SLIP
Also, technically is the Parasite pulling 'vide out data' off of the chip (and presumably writing it into the Vampire framebuffer)? - As I know there was talk at one point of emulating OCS/ECS/AGA in the FPGA