- VictorTrucco will start pre-sales of new FPGA computer "MSX-SM" hardware at its site.
Original News (MSX.ORG):
(English site)https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/hard ... ced-msx-sm
Sales site: (Portuguese site)http://victortruccocom.e-com.club/msx-sm
Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX7RdIxXsK0
Wi-Fi Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1nnJxIrxyg
(2019/06/28)FM/SCC sound Game video: "MSX-SM testes de som (FM e SCC)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0OkNJdFAQU
(2019/07/05)FM(OPLL,OPL/OPL2,OPL3 chip) VGM Player app demo: "MSX-SM tocando músicas com os novos OPLs" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJCc9vpJP_8
MSX-SM - "MSX without misery"
-Double + SCC
-Stereo sound output
-SD card Interface
-Cassette tape Interface
-Font with actual voltages
-KdL 3.7.1 (with 45% of space still free)
ATTENTION: it is a pre-sale!
R$ 1,100 5% discount for payment by bank deposit
It is an FPGA computer with a concept like "1-chip-MSX"
A Wi-Fi module equivalent to "ZXSpectrum Next" was installed, and there was a demonstration video that "File sharing" is possible with Windows.
There is no information on the used FPGA chip yet.
Information about the FPGA chip used:
There is a description of "memory 256MB. Implementation 45%" in the product information.
There was a comment in the comment section of the news article whether it was "ALTERA EP4CE22".
The scale of "EP1C12" used for "1-chip-MSX" is 12060 elements, and the scale of "EP4CE22" used also for "UnAmiga" etc. is 22320 elements.
45% of the capacity of 1.85 times is 0.83 times the mounting scale of "1-chip-MSX".
What will happen in the future?
Is it going to create a new CPU core ("R800 32bit") and re-create it on a MSX TurboR standard (Panasonic A1ST / GT equivalent) machine?
Although not "MSX standard", new VDP V9990 and new sound chip OPL4 have been developed by user. With these hardware and the BASIC compiler (with a cartridge called "Be-si-kkun" or "X-BASIC"), it is likely that you can easily create arcade style games.
I'm interested in being able to take advantage of my 30 year old MSX2 development environment.
From the comments section:
It is easier to reproduce a wavetable sound chip than FM. In addition, there was a comment that the OPL3-FM core adopted in "Flashjacks" needs a scale of 18,000 elements. Is that true?By ducasp
- iamweasel2 wrote:
>I was just wondering, with the space left, what kind of components could in theory be done? I imagine that OPL4 would be too much for the space left, but I wonder, would V9990 be possible?
But, again, people need to step in and work on stuff, one guy alone can do so much on free time, since I really dig into bringing MSX to the internet, I've been working with it, learned a lot on the process (did know 0 about UNAPI, TCP/IP and FPGA, Konamiman and Victor did help me when I've asked stuff to understand and get the work done)... More people need to volunteer and start working on different stuff, that is when the magic will start to happen.
opl3 verilog https://github.com/gtaylormb/opl3_fpga
18000 LE,s (implemented in Flashjacks)
- iamweasel2 wrote:
I noticed the news of the purchase reservation of "MSX-Pi HAT" that he made for Raspberry Pi in January 2019 this year, but I was not in time.
It sounds like hardware for use with the "RetroPi" console emulator.
Raspberry Pi MSX Clone first Test - MSX Information Network https://www.msxinfo.net/2019/01/13/rasp ... irst-test/
PiyoTaro wrote: ↑Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:50 pmAs I learned recently, he established the "MSX BRASIL OFICIAL Public Group" on FB last year.
On September 15, 2018, the specifications for the "MSX-SM" were announced.
This is the date when “TBBLUE V.1.0“ GOLD EDITION ”– CORE 2.00.00, FIRMWARE 1.10B, NEXTZXOS 2.00!” Was announced in the world of ZX Spectrum Next.