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Propeller Graphics Card

Add-on board and firmware designed for the RC2014 computer to provide graphics capabilities.

The board

Specifications

  • Resolution up to 320x240 pixels with 64 colors
  • Tile graphics with 8x8 pixels tiles
  • Sprites with 8x8 up to 32x32 pixels
  • Full screen scroll
  • Overlays for score and indicators
  • Bitmap graphics modes 320x240x3bpp, 256x192x4bpp and 256x224x4bpp
  • RGB PAL, NTSC and VGA output

The board uses I/O ports 40H, 41H, 42H and 43H for programming.

See the Wiki pages for the documentation.

Schematic

The schematic

Parts List
R1, R2, R16-R31 4.700 ohm 1/4 watt IC1 MCP1700-3302E/TO
R3 1.200 ohm 1/4 watt IC2 P8X32A-D40
R4 33.000 ohm 1/4 watt IC3 24LC512
R5, R7, R9 510 ohm 1/4 watt 1% TR1 NPN Transistor BC547
R6, R8, R10, R11, R12 240 ohm 1/4 watt 1% JP1 3 pin male header
R13, R14, R15 130 ohm 1/4 watt 1% JP2 1 pin male header
R32, R33, R34 10.000 ohm 1/4 watt JP3, JP4 2 pin male header
C1, C5 10 uF 63v elettr. CN1 40 pin male header, right angle
C2, C3, C4 100.000 pF poly. CN2 DB15 HD female connector
D1, D2, D3, D4, D5 1N4148 CN4 5 pin male header
XTAL1 5 MHz crystal

Board shared on OSHPark and available on Tindie.

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