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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #400 on: 21:57, 06 August 17 »
Will it be possible to use both CPC-WIFI and Albireo (and switch of storage support with a simple rsx) ?
I use mine in conjunction with the m4 board. I use the m4 mass storage and the Albireo as a mouse controller for symbos. It is an amazing combo.

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #401 on: 10:53, 07 August 17 »
There are no I/O ports conflicts, so at least that part should work.
As for how the disk ROMs behave, I don't know, you'll have to ask the respective developers. But I don't see why not. The Albireo disk ROM does its best to not be invasive. I think the final version will be usable either as a replacement for AMSDOS running as ROM 7, which would bring maximal compatibility, or as a separate ROM, in which case ROM 7 can be used for something else.

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #402 on: 10:44, 23 August 17 »
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Are you going to resume the sales? I'm the first in the waiting list  :D

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #403 on: 11:30, 23 August 17 »
Yes, I just want to be really sure that there are no more problems now. I just need to finish writing the testing code and make sure I can reliably transfer files using the serial link (in both directions). So you get the final version of the board and I don't need to replace it later.

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #404 on: 19:17, 05 November 17 »
Hi there,


So, as the Alchimie Demoparty is near, it's time I prepare this... I had some time this and the previous week-end to finish the work. So, the good news: the new chip is confirmed working, and I finished orting the Arkos ROM to support Albireo at full baudrate (1.5Mbaud). I still need to confirm the readdsk and writedsk commands aer working, but I made several tests with getfile and sendfile and I'm getting good and reliable results.


This means I have no reason anymore to delay building and shipping more boards. So that will resume soon.

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #405 on: 21:39, 05 November 17 »
Hi there,


So, as the Alchimie Demoparty is near, it's time I prepare this... I had some time this and the previous week-end to finish the work. So, the good news: the new chip is confirmed working, and I finished orting the Arkos ROM to support Albireo at full baudrate (1.5Mbaud). I still need to confirm the readdsk and writedsk commands aer working, but I made several tests with getfile and sendfile and I'm getting good and reliable results.


This means I have no reason anymore to delay building and shipping more boards. So that will resume soon.
Yippee [emoji16] great news. More available Symbos mouse Controllers

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #406 on: 23:51, 05 November 17 »
Hi!
My 464+ wants one  :P


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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #407 on: 02:12, 06 November 17 »
There is a SymbOS CH376 driver now for USB mass storage devices. In this case I was using a 128GB memory stick on the MSX ("Rookie Drive"):



The driver could be used for the Albireo as well. SymbOS supports up to 2TB ("2TB should be enough for everyone"). Now I have to think about how to introduce a flexible driver system for the CPC, too (like we have for the MSX).

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #408 on: 03:52, 06 November 17 »
This is awesome! Does it support hubs so you can use the mouse at the same time?

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #409 on: 00:24, 07 November 17 »
This is awesome! Does it support hubs so you can use the mouse at the same time?
Not sure about this, but it seems so. No idea how complex it is this to add USB-HUB support.
The USB protocol is terrible complex and flexible ;) That's the reason, why currently not all mouses are working. The HID protocol allows all kind of numbers and bit-depths for all x/y/buttons/wheels etc. It's a nice exercise, but if you want to do a short driver for an Z80 system it's a little bit annoying. The mass storage part is easier.

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #410 on: 18:09, 06 December 17 »
are there any albireo available forsale?

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #411 on: 13:22, 07 December 17 »

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #412 on: 20:20, 04 March 18 »
Any news here?

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Re: Albireo - USB/SD/Serial interface for CPC
« Reply #413 on: 20:48, 04 March 18 »

it's coming...  ;D
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