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PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« on: 15:29, 07 July 14 »
Dear CPC friends,

With the great success of the MotherX4 and X-MEM, I'm proud to announce you that the prototype board known as CTC-AY and shown at the previous ReSeT party will come true in MX4 format next month! :)

It's new name: PlayCity (plAY-CT)
The work on the auto-boot part of the X-MEM and his RAM support for all CPC allow the new CTC-AY to work together with it!

Here the main features of this board:
- 6 audio channels sound with programmable frequency. (stereo line out and speaker mono mix in)
- 4 counter/timer channels for programmable interrupt. (including NMI)
- IM2 vectorized interrupt support
- Raster lines interrupt support
- CRTC hardware CURSOR
...

Here the, confidential, well know developers board for illustration:



Here the link to pre-order the final board:
PlayCity MX4 Board - Cent Pour Cent
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #1 on: 15:36, 07 July 14 »
Ilarie, ilarie, ooooh oooh ooooh  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #2 on: 15:45, 07 July 14 »
That's a pretty tight layout, maybe we should start a competition for who can cram the most hardware onto a standard X4 sized PCB? How about the PlayCity + X-Mem on one board using a bigger CPLD and all SMD parts?

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #3 on: 15:54, 07 July 14 »
Haha!

The X-MEM already merge the ROM board and the RAM board from the same size. :D
I have definitively tried to fit the CTC-AY too... It's not possible with classic parts.
But, yes, it should be possible with SMD and merging (the splited) CPLD schematic.
For information, the final board layout is more "spacious" than the developer one.

You should try to build an FDC board in MX4 format for 464 users too... ;)
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #4 on: 15:58, 07 July 14 »
You are wasting a lot of the boards potential by only putting components on one side of the board.  ;D

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #5 on: 16:01, 07 July 14 »
You should try to build an FDC board in MX4 format for 464 users too... ;)

My (still not built) FDC board is MX4 format :) My MegaFlash was too, I even have a MegaFlash with 90° header which is installed on my MX4.

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #6 on: 16:03, 07 July 14 »
@steve : Sorry, they are not 4 layers rooted for allowing that.  ;D
(and I don't speak about the final price...)
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #7 on: 16:04, 07 July 14 »
My (still not built) FDC board is MX4 format :)
Great!!!
I got a tips for you so! :)
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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #8 on: 17:42, 07 July 14 »
Great news and very good job as we used to see now !!
Hope that the board will come with a "demonstration" on the disc , as shown at the ReSeT ;)
 

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Re: PlayCity aka CTC-AY (MX4) for August !!!
« Reply #9 on: 18:08, 07 July 14 »
count me in for one unit!!

I've been waiting news about this for months!


I want to see the demostration shown on the ReSeT party, is there any footage of this?