Hi guys. I'm a student, and i'm entering the world of the chip programming. I have acquired a dataman s4, and i would like to use some pal and gal chip. I know that an adaptor it's needed, but anyone that own it know if it's possible to build this ? Anyone know this or have some schematics? Thank you so much from europe!
Sure they did, my 48XP manual even makes note of it, I went and looked again. Even their on-line manual says they have it available for download, but I couldn't find a current link on the site.
Yes, and the active sockets are not included in the list they had available. The list is basically a programmer pin X goes to adapter socket pin y kind of thing. I may just be losing my mind, but I am sure it WAS there. How about a quick call to Dataman and ask?
I just dropped them a line and just asked. They don't have an official S4 list, but they do have some of their adapter pin outs in the XP/UXP download directory.
All you need to so is look up what adapter you need for the S4 and see if that part number is listed in the adaptor list PDF. If it one of the UNIV (universal) part numbers then it will work on the S4 as well as the other programmers.
That pdf is just for the not-common pin-to-pin compatability for prom/eprom stuff, right?
The OP was asking about the gal/pal programming, which I think with the S4 can only be done with the $300 adapter.
The adapter and how to build it isn't in that pdf or anywhere else on the site.
I found my S4 but the box of adapter modules is mia, I don't think I ever ordered the gal/pal one but there was another, I think for 68 pin MOT something or others and it was similar, wasn't just a pin adapter but like a whole new programmer built to fit into the ZIF socket on the S4.
Seems like those would be proprietary unless they decided to public domain the whole thing.