Memory Module for RC2014 - PCB OnlyDesigned by feilipu in Australia
What is it? A Memory Module designed for the RC2014 computer system. It provides 32kB of ROM (EEPROM) and 128kB of paged RAM, on a simple, robust, and cost effective 4 layer PCB. Why did you make i...Read More…
A Memory Module designed for the RC2014 computer system. It provides 32kB of ROM (EEPROM) and 128kB of paged RAM, on a simple, robust, and cost effective 4 layer PCB.
To provide a very simple, cost effective Memory Module for the RC2014 system. It provides memory support for all the major RC2014 firmware options, without unnecessary jumpering complexity. This includes 32kB NASCOM Microsoft Basic, CP/M by Grant Searle (distributed with the RC2014 Pro), and the CP/M-IDE.
0x10, with origin at
0x10, with origin at
It does not support RomWBW, which requires the 512kB/512kB ROM/RAM Module.
It is designed to be the simplest (no jumpers, no configurations), lowest cost (4 ICs only), integrated memory subsystem to be used with the RC2014 in its simpler versions (Classic II, Micro, Pro). It is functionally equivalent to the Pageable ROM Module and the 64k RAM Module, but it also provides an additional 64kB of RAM in a second page.
When used with CP/M and the standard Backplane 8, it provides a small advantage over separate ROM and RAM boards in that you don't need a separate flying
/PAGE wire. That's very convenient.
Space is provided for a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket for the EEPROM, to support rapid development cycles by rewriting of the EEPROM using an external programmer.
The Memory Module provides 32kB of ROM at address
0x0000 that can be paged out by writing to I/O address
0x38. Leaving two pages of 64kB of RAM, that can be paged by writing to I/O address
A similar page switching circuit is used for the memory subsystem in the SC108, SC114, and PickledDog RAM/ROM products.
Support is available in z88dk for reading and writing the second page of RAM, making the additional 64kB of RAM (less 32 Byte RAM copy stub) available to your C or Z80 assembly programs.
Either 256kb (32kB) or 512kb (64kB) EEPROM can be used, of type AT27C256R, W27C512, or other variants. Where a Winbond W27C512 64kB device is selected the 32kB image must be written into the upper 32kB of the device memory addressing, starting from
0x8000 through to
0xFFFF, which will be read from memory address
0x0000. The lower 32kB of the W27C512 EEPROM device cannot be read using this Memory Module, as Pin 1 (A15) is held at VCC/VPP to support the AT27C256R PROM device.
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