Started by arvydas, August 20, 2015, 12:33:35 PM
Quote from: phonoplug on August 20, 2015, 09:34:14 PMI'm vaguely aware of the guy that wrote the software on these machines. He only lives a few miles away from me. I have considered trying to get in contact with him in the past to see if he is open to the possibility of releasing the source code, if he even still has it. But then you would need the compiler too. Perhaps for a small amount of money he could be persuaded? He's got nothing to lose now. Thoughts?
Quote from: Jason on August 20, 2015, 08:29:39 PMso I can wire the FT2232H mini module up to the RV ISA card via some appropriateglue logic
Quote from: Jason on August 20, 2015, 08:29:39 PMI have an old ISA board which is awaiting hot-air removal of an edge connector
QuoteThe serial ports don't appear on the device manager as it's not a ISA plug and play card and no driver is installed.
Quote from: Mike on August 20, 2015, 11:55:05 PMQuote from: Jason on August 20, 2015, 08:29:39 PMso I can wire the FT2232H mini module up to the RV ISA card via some appropriateglue logicMaybe an FT4232H so you can also do the COM ports via USB with the same chip? .
QuoteHot air can be a bit dodgy with through-hole parts that aren't designed for reflow (see latest EEVBLOG video!) - for something big like an edge connector it would be pretty tricky. I have a Metcal desoldering tool which may be a better bet - I'm sure I have some old MB's here, will have a look & see if I can pull a connector off intact.