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CBII production run 2?
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s***@gmail.com
2017-10-12 01:49:56 UTC
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Hi everyone,

We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?

This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.

Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.

Cheers,
Steve
STYNX
2017-10-12 02:22:13 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
I would be on board for one. I would like to have some of your already designed expansion boards/connectors :-)

-Jonas
w***@gmail.com
2017-10-12 03:49:34 UTC
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Yes please! Wasn't around back when they first came out. The CFFA3K run is next month though, and I'm buying two. And Christmas is in December. When would the project start, so i could set aside some money?
Anthony Ortiz
2017-10-12 04:20:39 UTC
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Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
I'd buy one!
Phuge
2017-10-12 12:57:57 UTC
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Please put me down for one.
Mark D. Overholser
2017-10-12 14:55:17 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version
as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus
shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers, Steve
I would be interested...

What is the Time Line your are looking at???


MarkO
Jorge
2017-10-12 15:18:08 UTC
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What is a Carte Blanche ?
Anthony Ortiz
2017-10-12 16:01:26 UTC
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@Jorge: http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheII.html

I read somewhere that it's open source, but I can't seem to find the schematics... was interested in seeing what it's using for 5/3.3v level translation and bus tri-state control.

Board seems pretty tight, I wonder if they do the soldering themselves.
Jorge
2017-10-12 16:16:30 UTC
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Post by Anthony Ortiz
@Jorge: http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheII.html
I read somewhere that it's open source, but I can't seem to find the schematics... was interested in seeing what it's using for 5/3.3v level translation and bus tri-state control.
Board seems pretty tight, I wonder if they do the soldering themselves.
Who is/are behind that? Alex Freed? Mike Willegal?
Mark D. Overholser
2017-10-12 16:31:28 UTC
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Post by Anthony Ortiz
@Jorge: http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheII.html
I read somewhere that it's open source, but I can't seem to find
the schematics... was interested in seeing what it's using for
5/3.3v level translation and bus tri-state control.
Board seems pretty tight, I wonder if they do the soldering
themselves.
Who is/are behind that? Alex Freed? Mike Willegal?
A gentleman from Australia, named Steven Howell...


<http://www.applelogic.org/SRKH/SRKHdesigns.html>


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Jorge
2017-10-12 20:51:58 UTC
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Thank you MarkO
Mark D. Overholser
2017-10-12 16:23:34 UTC
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Post by Anthony Ortiz
@Jorge: http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheII.html
I read somewhere that it's open source, but I can't seem to find the schematics... was interested in seeing what it's using for 5/3.3v level translation and bus tri-state control.
<http://www.applelogic.org/files/CB2.0.pdf>


From Page:
<http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheIIDR.html>
Post by Anthony Ortiz
Board seems pretty tight, I wonder if they do the soldering themselves.
I was done at a Contract Manufacture in China, IIRC...



MarkO
Mark D. Overholser
2017-10-12 16:17:55 UTC
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Post by Jorge
What is a Carte Blanche ?
It's a XILINX 400AN FPGA (XC3S400AN-4FG400C) on an Apple ][ Card with a
48 Pin ZIF and additional Hardware including VGA and HDMI...

<http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheII.html>


There are Seven Pages of projects that you can Download and Install on it:
<http://www.applelogic.org/CarteBlancheIIProj1.html>


The FPGA can be "programed" to "mimic" various kinds of Hardware like
the Mocking Board or the Z80 on a Micro-Soft Soft Card.


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1***@gmail.com
2017-10-12 17:06:18 UTC
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Steve, I am interested!

Lutz
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2017-10-13 05:32:08 UTC
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Please put me down for one.
Thanks
Giorgio

Apple II and Apple III forever !!!
C Cooper
2017-10-12 18:50:18 UTC
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Please put me down for one also, or tell me where to send the funds.
m***@gmail.com
2017-10-15 14:44:58 UTC
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Please put me down for one also, or tell me where to send the funds.
I am also interested in this board. Thank you.
w***@gmail.com
2017-10-13 12:56:26 UTC
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Hi,

Please put me down as well!

John
Egan Ford
2017-10-13 14:06:36 UTC
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We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
Interested in one. Thanks.
a***@gmail.com
2017-10-13 16:07:58 UTC
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I would also be interested. Thanks!
Jean-Michel Paris
2017-10-15 07:14:30 UTC
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Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
I would like to buy one!
James Davis
2017-10-15 16:28:23 UTC
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Hi,
Any idea what does the Zipchip do with the apple II bus when it's running code that's 100% in its cache?
For example: loop jmp loop , after 3 sync read cycles from the MLB's RAM that code runs 100% off the cache, but the MLB cycles continue... what does the Zipchip put on the Apple II bus then? Reads? Writes? To where?
Any ideas?
--
Jorge.
Any write to a memory location is synchronized with the Apple II memory. This is accomplished by the ZIP-ASIC and may even be buffered (but I doubt that). Sadly the ZIP-Chip ASIC has not been analyzed yet. Here are high resolution DIE shots: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5SAWSGa49rLamJSZTloVkphQjA
-Jonas
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Sounds like a job for Carte Blanche (I or II) People.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.apple2/xuavkrXcFR8

James Davis
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Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
b***@gmail.com
2017-10-15 18:01:12 UTC
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Interested.
d***@gmail.com
2017-10-15 18:10:45 UTC
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Please put me down for one. I would definitely like to buy one.

Thank you
d***@gmail.com
2017-10-15 18:12:30 UTC
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Please put me down for one. I definitely would like to get in on this run.

Thanks,
Neil
ted
2017-10-16 01:30:36 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
I am very much interested too. I would buy 2 if allowed.

thank you.
j***@gmail.com
2017-10-16 11:16:07 UTC
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Sign me up! Do you think you will have them ready before Xmas?
KPR
2017-10-17 12:33:19 UTC
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YES!!!!

Please add my name to that list.. I want ONE as well..

k.
IUnknown
2017-10-17 23:50:31 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
YES - I am in. Have been wanting one for a long spell!
Denis Molony
2017-10-18 00:12:25 UTC
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So how do we order one?
t***@frontierssys.com
2017-10-31 06:42:21 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
I would like to buy two

When is it available?

Best Rgds

Tom
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Scott Alfter
2017-10-31 19:46:16 UTC
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We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
I missed out the first time around...count me in for one.

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MG
2017-10-31 20:53:11 UTC
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I am interested in one as well.
s***@gmail.com
2017-11-03 01:49:18 UTC
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Thanks everyone for your interest.

We're building a list of those wishing to reserve a board in the next run, and will let you know when we're ready to move forwards with it. We haven't got a fixed time frame yet, but expect we will get going in the next couple of weeks.
OGSUN
2017-11-05 12:31:31 UTC
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I am very much interested.
Lucio
2017-11-07 08:40:07 UTC
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Interested !
t***@gmail.com
2017-11-09 14:25:00 UTC
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Hi, Yes I'm interested in one.
Robert Sheehan
2017-11-12 22:08:18 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
I am interested in one. Thanks
e***@gmail.com
2017-11-17 18:21:50 UTC
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Post by s***@gmail.com
Hi everyone,
We have the opportunity for another Carte Blanche II run. Would anyone be interested?
This time it would be just the board only (exactly the same version as last time), and the target price would be around US$195 plus shipping.
Anyway, it would be great to hear what you think.
Cheers,
Steve
Yes; When you say Board only is that with the FPGA or board as in bare board?
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