device programmer recommendations?
jwest at classiccmp.org
Tue Jul 26 17:44:19 CDT 2005
>> I almost forgot to mention... All the Data I/O programmers I mentioned
>> in my last note have a distinct advantage over many others: They will
>> work with nothing more than a 'dumb' ASCII terminal attached to their
>> serial port for control.
Yes, but the 29B does not REQUIRE a terminal.
> But how would you then get the image to be programmed into the box? Does
> it support something like XMODEM/YMODEM/ZMODEM/Kermit on the terminal
> port, or is an ASCII terminal not really sufficient, i.e., maybe they
> can only use a terminal to control mass duplication, but initialing image
> loading still requires a Losedows box?
Well, the obvious way. Put an original chip in the machine and hit the read
button :) The other way... enter via front panel. The other other way - hook
up a computer and send the image to the ram in the 29B. The protocol is not
difficult at all. It's not Xmodem, but... easy nontheless.
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