Nascom 2 keyboard connector

Tony Duell ard at
Sat Jun 4 16:30:18 CDT 2005

> My Nascom is almost impossible to get to at the moment, can you remind me 
> as to what chips are on the keyboard? I am going to guess at at least one 
> TTL decoder chip, and maybe not a lot else.

I've had a look at the NAS-SYS 3 source listing. I mamnaged to find the 
keyboard scanning routine, and it would appear that the keyboard 
incorporates a hardware scan counter. It's reset by one of the Q outputs 
(Q1, I think) and incremented by one of the others (Q0?). The keyboard 
row lines are read in on the bottom 7 of the D inputs. What the D7 input 
is used for (shift???) and what the other 2 Q outputs do is something 
I've not worked out yet.


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