INTRODUCTION GALmate is a GALĀ® multi-platform programmer for electronic hobbyists. A simple RxD/TxD UART interface keeps the connection effort to a minimum. This easy-to-build circuit uses industry standard components. HARDWARE FEATURES 24-pin ZIF socket Supported devices: GAL16V8, GAL18V10, GAL20V8, GAL20XV10, GAL20RA10, GAL22V10, GAL6001 (GAL39V18), GAL6002, ATF16V8, ATF20V8, ATF22V10, GAL26V12 & GAL26CV12 by using a simple… Read more GALmate

GAL specific information

Introduction This information is related to the programming mode of the PLDs listed below. Find more details in the Download section. GAL pinouts for EDIT mode GAL16V8/ATF16V8 GAL20V8/ATF20V8 GAL22V10/ATF22V10 GAL20XV10 GAL20RA10 GAL18V10 GAL26V12C GAL26CV12 GAL6001 GAL6002 GAL/ATF Architecture 16V8 & 20V8 detailed ACW bit information 16V8, 20V8 & 22V10 Row Addresses Map Block Diagram Download… Read more GAL specific information

GALmate hardware

HARDWARE OVERVIEW UART interface, 2x DCDC, ATmega16 Microcontroller, 2x PWM DAC, regulator LM723, OpAmp LM324, inverter CD4069 Supported devices Lattice, National, ST:GAL16V8, GAL18V10, GAL20V8, GAL20XV10, GAL20RA10, GAL22V10, GAL6001 (GAL39V18), GAL6002GAL26V12 & GAL26CV12 by using a simple 28-pin to 24-pin adapter Atmel:ATF16V8, ATF20V8, ATF22V10 FEATURES No parallel port and driver trouble Power over USB Programms all… Read more GALmate hardware

GALmate software

OVERVIEW GALmate application vDosPlus 2015.11.01 easyABEL 4.3 The GALmate application lets you read and programm GAL devices.Whereas easyABEL and vDosPlus software provide a compiler suitable for ABEL-HDL design files. The compiler (easyABEL) and vDosPlus are optional. The application and related documents are provided in the download section below. FEATURES Single file, easy-to-use application Automatic device… Read more GALmate software

C64 PLA Replacement

INTRODUCTION Troubleshooting a dead C64 often reveals a faulty PLA IC as the root cause. The PLA does the address decoding and bank switching. SIGNETICS 82S100 (later PHILIPS PLS100) Bipolar Programmable Logic Arrays were used in early revisions of the C64 Mainboard assy, which were then replaced by MOS 8700-001 and MOS 906114-01. This blog… Read more C64 PLA Replacement

Digital Debouncer

INTRODUCTION Push buttons switches are commonly used input devices. It takes some effort to filter out the glitches caused by contact bouncing in order to get a steady signal. Especially if the switch is a Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) kind of type. This blog describes a digital filter which will eliminate any glitches from… Read more Digital Debouncer