|05-29-2010, 06:13 AM||#1|
Too much caffeine
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NSW, Australia
New V3.0 RGB to PAL/NTSC adapters in stock soon
Thanks to everyone for supporting my previous RGB adapters, and your kind words. Thanks also to those that have taken the time to e-mail me and let me know that they want an RGB adapter when they are back in stock. All those people are on my list, and will be contacted as soon as I have the V3.0 RGB adapters in stock. Others, please free to contact me via my website (www.amigamaniac.com) if you would like to secure a V3.0 RGB to PAL/NTSC adapter.
I have started designing the PCB for the V3.0 RGB adapter, and have already begun ordering components, so it shouldn’t be long until I have them in stock :-D I’m hoping to have the new V3.0 PCB design off to the manufacturer in about a week, or less. This time, I will order 100 PCBs, rather than my usual 50, as I think I underestimated demand with previous versions :-S
The V3.0 RGB to PAL/NTSC adapter PCB will be the smallest version yet, making it easy to find a suitable case for it. I will stock panel mount S-Video and RCA (composite) sockets for this purpose, and perhaps cases also. The V3.0 RGB to PAL/NTSC adapter will retain the handy 8-way polarised header (i.e., you can’t plug a cable in the wrong way) of the V2.0 adapter, for using the adapter with Amigas or other machines that get along with the AD724 converter IC.
One will be able to use the adapter as a bare PCB, like versions 1 & 2, or put it in a nice case. I have 23 pin D-Subs which can be used to make a cable to plug into the 8-way header, or soldered directly to the PCB (better for the signal quality). I also have the correct sized back shells for the 23 pin D-Subs.
Besides being smaller, the new V3.0 RGB adapter will have a voltage regulator onboard, so that the adapter can be powered from any source which outputs 9-12V – handy for those retro machines we all love!. Thus, unlike previous versions of my RGB adapter, the power supply need not be +5V DC!
Sorry for taking much longer with this project than previous ones. I have been juggling university commitments, the odd order or two, and trying to spend time with my family as well :-S Obviously it is getting more difficult to squeeze my little Amiga hobby into this new schedule of mine :-(
P.S. For those that may have been wondering where I have been - I haven’t died, or abandoned the Amiga :-P
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