Some of you will be aware I started work on designing a more compact verison of the original Quickloader card.
Macnoyd did the hard work and created a schematic of the original card for me to work from.
With that schematic I put in a solid 3 hours work created a new smaller, low chip count design and board layout.
Well tonight I kicked in another 5 hours and wrote the GAL rules that will pull it all together and make it work.
I also just ordered prototype boards, so in a week I will know if it works. Once I know thew design works I'll order a production run of the new boards with gold edges.
There is a plan to write some software that will take the eprom images created by the original utilities and write them into the flash ROM on the card without the need for a universal programmer running on a PC. Eventually that proram will be included in the standard ROM image. But until that utility is written a programmer will be needed.
This is what the protoype card looks like. Its quite small at 56mm x 66mm.