SVUPD including FW v009
We just added the SuperVidel firmware updater SVUPD with built in FW v009 to the Downloads section.
New FW v009 and updated memory map
Just uploaded a new FW for the SV. :) It has the DDR clock set to the somewhat lower 200MHz (but still up from 185MHz in the older FW versions before rev 7). A new key feature is a FIFO for the SuperBlitter where you can queue up to 56 blitter operations. The odd number comes from that the FIFO has room for 512 longwords, and each blitter operation needs 9 longwords.
Note that you need a JTAG cable to update your SV using these files. This is a security measure, so you can restore your SV if something went wrong. An update program with the v009 FW built in may appear soonish.
The SuperVidelMemoryMap.pdf has also been updated to show this added FIFO in the registers.
Website changes underway
We are currently making changes to our Nature website so that it will look a bit better. Please be patient with stuff that does not work as it should for a while.
New SV firmware v006
We have just released v006 of the SuperVidel firmware. You find it on our Downloads page. Remember to reload that particular frame or you may not see the page correctly. News in FW v006: Optimimized CT60 clock from 75 to 85MHz. Register bit for triggering Blitter done interrupt.
You may be surprised about the low CT60 clock frequency, but the numbers come from our Xilinx software which is quite conservative. The FPGA itself can handle quite a bit of overclocking.
Updated the SuperVidel installation manual to included an FAQ section on how to upgrade your ABE and SDR chips of your CT60.
We forgot to announce that there is a new firmware available for the SV under Downloads. In revision 5 we have fixed a problem with move16 writes and let all 2bit video modes use the ST palette.
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