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SIDE3 cartridge FJC FIRMWARE


SIDE3  cartridge FJC FIRMWARE

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SALES OF SIDE 3 is unfortunatelly supsended. 

in light of recent events and FJC video 

I AM NOT ABLE TO SUPPLY DEVICE with right FIRMWARE

....

Awaits answer from Candle.....

 

 

 

 

 

After long time (actually 5 years....) I am happy to annonunce SIDE 3 CART.

  • Ultimate cart for atari 8bit - XEX, COM, ROM / Cartridges load capable ..
  • All features of SIDE2 and direct competition to ULTIMATE CART
  • DMA loading mechanism (very fast !)
  • ATR loading mechanism ( limited !)

 

Features:

  • Use of inexpensive, easily sourced SD cards instead of CF cards
  • Emulation of a wide range of cartridge types, up to 1MB in size
  • Real time clock with battery-backed NVRAM
  • A massive 8MB of flash ROM and 8MB of fast SRAM
  • Versatile ROM/RAM access with DMA engine
  • Hot-swappable media
  • Dual mode (SDX/Loader) operation, controlled by switch
  • Menu button (doubles as ATR swap button when used with U1MB)
  • Excellent build quality with stylish case design

 

Buying SIDE3, You support:

 

 

 

Hardware change log:

 

3.0:  (blue pcb,  TQFP  sram and flash /

  • 8 MB ROM 
  • 2 MB SRAM
  • Lattice FPGA  INFO
  • heavy duty Hirose SD CARD SLOT INFO
  • Real time clock based on MCP79520  INFO

 

3.1  (blue pcb,  TQFP  flash, BGA sram/

  • 2 MB SRAM  TQFP replaced with 8MB BGA 
  • pll clock generator was not populated

 

3.2  ( purple PCB)

  • Lattice replaced with GoWin FPGA ( 2000 luts)
  • minor reset /clk issues fixed
  • since 2024-02-19 new firmware 
  • If You have 3.2 revision received before 20.02.204 - please, send unit back for reflashing. Please, follow RMA procedure / top of the page - SERVICE/RETURNS 
  • How to detrmine if Your SIDE 3.2 NEEDS FLASHING - PICTURE
  • DISCLAIMER: CPLD UPGRADES will not work with 3.2 VERSION 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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All present/future firmware upgrades may be found and downloaded from FJC`s page:

https://atari8.co.uk/firmware/side3/

 

DISCLAIMER: CPLD UPGRADES will not work with 3.2 VERSION 

 

 

 

Q: I have problems wirh SIDE3, files are corrupted etc....


A: Ultimate manual assumes O2 signal connection directly to CPU (NMOS signal).  Try to connect to buffered O2 and check if problems persist (example: antic pin 29, also at PIA,POKEY,pin 1 of cart slot...). Also, replace 74ls08 present at atari board to faster IC: 74f08.