[Coco] Does XC80652P = 6847 VDG?
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Mon Dec 16 14:32:33 EST 2013
The "The Full Turn of The Screw" book by Tony DiStefano is here:
Turn to page 89 for "More on the New Video Display Generator" and to 92 for "The Coco 2 B"
You'll find all the pin-out info on the chip and more. There may even be more articles, those are just the ones I remember.
I know Marty Goodman also did an article in Rainbow on this chip as well. I just can't find it at the moment
Hope it helps
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From: Brendan Donahe <brendan at polylith.com>
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Sent: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 2:08 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] Does XC80652P = 6847 VDG?
The XC80642P is an updated 6847 VDG with an integrated off-chip latch. It
is also known as the 6847T1. DiStefano (sp?) had a turn-of-the-screw
article on it. The pinout differs from the 6847.
Hope this helps,
On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Jim Harre <jim at tweech.com> wrote:
> I'm new to the CoCo, but not to 8-bit computers. After recently picking up
> a CoCo 2, I found Dennis Kitsz' last Custom Color column with a schematic
> for a composite video out circuit. With the circuit built on a piece of
> perf board, I opened up the CoCo 2 to hook it up to the 6847 VDG chip and
> ran into a problem.
> My CoCo doesn't have a 6847.
> Eliminating the other 40 pin chips left me with the XC80652P. A Google
> search let to a couple links - one said it is an updated 6847, another said
> it is an updated keyboard controller. Since it sits between the RF cage and
> the keyboard connector, I guess either is possible. So, before I solder in
> my composite adapter and possibly release the magic smoke, is the XC80652P
> an updated 6847 VDG?
> <*> Jim
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