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Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby Obelix 20960 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:07 am

Please my english is not very good - i`m german boy!

This I have translated with google translation:
I have a Mega ST4 with a Matscreen M110 graphics card. Outputs: VGA and ECL. VGA is not active as a (n) corresponding ICoder extension circuit is not populated. Anyone who has information about such an extension?

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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby ralcool » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi There.

Funny, I was looking through the German atari-home.de forum tonight.. its been a while, and noticed a recent thread on the M110.

That thing is huge !!!

http://forum.atari-home.de/index.php?topic=9199.0

Is this of any help.. Does it look like yours?. You are certain to read German better than I can :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:39 am

Hi,

I have read all the topic here: http://forum.atari-home.de/index.php?topic=9199.0
and it seems there is no a solution to make work the MatScreen/M110 card...

That's a pity because I have one too. Maybe with Tenox's ECL adapter?
Is the VGA port the male one? and the ECL one, the female?
Something I didn't understand of what is said in the german atari forum (I had to use google translator) is why the VGA port is not working. My card has the daughterboard installed too as shown on that thread. Is there a specific hardware needed? I can check if my card has it.

The exact model is MatScreen/M110, Art.Nr. T-M110-P8404

The computer that has this gfx card installed was with a Megafile 30 but it seems it doesn't work...so I can't recover the driver+auto folder.

So...it is a useless card?
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby frank.lukas » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:01 am

Make a Picture from the Card ...
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:05 pm

Here there are:
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby frank.lukas » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:02 pm

For the VGA Port, install a RamDAC (maybe a BT477 /6-bit) Chip in the empty Socket ...
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby frank.lukas » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:16 pm

I think, the Card can Display 640x480 Pixel at 16 Colors on the VGA Output ...

The Chip can be find on very old 8-bit (maybe 16-bit) VGA PC Cards .
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:07 pm

Ok. I will look for it...but seems very difficult.
The VGA port is the female one?
Which drivers do I have to use?


I have found some BT47X ramdacs but they are PLCC. In 28 pin DIL package I have only found this one that I suppose it is useless: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAMSUNG-KDA0476 ... 1058683162?
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:14 am

Part Number: BT477KPJ35

Manufacturer: Brooktree

Description: Triple 8-bit Digital to Analog Converter - 35 MHZ 256X24 color palette

Condition: Refurbs

Additional Information: This listing is for 1 piece of the BT477KPJ35


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BT477KPJ35-BT ... 53ee39368e

youll need to wireup a plcc to dip adapter
depending on the pinout fo both you can get an off the shelf one
£10 er for the chip and £10 for the adapter

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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:49 am

44 pin PLCC to 28 pin DIL? Looks bad... :?

It should be a 28 pin dil ramdac that would fit
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:04 am

well its not a bt477

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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:01 am

I have ordered this 6-bit 28 pin 66MHZ ramdac: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAMSUNG-KDA0476 ... 1058683162?

Let's see if it works.

I need to know which is the VGA output...the female one? the other is ECL?
Which drivers do I have to use? NVDI 5 or any of these I found?
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:16 am

What do you think about this video dac? could it work too?

http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dlmain/ ... 150149.pdf
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby frank.lukas » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:50 am

… I'm not sure if that is the correct driver !?!
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:37 pm

Seems like the Matrix M110 is a MOCO one.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e1yncslnjwvip ... ndbuch.pdf

Maybe on this german user guide is explained how to set it up on VGA.
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:22 pm

I have now the Ramdacs...one is a Samsung KDA0476CN-66...I will try this. The problem is how should I configure the drivers...all in german :S
The M110 drivers sets by default to ECL output...I think.
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby frank.lukas » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:45 pm

The Manual is not for the M110 Card, you need the right manual for the Card ...
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:04 pm

I will keep looking...
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:25 pm

Does anybody have a ready to use floppy to make this gfx card work? Just the mono mode to see if it works ok. I tried the drivers floppy but nothing happens: blank screen on ST mode and nothing detected through the VGA cable on my NEC multisync monitor.

Once checked this I will try to deal with the color mode........

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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:07 pm

qq1975b wrote:Does anybody have a ready to use floppy to make this gfx card work? Just the mono mode to see if it works ok. I tried the drivers floppy but nothing happens: blank screen on ST mode and nothing detected through the VGA cable on my NEC multisync monitor.

Once checked this I will try to deal with the color mode........

Thanks!


Sorry to post this again...can anybody share the a working configuration for this card? or does somebody have the user manual, please?

Thank you!

EDIT: The mono colour port is the male one and the VGA colour port is the female one?
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby gwinter » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:56 pm

There is a way.
M110 requires 8.5V to pin 9 in ECL input - male

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After more than 2 years, my M110 started to work today.

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I have a ramdac in the socket, so I will probably be able to run it in a two-monitor configuration.

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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby Atarieterno » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm

gwinter wrote:There is a way.
M110 requires 8.5V to pin 9 in ECL input - male

After more than 2 years, my M110 started to work today.

I have a ramdac in the socket, so I will probably be able to run it in a two-monitor configuration.



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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby qq1975b » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:03 pm

Congratulations! I hope you’ll make work the other port too.
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Re: Graphics card Matscreen M110

Postby vattari » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:10 pm

I have one of these cards as well. I will have to dust it off and take a look at it over summer.
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