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    Quote Originally Posted by gslick View Post
    The Signetics / Philips PLS100 is listed as supported by my BP Micro programmer. Does your Data I/O programmer support the 82S100? I wonder if the two parts are functionally equivalent down to the programming algorithms, with the PLS100 / PLS101 just being newer part numbers of the same 82S100 / 82S101 parts.

    Anyway, I imagine it doesn't really matter for the purpose of this thread with the previous activity 1.5 years old.
    Ill look in the am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8008guy View Post

    I cant see your device listed as supported by my data io programmer.
    Len,
    The Data I/O Model 29B (and older Unisites) do support the Signetics PLS100 (82S100). However the 29B LogicPak needs some rare adapters. It needs the 303A-001 Signetics Programming Adapter which will do the trick if one has the needed JEDEC file or the Signetics format H&L file.

    If you only have equations or a Truth Table, then you also need the 303A-101 Signetics Programming Adapter which will generate a Signetics H&L file. The file format is very similar to the programming sheet at the end of the 82S100 Spec sheet. I'm guessing a JEDEC file from an old version of WinCupl (not the Atmel version) or equivalent will also work.

    Someone on the cbm-hackers site recently found a very old version of CUPL at the Purdue Math Department. Hopefully it has a full device library.
    -Dave

    EDIT: The library in this CUPL package is very limited and does not have the F100 device file for the PLS100. So use the Signetics Amaze package as noted in message #19.
    Last edited by dave_m; March 16th, 2018 at 04:22 PM. Reason: Limited Library

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_m View Post
    Len,
    The Data I/O Model 29B (and older Unisites) do support the Signetics PLS100 (82S100). However the 29B LogicPak needs some rare adapters. It needs the 303A-001 Signetics Programming Adapter which will do the trick if one has the needed JEDEC file or the Signetics format H&L file.

    If you only have equations or a Truth Table, then you also need the 303A-101 Signetics Programming Adapter which will generate a Signetics H&L file. The file format is very similar to the programming sheet at the end of the 82S100 Spec sheet. I'm guessing a JEDEC file from an old version of WinCupl (not the Atmel version) or equivalent will also work.

    Someone on the cbm-hackers site recently found a very old version of CUPL at the Purdue Math Department. Hopefully it has a full device library.
    -Dave
    Yep, understand. i only have one adaptor for my series 22. I wish the adaptor schematics were available...
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    I have an EEtools TopMaxII device programmer, which can do virtually all the old bipolar fuse based devices, including the PLS1xx series from Signetics/Philips.
    So I am able to program devices for someone if you can provide the JEDEC programming file.

    I also have an install of DataIO EZ-ABELv4.30 that I can run in DosBox on my Win7 64b machine (or it will run native on WinXP 32b command line, it is a 16b app).

    Example log file for a PLS153 device (similar architecture to PLS100/82S100, just a smaller package):
    Code:
    ****************************************
    
    AHDL2PLA  ABEL-HDL Processor
    EZ-ABEL 4.30 Copyright 1990-1992 Data I/O Corp. All Rights Reserved
    Module: 'COMP4A'
    Processing equations...
    Parsing test vectors...
    Writing vectors to comp4a.tmv...
    Module parsing complete. Generating logic equations...
    Creating reduced sum-of-products on-set matrix....
    Creating ABEL-PLA file comp4a.tt1...
    
    AHDL2PLA complete - 0 errors, 0 warnings. Time: 2 seconds
    
    ****************************************
    
    PLAOPT  ABEL PLA Optimizer
    EZ-ABEL 4.30 Copyright 1990-1992 Data I/O Corp. All Rights Reserved
    
    Input file: 'comp4a.TT1'.
    UC Berkeley, Espresso Ver. 2.2, modified by Data I/O Corp.
    Group Reduction...
    Reading PLA comp4a.TT1...
    Running PLA optimization...
    Writing PLA format to comp4a.TT2...
    Execution time = 1 sec.
    Group results in 'comp4a.TT2'.
    
    PLAOPT complete.  Time: 0 seconds
    
    ****************************************
    
    PLASIM   ABEL PLA Simulator
    EZ-ABEL 4.30 Copyright 1987-1992 Data I/O Corp. All Rights Reserved
    
    PLA file: 'comp4a.TT2'
    Vector file: 'comp4a.tmv'
    Building model...
    Simulating PLA...
    .......................................................................
    .......................................................................
    .......................................................................
    ...........................................
    
    256 out of 256 vectors passed.
    Simulation results in 'comp4a.SIM'.
    
    PLASIM complete. Time: 1 second 
    
    ****************************************
    
    FUSEASM    Fusemap Assembler
    EZ-ABEL 4.32 Copyright 1990-1992 Data I/O Corp. All Rights Reserved
    
    Input file: 'comp4a.TT2'
    Device: 'F153'
    Choosing best polarities...
    Mapping equations...
    38 of 42 terms used; 256 vectors loaded
    Programmer load file: 'comp4a.jed'
    Generating report...
    Report file: 'comp4a.LST'
    
    FUSEASM complete.  Time: 1 second 
    
    ****************************************
    
    JEDSIM   ABEL JEDEC Fusemap Simulator
    EZ-ABEL 4.30 Copyright 1987-1992 Data I/O Corp. All Rights Reserved
    
    JEDEC file: 'comp4a.JED'
    Device: 'F153'
    Building model...
    Simulating model...
    .......................................................................
    .......................................................................
    .......................................................................
    ...........................................
    
    256 out of 256 vectors passed.
    Simulation results in 'comp4a.sim'.
    
    JEDSIM complete. Time: 1 second 
    
    ****************************************
    And lastly, I also have my older EETools TopMax programmer which is the prior parallel-port based version of the TopMaxII (which has a USB interface). It is still perfectly functional, but it requires a WindowsXP machine with a real parallel port to be able to run the EEtools MaxLoader software (www.eetools.com). I'm willing to let it go to a good home to someone that can make use of it. Original cost was $495 years ago, I'll give it up for $100 plus shipping.

    Don

    PS: EEtools TopMax has been claimed.
    Last edited by AK6DN; March 16th, 2018 at 03:02 PM. Reason: Added PS about Topmax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8008guy View Post
    i only have one adaptor for my series 22. I wish the adaptor schematics were available...
    Yes, I agree, Schematics would be good. The little programming adapters are getting impossible to find. It took me several years to find one for the Intel 8048 uC family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_m View Post
    Yes, I agree, Schematics would be good. The little programming adapters are getting impossible to find. It took me several years to find one for the Intel 8048 uC family.
    And when they do turn up, Some sellers think they are made of gold and want a fortune for them, Great programmers but yes the adapters are getting harder to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_m View Post
    Yes, I agree, Schematics would be good. The little programming adapters are getting impossible to find. It took me several years to find one for the Intel 8048 uC family.
    Can you create a schematic for that one and post it?
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    Regarding PLS100 / 82S100 parts, the F100 diagram on page 43 (page 57 of the PDF) of this Data I/O manual has the fuse number map that is missing from the datasheets.

    Logic Diagram Package, 981-0251
    www.bitsavers.org/test_equipment/dataIO/981-0251_ProgrammableLogicDiagramPackage_Sep90.pdf

    That part is simple enough that, if necessary, logic equations for the part could be hand translated into a JEDEC fuse map without finding any software with a fitter for that part. For OTP parts it might be good to get someone else to double check your work before burning a part.

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    I dug up a few old Signetics PLD DOS programs (simpal and amaze) yesterday
    ULed to http://bitsavers.org/components/signetics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Kossow View Post
    I dug up a few old Signetics PLD DOS programs (simpal and amaze) yesterday
    ULed to http://bitsavers.org/components/signetics
    Excellent. I'll have to try running those some time to see how they work.

    From a quick look at the Amaze_1.7 files it appears that the supported device list includes the following:

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    PLS100    PLS103    PLS105    PLS151
    PLS153    PLC153    PLHS153   PLUS153
    PLS155    PLS157    PLS159    PLS161
    PLS162    PLS163    PLS167    PLS168
    PLS173    PLUS173   PLS179    PLC473
    PLHS473   PLHS18P8  PLUS405   PLHS501
    PLC16V8   PLC20V8   PLUS16R4  PLUS16R6
    PLUS16R8  PLUS16L8  PLHS16L8  PLUS20R4
    PLUS20R6  PLUS20R8  PLUS20L8  82S115
    82S123    82S129    82S131    82S135
    82S137    82S147    82S181    82LS181
    82S183    82S185    82HS187   82HS189
    82S191    82HS195   82HS189

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