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== Latest News ==
== Latest News ==


The Spectranet has reached "general availability"! They are sold via [http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/*BRAND_NEW*_Sinclair_ZX_Spectrum_Spectranet_%28Ethernet_add-on%29-2511 RWAP Software] (who also sells other useful items like replacement keyboard membranes). The Spectranet is also available from the RWAP Software stand at retro events.
The Spectranet has reached "general availability"! Currently, Ben Versteeg of [https://bytedelight.com Byte Delight] is building and selling the Spectranet. There is also a Facebook group run by Ben [https://www.facebook.com/groups/317751018885010/ Spectranet Facebook group]. Ben's YouTube channel (linked from his site) also has a bunch of interesting videos, including the pick-and-place assembly machine used to build the boards.


WebSVN has been set up so that the Spectranet repository can be browsed and downloaded easily: see http://spectrum.alioth.net/svn .
Additionally you may find stock at [http://www.sellmyretro.com/ RWAP Software] (who also sells other useful items like replacement keyboard membranes), who sold the Spectranets assembled from around 2014 to 2016.


'''Latest Spectranet firmware''': R555 (released 5th March 2013)
2022-06-04: [[Make a Chip Pro]], an FPGA board for the Spectrum is under development.
 
2020-02-21: By popular demand, project sources etc. are now available on Github: see https://github.com/spectrumero/spectranet .
 
'''Latest Spectranet firmware''': R600 (released 30th November 2020)


'''TNFS server updated''': Get it from the [[Downloads]] section (released 28th May 2013)
'''TNFS server updated''': Get it from the [[Downloads]] section (released 28th May 2013)
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== Project Info ==
== Project Info ==


* [[Spectramin]] - Spectrum 128K AY theremin
* [[Make a Chip Pro]] - FPGA add-on for the Spectrum, like the [[ZX Breakout]] but with more stuff. For the Spectrum's 40th anniversary!
* [[ZX Breakout]] - Provides ZX bus signals on a header, and a CPLD for logic functions. Also allows 3.3v devices to be used with the Spectrum.
* [[ZX Breakout]] - Provides ZX bus signals on a header, and a CPLD for logic functions. Also allows 3.3v devices to be used with the Spectrum.
** [[ZX SPI]] - An SPI interface for the ZX Breakout allowing the Spectrum to become an SPI master.
** [[ZX SPI]] - An SPI interface for the ZX Breakout allowing the Spectrum to become an SPI master.
* [[SpectraDVI]] - A digital video ULA+ add-on for the Spectrum?
* [[Spectranet]] - The Spectrum ethernet card - make your Spectrum talk to the world.
* [[Spectranet]] - The Spectrum ethernet card - make your Spectrum talk to the world.
** [[Guide]] (English) [[Guía]] Español [[Gebrauchsanweisung]] Deutsch - Quick guide for new users.
** [[Guide]] (English) [[Guía]] Español [[Gebrauchsanweisung]] Deutsch - Quick guide for new users.
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** [[Hardware]] - A reference for the details of the hardware used for the Spectranet board.
** [[Hardware]] - A reference for the details of the hardware used for the Spectranet board.
** [[Software|Software development]] - A reference for writing software that uses the Spectranet.
** [[Software|Software development]] - A reference for writing software that uses the Spectranet.
** [http://spectrum.alioth.net/svn WebSVN] - Browse the Spectranet source code.
** [https://github.com/spectrumero/spectranet GitHub] - Browse the Spectranet source code.
* [http://www.alioth.net/Projects/Spectrum-Diag/ Diagnostics] - A simple diagnostics card - assists in fixing broken machines.
* [http://www.alioth.net/Projects/Spectrum-Diag/ Diagnostics] - A simple diagnostics card - assists in fixing broken machines.



Latest revision as of 10:51, 4 June 2022

Downloads

Get the latest files - including fileserver software so you can share files from your PC to the Spectrum - from the downloads section:

  • Downloads - PC software, ROM images, utilities etc.

Latest News

The Spectranet has reached "general availability"! Currently, Ben Versteeg of Byte Delight is building and selling the Spectranet. There is also a Facebook group run by Ben Spectranet Facebook group. Ben's YouTube channel (linked from his site) also has a bunch of interesting videos, including the pick-and-place assembly machine used to build the boards.

Additionally you may find stock at RWAP Software (who also sells other useful items like replacement keyboard membranes), who sold the Spectranets assembled from around 2014 to 2016.

2022-06-04: Make a Chip Pro, an FPGA board for the Spectrum is under development.

2020-02-21: By popular demand, project sources etc. are now available on Github: see https://github.com/spectrumero/spectranet .

Latest Spectranet firmware: R600 (released 30th November 2020)

TNFS server updated: Get it from the Downloads section (released 28th May 2013)

New! ZX SPI - an SPI interface written in Verilog for the ZX Breakout.

See the news blog for more.

Project Info

  • Make a Chip Pro - FPGA add-on for the Spectrum, like the ZX Breakout but with more stuff. For the Spectrum's 40th anniversary!
  • ZX Breakout - Provides ZX bus signals on a header, and a CPLD for logic functions. Also allows 3.3v devices to be used with the Spectrum.
    • ZX SPI - An SPI interface for the ZX Breakout allowing the Spectrum to become an SPI master.
  • Spectranet - The Spectrum ethernet card - make your Spectrum talk to the world.
  • Diagnostics - A simple diagnostics card - assists in fixing broken machines.

Tools

The software tools used for all of these projects are:

Gerber files and PostScript files will also be available, so if you don't want to edit the PCB layouts or schematics, you can produce the phototools/toner transfer sheets without needing them. You will need at least the Impact part of ISE to program a CPLD. Programming hardware can be as simple as a parallel cable since Xilinx CPLDs are programmed via JTAG rather than some byzantine high voltage programming method.