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TMS9995 'Mini-Cortex' Homebrew Micro

Post by lezanderson » 27 Mar 2015 12:19

A Chap on the Powertran Cortex Forum has made a Homebrew Mini-cortex micro complete with PCB. Specs are

U1 TMS9995
U2 74LS612
U3 74LS14
U4 AT28C256
U5 628512-55
U6 74HCT688
U7 Sparkfun slim CF Card Board
U8 TMS9902A
U9 Elektor FT232R Board
U10 74LS259
U11 GAL22V10D
U12 74LS74
U13 74LS112
U14 74LS138
U15 F18A Board

Funkward-tech can do the ICs for $25 all in, the Sparkfun Slim CF Card Board are not available from Sparkfun any more, but I've been told you can still get them ??

U9 Elector FT232R board is a RS232 to USB board about $20 to connect to to PC

The F18A is video output to VGA type monitor about $75 though this is not essential.


see the Powertran Cortex Forum

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum ... tex/page78
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Re: TMS9995 'Mini-Cortex' homebrew mciro

Post by lezanderson » 01 Aug 2016 17:22


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Re: TMS9995 'Mini-Cortex' homebrew mciro

Post by lezanderson » 31 Oct 2016 11:43

If your lucky enough to have a Powertran Cortex PCB then here's a list of ICs you'd need to build it

Powertran Cortex TMS9995

Main Board ICs Semiconductor


SN74LS04……………...TTL Glue logic………………....5
SN74LS74……………... TTL Glue logic….……….…….7
SN74LS86……………... TTL Glue logic…………….…..1
SN74LS00……………... TTL Glue logic…………….…..4
SN74LS02……………... TTL Glue logic…………….…..3
SN74LS10……………... TTL Glue logic…………….…..2
SN74LS244……………... TTL Glue logic………....…….8
SN74LS08……………... TTL Glue logic……….…….…..3
SN74LS138……………... TTL Glue logic………...……..3
SN74LS07……………... TTL Glue logic………….….…..5
SN74LS164……………... TTL Glue logic………...……..1
SN74LS20……………... TTL Glue logic………….….…..1
SN74LS32……………... TTL Glue logic….………..…….4
SN74LS612……………... Memory Mapper………..……..1
SN74LS27……………... TTL Glue logic…………....…..2
SN74LS139……………... TTL Glue logic…………...…..2
SN74LS245……………... TTL Glue logic………….…....2
SN74LS251……………... TTL Glue logic………….…....2
SN74LS259……………... TTL Glue logic…………...…..1
SN74LS123……………... TTL Glue logic…………...…..1
SN74LS73……………... TTL Glue logic….…………...….1
SN74LS297……………... TTL Glue logic………….…....1
SN74LS163……………... TTL Glue logic…………...…..1
SN74LS2001……………... TTL Glue logic…………..…..1 ** unobtainable
TMS9911……….......………….DMA…………………....…..1
TMS9995………….......……….CPU………………….…..….1
TMS9901………….......……….SIO…………………....…….2
TMS9909………….......……….FDC…………………..….….1 **unobtainable
LM339………..........………………………………….……..….1
TMS4500……………..…Dram Refresh Logic……...…….1
TMS4164-15………....…...DRAM ………...……...……….8
TMS2564……………......….EPROM………………...……...3
TMS4115-15………...…...DRAM (VRAM)………...……..8
TMS9929…………….....…...VDP……………………...…...1
4016C……………….…...CMOS glue logic…...………....2
LM1889…………….........………………………...……………1
4013………..……...CMOS Glue logic……...……………..1
75188……….........………………………………...……………1

Keyboard ICs

N74LS123……………... TTL Glue logic…………...…..1
SN74LS08……………... TTL Glue logic…………...…..1
SN74LS157……………... TTL Glue logic………....…..1
keyboard IC 2376 DIP……………………...….……....…1

V9938 Video Board

V9938 ……...VDP DIP64…...1
TMS4464/D41464 VRAM/DRAM …...4pcs


The Powertran Cortex website has ETI articles on how to build a Powertran Cortex with full build details and Bill of Materials.

http://www.powertrancortex.com/

There's also Stuart Connors website on TMS99xx stuff:

http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/

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Re: TMS9995 'Mini-Cortex' homebrew mciro

Post by lezanderson » 21 Nov 2016 15:34

You can buy the ICs direct from:

Funkward-tech : email info@funkward.com

GC Supsermarket : email gc-supermarket@hotmail.com

There's also others like POLIDA to name a few that will give you a quote for ICs a Wholesale/Trade prices.

If you anyone has any Questions /Queries just email me at lezanderson@gmail.com

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Re: TMS9995 'Mini-Cortex' Homebrew Micro

Post by lezanderson » 10 Apr 2017 16:39

Mini-cortex kit of ICs are here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TI-TMS9995-Mini ... 1337155381

You'll have to ask Stuart Connor where/how to get the PCBs ...>> see Stuart's Website:

http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/mini_cort ... cortex.htm

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Re: TMS9995 'Mini-Cortex' Homebrew Micro

Post by lezanderson » 01 Jul 2019 19:07

Free Powertran Cortex ICs

If you're building your own Powertran Cortec I may have some surplus 'FREE' chips to help you out.

As usual it's First come first Served..!

If your just looking for spares for old machines..then look on:

eBay.com

or https://www.ebay.com/str/5hk1584?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

or https://www.ebay.com/str/G-C-Supermarke ... 7675.l2563

or https://www.ebay.com/str/Electro-Contac ... 4146808013


TMS9995 CPU DIP40
TMS9901 DIP
TMS9902 DIP
TMS9914 GPIB DIP
74HCT612 Memory Mapper (or 74LS612) DIP
512K SRAM DIP
128k SRAMs
32K SRAM
8K SRAMs
EPROMS Various >> 8K,16K, 32k, 64K,128k (W27C512,W27C64 etc) EPROM DIP
74HC138 (3 to 8 decoder) DIP
74HC139 (Dual 2 to 4 decoder) DIP
74HC154 (4 to 16 decoder ) DIP
AM9511 Maths FPU DIP
DS12885 RTC Clock/Calendar DIP
TMS9918ANL
TMS9929ANL
MK4516 DIP16 DRAM Chip (For VDP Chip)
LM1889N DIP TV Encoder
SN76489 Sound Chip DIP16
YM2149 Sound Chip DIP40
SAA1099 Sound Chip DIP
MAX705 IC supervisor
GALS 16V8, 22V10 etc
CPLDs Various
7805 Regulators, 7812,7905 etc

just email me at lezanderson@gmail.com

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