Friday, June 18, 2010

ZIF socketed C64 for SID chip swap

ZIF (Zero insertion force) sockets are a great way to reduce the wear on chip pins when you need to swap them often, which is as you've guessed  what I need.

A simple 28PIN ZIF socket like this:




Can be used to quickly swap SIDs to run tests.




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2 comments:

  1. Hm. Comparing different SIDs for defects that are fun to reproduce, perhaps? A circuit bending option in software emulation that allows inside-the-device level tweaks? Hmmm...

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  2. indeed.

    Filters curves and combined waveforms are especially different between each SID, so yeah, having a 'make your own sid" drop down is the target idea.

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