how many z380 are there?

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Par erpirao

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25-09-2021, 11:41

good morning, I was looking a bit at my z380, and I was wondering, how many are there? Who on msx.org have one?
I have never thought how many Leonardo Padial sold.
Thank you so much.

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Par NYYRIKKI

Enlighted (5951)

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25-09-2021, 13:47

My best guess is that maybe around 20 were made... but yes indeed... I have one.

Par Grauw

Ascended (10623)

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25-09-2021, 14:11

I notice the Padial Z380 wiki page is absent. It would be worth adding!

Par Metalion

Paragon (1566)

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25-09-2021, 17:59

I'm curious.
How this external processor interfaces with the system ?

Par Grauw

Ascended (10623)

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26-09-2021, 01:14

There was a Dutch description in MSX Info Blad 15.

Par lintweaker

Champion (438)

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26-09-2021, 08:40

I was away from the MSX scene when this existed, I missed it. (currently busy with a Z380 board to replace a Z80 - at least that is the idea -)

Par sdsnatcher73

Prophet (3552)

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26-09-2021, 09:24

That is a very cool project lintweaker! I think it would be great for most usecases, most DOS2 stuff will be quite sped up by the improvements in Z80 processing speed and most games that use VDP for timing would work without issue (CPU would just be finished earlier) and could even benefit like many of the turbo patches already did for current MSX’s (reducing slow downs). All this at “normal” 3.57Mhz. Are you planning/considering 2x or even 4x clock speeds?

I was thinking Z380 would be cool to add to e.g. a revised MSX Omega design.

Par S0urceror

Master (206)

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26-09-2021, 10:21

Grauw wrote:

There was a Dutch description in MSX Info Blad 15.

Nice read. It could work as a cartridge, internal Z80 replacement and as a stand-alone computer.

Par lintweaker

Champion (438)

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26-09-2021, 10:40

@Grauw, thanks for the magazine link. There is very few info around about Padial Z380.

My 'old' v1 board for testing:

I also have a v1.1 which was already able to boot into MSX1 without issue but the onboard CPLD decided to be no longer programmable. Need to fix that. I'll start up a new thread once it's working again.

Par AxelStone

Prophet (3156)

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26-09-2021, 11:06

Z380 + SymbOS seems a very nice combination for a brand new MSX3 Smile

Par Metalion

Paragon (1566)

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26-09-2021, 11:12

I don't know if that's the case with this project, but I'm dreaming about a cartridge that would, in effect, replace the Z80 with a Z380. All software (and BIOS) would be executed through the Z380.

Not sure if it could be done, though, because I don't think the standard cartridge interface is capable of doing that.

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