Original "DataPump" by Perry M. Grodzinski, 1991
In original "DATAPUMP" card there is a problem to finding out AA4890 DC-DC converter chip. Now, there are many RS232 driver/receiver chips with built-in DC-DC converter (e.g. MAX 230, 232, 235, 237). This chips needs less external componets than AA4890. I decided to use the cheap MAX 232. It costs now ca. 1.5-2 US$. There are also many other chips AD232, ICL232, etc. with MAX232 full compatibility. This chip contains 2 RS232 drivers/receivers. Don't use MAX232A because it needs other external capacitor values.Two additional jumpers installed:
R2-R4 resistors pulls up default levels while there is no modem connected (no hangup while program initializes modem).
Note: If you want use it with C128, you'll need install either 6551A or 8551 chip.
Instead of simple 3.6864Mhz quartz oscillator, on-crystal generator could be used. In that case you must connect OUT to XTLI (6), XTLO (7) pin must float and power must be connected to crystal as follows:
_________________________ | \ | N.C. GND | | O O | | | | | | O O | |+5V OUT | \_______________________/
R6551 PINOUT MAX232 PINOUT
"DataPump Plus" now fully compatible with SwiftLink, DataBlast & CommPort. Furthermore, many new jumper(able) options added.
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