This update may reset the configuration to the default setting. After the update, the SD card and other settings may have to be made again.
Reports about the RCT
RCT on YouTube
I am pleased about the many positive reports on YouTube:
- Adrian’s Digital Basement: This has to be the ultimate retro chip tester
- Noel’s Retro Lab: The Ultimate Retro Chip Tester? (English)
- Nils Retro Hobby Room: Let’s Build the Retro Chip Tester from the 8Bit Museum (English)
- Redled: Retro Chip Tester Professional (4 Videos, over 12 hours, German)
- Nagy Attila AT-Vlog: Retró Chip Teszter (Hungarian)
- ShadowTron Blog: Retro Chip Tester (8 Videos, over 2 hours, English)
A playlist with all reports can be found here.
RCT programs EPROMs
The RCT can now also program several EPROMs. This requires a simple, inexpensive adapter that provides the programming voltage. This feature is currently classified as experimental and I would appreciate your feedback on it.
Supported are following EPROMs: 2708, 2716, 2532 and 2732
- The ROM padding of 4-bit ROMs can be selected between 0 and 1.
- „Misc Logic Tests“ menu splitted into two menus.
- Memory with a data bus width greater than 8 bits can be dumped, MSB is saved first.
- Small bug fixed that saved random data for analyzing purpose was not correct.
- 2708 Programming Adapter
- 2716/2532 Programming Adapter
- 2732 Programming Adapter
The Gerber data for the current version of the adapter has already been published. The schematics of all adapters are available in the BOM.pdf now.
New Logic ICs supported in v.21
New Custom Definition Files
There are new definition files for special memory modules.
The manuals have been updated and can be downloaded from my website.
The interactive IC comparison list has also been updated, as have the PDFs with the supported ICs.