Going online with 48K and a rubber keyboard...The Spectranet – A project to bringthe Internet to the ZX Spectrum
Inspiration
Inspiration
From Inspiration to Implementation                   The Wiznet W5100                   Released in 2007                  ...
Prototyping the Spectranet
Prototyping – The breakout boards                              W5100 Ethernet breakout boardXilinx XC9572XLbreakout board
Breadboard prototype of the entire Spectranet
The final product
The Software* Network operating system* Module support - BASIC extensions - ZX Channels and streams - Snapshot manager* Fi...
Demonstration...                   (Shamelessly stolen from Pudrete Flanders                                   www.pudrete...
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Dylan Smith's presentation to Imperica's "Horizons" event. BFI, London, 5/6 May 2012. www.imperica.com/horizons

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  • cant add a dma or hi speed serial port?
    two Ethernet connectors could it be used to daisy chain rather than requiring a switch
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The Spectranet - a project to bring the Internet to the ZX Spectrum

  1. 1. Going online with 48K and a rubber keyboard...The Spectranet – A project to bringthe Internet to the ZX Spectrum
  2. 2. Inspiration
  3. 3. Inspiration
  4. 4. From Inspiration to Implementation The Wiznet W5100 Released in 2007 Designed for 8 bit systems Addressable as either memory or IO Integrated ethernet MAC and PHY 100Mbit/sec Offloads TCP/IP from main CPU Perfect for old 8 bit systems!
  5. 5. Prototyping the Spectranet
  6. 6. Prototyping – The breakout boards W5100 Ethernet breakout boardXilinx XC9572XLbreakout board
  7. 7. Breadboard prototype of the entire Spectranet
  8. 8. The final product
  9. 9. The Software* Network operating system* Module support - BASIC extensions - ZX Channels and streams - Snapshot manager* Filesystem support - TNFS (Tiny Network Filesystem)* C language support - C socket library* Subset of utf-8 (Spanish, French, German, Portugese)* Flash configuration support* Firmware upgrades over the network
  10. 10. Demonstration... (Shamelessly stolen from Pudrete Flanders www.pudreteflanders.com)

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