Ultimate – 1MB RAM expansion for Atari XL/XE by Lotharek

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Ultimate – 1MB RAM expansion for Atari XL/XE

Hardware, manuals, FAQ, and other info on manufacturers website – HERE

Ultimate is one of the best Atari XL/XE internal upgrades ever, invented by Sebastian Bartkowicz aka Candle’o’Sin. Installation of this upgrade takes approx. 5 minutes and even a rookie can handle it at home without finding a professional technician and extra costs!

It’s easy, it’s simple, it’s FUN! Also, in the present version, some fixes were applied in comparison to the initial releases. Now it’s 100% “safe and sound”. Of course, what would be a bundle of wires without software support?

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Features

  • As solderless as possible (only RW, PHI2, HALT and RESET lines need soldering when MMU and OS ROM are socketed)
  • Fully flashable SpartaDOS-X with up to 320kbytes for its purposes
  • Real-Time Clock module for SDX with battery backup and NVRAM
  • Fully flashable 4 OS ROM slots
  • Hardware WRITE PROTECT for the whole Flash array
  • Configurable memory expansion with 4 modes of operation (disabled, 320k RAMBO, 578k COMPY SHOP, 1088k RAMBO)
  • Customizable BASIC and MISSLE COMMAND slots (also flashable)
  • Compatible with all XL/XE machines (600XL needs 64kB of RAM first)

Inside BOX :

  • High-quality Ultimate BOARD
  • HARTING MMU ADAPTER 20 IDC Female cable
  • HARTING OS ROM ADAPTER¬† 28 IDC FEMALE ADAPTER
  • 4pin connection cable
  • fitting items

Before you start!

  • If you are not confident with a soldering iron or you do not have proper tools, please LET a pro technician do it for you.
  • Please remember – wrong tools usage or low skills may damage Atari and Ultimate. Any damage/harm to your hardware is NOT subject of warranty!
  • Installation is easy, but inexperienced hands can do a lot of damage. Please, do not ask me questions WHAT HAVE I DONE WRONG WITH INSTALLATION – the answer will be always the same – I DO NOT KNOW

INSTALLATION STEP BY STEP:

  • locate¬†¬†MMU (20 pins) and¬†OS ROM (28 pins) and their pins no1

The general rule of pin identification

  • If Your chips are in sockets:
    • Remove ¬†MMU (20 pins) and¬†OS ROM (28 pins) chips from their sockets
    • Insert flat cable with “chip-adapter” side into MMU and OS ROM sockets ( RED STRIPE¬† cable indicates PIN 1 of the removed chip)
    • Make proper 4wire connection of ULTIMATE with CPU¬† CLICK¬†
    • Connect flat cables with “IDC-side” to the Ultimate board ( RED STRIPE cable indicates PIN 1 ultimate connector)
    • Fix ULTIMATE PCB inside Atari
  • If Your chips are not in sockets:
    • desolder¬†MMU (20 pins) and¬†OS ROM (28 pins) from atari PCB
    • Solder sockets into atari PCB (sockets are not supplied by me)
    • Insert flat cable with “chip-adapter” side into MMU and OS ROM sockets ( RED STRIPE¬† cable indicates PIN 1 of the removed chip)
    • Make a proper connection with supplied 4wire cable between ULTIMATE and¬†¬†CPU¬† CLICK¬†
    • Connect flat cables with “IDC-side” to the Ultimate board ( RED STRIPE cable indicates PIN 1 ultimate connector)
    • Fix ULTIMATE PCB inside Atari

READY!  You can now power on Atari, enter setup (HELP + RESET) and configure settings!

All Ultimates are sold with straight headers!!!

 

Installation examples:

 

ULTIMATE  1MB FLASHED WITH FIRMWARE by FJC ;

The commission is paid to FJC from every unit sold and warranty kept

VISIT FJC`s PAGE to read about differences :

http://atari8.co.uk/firmware/ultimate-1mb/

 

 

Additional information

Firmware

Original, FJC