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Kit Z80-MBC2

€49.00

Cpu Z80 4/8MHz (SW selectable), 128KB banked RAM, 16 GPIO, I2C, RS232-TTL, HD emulation on SD, RTC with temperature sensor, Multi-boot management for max. 10 OS (currently supported OS with 16 HD each: CP/M 2.2, Q/PM 2.71, CP/M 3, UCSD Pascal, Collapse OS), Autoboot (direct binary load and execution from SD), iLOAD (automatic load and run executables files in Intel-Hex format), SW controlled User led and key, stand-alone Basic and Forth interpreters (with IOS-LITE embedded into FW), boot mode and system parameters user menu.

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Quantity
Out-of-Stock

Attention:

This Kit is no longer available, it has been replaced by a new Kit available at this link.

This project is released (hardware and software) under the GPL 3 license and was designed by Fabio Defabis (Just4Fun), more information is available at this link.

Attention, VAT and shipping costs change depending on the country of the customer.

Example calculation cost of the kit all inclusive

Country Kit VAT Shipping Total
Italy 49,00€  10,78€  6,90€ 66,68€
EU Area 49,00€ 10,78€ 12,70€ 72,48€
United States  49,00€ 0,00€ 16,50€ 65,50€
Australia 49,00€ 0,00€ 17,95€ 66,95€

The product is shipped from Italy to worldwide, with tracking code.

No customs fees, the customer will not pay customs fees, shipping by legal procedure.

Delivery time:
Italy: 1 working day, Sardinia and Sicily 2 working days
France: 4 working days
United Kingdom: 4 working days

Kit contents:
n. 1 Pcb blue
n. 2 Resistors 680 ohm 1/4W 5%
n. 2 Resistors 390 ohm 1/4W 5%
n. 8 Resistors 10 Kohm 1/4W 5%
n. 1 Resistor 39 ohm 1/4W 5%
n. 2 Resistors 4,7 Kohm 1/4W 5%
n. 1 Resistor 1,2 Kohm 1/4W 5%
n. 3 Resistors 1 Kohm 1/4W 5%
n. 1 Resistor 330 ohm 1/4W 5%
n. 2 Resistors SIP9 1x8 10 Kohm 1/8W 5%
n. 8 Disc Cpacitors 100 nF
n. 2 Disc Capacitors 22 pF
n. 2 Electrolytis Capacitors 100 uF 16V.
n. 2 Diode 1N4148
n. 3 Diode 1N5817
n. 2 Led 3 mm. red
n. 2 Led 3 mm. white
n. 1 Led 3 mm. green
n. 1 Led 3 mm. blue
n. 2 Transistors 2N2907
n. 1 Quarz 16 MHz
n. 1 74HC00
n. 1 Z84C0008
n. 1 ATMEGA32A already programmed and ready to use
n. 1 TC551001-70
n. 1 MCP23017
n. 1 Socket DIP-14
n. 1 Socket DIP-28
n. 1 Socket DIP-32
n. 2 Sockets DIP-40
n. 1 Connector 1x4 male
n. 1 Connectors 1x8 male
n. 1 Connector 2x10 male
n. 2 Connectors 1x6 female
n. 1 Connectors 2x3 IDC male
n. 1 Connectors 1x2 JST male
n. 1 Connector 1x2 JST female
n. 2 Pins plugin JST
n. 2 Microswitch 6x6x5 mm.
n. 1 Module RTC modified
n. 1 Module microSD card
n. 1 Adapter USB RS232-TTL
n. 1 microSD with 15 disk and all programs
n. 1 Battery CR2032

Z80-MBC2-K

Data sheet

Processor
Zilog Z80
RAM Memory
128 KB
Kit
Assembled
To assemble

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Rated 4.88 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 16 customer reviews
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Fantastic kit, great attention to detail

This is a very complete kit, and includes details like LED spacers, an insulating pad for the crystal, and a red push button for reset. For my build, I used machined pin DIP sockets instead of the stamped sockets included in the kit. It worked on the first power up, booting right up into the CP/M. I really like the ROM and I/O emulation using the microcontroller, it is a very clean and extensible design.<br /> <br /> I also built the V20-MBC and had a similar positive experience. As a result, I just ordered the 68K-MBC and look forward to building and experimenting with it.

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Great kit, highly recommended

Fast shipping with tracking, good packaging, everything included (even battery and SD card ready to use). Easy to assemble, but if this is your very first kit, take the time to study which components go where.<br /> Having a picture of the finalized board on screen while working is helpful.<br /> Several nice OS options on the included SD card gets you started right away.<br /> My system worked perfectly from first power-on.<br /> The SD card "disk" system is a nice replacement for floppies and winchester disks! CP/M 3 is an excellent OS for this system.<br /> I bought this kit because of the easy access to create new "ROM firmware" with the ATmega solution, rather than having to flash physical EEPROMs.<br /> Performance is as expected from an 8 MHz Z80 CP/M system. The SD card I/O is a little bit slower than similar Compact Flash-card solutions used in other Z80 SBCs - but nothing to worry about! It is still *way* faster than the 8" floppies used in 1979 :)<br /> Highly recommended kit, excellent quality.

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My first soldering project - Good kit

It is my first soldering project. I took the time to solder each item.<br /> It took half a day. but it worked on my first power-on.<br /> <br /> I have not used serial communication since college. Kind of refreshing to use legacy technology. <br /> <br /> I will play with this Z80-MBC2. I have ordered v20 version too.<br /> <br /> thanks.<br /> <br />

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Great kit, but missing PCB

This is a great kit, and was shipped quickly (five stars). Three stars for Quality because my kit was missing the PCB. I sent an email describing the problem and got a next-day reply. The missing PCB was shipped the following day, and I received it a week later (priority shipping to USA). Great customer support (five stars).

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A great product and excellent support

I received the kit to assemble a couple of weeks ago and I started soldering right away. After about 3 hours of work, connected the board to PC with the supplied USB - Serial cable and .... nothing. I've contacted support right away and they were very responsive and help me diagnose the issue. Eventually we concluded that the AVR has, somehow, lost it's content and the support sent me a replacement AVR that worked out of the box. In the meantime I was able to burn the bootloader to the original AVR as well, using the ICP port and a Pololu USB AVR programmer.<br /> It is a great product for anyone interested to learn more about the basics of CPU's, memory and early operating systems. I am particularly interested in CP/M and Collapse OS so the fun is just starting. <br /> Very good delivery, the kit arrived in 6 days in Romania. Excellent packaging, with great attention to antistatic measures for the IC's. Assembly requires a little bit of attention, there is no assembly manual, but the schematic and BOM are really helpful. <br /> Big thumb up for support and for the patience of Mr. Giovanni. Thank you very much!

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