Minimig Connector: Can it double as a serialport ?

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  • Hi. If a core would support it, can the minimigconnector on the dockingstation be repurposed to function as a rs232 connector for instance ?

    As far as I know, the Minimig connector is handled entirely by the docking station's internal microcontroller and not exposed to the FPGA in any way - it's designed to make the Docking Station's ports accessible to a "real" minimig instead of a Chameleon.


    Some context, for the benefit of Jens, Peter and Tobias: a few people are desperate to find some way of giving the TC64's Minimig core some kind of network access, and don't really care how slow it is - so there's some out-of-the-box thinking happening!

  • As far as I know, the Minimig connector is handled entirely by the docking station's internal microcontroller and not exposed to the FPGA in any way - it's designed to make the Docking Station's ports accessible to a "real" minimig instead of a Chameleon.


    Some context, for the benefit of Jens, Peter and Tobias: a few people are desperate to find some way of giving the TC64's Minimig core some kind of network access, and don't really care how slow it is - so there's some out-of-the-box thinking happening!

    Aha, ok. That makes sense actually, considering its purpose -- the minimig connector, I mean.