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PPUSBCOMM: USB to Parallel port file transfer image
PPUSBComm is a tool to copy files from a Linux system with USB ports to a system running DOS with a parallel port. I created this tool to send games and software I download to my Tandy 1000 EX.
Multiuse PCB-X : A small multipurpose PCB with an USB micro-controller image
This USB-specialized circuit board design is inspired from my previous Multiuse Tiny 1 and Multiuse PCB2 projects. This time, since a micro-controller with native USB support is used, it is possible to transfer data at 12 Mbit/s (Full speed) unlike the older designs which, due to the use of a software-only USB implementation (V-USB), were limited to 1.5 Mbit/s (Low speed).
CGA to VGA converter using an FPGA image
CGA to VGA converter using an FPGA
November 28, 2015 (Saturday)
I simply wanted to have fun with an old Tandy 1000 EX computer, but the image quality using the NTSC video output was unbearable. The alternative was to use a CGA monitor of course! But as I don't own one, I started looking at how I could build a CGA to VGA adapter, which I was able to build using an FPGA development kit. The project was the perfect excuse to acquire one. See the page for notes, explanations, schematics and source code (at your own risk).
The colors of video game consoles image
The colors of video game consoles
June 24, 2015 (Wednesday)
An exercise in identifying the exact colors used by some video game consoles.

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About me

Hello, I'm Raphaël Assénat. I live near Montreal, a city located in Quebec province, Canada. I have two big passions in life: Computers and Electronics. Those two disciplines allows me to quench my desire to create things, my curiosity, and my desire to learn. I'm always working on many projects at the same time and I dont have enough time to do all the projects I'd like. But fortunately, once I begin working on a project, I rarely stop before it's finished.

Programming is my main hobby, and I like to do it using C and assembler. Preferably, on Linux or Unix platforms. I'm not interested at all by windows programming. What I like the most is when I have the chance to work on projects involving both programming and electronics. For instance, writing software which controls external circuitry designed by me, or even better, programming microcontrollers.

Other than computing and programming, I like to play piano and enjoy relaxing by playing RPG video games. (And thus many projects on this site are related to video games...)

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Why this site?

  1. For sharing my knowledge with others.
  2. To have a presence on the net (Hey! I got my job thanks to this website).
  3. Being a geek, the idea of creating a personal website seemed to make sense.
  4. I like writing html and php.

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