Question for you guys, is a push type DC connector like this OK? It's not a beauty, but makes my life a lot easier..
The MISTer stuff is a bit of a moving target, and although it wasn't the primar reason - keeping the GPIO pins available is IMHO a good thing.Since the memory question came up, have you seen this project from aje_fr: https://www.neo-arcadia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=74689
It appears to incorporate 128MB on the interface board directly, not a separate module.
The only thing I think is missing on his version are outputs for unamplified audio.
It will be super interesting for me to see how my SDRAM module actually performs with memtest, scope probing etc. Should be getting the prototype PCB next week, and I hope the weird pin connector from china shows up in the mail soon.I think you should avoid manufacturing and selling SDRAM modules - their design is a moving target as the latest CPS1.5 and CPS2 cores reveal timing issues with the older PCB layouts. There's a very high risk of you getting stuck with unsold inventory.
As for the push-type DC connector, it would be nicer if power was supplied through the hat pins like the other JAMMA solutions out there IMHO, but it's not a deal-breaker either. It's unobtrusive and functional.
Clearance is more than adequate, I'll try to snap some pics illustrating it before release.edit: probably stupid question of me but the cable connected right over the jamma edge doesn’t cause any issues on cabs with thicker jamma connectors? Or standard ones for that?