Artist XJS Lite MC (5090)

Also called Artist 1000 MC

@80C5.adf Artist 1000 MC (5090)

xjsdisk1.zip ARTIST XJS Drivers Version 1.12 (5/93) Disk 1
xjsdisk2.zip ARTIST XJS Drivers Version 1.12 (5/93) Disk 2

Taking the Wraps off the 34020 BYTE Aug 1988 Article by TI TMS34020 design team
Graphics Systems TI "1991 Advanced Linear Circuits Seminar" original HERE

Artist Winsprint (5090)
TLC34075 Architecture
ADF Sections


Artist Winsprint (5090)

JP1 Video Out
JP2 Jumper for?
JP3 Jumper for?
R2 Bourns 3323 Potentiometer or BCD?
U1 TI TMS34020GBL-32
U6 32.000000 MHz osc
U7 Artist 1-GA 105J
U28-U35 TI TMS44C251-1SD
U36 72 pin SIMM socket
U42 108.000 MHz osc
U43 TI TLC34075-110FN
U46-U53 TI TMS44C251-1SD

R2 - FS Adjust?
   "FS ADJUST [pin 51] - Full-scale adjustment pin. A resistor connected between this pin and ground controls the full-scale range of the DACs."

U36 is Storage DRAM
TMS44C251-1SD is Frame Buffer VRAM
U7 is Bus Interface Array [1-GA / GPX ?]

TLC34075 Video Interface Palette
TMS44C251-1SD [rev 1, SD package]


TLC34075 Architecture

TLC34075 Video Interface Palette Graphics Board Example

TLC34075 Video Interface Palette Direct Interface To 34010 And 34020

TLC34075 Block Diagram

The White Areas Show the Additional Functionality of the "TLC34075" Over the Standard Color Palette (in grey).

  • 256 Color Palette
  • VGA Palette Register Compatible
  • Direct VGA Pass-Through
  • Monitor Detection
  • Directly Supports 1, 2, 4, 8, 24 Bits Per Pixel
  • Programmable Pixel Bus Widths - 4,8,16 & 32
  • Direct Interface to VRAM
  • On-Chip Shift Registers
  • On-Chip Dot Clock Mux
  • On-Chip DAC Reference
  • SYNC On Green

TLC34075 Analog System

TL34075 Color DAC Structure

TL34075 Single DAC Current Source


AdapterId 080C5H ARTIST 1000 MC Series  Version 1.1

PC I/O Address
     <03EXh & 07EXh>, 02CXh & 06CXh, 02DXh & 06DXh, 02EXh & 06EXh 

PC Memory Address - Below 1MB
   The default PC memory address is 0xCC00. This 16 KB block in PC memory maps into two 8 KB windows in the GPX memory space.  These 8 KB windows can each be mapped to start at any 8 KB boundary in the GPX memory space.  By using the system configuration utility to configure memory usage the user is assured of a non-conflicting selection. If the PC memory address is configured as disabled the software you are using with the ARTIST 1000 MC Series graphic controller will use the default.
     <CC00-CFFF>, C800-CBFF, D000-D3FF, D400-D7FF, D800-DBFF, DC00-DFFF, Disabled 

Data Bus Sizing
   The 1000 MC Series can operate in a 16 bit or a 32 bit Micro Channel card slot.
     <32 Bits>, 16 Bits 

Interrupt Level
     The 1000 MC Series can use Interrupt 5, 7, 10, 11 or interrupts may be disabled
     <Disabled>, IRQ 5, IRQ 7, IRQ 10, IRQ 11 

PC Memory Address - Above 1MB
     A PC memory address above 1MB should only be used for UNIX systems. The default is that decoding above 1MB is disabled
     <Disabled>, 2MB - 4MB, 4 - 6, 6 - 8, 8 - 10, 10 - 12, 12 - 14, 14 - 16

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