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SandMath_44 4x4 on the NoV64
12-21-2015, 09:57 PM
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SandMath_44 4x4 on the NoV64
In the SandMath_44 4x4 manual, it says:

Quote:Plugging the SandMath 4x4 module requires using the bank-switching configuration options on the 41-CL (as well as on Clonix/NoVRAM, or the MLDL-2k).

This suggest that it's possible to run this module on a NoV device. However, the NoV64, the largest device, only has 32K flash available if the HEPAX capability is used. This will hold the 32K of SandMath 4x4, but there is no room left over for the Library 4 dependency. Will this work if I disable HEPAX (and access to RAM)? Is there any way to put a module in RAM and keep HEPAX?

Also, I'm not clear how one takes a module like SandMath that comes as a .MOD file and translates it to what ClonixConfig requires, a .ROM file. Is this something Diego has to do? His latest CD, from 9 March 2015, has SMATH44L and SMATH44U ROMS. Which version of SandMath exactly do these correspond to?
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12-21-2015, 10:31 PM (This post was last modified: 12-21-2015 10:33 PM by Ángel Martin.)
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RE: SandMath_44 4x4 on the NoV64
Yes it can be configured disabling as you say the HEPAX configuration. The latest versions of ClonixConfig.exe already implement an option in the GUI to do this, I think it's called "Join Blocks" .

There are MOD2ROM routines available at TOS to extract the ROM files from the MOD containers. You can also use the ROM files available at the systemyde.com web site/ - check the "File Area" page on the 41CL section.
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12-21-2015, 11:33 PM
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RE: SandMath_44 4x4 on the NoV64
Thanks for the speedy reply, Ángel. The MOD-to-ROM converter makes everything make sense. (It's called "Module File Utility," should someone else go looking for it). I see that I can fit SandMath 3x3 and still have room for HEPAX. Does this look like the correct configuration?

   
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12-22-2015, 07:30 AM (This post was last modified: 12-22-2015 07:33 AM by Ángel Martin.)
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RE: SandMath_44 4x4 on the NoV64
(12-21-2015 11:33 PM)quantalume Wrote:  Thanks for the speedy reply, Ángel. The MOD-to-ROM converter makes everything make sense. (It's called "Module File Utility," should someone else go looking for it). I see that I can fit SandMath 3x3 and still have room for HEPAX. Does this look like the correct configuration?

That looks just fine, but having the HEPAX ROM without any RAM may not be what you want - only can use the MCODE-related functions as there's no flashRAM available if I'm not mistaken. Just deselect the checkbox "HEPAX" in the GUI to make it go away .

Also if at all possible (despite it takes two more blocks) you should use the 4x4 revision of the SandMath - that's the one with better maintained code and more features as well.

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