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Information about a Radius FPD SE/30 video card

Juror22

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I have a Radius FPD SE/30 video card that I've had for a few years now and I have considered using it (if possible), but I did not know whether it required the use of a Radius monitor or whether it could be used with other monitors.

I've looked in several spots for information, but only found snippets, sales, references to other similar cards and not the information that I'm looking for.
I'll list out the specifics and hopefully someone will have access to the information that I am looking for.
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On the card it is listed as ASSY 632-0026-A FPDSE30.
The external connector is a DA9 (not a DA 15 like I've seen in various other Radius cards)

Does anyone know what monitors this will work with? (I Assume some form of MDA, EGA, CGA or a proprietary Radius only list)?
What is the pinout/cable descriptions for a suitable cable.
Is there a copy of the "Radius Interface Card Installation Guide" for this card that is available?
Is there any other Radius documentation specific to this card that is available?
 

bibilit

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I am not familiar with this card but pretty sure won’t work properly without a Radius monitor hooked to it.
 

Juror22

Well-known member
What about a rgb2hdmi card
I'm building a couple of these and I did not even think of using them to drive the output. That's actually a great idea, because I'm suspicious that bibilit may be correct, which is why I was looking to find the additional documentation. Using the rgb2hdmi devices may be a way around this issue.
 

Bolle

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It should be pretty easy to get something out of that card. From the connector it looks like you’ll have Hsync, Vsync and (TTL) video data along with 2 ground wires.

Find out which is which and hook them up to a good multisync TFT and you should get a picture.
HSync and VSync can hook up right away, video data needs some kind of simple voltage divider to get it down to VGA-ish levels and impedance.

I got a Lapis dual page display card for the SE/30 to work with a modern display that way. The card had open solder spots for the resistors to implement the voltage divider on the TTL video signal. I just had to wire it up to a VGA connector and was good to go.
 
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