2021/08/02 Tips and hints, chat, user's requests, guide, newbie help > Telegram group eLeMeNt ZX & MB03+ Users Forum started.
2021/07/24 Updated core with ZX-Uno's Radastan graphic mode and Z-Controller.
2021/07/04 Updated core with an external PC keyboard and mouse support. A partial support of the ZX-Uno. Details in Prog. Ref. in the docs section.
2021/04/23 Updated core in the download section. New esxDOS v0.8.9 in FPGA Rescue Mode, digital sound and TSFM improvements.
2021/04/22 The User's Manual was extended, download it from the docs section.
2021/04/06 New version (v1.2a) of the excellent LnxCopy. Visit website www.ilnx.cz.
2021/03/28 Updated a software collection for the eLeMeNt ZX in the download section. A lot of apps and demos, incl. fabulous Pentagon software.
2021/03/22 Updated firmware in the download section. AY/YM and ABC/ACB selection, HiRes improvements and more...
2021/03/15 The eLeMeNt ZX motherboard is now in production and for sale! Orders available in the eshop RETROCOMP.CZ.
2021/06/06: Good news for all those of us who don't have a redundant ZXS+2/+3 keyboard: a PC keyboard is connectable to the eLeMeNt ZX. Any ps/2 keyboard with an USB adapter or an USB keyboard which supports ps/2 protocol.
2021/05/04: Impressive SW for ZX Spectrum! It uses TurboSound FM for playing S98 songs intended for Yamaha YM2608 sound chip. 6 FM + 3 SSG + 1 single channel for samples. I like it this song. Enjoy and relax. Recorded at eLeMeNt ZX in Pentagon 1024 mode.
2021/04/28: I love zx demo progs. The exact timing of any speccy machine (ZX48, ZX128, Pentagon,..) is important for demomakers. I paid attention to it in the eLeMeNt´s design. Here is an example, others will follow. I think the eLeMeNt ZX is the first enhanced ZX board with precise timings aligned with the digital video output.
2021/03/15: LnxCopy supports now the eLeMeNt ZX hardware. Thank you, Lanex!
LnxCopy is a copier, simple file manager and tape-archives editor with modern user interface. It allows you to perform operations on your Speccy that were previously the domain of more powerful PCs. All eLeMeNt´s memory is supported, so you can load huge amounts of data recordings from one side of an audio casette in one go. Then sort all programs from your old tapes, make TAP files, transfer to a SD/CF card etc. Check out ilnx.cz. Great software!
2021/02/11: Two new graphics mode for fan/fun.
2020/11/25: Version 1.1. of the board. Some improvements and fixing. I hope final.
2020/10/21: Soldered. I have started testing.
2020/10/06: Prototype board v1.0. Probably final size.
2020/10/03: Prototype board v1.0. Probably final size. Ready to route.
2020/09/11: for HW designers, eLeMeNt ZX will be internally expandable by two ways, by a internal zxbus pin headers and by extra board inserted between main board and FPGA board.
2020/08/30: Prototype board v0.0 (no final size). Real Z80 CPU works on 20MHz with no wait states! Pentagon 128 memory and timing mode implemented.
2020/07: The project started.