NG Bench test fixture - Software

Pinup
Bench test

Troubleshooting of electronics boards

Universal bench, for an easy diagnosis
of processor's based systems

All brands of pinballs
(Gottlieb, Bally, ... and many more).

Second part of the project
"Bench test fixture NG"

Presentation

We developed the ULTIMATE VISUAL BENCH software suite to efficiently pilot our new test bench. With a multilingual graphic interface (French, English and German), its use is simple and user-friendly. It is in the form of a series of applications, each specific to a type of card. We also added a checksum calculation tool and a complex component tester.

Of course, this suite is scalable and we add maps as we need it.

Applications

Are currently done :


CHECKSUMS Tool

This tool is completely independent of the test bench and can be used without connecting it. It allows to check and modify internal checksums of Gottlieb ROMs. It uses builders algorithms, U2/U3 system ROMs, game ROMs, audio ROMs, and for different generations of pinball machines.

CHECKSUMS


Component Tester

This application uses the test module associated with the test bench. It allows to test the operation of complex components such as PIA, VIA, RIOT and even CRTC (video).

Component Tester


GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 80 - CPU

This application is dedicated to the testing of Gottlieb SYSTEM-80 CPU boards. It deals with both first-generation board and 80B with Piggyback.

Cards with welded components can be tested via connector TC1.

Test CPU SYS80 Test CPU SYS80

Test CPU SYS80 Test CPU SYS80

All functions are accessible easily and intuitively. Most are displayed graphically with optimal legibility. The tests of the contact matrix, lamps or displays (digital or alpha-numeric) are thus directly readable.

When checking the main components, a picture of the board is displayed for immediate identification in the event of a problem. Thanks to the 4 color dip-grips, the address decoding or BUS functions can be used to locate the faults.


GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 80 - Audio

Application for the testing of Gottlieb SYSTEM-80 advanced AUDIO boards, type MA-216 and similar, with or without SC01. It has functions similar to those of the SYSTEM-80 CPU test.

Test Audio SYS80 Test Audio SYS80

Test Audio SYS80 Test Audio SYS80

A sound generation test function is included, with different waveforms. If the SC01 is installed, the voices are also tested with variations of intonation and frequency.


GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 80 - Audio 6530

For the test of the simple AUDIO cards Gottlieb SYSTEM-80, based on 6530. Although of relatively limited interest, this application nevertheless demonstrates the flexibility of our test bench. Indeed, on these cards, the CPU is a 6503 in box 28 pins and not a 6502 in box 40 pin.

Test Audio 6530 SYS80 Test Audio 6530 SYS80

Test Audio 6530 SYS80 Test Audio 6530 SYS80

As with the advanced board, a sound generation test function is included, with different waveforms.


GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3 - CPU

For the test of Gottlieb SYSTEM 3 CPU boards, using a CPU 6502 and VIA 6522.

Test CPU GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3 Test CPU GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3

Test CPU GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3 Test CPU GOTTLIEB SYSTEM 3


VALLEY SPECTRA IV - CPU

For the testing of CPU Valley SPECTRA IV boards (cocktail tables), using a CPU 6503.

Test CPU VALLEY SPECTRA IV Test CPU VALLEY SPECTRA IV

Test CPU VALLEY SPECTRA IV Test CPU VALLEY SPECTRA IV


ZACCARIA - CPU Gen. 2

For the test of Zaccaria Generation II CPU boards, using a Signetics 2650 CPU.

Test CPU ZACCARIA Gen. 2 Test CPU ZACCARIA Gen. 2

Test CPU ZACCARIA Gen. 2 Test CPU ZACCARIA Gen. 2


ZACCARIA - Audio Gen.1 1B1146

For the test of ZACCARIA Generation I AUDIO boards, using an Intel 8035 CPU.

Test AUDIO ZACCARIA Gen. 1 1B1146 Test AUDIO ZACCARIA Gen. 1 1B1146

Test AUDIO ZACCARIA Gen. 1 1B1146


WILLIAMS - CPU WPC-89

For testing Williams/Bally WPC-89 CPU cards using a Motorola 6809E CPU and an ASIC

Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-89 Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-89

Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-89 Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-89


WILLIAMS - CPU WPC-S

For testing Williams/Bally WPC-S CPU boards, using a Motorola 6809E CPU, an ASIC and a SECURITY PIC.

Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-S Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-S

Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-S Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-S


WILLIAMS - CPU WPC-95

For testing Williams/Bally WPC-95 CPU boards, using a Motorola 6809E CPU, an ASIC and a SECURITY PIC.

Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-95 Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-95

Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-95 Test CPU WILLIAMS WPC-95


BALLY - Audio board AS-2518-51

For testing AUDIO BALLY AS-2518-51 boards (using a 6802 CPU).

Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-51 Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-51

Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-51


BALLY - Audio board AS-2518-56 and -57

For testing AUDIO BALLY boards AS-2518-56 (using a CPU 6802) and AS-2518-57 (memory expansion board).

Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-56 Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-57

Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-56 Test Audio BALLY AS-2518-56


BELL GAMES - Audio board

For the test of AUDIO boards built by BELL GAMES. These boards of Italian origin, use a CPU 6802 and are quite close to the BALLY boards, with however, some differences.

Test Audio BELL GAMES Test Audio BELL GAMES

Test Audio BELL GAMES Test Audio BELL GAMES


CAVEMAN video block- EPROMS board - MA-254 (A22)

Application for testing CAVEMAN video block cards. This is dedicated to the EPROMS board and requires the CAVEMAN adapter.

Test CAVEMAN EPROMS Test CAVEMAN EPROMS


CAVEMAN video block - RAM I/O board - MA-253 (A23)

Application for testing CAVEMAN video block cards. This is dedicated to the RAM I/O board and requires the CAVEMAN adapter.

Test CAVEMAN RAM I/O Test CAVEMAN RAM I/O


OTHERS BOARDS

ULTIMATE VISUAL BENCH is regularly updated with new boards. To be continued ...

Distribution

This achievement is currently unavailable, but we are studying the possibility of its dissemination (free or paid) for the future.

A l'étude

Last update of this page: August 7th, 2018

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