First public PCB scans of the M3DS real - Scorpei

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  1. Scorpei
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    Hey all,

    With the new / upcoming M3DS real getting close to public release and the first review popping up this is a product to watch.

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    I've managed to get exclusive quality PCB shots of the new unit thanks to BellySM and I've put em online (of course [​IMG]). So for your viewing pleasure:

    Click here

    Cheers and a thank you to BellySM!
    Scorpei
     
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    what are there only half the connectors?
     
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    That's the other side of the card - same thing as on the G6DSR
     
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    Those are the connections for the cable for programming the Actel on the front.
     
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    Sorry but I've been out of loop. What's new about the MS Real compared to the M3 Simply?
     
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    Mainly the use of the G6 (type) kernel and its benefits (and for some, downsides).
     
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    What about the rumours that this could play GBA games that were circulating a long time ago?
     
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    As far as I know partially true (as to be expected). The use of an expansion pack (i.e. a G6/M3 slot-2 device or other) is needed to place the GBA game which can then be booted.
     
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    If that is true, we may see other flash cards doing this also.
     
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    Well the expansion pack thing, many / several flashcard producers already use them (not sure if the G6DS real already supports it?). For example the EZflash branch has their EZlfash 3 in 1 product and the SuperCard team uses the SC slot-2 solution to store GBA games (to play them) and as RAM expansion pack.
     
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    This sentence is hilarious. Weee, a well known player in the scene. Awesome. Not.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the pics that were shared with you Scorpei, I have a nice little collection of the reviewers images and always try to collect the new ones (these are a bit better than most).
    I was under the impression the Actel only provided boundary scanning (for IS Q/A wrather than ISP).
     
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    so does this include a spring or not? I dislike how the new R4 doesn't include the spring. makes it more cheap chinese junk than it already was.

    The GUI on this thing looks good, it reminds me of the late SNES days when competators were making their GUI more colorful and organized, to try to give you a feel of more options even if more was not necessarily present from one backup unit to another.

    all in all, this looks very interesting. I wish an english version was out. I'm wondering if the english firmware will flash to this in the future. With the way they did things in the past, probably not but who knows. It is exciting to see that this product not only made the light of day but is also easy to acquire already.


    Ok he has confirmed that it has a spring, will re-confirm it when I get my package. I will also try to make a more thorough review since a lot of questions remain unanswered.
     

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