I/O board

A project log for Homebrew ternary computer

TRIADOR: The only ternary computer made for real in the past 50 years.

Dmitry V. SokolovDmitry V. Sokolov 12/19/2017 at 11:160 Comments

On my photos you will often see the FR-2 brown board, I guess it would be good to show how it works.

It has 9 lines that can be used both as input and output, here is the schema of one i/o line:

So the board has 9 single pole triple throw slide switches connected to -5, 0 and 5V. When the switch is in the middle position, the line reads voltage. The common collector amplifier is an overkill here.

Here is the layout of the board:

In fact, this is exactly the circuit I have in my program memory, but it can be used for reading signals too.