Reading HN62312 and HN62304 chips

I recently ended up buying a Jaleco Lord Of King (Astyanax) PCB, which also came with a P-47 ROM board – or maybe it was the other way around.  When I looked at it and my existing P-47, and the other Japanese P-47 type I realised that the sets in MAME are very likely incorrect.

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As I went to dump this one, I came across the HN62312 chips.  These are 2mbit MASK ROMs which follow a completely alien pinout to other devices, in fact it took a while to find pinouts at all.

Well I’ve designed an adapter, the first version is pictured below – I made a mistake and a ZIF socket won’t fit so the design linked to (which I’m having some of made now) has now been updated.  It should also work for the 4mbit variants but I don’t actually have one to test with.

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You can buy these from OSH Park now, all you need are pin strips and optionally a ZIF socket:

HN62312 / HN62304 adapter at OSH Park

Happy dumping!

Update:  here’s the new variant.

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