I used the PC-E500 in the development of the Stereoscopic Video System at Curtin University. I wrote some software and developed some hardware for the PC-E500 which allowed it to communicate with and program IC's which use the Philips I2C (I squared C) two wire serial bus.
The full specifications of the PC-E500 are available here.
I have a range of information available for the PC-E500 incuding programs and manuals.
The following list represents most of the programs I have for my SHARP PC-E500. All of the programs are shareware or public domain. If you have any other programs for the SHARP PC-E500 which are not on this list, please send me a copy.
If you have any PC-E500 programs from Pockecom Journal, please send me a copy.
|connect4 (2k)||The game of connect4 for two players. (in BASIC)|
|dumptool||A hex dump tool and also a machine code assembler.|
|Heavy metal mini||A shoot'em up game (something like defender). Written in machine code for really fast action! The best game on the E500.|
|Heavy metal 2||The sequel for Heavy metal mini More levels and nastier enemies. The best game sequel on the E500. Also written in machine code. (13k)|
|lhex (4k)||A file compression program for the E500 (like lharc). Written in machine code.|
|register (3k)||A program which prints out the contents of the registers in the CPU. Written in machine code.|
|s_golf (6k)||A golf game program (I think) (in Basic).|
|tred||a screen editor written in machine code. Two versions available: tred104.zip (11k) and tred111.zip (9k)|
|tydisasm (3k)||a machine code disassembler. (Basic)|
|uudecode (15k)||a series of programs for uuencoding and uudecoding binary files (8 bit) <-> text files (7 bit) (basic and machine code) These files are useful because the SHARP PC-LINK Connector will only transfer 7 bit files. By Eiji Kako|
|vogue (122k)||A 'C' like compiler for the PC-E500 by Narihito Kon. Unfortunately the documents are in Japanese. (feel like converting them to English?)|
|xasm126 (48k)||a cross assembler. Documents are only in Japanese.|
|tydos (6k)||Documents only (only in Japanese).|
|kanje500||A Kanji device driver for the E500. (if you want to display japanese characters on the screen of the E500).|
|insttabl.txt||The full instruction table for the CPU of the PC-E500. Also relevant to some Sharp electronic organisers.|
|rs232-12.txt||How to build your own SHARP to PC serial conversion cable. What hardware to build and what software to use. This cable can also be used on the OZ/IQ-7200/8000 range of SHARP Wizards/electronic organisers (and others). The archive containing the circuit board files for this document is also available: "PCLNKPCB.ZIP"|
|dumptool||There is also some machine coding documentation available in the dumptool documentation mentioned in the programs listing above.|
RECENT (untested) SUBMISSIONS:
|artiller.bas||An artillery game written in basic by Mika Aronen of Finland (firstname.lastname@example.org). (6k) instructions: artiller.txt (2k)|
|technical.bas||A small technical program submitted by Rolf de Pietro of Switzerland (email@example.com).|
|stageman.zip||9 basic programs submitted by Dirk Stagemann of Germany (Dirk_Stagemann@t-online.de). Some programs have Gernan text. The programs are: ascii.bas, aw.bas, dauerfes.bas, hangman.bas, inv-a.bas, martina.bas, mindmast.bas, test.bas & x1.bas. (PKZIP achive 6k, uncompressed 18k).|
|sgame.bas||A simple game written in basic by Jani Kleindienst (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.comcom.si/~janik/>. (4k)|
|edit500.zip||An ASCII-editor with many features (up to 254 characters per line, 39 visible, full screen horizontal scrolling, quick access to capitals, etc) by Matthias Schulte (email@example.com).|
|bascom.zip||A BASIC like compiler for the PC-E500. Written by Yoshikazu Takahashi (TORO) (firstname.lastname@example.org). Supplied by Sebastien Furic (email@example.com).|
Portacom, 1181 Hay Street, West Perth 6005, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9481 1565 . . . Fax: +61 8 9324 1259
Comments: They were selling the PC-E500S. They also have a 128kB Ram card for the PC-E500 and other optional hardware.
More News: [August 1, 2001] Portacom advises that the PC-E500S is still in production - they recently recieved new stock with a June 2001 production date!
Yellow Computing, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Strasse 1, D-74177 Bad Friedrichshall, GERMANY.
Phone: +49 7136 9511 0 . . . Fax: +49 7136 9511 11
Comments: The web site is in German. I don't know whether they sell the PC-E500 but they do sell some converters (Transfile).
Larry Berg, Purple Computing, 2048 Southside Road, Box 100, Murphy, OR 97533, USA.
Phone: "+1" 541 479 8087 Fax: 8089 Web: http://www.pfranc.com
Comments: sells 15pin connectors and possibly completed level converters.
Last Updated: 30 June 2005
Maintained by: Andrew Woods