DM41X Beta Programme

Discussion about the new DM41X calculator
mezoganet
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

Hi to you all, happy owners of the DM41X, anyone can tell us what is the use of a the ‘CST/CONF‘ Key ?
HP33E, HP34C, HP41C, HP16C, HP28S, HP42S, HP48S, HP12C, HP35S, DM42, DM41L, DM15L, DM41X (SN#15) and HP3000 @ work during 18 yrs as IT Mgr
gmac42
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

I got mine today! \o/ (SN: 00033)
First impressions: It looks really good, especially the faceplate is great. The colors of the Shift/Alpha keys are a bit off, compared to the faceplate, but it's not so bad that I would mind. The "SwissMicros DM41X" print above the display is visibly larger than it is on my DM42, and I think the smaller size looks better, tbh. The 14-segment font looks really great - much better than I had expected!
I haven't played around with it much yet, but it looks very promising!
A big thank you to everyone involved in making this beauty!
DM42 #650, DM41L #801, HP 41CX, HP 41CV, HP 50G, TI 89
jthole
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

So far, the ROMs that I tried (Advantage, and Isene/GEIR) work flawlessly.

But something I am missing ... where is the sticker for the shifted ALPHA keys? That should be on the backside of the calculator!
Last edited by jthole on Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.
jthole
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

Okay, first documentation issue ... how do I exit "diagnostics" mode? The DM42 key combinations do not seem to work.

Edit: it times out automatically ... should be documented.
TwoWeims

Re: DM41X Beta Programme

jthole wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Okay, first documentation issue ...
Has the manual been released yet? I would like to review it while I am waiting for mine to arrive.
jthole
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

The manual is at swissmicros.com/dm41x
charger73@gmx.ch
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

i made some "benchmarks" - with this small programm:
(it counts from 1000 to 0)

Code: Select all

01 LBL "BENCH"
02 1000
03 STO 00
04 0
05 SETSW
06 RUNSW
07*LBL 00
08 DSE 00
09 GTO 00
10 STOPSW
11 RCLSW
12 END
Results:
DM41X fast mode: 00:09
DM41X fast mode with USB : 00:02
DM41X slow mode: 01:59

41CL TURBO50 : 00:05
41CL normal mode : 01:38

So, the speed is almost like a 41CL - for me, this is perfect.
smp
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Location: Bedford, NH USA

Re: DM41X Beta Programme

jthole wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:51 pm
So far, the ROMs that I tried (Advantage, and Isene/GEIR) work flawlessly. ...
Here's a silly question: Where does one go to get electronic copies of the ROMs to try out?

smp
Stephen
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DM41X Beta SN: 00027
jthole
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

smp wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:40 pm
jthole wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:51 pm
So far, the ROMs that I tried (Advantage, and Isene/GEIR) work flawlessly. ...
Here's a silly question: Where does one go to get electronic copies of the ROMs to try out?

smp
Not silly at all. For the Advantage ROM, a good source is hp41.org.

For the Isene ROMs, his GitHub repository has all documentation and code (plus the ROMs he used materials from originally).
smp
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Re: DM41X Beta Programme

jthole wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:02 pm
smp wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:40 pm
jthole wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:51 pm
So far, the ROMs that I tried (Advantage, and Isene/GEIR) work flawlessly. ...
Here's a silly question: Where does one go to get electronic copies of the ROMs to try out?

smp
Not silly at all. For the Advantage ROM, a good source is hp41.org.

For the Isene ROMs, his GitHub repository has all documentation and code (plus the ROMs he used materials from originally).
Thanks very much for this reply!
It turns out that my question actually *was* silly, because I have the HP-41 DVD of Warren's site, from way back in 2011. Of course, on it is a folder of many HP-41 ROMs that I have never been able to use. Now that you pointed me in the right direction, I have *plenty* of ROM images to try, once my DM-41X arrives!

Thanks again!

smp
Stephen
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DM41X Beta SN: 00027