Retronic design, like its name says, specialize in retro electronic device design.
Our actual best seller is the USB joystick adapter. This adapter enable you to connect any Atari style joystick to a USB compatible machine (Like a PC, a MAC, a Raspberry Pi, …). The integrated microcode is simulating a standard HID joystick.
Actual compatibility list is as follow:
Atari 2600 Joystick
Atari 7800 Joystick (2 buttons)
Atari analog Paddle (2 players)
Atari driving controller
Atari video touch pad Keyboard
Amstrad Joystick (3 buttons)
Amiga Mouse / Trackball (2 and 3 buttons)
Atari ST Mouse / Trackball (2 buttons)
Commodore 64 Joystick
Commodore CD32 Joypad (7 buttons)
Intellivision Touch pad (16 direction disc and 15 buttons)
Intellivision Flashback Touch pad (16 direction disc and 15 buttons)
ColecoVision Touch pad and Super Action Controller (16 buttons + spinner)
Coleco Gemini Joystick & Paddle (Hybrid controller, also compatible with Sears console)
MSX Joystick (2 buttons)
Sega Genesis Joypad (3 and 6 buttons)
Sega Master System Joypad
Sega Multi-Tap Adapter (4 players)
3DO (Panasonic) Joypad
FM Towns/Marty Joypad
Famiclone (NES clone) Joypad
Fairchild channel F controller
RedOctane Dance pads (6 buttons DB9 version)
ZX Spectrum Interface 2 Joysticks
Our second best seller is the USB floppy drive emulator.
It is compatible mainly with;
…and many other machines!
This is possible by using the HxC firmware, developped by Jean-François DelNero and his team over at hxc2001.com.
It comes with a 8GB USB stick preconfigured with all software and licences needed.
See side column for pricing and purchase information.
Many other products are currently under development.
We’ve worked hard recently to build an external floppy drive adapter for the Amiga familly of computers. It uses a male DB-23 connector and a female 34 header to externally connect three type of drives:
Gotek USB floppy emulator (HxC and others)
Amiga “Shugart” floppy drives
IBM-PC compatible floppy drive (in Amiga 880KB format).
Using a simple jumper configuration, you can connect these three type of drives externally.
Full production should be available mid Q3 2017 and will be sell at an approximative price of 40$ USD.
After a long prototyping, testing and validating process, we finally have a perfectly working product without needs for calibration. Secret is that we designed around a gaming console video converter IC. This IC has been around for a long time now and has a perfect, noise free output. It works with both 240p and 480i NTSC formats. It can also work with PAL 50Hz formats. No color bleeding on vertical edges nor flickering in interlaced mode. It’s even better that the original thing on a CRT! My workbench screen of my Amiga 2000 is crisp and bright!
If everything goes well, it’s going into full production by mid Q3 2017.
Amiga and most machines of ’80s and ’90 have a video output of 240p in resolution. This 240p corresponds to the “non-interlaced” 480i mode which was known under that name back then. Amiga native video mode is 240p but can be set to 480i. Remember that only 200 or 400 lines are usable in non-overscan mode.
As announced last year, we developped an RGB to YPbPr video converter for Commodore Amiga computers. This adapter enables you to connect your old Miggy to virtually any new LCD screen or television.
Since the 1084S has around 30 years now, many Amiga enthusiasts now struggle to get a new screen or want to use their actual television to play their favorite games.
(Pardon my discected A2000 on the bench. It’s the test mullet !)
This adapter use a fairly simple analog method to convert the signals and the color-space.
The idea is to use the best video scaler you already have in your house; your LCD screen. Many flicker fixer and scaler solutions nowadays propose a complex and unreliable hardware. Our solution is straight forward.
It works with 60Hz NTSC and 50Hz PAL models in both Interlace and non-Interlace modes. (Verify if your LCD screen can take this non-Interlace mode).