Bo Zimmerman wrote: > Interesting. So it's a 1581 prototype. Does this mean that Amiga were the > actual designers of the 1581? No, I don't think so. Amiga was taken over in 1985 or earlier, and the 1581 appeared in 1987. The article I have with the prototype pictures is from May '87. I think the 1581 uses more C128/1571 technology than Amiga technology. There's a 6502 processor, a burst mode serial bus, a WD1770/1772 controller, just like in the 1571. The difference is that the 1581 uses an Amiga type 3,5" drive and the Amiga CIA chip instead of the C64 CIA. But I never understood how the CIA chips got into the Amiga. It must be something that Commodore added to the design to make that game console a real computer ;-) Nicolas - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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