From: Sam Laur (slaur_at_utu.fi)
Date: 2008-03-04 12:50:59
Antitrack@networld.at wrote: > Hello world! > > I just imagined that it would be possible to connect an USB-device, for example > some USB stick, to the tape port of the commodore 64. It probably has all the > voltage and dataline(s) needed to get some USB hardware to work.... > But, would this work at all? Can the c64 match the required speed to drive > usb1.1 hardware? What do you think? There is no way that the C64 could drive the USB stick directly. Bit-banging USB signals is hard, and no, you can't do it on a 1 MHz machine as the minimum baudrate is 1.5 Mbps. Also making a USB host (which is needed if you want to use a USB memory stick) is much harder than making a USB device, even with dedicated microcontroller peripherals. It's mostly the software complexity required. On the other hand, there are ready-made solutions for that: http://apple.clickandbuild.com/cnb/shop/ftdichip?op=catalogue-products-null&prodCategoryID=57&title=VDIP1 ...which would still be easier to interface to e.g. the user port than the tape port... Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
Archive generated by hypermail pre-2.1.8.