Re: IEEE Adapter

Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:46:40 -0500 (EST)
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That's the only thing it is doing (converting PET edge connector to female
IEEE-488.)  My apologies for not describing it in more detail (the curse of
being too close to a project).

Though, is that all it should do?  I mean, I'm not asking for suggestions
to add lots to the device, but:

    * Is there a project out that adds joysticks or IEC routines to the
      IEEE pins?  If so, should I put a footprint for a joystick or an IEC
      port on the PCB?
    * I probably could fit an RTC footprint on some pins there in a way
      that would not interfere with normal operation...
          o EEPROM would also work, if the above works.
    * blinkelights on the signal lines, to allow it to be used for
      debugging IEEE issues?  (Obviously, this would need a power source,
      but that's not insurmountable)

IEEE-488 is not my forte, but I do hate to waste space on a PCB.


On February 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM Steve Gray <> wrote:

> Perhaps I lost some extra brain cells last night, or need another cup of
> coffee... what exactly is this for?
> If it has an IEEE edge connector it won't plug into a PET, so this is not a
> replacement PET-IEEE cable. The Zoom Floppy already has an IEEE connector,
> and you can't just plug this on the back of a drive. Is it a male or female
> centronics connector? If female, the only thing I can see it doing is
> converting a PET-IEEE cable into an IEEE-IEEE cable. Am I missing
> something?
> Steve
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Jim Brain <>
> > To:
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2:35:11 AM
> > Subject: IEEE Adapter
> > 
> > I can't claim any ownership of the idea, but I am wondering if there is
> > anything I should consider adding to this simplistic adapter (12/4 to
> > Centronics-24)
> > 
> >
> > <>
> > 
> > -- Jim Brain
> > <>
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> > 
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