Re: Fast serial interrogation timing question

From: Ingo Korb <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:09:28 +0200
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Jim Brain <> writes:

> Does anyone have any thoughts on why the "can you do fast serial"
> interrogation happens even before ATN falls on the C128/C128D/DCR?

The part that happens before ATN isn't an interrogation, it's just an
announcement that the computer is fast serial-capable. The drive is
still addressed using slow serial for all ATN "command bytes" and when
it determines that it is addressed and should act as a listener, it
responds with a single fast serial byte to signal to the computer that
it can use fast serial. If the drive is addressed as a talker, it just
sends data via fast instead of slow serial.


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