RE: Article PC-card
Date: 2001-04-04 05:28:26

On Tue, 3 Apr 101 wrote:

> Hallo Ethan,
> > but there are drivers for IDE, network cards of various flavors (NE2000, 
> > 3c503, 3c509 and 80x3, primarily), serial ports, printer ports and a few 
> > odd devices under AmigaDOS and UNIX.
> Are the sources of the drivers available?

Linux supports hundreds of netcards. literally.  All of linux is open
source.  Enough said ;)

> > and use a 64Kb AUTOCONFIG block rather than a 1Mb block for those A2000
> > users who want a full 8Mb of RAM in their systems).
> I'm not familiar enough with the Amiga to understand this "64Kb AUTOCONFIG".

It's a _working_ plug'n'play system.  To be honest, I"m surprised Miccrosoft
didnt steal it like it did nearly everything else it has.

> > If this discussion ever results in any hardware being designed, I'd love 
> > to build one. 
> The Amiga supports 16 bit, the C64 and almost all other C='s don't :( 
> Writing the above lines, I got the idea to use a 6522 for the upper 8 
> databits. This is it has this feature being able to latch data. This 
> feature is used in the 1541 (and maybe other drives as well).

or a 74574 octal latch.  The 6522 is a little overboard, dont you think?

> Questions:
> - I studied the Prog. Ref. Guide but couldn't find this feature so I may 
> asume that it is not on the 6526. Can anybody confirm, please?
> - I know it is possible to connect a 6522 to a C64 and Frank wrote an 
> article about it, but cannot find it :( Can anybody tell me where to find 
> it, please?

Hook it up the same way the 6526 is hooked up ;)

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