RE: Reading non-MFM disks in PC without special controller

From: Baltissen, R (Ruud) (
Date: 2001-11-13 12:33:19

Hallo Levente,

> > Please see the bottom of 
> No, I mean some simpler hardware.
> As I see the Catweasel must be kind of a bitstream capturing 
> device (ie. it is a standard ISA card that probably captures
> / writes one whole track to / from its onboard RAM, that your
> PC program can reach through I/O ports).

I don't think so. I have seen the card, it is a very small card only
containing one MACH-44 CPLD IIRC. 
This MACH can provide the needed register to steer the drivemotor,
direction, head, read/write-mode. The rest of its internals can be used for
"hacking" the bitstream.
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