Re: ATN questions on the serial bus

From: Groepaz (
Date: 2003-06-10 15:06:03

On Tuesday 10 June 2003 14:34, Baltissen, R (Ruud) wrote:
> Hallo Groepaz,
> > doesnt matter if the third is a discdrive or computer or whatever.
> IMO it does matter as
> A) A devices is not supposed to handle ATN and so most probably won't have
> the software onboard. But that could be supplied by the user in some way.
> B) Some devices don't even the hardware to control ATN, only the hardware
> to read it. And that is a bit more tougher problem to circumvent IMHO :)
> I haven't studied the schematics of Commodore drives and printers that good
> to tell you if one is capable of controlling ATN or not. But if you ask me,
> I bet on the 'not'. And this simply means the controller (= read computer)
> is essential for the communication.

ok yes.... what i ment is that the _BUS_ is designed in a way that it doesnt 
matter.... different devices having different capabilities is another 
question ofcoz :)


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