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Article #567 (635 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: PC-Interface
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sat Feb 28 18:07:41 1998


From: Roland Scholz 
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 11:19:56 +0100

Hello,

I have just finished a prototype PC-Interface (Bridge) for the Atari
800XL. It can talk to e.g. Hercules Card (probed) or virtually any
8bit-PC-card (drivers yet to be written). It is quite fast, I have
filled 4K of character-memory on a hercules in 2-3/50 seconds.

It implements a real PBI-Device, so there are no incompatibilities and
it doesn't use user RAM. The drivers resides in an extra ROM that is
mapped to $d800 (MathPack) when the bridge is selected .  
I'd like to know who is interested in such kind of interface and would
pay about $40 for it.
In the case I get enough requests, I will make a professional
board and write some drivers for hercules, printer (centronics) and
serial IO over standard 8bit-pc-cards.

So long,

        Roland 

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Roland Scholz
University of Koblenz           
email: roland@uni-koblenz.de
WWW  : http://www.uni-koblenz.de/~roland
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