any STD bus users or developers?
steerex at ccvn.com
Fri May 9 06:41:50 CDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 21:49 -0400, Jeff Jonas wrote:
> I'm getting the itch to get back to Z80 stuff.
> Has anyone used the STD bus, or have any parts?
> I have a few card cages and cards
> but never enough I/O cards!
> In the least, I was planning on using the STD bus
> just for expansion cards to a single board computer.
> -- Jeffrey Jonas
STD BUS systems are very cool toys. The open architecture and large
number of I/O options make them very attractive for the computer /
I have a large stash of cards and docs. Probably 500 cards and 5 linear
feet of docs in all. I also have a few custom cards, a bus analyzer
(very cool), and some breadboard cards. Sorry but, I'm not looking to
get rid of any of my treasures. Most of the docs are for Z80 CPUs and
common I/O cards. I'll be glad to look up any information on specific
cards for you.
NOTE: Several manufacturers still make STD BUS systems. They use x86
processors and run ROM basic, or various Real Time OSs. For those who
want to build their own hardware, breadboard cards are still available
from electronics suppliers.
I prefer the Z80 CPUS.
STD BUS stuff used to be very common. I've found them in all kind of
controller applications. From billboards to automated machine tools and
industrial monitoring equipment to specialized test systems. They can
still be found on ebay but are not near as common as they were. I would
expect to pay between $10 and $20 for a common card. CPU cards might be
a little higher. Many sellers on ebay do not know what a STD BUS card is
and will list them without the STD BUS designation. It makes them harder
to find but means you can get a better deal.
steerex [at] ccvn [dot] com
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