(way OT)--Re: Semi-OT: Interesting or unusual PC Compatibles?
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 29 18:03:30 CDT 2007
> Jason McBrien wrote:
> > The HP 100 series were some of the first laptop computers that could run
> > DOS. It had DOS, Basic, Lotus and a few other productivity apps in ROM, and
> > used the somewhat odd HP-IL bus to interface with peripherals, among them a
> > battery powered disk drive.
> HPIL -> HPHIL -> + -> USB?
> (just a dash of)
Why on earth go via HP-HIL? HPIL and HP-HIL are totally different
interfaces, I've never seen an HPIL to HP-HIL interface,
HP-HIL interface chips are hard to find (much harder than HPIL chips),
and so on.
If I wanted to do something like this, I'd link a 1LB3 (HPIL interface
chip) to a microconroller with an on-chip USB interface.
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