Alternative Hardware Design for Floppy Interface

Grant Stockly grant at
Fri Oct 19 18:12:20 CDT 2007

At 01:42 PM 10/19/2007, you wrote:
>Grant Stockly wrote:
>>What do you guys think?  The thing has a peripheral expansion header.
>>We could hook a modern floppy chip to that, connectors for 
>>different drives, and off we go...
>What's the cost like? Is the board made up of separate components 
>(CPU, ROM, RAM, USB chip, buffers for I/O, Ethernet chip etc.)?
>I'd find Ethernet more useful than USB, and in an ideal world I'd 
>prefer a board where the functional areas are segregated (rather 
>than some complex and expensive single chip, where if disaster 
>strikes the thing basically needs throwing out and replacing as a 
>complete unit)

The base eZ80SBC from howard is $250.  Add $100 for the disk board...

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