Alternative Hardware Design for Floppy Interface

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sat Oct 20 12:14:13 CDT 2007


On 20 Oct 2007 at 11:00, e.stiebler wrote:

> So, something like a z80 derivate (free compiler & tools !!!), some 
> sram/flash + fdc. probably a connector with all CPU signals in case 
> somebody likes to wire up something different (fpga, WD fdc, Intel FDC, 
> whatever). And already the connectors to access 8", 5.25" and 3.5" 
> floppies. That's it. Two or four layers, square and done.

An old PC with some ISA slots (free, usually) and a few ISA prototype 
boards (about $20 or so the each) would seem to satisfy the basic 
need pretty handily, wouldn't it?  Easy to program, free tools, etc.

Or am I missing something important here?

Cheers,
Chuck




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