Though this site is not about home computer systems, but about small SBC’s, it is nevertheless interesting to look at the Atari 850 system.
Atari produced the 850 Interface Module to provide access to devices complying with two important interface standards of the time, RS-232-C serial and Centronics parallel.
Four serial interfaces, one parallel interface in self contained case, with its own power supply. Connected to the Atari via the standard SIO cable.
When you look into the system you discover it is actually a simple microprocessor system. The heart is a 6507 CPU, the serial and parallel lines are built with two 6532 IC’s, a ROM with the software.Serial interfaces and the 6532? This means bit banging.So this fits well in the theme of small SBCs!
Another article from the Dutch KIM Kenner magazine: RECORDING PROGRAMS WITH THE KIM-1 AND THE CASSETTE RECORDEROrigin...
Stephen Crozier made a clone of the Unilab Three Chips main board.
Thanks to Mathias Ohlerich for the scan of the Sonderheft 2
Dave Williams, who designed and builds the MOS KIM-1 Reproductions, sent me three worthwhile documents: - Schematic - ...