[Coco] IDE interfaces

Dave Philipsen dave at davebiz.com
Wed Mar 16 14:47:40 EDT 2016

One thing I noticed about the MiniIDE is that there is no gold on the 
edge connector.  This is a mistake that shouldn't be repeated if someone 
decides to design a replacement.


On 3/15/2016 6:28 PM, RETRO Innovations wrote:
> It'd be interesting to see how small one could make the interface. If 
> one used a flash ROM IC and a CPLD, I think one could put an IDE 
> controller with IDE and CF into a 2.2"x2" form factor.  That's be 
> small enough for any use, no?
> JIm
> On 3/15/2016 12:51 PM, Tormod Volden wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 5:29 PM, Bill Pierce wrote:
>>> Some of the Brazillian Coco guys used the schematic from the 
>>> Glenside unit and made a more "modern" solution that was smaller wih 
>>> less parts (and fit the slot better). Maybe we could talk them into 
>>> letting go of the schematic and get Ed to whip some up :-)
>> Here are some pictures of both the original Glenside board and the
>> Brazilian "MiniIDE": http://amxproject.com/?p=2585
>> Some people would probably prefer the big original with "integrated
>> MPI" and DIP40 chips, but I'd also be interested in the MiniIDE. Or
>> even a CPLD-based remake...
>> Tormod

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