Electronic Buyer's News, June 28th, 1993, page 48. "SMC's Chips
Gather Steam" -
"Earlier this month SMC shipped four new super I/O floppy-disk
controllers for 2.88 MByte floppy-disk drives and high-performance
16550-compatible UART's." Two versions have parallel ports on-board.
FDC Uarts Parallel IDE Game Pt Sel o/p s/w config US$
FDC37c651 y 450 y y n y
FDC37c652 y 450 y y y n
FDC37c661 4MB 450 y y n y
FDC37c662 4MB 450 y y y n
FDC37c663 4MB 550 y y n y
FDC37c664 4MB 550 y y y y
FDC37c665 4MB 550 ECP y n y 23.00
FDC37c666 4MB 550 ECP y y y
63/4/5/6 - +550's +Gp address o/p +internal drive swap +midi data rate
ECP means Extended Capability Parallel Port. FIFO, DMA support, stuff
All are 100 pin pqfp.
SMC contact - Richard Wahler (516) 435-6174.
The FDC connects straight to the Floppy Bus. 34-pin header.
The 16550's connect straight to rs-232 level translators.
1488/1489 (+/- 12 Volts is on m/board), header/connectors req'd.
The parallel has a FIFO, connects straight to printer port
(EMI RC network recommended.)
I like the MIDI data rate capability of the 63/4/5/6 series. We probably
could save a buck or two by dropping ECP - using 63/64 instead of 65/66.
I suggest that andy@waldorf check his price on the fdc37c663.
My local distributor is not being responsive at all. The parts aren't
on his price list.
Tim Braun |
Ubitrex Corporation | Voice: 204-942-2992 ext 228
1900-155 Carlton St | FAX: 204-942-3001
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 3H8 | Email: email@example.com