[rescue] USB port card for sBus?
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sun Aug 24 20:11:43 CDT 2008
On Aug 22, 2008, at 3:35 PM, Arno Kletzander wrote:
> regarding the discussion about the change of times in peripheral
> ports, but looking a bit in the opposite direction: has anybody
> heard of a possibility to integrate USB support into computers with
> sBus yet, be it commercially available or as a homebrew project?
> Background is, I saw some guys at VCF Europe one year who have
> built a cartridge incorporating a USB host adaptor for one of those
> really old (pre-ST!) ATARI computers and after doing some tinkering
> with Sun OBP and FCode stuff recently, I figured it would probably
> not be too difficult from the firmware side at least. OTOH, I've
> got no idea yet how complicated the physical sBus implementation is...
Do you have a URL for that pre-ST project?
I really like the idea of a SBus USB card. I have no idea what it
takes to make a SBUS card.
I wonder if the easiest way to approach it would be to work on
creating a SBus->PCI bridge.
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