[rescue] USB port card for sBus?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sun Aug 24 20:11:43 CDT 2008

On Aug 22, 2008, at 3:35 PM, Arno Kletzander wrote:

> Hello,
> 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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