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IEC-ATA

IEC-ATA is a hard drive controller for the Commodore IEC serial bus. It enables all computers that has an IEC serial bus port (e.g VIC-20, C-64, C-128) to use cheap, easy to get ATA hard drives (also called IDE hard drives).

Description

Features:

IEC-ATA has some limitations:

The IEC-ATA controller card contains an AVR 8515 microcontroller with 32 kilobytes of external SRAM. For more information about the hardware, download the schematics.

Note

Download

You may download the schematics (ps and pdf), PCB layout files (ps) and software source code (ANSI C) here. The schematics are public domain, the source code is released under the GNU general public license.

If you want an alternative (more compact) layout with gerber files made by Novák József, download them here.

Pictures

Here are some pictures of the finished board. The first three are my own board. The next two are taken by Peter Karlsson and show Vanja Utne's IEC-ATA. Read more about that here. The last one is the board made by Novák József.

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