Central Point Option floppy controller

From: morrison_at_t-iii.com <(morrison_at_t-iii.com)>
Date: Wed Sep 15 15:22:45 1999

I wonder if one could use a PIC chip to do it. They'll do 20Mhz, and they
like bits.

Neil Morrison

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk [SMTP:ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 12:35 PM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: Central Point Option floppy controller
> But that doesn't mean that's the only way to read such disks. The format
> (as in just what pulses appear where on the disk) is pretty well
> documented. It wouldn't be that hard to use some random logic or an FPGA
> to make a disk controller that read apple disks and transfered bytes to
> whatever host you wanted to use.
> I would guess the pulse rate is going to be low enough that modern CPUs
> could read the pulse-stream off the disk directly and decode it. I'm not
> going to try it, but I would be very supprised if it couldn't be done.
> -tony
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