Central Point Option Board vs Deluxe Option Board

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Sat Sep 22 15:05:33 2001

On Sat, 22 Sep 2001, Mark wrote:
> - What differences are there between the Option Board and Deluxe Option
> Board? Looking at a picture in an eBay auction listing, the Option Board
> card appears to use quite a few discrete (TTL?) ICs, whereas the Deluxe
> card (or at least, the cards I have), uses an ASIC made by Toshiba. Does
> the ASIC simply replicate the discrete ICs, or contain extra functionality?

The deluxe can handle a wider range of data transfer rates. That is
needed for the Mac formats.

IIRC, later models of the "regular" were also ASIC.

Grumpy Ol' Fred        cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Sat Sep 22 2001 - 15:05:33 BST

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