ISA Expansion Box

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Thu Apr 24 22:33:01 2003

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Frank McConnell wrote:
> Ethan Dicks <> wrote:
> > They are a box with a passive ISA back plane and a pair of ISA cards
> > that are connected with a single round cable about as big around as
> > your thumb. The box itself is styled like an XT (down to the sloping
> > front).
> The original poster was describing an intended use for these to enable
> use of a speech-synthesis card on what I'm guessing is a more modern PC
> with a sound card, as a backup for when the sound card or its drivers
> fail. I guess what I'm wondering is, how is this supposed to work with
> shiny new PCs that have no ISA slots, and is that what the poster is
> really after? Probably completely off topic though.

I think there are PCI to ISA solutions available for the industrial
computer market. The real drawback is price, as they tend to be pricey,
just like the 16 bit ISA ones I mentioned.

Received on Thu Apr 24 2003 - 22:33:01 BST

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