Looking for a parallel keyboard

From: Ram Meenakshisundaram <RMeenaks_at_OLF.COM>
Date: Tue Jan 13 16:18:49 2004

 A simple google search turned up:


Note that the website is long gone, but archive.org has it cached away :-)



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Uban
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Sent: 1/13/04 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: Looking for a parallel keyboard

At 04:32 PM 1/13/2004 -0500, you wrote:

>Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>>Does anyone have a parallel out keyboard that they
>>would like to sell to me?
>Does this mean there might be a small market for a PS/2 to parallel
>keyboard converter? I can envision two modes, output only, where ASCII

>data and strobe are provided when a key is pressed, and an I/O mode, so

>that keyboard commands can be clocked back in.
>Multi-key sequences (like F1, etc) would be converted to VT100 keyboard

>sequences. Perhaps a few others terminal types would be supported,
>as the TVI950.
>Information like Shift would affect the keycode, but would not be
>along (well, I guess we could, with a mode switch. But normally not.
>It'd just look like the keyboard data stream from a serial terminal).
> --jc

Yes, that would be great! It would be excellent if it were small, had
a PS/2 connector and a 26pin ribbon header with the following pinout
to mate with my BigBoard's keyboard connector. Of course it should emit
the equivalent of the AY5-1015 (if I recall correctly) parallel keyboard
chip as well...

1 - KB0
3 - KB1
5 - KB2
7 - KB3
9 - KB4
11 - KB5
13 - KB6
15 - KB7
17 - !KBSTB
19,20 - +12
22,23 - -12
25,26 - +5
2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 - Gnd

Waiting in anticipation!


? 2003 OpenLink Financial

Copyright in this message and any attachments remains with us. It is
confidential and may be legally privileged. If this message is not
intended for you it must not be read, copied or used by you or
disclosed to anyone else. Please advise the sender immediately if
you have received this message in error.

Although this message and any attachments are believed to be free of
any virus or other defect that might affect any computer system into
which it is received and opened, it is the responsibility of the
recipient to ensure that it is virus free and no responsibility
is accepted by Open Link Financial, Inc. for any loss or damage in any
way arising from its use.
Received on Tue Jan 13 2004 - 16:18:49 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:36:45 BST