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Atari SIO vs IEEE 488

IEEE 488 may look simple enough for a home computer ("It's just an 8-bit bus"), but is way more complicated than you might think: Lots of wires - A proper HPIB cable needs 24 wires and ...
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Atari SIO vs IEEE 488

According to Joe Decuir (one of the designers of the SIO bus), he wasn’t aware of another serial bus when he had to design a solution for external peripherals in a radio-silent system. Make of that ...
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