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Here are links to descriptions of hardware modules that everyone can connect without a technical knowledge and abilities.

For extra hardware that requires some technical skills, see also Upgrade section. Simple upgrades for computers are also in Computer section.


Items in this section

AC-DOS (ZX Spectrum)
 AC-DOS interface by PZ "APINA" (Poland). Similar to Beta Disk (TR-DOS) and probably compatibile to Hungarian Demak interface.
ATBUS (YAMOD)
 The fastest 8bit universal IDE multiplexer for YABUS. Includes RTC type DS 1287, DS 12887 or MC 146818.
AYLPT (YAMOD)
 AY-3-8910 sound board (ZX Spectrum 128K and Timex 2068 compatibility) with printer slot and IIC magistral.
Atom (Sam Coupé)
 Internal Atom IDE interface for Sam, replaces second floppy drive. Wroks with B-DOS, CPM22QED and ZXVGS.
BEU (Timex)
 Never released expansion for Timex Sinclair 2068 (kind of Plug&Play). Articles by Wes Brzozowski -- analysis how the BEU would work if were finished, from scatterd informations.
CA80 (ZX Spectrum)
 For cooperation with CA80 computer / controller.
CPCISA (CPC)
 ISA cards can be connected to CPC with CPCISA board or CPCISA bridge to PC/AT motherboard. Support for IDE, serial mouse and Sound Blaster.
Cartridge (Timex)
 Some Timex models provided slot for cartridges.
EPROG (YAMOD)
 Very simple and cheap EPROM programmer. Based on 8255, can program up to 1MB.
FD-68 (Timex)
 Floppy disk interface with memory upgrade by Aerco.
FDC765A (YAMOD)
 The FDC interface, compatibile to ZX Spectrum +3 or YABUS.ZXISA.
FDD (Sam Coupé)
 Floppy disk controller for Sam.
GeneralSound (ZX Spectrum)
 Sound card for ZX Spectrum, compatibile to Amiga at D/A converter.
HDD (Apple)
 Harddisk for Apple.
Hacker (CPC)
 Le Hacker (HACK-IT) interface.
IDE (PC)
 Interface IDE in PC. IDE description and commands. Tools for harddisks. Changing password - atapwd.
IDE KMK/J¯ (Atari)
 IDE interface for Atari 8bit, called KMK / J¯ from authors names, includes own memory with BIOS and is faster than SIO2IDE.
IDE8255 (YAMOD)
 Quite fast IDE multiplexer made from 8255 PIO.
IECATA (Commodore)
 IDE harddisk or CompactFlash can be used as a Commodore IEC device.
Interface 1 (ZX Spectrum)
 Controls Microdrive, simple RS232, brodcast network 87.5kbps, has 8kB extra ROM.
Interface 1 Bis (ZX Spectrum)
 Interface 1 replacer - IDE, Kemston Joystick, parallel printer (LapLink), 512kB SRAM - by Dan Antochi.
Interface 2 (ZX Spectrum)
 Sinclair joysticks and ROM cartridges.
KJOY (YAMOD)
 Kempston Joystick for YABUS.
LPT (PC)
 LPT interface in PC.
Larken (Timex)
 Floppy controller and ramdisk.
MB-02 (ZX Spectrum)
 [no description available for interface/zx.mb-02/]
Macface (ZX Spectrum)
 NMI support interface with 16kB RAM - snapshots, debugger.
MyIDE (Atari)
 Simple 8bit IDE interface for Atari.
NMI (ZX Spectrum)
 Interfaces used to stop the program and save it to tape (with turbo speed).
PB-3 (ZX Spectrum)
 Polbrit PB-3 interface.
PL3MEM (ZX Spectrum)
 External box for ZX Spectrum with 128kB EPROM, 32kB SRAM in ZX+3 switching and 16b IDE interface.
POLBASIC (ZX Spectrum)
 ROM replacement (Polish commands) with kind of NMI communication.
Packet Radio (ZX Spectrum)
 Hardware and software for Packet Radio.
Plus D (ZX Spectrum)
 Plus D (+D) interface by MGT.
Printer (ZX Spectrum)
 Details about ZX Priner and Timex Printer 2040.
RTC (Sam Coupé)
 3 solutions are available. The original one (Sambus), Dallas one in Edvins' configuration or YAMOD.ATBUS.
SIO2IDE (Atari)
 Serial IDE interface for Atari 8bit, compatibile with SIO. Has own microcontroller.
Samtrum (Sam Coupé)
 External 4MB extension with ZX128 hardware emulation option.
Split (ZX Spectrum)
 You can build bus splitters and through interfaces with this.
Timex M-397 (ZX Spectrum)
 Part of Timex Disk System. Runs TOS A.2, CP/M 2.2, CPM22QED and ZXVGS operating systems.
YABUS.SAM (Sam Coupé)
 Two YABUS slots for Sam Coupé.
YABUS.ZX (ZX Spectrum)
 Two YABUS slots for ZX Spectrum computers.
YABUS.ZXISA (ZX Spectrum)
 ISA slots for ZX Spectrum (I/O mapped). LPT, 2×RS232, Floppy Disk Controller and sound card.
YABUS.ZXMEM (ZX Spectrum)
 Very first idea to upgrade ZX Spectrum with YABUS and some memory. Not finished and not build.
ZX1541 (ZX81)
 Commodore 1541 disk interface for ZX81.
ZX96 (ZX81)
 AT keyboard interface for ZX81 by Kai Fisher.
ZXINPUT (YAMOD)
 Universal PC AT keyboard and serial mouse interface.

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Apple
HDD
Atari
IDE KMK/J¯
MyIDE
SIO2IDE
Commodore
IECATA
CPC
CPCISA
Hacker
PC
IDE
LPT
Sam Coupé
Atom
FDD
RTC
Samtrum
YABUS.SAM
YAMOD
ATBUS
AYLPT
EPROG
FDC765A
IDE8255
KJOY
ZXINPUT
Timex
BEU
Cartridge
FD-68
Larken
ZX81
ZX96
ZX1541
ZX Spectrum
AC-DOS
Interface 1
Interface 1 Bis
Interface 2
GeneralSound
Macface
MB-02
NMI
Packet Radio
PB-3
PL3MEM
Plus D
POLBASIC
Printer
Split
Timex M-397
CA80
YABUS.ZX
YABUS.ZXISA
YABUS.ZXMEM

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