Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



A2386SX Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
513 / 103
514 / 103
    IBM AT emulation
  • 80386 SX @ 16 / 20 / 25 MHz (32 bit internally, 16 bit external bus)
  • optional 80387 FPU
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • 1 MB factory installed
  • supports 256k×4 or 1M×4 page mode ZIPs, 80-120 ns or faster
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four
  • 64 kB AT compatible BIOS
    • upgrading the BIOS and fitting a ZIP to SIMM converter makes possible to use 16 MB RAM
  • 128 kB dual-port RAM for data exchange between the BridgeBoard and the Amiga
  • can use a PC hard disk, virtual drives on Amiga partitions (hardfiles), you can even have an Amiga partition on the PC hard drive
  • PC floppy drives can be used in an internal bay, Amiga floppy drives can be used as PC only or shared, external Amiga drives can be connected directly to DB23 floppy connector of the BridgeBoard
  • only two floppy drives are accessible by the BridgeBoard
  • the Amiga supports MDA (monochrome) and CGA modes through the native display (CGA 640x200x2 or 320x200x4 modes) - you can toggle between Amiga and PC screens
  • with an ISA VGA board a separate monitor is needed
  • the card uses the Amiga's serial or parallel ports for printing
  • for modems it can only use an internal ISA modem or serial card
  • PC beeper on board
  • much slower than a PC with the same processor
  • when installed, only 6 MB of the Zorro II address space is left for other expansion cards

    Photo
    Commodore A2386SX -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2386SX -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2386SX -  back side
    back side




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