Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



Arcnet Controller
Company
Ameristar Technologies, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1053 / 9
    Arcnet interface
  • Arcnet networking system - old, slow but cheap and reliable, useful for small LANs and simple network sharing
  • Arcnet requires RG62 coaxial cable instead of the RG58 used on Ethernet systems
  • uses 93 ohm terminators opposed to the 50 ohm used by Ethernet
  • the Arcnet interface hybrid chip comes in two different versions, HCY 9058 for bus networks and HCY 9068 for star networks
  • interrupt driven (polled I/O) - one interrupt on the Amiga yields into a busy system
  • two sockets for optional network autoboot ROMs



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