Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) Photo
Company
VMC Harald Frank, Germany
 Date
1996 / 1997
 Amiga
A1200
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
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Interface
clock port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5001 / 2,3
    serial and parallel interfaces
  • Hypercom 1 / PortJnr
    • tiny 2x4 cm board
    • connects to A1200's clock port
    • Exar 16C650 UART chip
    • one DB25 RS232 serial port
    • 50 to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 64 byte FIFO buffer (32 byte receive, 32 byte send)
    • may have problems with 1D4 motherboard revision
    • requires some modifications in order to work together with the Melody 1200 audio board
    • not compatible with Mikronik towers
  • Hypercom 3 & 3Z / PortPlus
    • Hypercom 3: connects to A1200's clock port
    • Hypercom 3Z: Zorro II version
    • Exar 16C552 or 16C553 UART chip
    • one DB25 bidirectional parallel port with 500 kB/s transfer speed
    • one DB9 and one DB25 RS232 serial port with up to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
    • A1200 version may have problems with 1D4 motherboard revision
    • requires some modifications in order to work together with the Melody 1200 audio board
    • not compatible with Mikronik towers
    • Hypercom 3Z serial ports are supported by NetBSD
  • Hypercom 3i
    • expansion module for the Hypercom 3Z / 4 and the ISDN Blaster
    • Exar 16C552 UART chip
    • two additional DB25 460800 bps buffered serial ports
    • one additional DB25 500 kB/s buffered bidirectional parallel port
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
  • Hypercom 4
    • Zorro II
    • two Exar 16C554 or 16C654 UART chips
    • four DB25 RS232 serial ports with up to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
    • up to five Hypercom 4 can be installed into one Amiga
    • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) - Hypercom 1 / PortJnr  front side
    Hypercom 1 / PortJnr, front side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) - Hypercom 1 / PortJnr  back side
    Hypercom 1 / PortJnr, back side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) - Hypercom 4 front side
    Hypercom 4, front side




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