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Pal and Pal Jr Bus

Company: Byte by Byte, US
Date: 1986, 1987
Amiga: 1000
Interface: side expansion port
Autoconfig ID: na

Ethernet interface
Zorro I expansion chassis
PAL:
5× Zorro I slots
3× 5.25″ drive bays
internal power supply
PAL Jr:
2× Zorro I slots
1× 5.25″ drive bay
90 Watt internal power supply
the backplane, RAM and HD controller cards are based on Commodore Amiga reference designs
the Zorro slots are buffered and support DMA cards
1 MB RAM on board – 32 256k×1 DIPs
battery backed up clock
connects to the A1000 side expansion port
sits on top of the A1000
the Amiga power cord must be plugged into the PAL / PAL Jr, so it can control the power up sequence

SCSI / ST-506 controller card
electrically identical to the Commodore A2090 controller card, except for the SCSI part, which was not completely finished at the time
uses DMA transfers
does not support the RDB standard
does not autoboot
50 pin internal SCSI connector
DB25 external connector

optional RAM card – Garganturam
eight 30 pin SIMM sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
does not conflict with the onboard 1 MB RAM
accepts 256 kB or 1 MB SIMMs in pairs
supported configurations are 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 4 or 8 MB
autoconfiguring