Amiga Emulator Peripherals

Commodore A1060 IBM XT Emulation

> Company: Commodore International, US
Date: 1986
Amiga: 1000
Interface: side expansion port
Autoconfig ID: na

IBM XT emulation
8088 @ 4.77 MHz
optional 8087 FPU
sixteen DIP sockets for up to 512 kB RAM – 256 kB is preinstalled in eight of the sockets
supports 256k×1 150 ns or faster DIPs, in 128, 256, 512 kB configurations
RAM can be expanded up to 640 kB using a RAM expansion card in an XT slot
128 kB dual port RAM visible by both the Amiga and PC (8 kB for mono display, 32 kB for colour display, 16 kB used for maintenance of records, 64 kB for data exchange, 8 kB used for I/O registers)
connects to the side expansion port
covers the mouse and game ports, they are passed through to the front of the Sidecar
requires the A1000 to be expanded to 512 kB (ie. by the A1050 expansion cartridge)
turning on power to the Sidecar unless the Amiga is powered up can seriously damage the Amiga – use the attached power-cord extender so the A1000 is powered through the Sidecar, though this means the A1060 has to be turned on all the time even if it is unused
two display modes
monochrome: instead of green text on black screen, the Sidecar can display four colours in PC monochrome mode – the colour of text, intensified text and the background are independent of each other and freely adjustable
colour: text can be rendered in up to 16 colours, and graphics can be up to 4 colours
neither modes support blinking of text
can use the Amiga parallel port – it has to be dedicated to either the Amiga or the PC side exclusively
printing works only for applications using interrupt handshaking – those writen with busy-wait loops will not work (eg. Print Screen)
three XT ISA slots
optional 1 MB memory expansion for the Amiga side
360 kB 5.25″ floppy drive built in – up to four floppy drives are supported


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