Unusual Cards

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I created this thread to discuss unusual cards (request info from the community, etc) for the Apple II series.

I've come across this beastie:

EuroInterfaces 68000 INTEMEX AP-20 from a company called IBS COMPUTERTECHNIK

All the documentation (photocopied) is in German, which I only remember a little from middle school days. There are also disk for CP/M and Pascal - it appears it can be used as a floating point engine and also for 68K development.

Anyone know anything else about it, and maybe have English docs?

Also, I've attached a pick of a 2 card 68K system, 'DTACK Grande' - no info on that, or software.

EDIT: Steve Hirsch tells me what I thought was a DTACK Grande board is actually the ETC PDQ 68K system. Whoohoo!

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Re: Unusual Cards

Hello sfahey,
it´s correct, the card was manufactured by the German company IBS.
Unfortunatly they never have translated their stuff to english language.
I have put the entirre dtuff from IBS ( all of their cards and documentation )
up in my site. This card was able to do far more.... for example it was possible to run 68KCPM
on that card to....
here the link to the page related to the card in my site:
http://www.appleii-box.de/APPLE2/IBSKARTEN/appleboxAppleIIIBSAP20.htm
I´ve uploaded more than 600 pages to the site during the last weeks and it´s quite a hard task,
but all that 600 pages will be translated within the second half of this year...
i hope at least that i may solve that task within that period of time....
sincerely speedyG

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Re: Unusual Cards

Thanks Speedy - I guess I better brush up on mein Deutsch.

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Re: Unusual Cards

Sean,

These two cards are new to me.
Both look very interesting.

Steven Smile

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sfahey wrote:

Thanks Speedy - I guess I better brush up on mein Deutsch.

Hello sfahey,
that will be hard task.... unless you don´t try ro find someone for translation it might take a while....
as i explained i have shoveled up more than 500 pages of stuff and translation to english pages will
take quite a while because i am performing that translation task besides other tasks....
so till the pages will be availiable in english to might require up to one year of time waiting.....
the progress will be indicated by the add of the english flags to the contentpage...... those with
the Britflag are then availiable in english language too.....
but besides waiting for the translation some information should have been recognized yet:
with the card inserted you might be able to run cpm68K at the apple....
( quite similar like running cpm with a Z80 card inserted ) and by that you could use the
connected hardware of the apple with the "external cpu" similar the way that the z80 used the apple.
And i have some more stuff about that card too in the dungeons of my archive that will rise up in the next months.....
(including disks related to the card - it was one of the first cards at the apple II series that could be programmed
with plain c compiler...... ) 2 of that cards have been used in the 80´s in Munich at the university in the
astronomy and math labratory....
it indeed was in the 80´s one of the few possibilties to get the full scientific power of the 68000 processor to the fingertips of the apple user...
speedyG

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