Random question about Super Serial Cards

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Random question about Super Serial Cards

I have a question about Super Serial Card support on software such as ProTERM, Ascii Express, Agate, ADTPro, etc.

Does the software use the ROM on the card, or even check for the ROM on the card, when using the Super Serial Card?  Most of the logic on the SSC is to handle the paging of the ROM banks, and if the ROM is not needed for most software, a vastly simplified card with just a 65SC51 and line drivers could be used.  It seems to me for software that has its own drivers the 65SC51 registers would be accessed directly and the ROM would not be necessary.

Anyone know about this or can test this?

Dan

 

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I think you might be right,

I think you might be right, but that card doesn't work without the ROM, so maybe not 100%.

You are correct that most software addresses the hardware directly.

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