RE: MPU-401

From mikekent
Sent Wed, Feb 14th 1996, 00:05

>> It's NOT complete. The thing contained of the box and a card to be put into
>> your computer (they had cards for the Apple II and the IBM PC in '83 or so).
>> Funny you have one without the other... without the card, it's pretty
>>useless.
>>

>The 401, I believe, plugs directly into the serial or
>parallel port and contains all the brains necessary for the interface.

To use the original MPU-401 with PC you need a card called MIF-IPC
To use the original MPU-401 with Apple II you need a card called MIF-APL
To use the original MPU-401 with Commodore64 you need a card called MIF-C64

The original needed 2 seperate items. You bought an MPU-401 along with the
appropriate MIF for your computer. MPU-IPC was replacement for
MPU-401+MIF-IPC  (8 bit bus). The current model is MPU-401/AT (16 bit bus).

Sorry for the non-analog. I wanted to close this thread with the correct
information. If you have more comments, maybe take them to email.

Mike Kent


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