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benryves


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Joined: 23 Feb 2006
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Posted: 13 Apr 2008 09:10:05 am    Post subject:

Yes, it would. The IC bus is two signal lines that float high and can be driven low by any connected device (so, the same as what the calculator already supports). The data transfer protocol is, naturally, different.

Another advantage of IC would be that you could also attach standard off-the-shelf IC slave devices to the bus and share them on the "network"; there's a wide variety of these such as EEPROMs, RAMs, real time clocks, displays, and so on and so forth. I've written some IC routines, but they only support a single master on the bus (ie, one calculator talking to a bunch of slave components). Maybe I should tart them up and release them as a starting point...
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Liazon
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Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2007

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 06:10:07 pm    Post subject:

that's pretty sweet. didn't know about those before
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TheStorm


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Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Posts: 1233

Posted: 14 Apr 2008 07:50:28 pm    Post subject:

do it then we can have msd8x like progs for all of the 83 series Smile
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