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A4 Peripheral

The following is a list of A4 Peripheral in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other peripherals may have been produced. If you have any hardware that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 34 A4 Peripheral in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
Acorn A410, 440, 680 Backplane Date: Acorn A410, 440, 680 Backplane

The ArchimedesA400/1 range was shipped with this podule backplane

Manufacturer : Acorn

Acorn AGA31 386 PC Card Date: 1993 Acorn AGA31 386 PC Card

The Acorn AGA31 386 PC card is a 8MB mini expansion card, or 'MiniPodule', for the A3020 and A4000 series of Archimedes computers

Manufacturer : Acorn Computers

Aleph One 486 PC Expansion Card Date: 1995 Aleph One 486 PC Expansion Card

The Aleph1 PC Expansion card (revision 1) provided a comple PC on a podule card complete with 1MB or 4MB RAM and an optional 387 FPU which is fitted in the socket on the 486 card, in the middle on t ...

Manufacturer : Aleph One

Aleph One PC Expansion with 4MB SIMM Date: 1993 Aleph One PC Expansion with 4MB SIMM

This is a PC Expansion card for the A3010, A3020 and A4000 although it probably works in an A3000 as well

Manufacturer : Aleph One Ltd

ANT Ethernet 10base2 mini-podule Date: 1994 ANT Ethernet 10base2 mini-podule

This is an ANT Ethernet 10base2 mini-podule for the A3000 and A4000

Manufacturer : ANT Ltd

Atomwide Serial Expansion Card Date: 1995 Atomwide Serial Expansion Card

The Atomwide High Speed Serial Card provides one, two or three additional high-speed serial ports for the A300/400540/5000, A7000 or Acorn RISC PC computers

Manufacturer : Atomwide

Beebug A3010 Ethernet Card Date: 1995 Beebug A3010 Ethernet Card

A 10base2 Ethernet mini podule for the A3010, it will also work in the A3000, A3020 and A4000

Manufacturer : Beebug

Beebug VIDC Mode Expander Date: 13rd March 1993 Beebug VIDC Mode Expander

The Archimedes and A3000 computers were limited in the video modes supported by the speed of the VIDC

Manufacturer : Beebug

Commotion Midi Analogue User Port Date: Unknown Commotion Midi Analogue User Port

The Commotion MIDI, Analogue and User port mini-podule is designed for the A3020 but can also be used in an A3000, A3010 or A4000

Manufacturer : Commotion

Computer Concepts Faxpack Date: Computer Concepts Faxpack

Fax modem for Archimedes and RiscPCs

Manufacturer : Computer Concepts Ltd

Computer Concepts Lark Sound Card Date: 1993 Computer Concepts Lark Sound Card

The Computer Concepts Lark was designed and made by Wild Vision and sold by Computer Concepts

Manufacturer : Computer Concepts

Cumana EMU Date: 1st January 1993 Cumana EMU

The Cumana EMU is similar to products from Commotion and HCCS which address the limited expandability of the A3000, A3010, A3020 and A4000, with a carrier board with functional micro podules

Manufacturer : Cumana Ltd

GeniScan GS4500 Hand Scanner with Watford Electronics Interface Date: 1990 GeniScan GS4500 Hand Scanner with Watford Electronics Interface

This GeniScan GS4500 handheld scanner connects to a Watford Electronics scanner interface

Manufacturer : Watford Electronics

HCCS HiVision Video Digitiser (Issue 3) Date: 1993 HCCS HiVision Video Digitiser (Issue 3)

The HCCS Vision Digitiser captures images from a video source (e

Manufacturer : HCCS

i-cubed EtherLan 100 Date: 1993 i-cubed EtherLan 100

The i-cubed EtherLan 100 is an Ethernet adaptor for the A3010, A3020 and A4000

Manufacturer : i-cubed Ltd

i-cubed EtherLan 200 Date: i-cubed EtherLan 200

The i-cubed EtherLan 200 is an Ethernet adaptor for the A3010, A3020 and A4000

Manufacturer : i-cubed Ltd

i-cubed EtherLan 200 MAU Date: i-cubed EtherLan 200 MAU

The EtherLan 200 MAU is a 1st generation MAU) for the EtherLAN 200 Ethernet interface

Manufacturer : i-cubed Ltd

IFEL A410, 440, 680 Backplane Date: IFEL A410, 440, 680 Backplane

A four slot backplane manufactured by IFEL, for use with the Acorn A410, A440 and A680

Manufacturer : IFEL

Irlam ColourMobile Scanner Date: 1996 Irlam ColourMobile Scanner

The Irlam Instruments Ltd ColourMobile is a low cost 24bit Colour Mobile Scanner for RISC OS computers

Manufacturer : Irlam Instruments Ltd

Morley Electronics User Analogue Podule Date: 2nd March 1993 Morley Electronics User Analogue Podule

The Morley Electronics Analogue and User interface is a podule suitable for the Acorn Archimedes A300, A400, A500 and A5000

Manufacturer : Morley Electronics

Oak Solutions 16Bit SCSI Interface Date: 1989 Oak Solutions 16Bit SCSI Interface

This is a relatively early SCSI interface originally produced for RISC OS 2 based systems (i

Manufacturer : Oak Solutions

Oak Solutions 8-Bit SCSI Interface Date: 1990 Oak Solutions 8-Bit SCSI Interface

This is a relatively early SCSI interface originally produced for RISC OS 2 based systems (i

Manufacturer : Oak Solutions

OAK Solutions A3000 Classnet Date: 1992 OAK Solutions A3000 Classnet

The Oak Solutions A3000 ClassNet card is a 8 bit mini-podule suitable for the A30x0 and A4000

Manufacturer : OAK Solutions

Pineapple Software PAL Video Coder Date: 1998 Pineapple Software PAL Video Coder

The Pineapple PAL Video Coder is a small add-on box which plugs in between the computer RGB output and the monitor

Manufacturer : Pineapple Software

Risc Developments ECO/IO board Date: Risc Developments ECO/IO board

The Risc Devlopments ECO/IO board is a mini podule which provides a BBC User port and Analogue port for A30x0 and A4000 computers

Manufacturer : Risc Developments

Simtec 16 bit IDE Interface Date: 1996 Simtec 16 bit IDE Interface

The Simtec 16 bit IDE interface is suitable for the A300, A400, A540, A5000, A7000 and RiscPC

Manufacturer : Simtec

Simtec A3020/A4000/A4 2MB Extra RAM Date: 1st January 1993 Simtec A3020/A4000/A4 2MB Extra RAM

This upgrades an A3020 or A4000 (or A4) from 2MB to 4MB

Manufacturer : Simtec

Simtec Electronics USB Interface. Date: 2001 Simtec Electronics USB Interface.

The Simtec USB interface is a 16 bit podule with 2 host ports and a device port

Manufacturer : Simtec

Simtex A30x0 IDE Interface Date: 1997 Simtex A30x0 IDE Interface

This is an 8bit IDE interface for the A30x0 and A4000 computers

Manufacturer : Simtec

State Machine ColourBurst Date: September 1993 State Machine ColourBurst

The Archimedes VIDC based graphics system is unchanged from the original A300 to the A5000

Manufacturer : State Machine

State Machine G8 Graphic Accelerator Date: 1992 State Machine G8 Graphic Accelerator

The State Machine G8 Graphics Accelerator provides improved graphics performance for Acorn Archimedes computers from the A300 through to the A5000

Manufacturer : State Machine

Watford Electronics A3000 BBC User I/O Date: 1991 Watford Electronics A3000 BBC User I/O

The card is intended for the internal expansion slot in machines such as the A3000, A4000, A3020 and A3010

Manufacturer : Watford Electronics

Watford Electronics Archimedes Hard Disk Podule Date: Watford Electronics Archimedes Hard Disk Podule

The Watford Electronics Hard Disk podule is an ST506 disc controller using the HD63463P8 Hard Disk controller chip

Manufacturer : Watford Electronics

Wild Vision TV Tuner Date: 1994 Wild Vision TV Tuner

The Computer Concepts Wild Vision TV Tuner is a device that is used to supply a TV signal directly to a range of computers without the need for external tuning equipment

Manufacturer : Computer Concepts Ltd

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