Acorn ACA42 PC Card

The PCcard fits in the second CPU card slot on the RiscPC and enables it to run as a PC. This is the original Acorn 486 PCcard, it has a Texas Instruments 486 SXL-40 CPU. The 486 CPU has 8KB on chip cache and a 32bit bus. On this card it is clocked at 33MHz.. These PCcards are also know as Gemini I cards because of they used a common card design.

Tha Acorn ACA42 PC Card was shipped with Novell DRDOS.

Acorn Press Release RiscPC 486 card Questions and Answers 

In June 1995 Personal Computer World published a review titled "Acorn RISC PC 486 Co-processor "

For further details about RiscPC PCcards see Acorn Cybervillage X86.

Here is the Acorn PC x86 card software disc . However is is better to use the more recent Aleph1 PCPro software.
Here is the Aleph1 PCPro v3.06  software to configure and run this PCcard. Aleph1 have released PC & PCPro software under the GPL, further details are available from RISCOS.info .

Date : 1994

Manufacturer : Acorn

Physical Description : Expansion card.

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49532. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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