Atari 850 Interface Module

The Atari Serial Input/Output System or SIO was designed to allow the computer to communicate with peripherals such as the 810 or 1050 disk drive. An advantage of the SIO is that multiple devices could be chained together. A major design consideration was allowing the computer to communicate with peripherals without the need for installing an internal card.

Unfortionatly, a number of devices such as third-party printers used a differnt port called the RS-232. Atari made the 850 Interface Module to allow communtication with devices that used the RS-232 port.

Manufacturer: Atari
Date: 1979

Other Systems Related To Atari 850 Interface Module:

Item Manufacturer Date
Atari 400 with Aftermarket Keyboard Atari November 1979
Atari 800 Atari November 1979
Atari 400 Atari November 1979
Atari 1200XL Atari 1982
Atari 800XL Atari 1983
Atari 600XL Atari June 1983
Atari 520 STFM Atari 1985
Atari 65XE Atari 1985
Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software Atari 1985
Atari 520 STM Atari 1st January 1985
Atari 1040 STE Atari 1986
Atari 520 STM Atari 12th September 1986
Atari Mega ST 2 Atari 1987
Atari ST Mega 1040 Tower Power Atari 1988
Atari 1040STFM Atari 1989
Atari 520 STE Atari 1989
Atari 1040STF Atari 1989
Atari Portfolio Atari 1989
Atari Stacy 2 Atari 9th December 1989
Atari TT030 Atari 1990
Atari Falcon Atari 1990
Atari Mega 4 Atari 1990
Atari Mega/STE Atari 1991

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH52934. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


Atari 850 Interface Module

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