The Schneiderware Uni-PIO is a general purpose I/O port with 48 input/output signals, published by german magazine CPC Schneider International as part of their Schneiderware DIY series. The plain PCB, or the fully assembled board were also available via mail-order.
Default I/O Addresses are F8E8h-F8EFh, optionally a second or third Uni-PIO card can be jumpered to F8F0h-F8F7h and F8F8h-F8F8h, giving a total of 144 I/O lines when using three cards.
|Address (default)||Address (alternate)||Usage|
|F8E8h||F8F0h,F8F8h||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #1 Port A (without pull-ups, with red LEDs)|
|F8E9h||F8F1h,F8F9h||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #1 Port B (with pull-ups and green LEDs)|
|F8EAh||F8F2h,F8FAh||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #1 Port C (lower 4bit without pull-ups and red LEDs, upper 4bit with pull-ups and green LEDs)|
|F8EBh||F8F3h,F8FBh||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #1 Control|
|F8ECh||F8F4h,F8FCh||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #2 Port A (without pull-ups or LEDs)|
|F8EDh||F8F5h,F8FDh||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #2 Port B (without pull-ups or LEDs)|
|F8EEh||F8F6h,F8FEh||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #2 Port C (without pull-ups or LEDs)|
|F8EFh||F8F7h,F8FFh||Schneiderware Uni-PIO 8255 PPI chip #2 Control|
Cautions - Port F8F0h-F8F3h were also used as alternate address of the Schneiderware Centronics Port, recommended work-around is to modify the Centronics card. On the PCBs, two PPI #1 Port C signals are accidently exchanged with each other (wired to the wrong pins on the 50-pin connector, and to the wrong LEDs).
- Schneiderware 6 - Uni-PIO.pdf - 48 I/O lines - 12/1986 page 124-130, advert on 1/1987 page 144, correction on 5/1987 page 12, final notes from 11/1987 page 99