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KDS Electronics

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A UK-based hardware firm. KDS has been one of the first companies to make CPC peripherals, they have had adverts in every issue of ACU from January 1985 to February 1987. After February 1987 they seem to have vanished suddenly.
== Hardware ==
* [[KDS Electronics Serial Interface|KDS Serial Interface]] (1/1985) (9/1986: new version with Comms Pak software)
* [[KDS Twin 8bit I/O Port]] (1/1985) (4/1986 advert says it uses Z80APIO)
* [[KDS 8-Bit Printer Port]] (4/1985) (4/1986 advert says (new version?) without power input needed)
* [[KDS Sideways ROM Board]] (7/1985: original version for 4 roms) (4/1986: new version for 5 roms)
* [[KDS Communicator 104]] (7/1985) (this modem connects directly to the CPC's expansion port)
* [[KDS Power Controller]] (4/1986)
* KDS Serial and Parallel Port (4/1986) (for PCW, not for CPC)
* KDS Printer T Switch (4/1986)
* [[Mini-Max Modem|KDS Mini-Max Modem]] (9/1986) (this modem connects via RS232 interface)
* [[KDS 5¼" Disc Drive]] (19xx ?)
* [[ROMDOS]] (19xx ?)
* KDS Chatterbox (for PCW, not for CPC)
== Software ==
* [[RAMDOS]] and [[ROMDOS]](later resold by [[Siren Software]])
== Hardware Adverts == <gallery caption="1985">File:ACU850102 -063.jpg|ACU Jan/Feb 1985File:Amstrad Computer User8503_066.jpg|ACU Mar 1985File:Amstrad Computer User8504_054.jpg|ACU Apr 1985File:ACU8505-065.jpg|ACU May 1985File:ACU8506-079.jpg|ACU Jun 1985File:ACU8507-065.jpg|ACU Jul 1985File:ACU8508-094.jpg|ACU Aug 1985File:ACU8509103.jpg|ACU Sep 1985File:ACU8510-072.jpg|ACU Oct 1985File:ACU8511-063.jpg|ACU Nov 1985File:ACU8512-124.jpg|ACU Dec 1985</gallery> <gallery caption="1986">File:ACU8601-052.jpg|ACU Jan 1986File:ACU8602-097.jpg|ACU Feb 1986File:ACU8603-040.jpg|ACU Mar 1986File:ACU8604-090.jpg|ACU Apr 1986File:ACU8605-048.jpg|ACU May 1986File:ACU8606-131.jpg|ACU Jun 1986File:ACU8607-131.jpg|ACU Jul 1986File:ACU8608-127.jpg|ACU Aug 1986File:ACU8609-078.jpg|ACU Sep 1986File:ACU8610-094.jpg|ACU Oct 1986File:ACU8611-101.jpg|ACU Nov 1986File:ACU8612-047.jpg|ACU Dec 1986</gallery> <gallery caption="1987">File:ACU8701103.jpg|ACU Jan 1987File:ACU8702090.jpg|ACU Feb 1987</gallery>
* [[KDS Electronics Serial Interface]]* [[KDS Electronics Power Controller]]?* [[KDS Electronics 5 1/4" Disc Drive]]?* [[KDS Electronics 8-Bit Printer Port]]* [[Mini-Max ModemCategory:CPC related companies]]