Spectre Comms Serial Interface
Rare serial interface for the Amstrad CPC, manufactured by Spectre Communications Ltd.
The Spectre Comms Pack was also advertised for the ZX Spectrum, typically together with a QMOD modem.
The CPC version uses Cage Comms software in ROM. For whatever reason, the manual refers to Propak by Telemap. The Cage/Propak software is written by David Gorski and Ian Hoare.
I/O Ports are compatible with the Amstrad Serial Interface:
FADCh Amstrad RS323 Z8470 (Z80 DART) Channel A Data (R/W) FADDh Amstrad RS323 Z8470 (Z80 DART) Channel A Control/Status (R/W) FADEh Amstrad RS323 Z8470 (Z80 DART) Channel B Data (R/W) FADFh Amstrad RS323 Z8470 (Z80 DART) Channel B Control/Status (R/W) FBDCh Amstrad RS323 8253 Baudrate Timer 0 Channel A TX Clock (R/W) FBDDh Amstrad RS323 8253 Baudrate Timer 1 Channel A RX Clock (R/W) FBDEh Amstrad RS323 8253 Baudrate Timer 2 Channel B RX/TX Clock (R/W) FBDFh Amstrad RS323 8253 Baudrate Timer 0-2 Control Registers (W)
- Media:CageCommsRom11.zip - Cage Comms ROM-image (v1.1, Dec 1987)