Amstrad Serial Interface

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The Pace RS232 interface, as sold by Amstrad

Amstrad released two RS232 interfaces, both using the same input/output addresses - thereby establishing the standard for serial interfaces - but with significantly different hardware.

Original serial interface

Amstrad's first serial interface was one of the original peripherals released for the CPC. It was remarkable (in a bad way) for the necessity for an external, brick-like power supply.

Software was supplied on ROM, mostly comprising utility RSXs for hobbyists rather than a comms application per se.

Pace serial interface

Commstar Software is supplied on rom!

Not much is know about this interface please add!

Technicals specs.