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'''You can also check the Category : Peripherals for a complete list of CPCwiki pages on the matter.'''
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* [[I/O Port Summary]]
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''Please try to keep things in alphabetical order.''
 
''Please try to keep things in alphabetical order.''
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== Built-in Peripherals ==
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=== Built-in Chipset ===
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* [[765 FDC]] - Floppy Disc Controller
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* [[8255]] - PIO - I/O controller
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* [[Arnold V Specs Revised]] - Arnold V (CPC+) Technical Specification
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* [[AY-3-8912]] - Sound chip / keyboard controller
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* [[CRTC]] - Video chip
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* [[Gate Array]] - Custom chip (frequency generation, colors, bank switching)
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* [[Power Supply for CPC and CPC plus]]
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* [[Printer Port]]
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=== Built-in connectors: pinout ===
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* [[Connector:2nd disc drive (CPC664, CPC6128, CPC6128+)|2nd disc drive (CPC664, CPC6128, CPC6128+)]]
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* [[Connector:Analogue joystick (CPC Plus only)|Analogue joystick (CPC Plus only)]]
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* [[Connector:Aux socket (CPC Plus only)|Aux socket (CPC Plus only)]] (Lightgun)
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* [[Connector:Cartridge Slot (CPC Plus only)|Cartridge Slot (CPC Plus only)]]
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* [[Connector:Cassette recorder|Cassette recorder]]
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* [[Connector:Digital joystick|Digital joystick]]
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* [[Connector:Expansion port|Expansion port]]
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* [[Connector:Monitor|Monitor]]
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* [[Connector:Printer port|Printer port]]
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* [[Connector:Stereo sound|Stereo sound]]
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=== Built-in Firmware ===
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* [[BIOS Functions]]
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* [[Locomotive BASIC]] (reference for BASIC commands, functions and error messages)
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* [[Technical information about Locomotive BASIC]] (encoding of BASIC programs in memory)
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== Co-processor Interfaces ==
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* [[CPC-Cplink]] - a card and software libraries allowing Raspberry Pi, Arduino or other processors to be connected directly to the CPC
  
 
== Data transfer ==
 
== Data transfer ==
  
* [[AMSSIO]] (RS232 interface) (DIY)
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=== Modems ===
* [[Amstrad Serial Interface]]
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* Commstart v21/23 modem
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* [[Cirkit_Prestel_Link_Amstrad_Interface]] (acoustic coupler bundled with [[Cirkit serial interface]]) ([[Cirkit]])
* [[CPCI RS232 Interface]] (DIY)
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* [[Commstar v21/23 modem]] ([[PACE]])
* Digitelec DTL 2000/2100 Modem
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* [[Data Research CH301S modem]] (greek company)
* [[KDS Electronics]] [[KDS_CPC_serial_interface|CPC Serial Interface]]
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* [[Digitelec DTL 2000/2100 Modem]]
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* [[EPTA modem]] (sold by Greek mag ΕΠΤΑ)
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* [[KDS Communicator 104]] (connects directly to expansion port) ([[KDS Electronics]])
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* [[Loritel]] (for french Minitel) ([[Loriciel|Loriciels]])
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* [[Mini-Max Modem|KDS Mini-Max Modem]] (connects via RS232 interface) ([[KDS Electronics]])
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* [[MicroLink Dual-Speed Modem]] ([[MicroLink]]) [[File:Microlink.pdf|Mircolink Manual]] and [[File:Micronet.pdf|Micronet manual]], provided by ''Spookspring''
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* [[MicroLink Multi-Speed Modem]] ([[MicroLink]])
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* [[Nightingale_modem]] ([[PACE]])
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* [[Schneider BTX Modul]] (for German Bildschirmtext) ([[Schneider]])
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=== Serial Interfaces ===
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* ([[RS232|overview of RS232 interfaces]])
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* [[Albireo]] (serial to USB on-board) ([[PulkoTronics]] / DIY)
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* [[Aleste 520EX]] (a CPC clone with built-in RS232, intended for serial mouse) ([[Patisonic]])
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* [[AMSSIO]] (four different versions) (RS232 interface) (DIY) (Martin Zacho)
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* [[Amstrad Serial Interface]] ([[Amstrad]])
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* [[Cirkit serial interface]] ([[Cirkit]])
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* Cirkit twin-port serial interface (resold by [[Microstyle]])
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* [[CPC Booster|CPC Booster/CPC Booster+]] (modern multifunction expansion, including RS232)
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* [[CPCI RS232 Interface]] (DIY) ([[CPC Schneider International Sonderheft]])
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* [[Data Media Disc System]] (disc drive with built-in RS232 interface) ([[Data Media]])
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* [[KDS Electronics Serial Interface|KDS Serial Interface]] ([[KDS Electronics]])
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* [[Panda Electronics Communications Interface Unit]] (dual RS232 plus 8bit printer port) (Panda Electronics Ltd)
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* [[RS-232 para Amstrad]] ([[MHT Ingenieros]])
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* [[SCA CPC Prolink]] ([[SCA Products]])
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* [[Schneider RS232 Interface]] ([[Schneider]])
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* [[Z80 STI RS232 interface]] compatible to the one before, DIY!
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* [[Schneiderware V/24 Interface]] (DIY) ([[CPC Schneider International]])
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* [[Simple RS232 for Printer usage]] (DIY) (one-directional, transmit only)
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* [[Spectre Comms Serial Interface]] with Cage Comms software ([[Spectre Communications Ltd]])
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* [[Vortex Disc Drives]] (disc drive/interface with optional RS232 port) ([[Vortex Computersysteme]])
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* [[Z80-SIO dual ports RS232 interface for CPC (French)]] (DIY) (Philippe Lebel)
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* [[Dual RS232]] ([[Timatic Systems]])
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=== Teletext ===
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* [[Teletext adaptor]] ([[Microtext Ltd.]])
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* [[Volex TTX 2000a|Volex TTX 2000a Teletext-Telesoftware Adaptor]] (Volex Electronics)
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=== Others ===
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* [[CPC Booster|CPC Booster/CPC Booster+]]
 
* [[Virtual Net 96]] ([[Wizcat]])
 
* [[Virtual Net 96]] ([[Wizcat]])
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* [[Red Box]] ([[General Information Systems]])
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* [[CPC-ENet|CPC Ethernet Card]] ([[rpalmer]])
  
== Digitizer ==
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== Digitizer / Scanner ==
  
* ARA digitizer
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* [[ARA Video Digitizer]] ([[Jagot & Leon]])
* [[Dart Scanner for DMP-Printers]]
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* [[Electric Studio C6]] ([[Electric Studio]])
* VIDI digitizer
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* [[Dart Scanner for DMP-Printers]] (the optics are attached to the printer head) ([[Dart Electronics]])
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* [[Omni-Reader]] (Oberon International) (scanner with text recognition) (advert on ACU 1-1987, page 83)
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* [[VIDI digitizer]] ([[Rombo Productions]])
  
== Disc drives and hard discs ==
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== Drives ==
  
* [[3 1/2" & 5 1/4" Disk Drives]]
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=== Disc Drives ===
* [[Amstrad Disk Drive|Amstrad DDI-1 Disk Drive]]
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* [[Amstrad Disk Drive|Amstrad FD-1 Disk Drive]]
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* [[" & " Disk Drives]]
* [[Cumana 3" Disk Drive]]
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* [[Amstrad Disk Drive|Amstrad DDI-1 / FD-1 Disk Drive]] ([[Amstrad]])
* [[Dobbertin Harddisc]]
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* [[Cumana 3" Disk Drive]] ([[Cumana]])
* JASMIN AM5D 5"1/4 floppy drive
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* [[Data Media Disc System]] ([[Data Media]])
* [[KDS Electronics]] [[KDS 5 1/4" Drive|5 1/4" Disc Drive]]
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* [[Jasmin AM5D 5 "1/4 floppy drive]]
* [[Vortex Computersysteme#F1|Vortex F1/D]]
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* [[KDS 5¼" Disc Drive]] ([[KDS Electronics]])
* [[Vortex Computersysteme#F1|Vortex F1/S]]
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* [[TIMDISC 5¼" 2nd Disc Drive]] ([[Timatic Systems]])
* [[Vortex Computersysteme#F1|Vortex F1-X(RS)]]
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* [[F1|Vortex Disc Drives]] ([[Vortex Computersysteme|Vortex]])
* [[Vortex Computersysteme#F1|Vortex F1/Z]]
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* [[Four floppy drives with Amstrad disc interface]]
* [[Vortex Computersysteme#M1|Vortex M1/D]]
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* [[Vortex Computersysteme#M1|Vortex M1/S]]
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=== Exotic Drives ===
* [[Vortex Computersysteme#M1|Vortex M1-X(RS)]]
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* [[Vortex Computersysteme#M1|Vortex M1/Z]]
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* [[Albireo]] (USB mass storage, SD card) ([[PulkoTronics]] / DIY)
* [[Vortex Winchester Drive]]
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* [[Codemasters CD]] (loads games from Audio CD via joystick port) ([[Codemasters]])
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* [[X-Mass]] (IDE, uses Solid-state Disk-on-Module)
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=== Hard Disc Drives ===
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* [[CPC-IDE]] (modern) (discontinued prototype)
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* [[Dobbertin Harddisc]] ([[Dobbertin]])
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* [[IDE8255]] internal/extrernal IDE/CF interface ([[Yarek]])
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* [[SYMBiFACE II]] (modern) (IDE and various other features)
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* [[Vortex Winchester Drive]] ([[Vortex Computersysteme|Vortex]])
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* [[IDE/8255]] external IDE Interface ([[rpalmer]])
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* [[UIDE Universal IDE adapter cards for Z-80 computers]] (modern) ([[JonB]])
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* [[X-Mass]] (modern) (uses solid state Disk-On-Module) ([[TotO]])
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=== Drive Emulators ===
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* [[Gotek]]
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* [[HxC Floppy Emulator]]
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* [[SDiskEmul]]
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* [[TFE Floppy Emulator]]
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* [[VDrive]]
  
 
== Hardware debuggers/Hacking devices ==
 
== Hardware debuggers/Hacking devices ==
  
* [[Multiface II|Romantic Robot Multiface II]]
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* [[Action Replay]] (whatever snapshot) ([[Datel Electronics]])
* [[Mirage Imager]]
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* [[Disc Wizard]] (whatever snapshot) ([[Draysoft]]/[[Evesham Micros]])
* [[Siren Software Hacker]]
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* [[Draysoft Doubler|Doubler]] (external tape input, for tape-to-tape transfers) ([[Draysoft]]/[[Evesham Micros]])
* [[Transtape]]
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* [[Hackit|Hackit / Le Hacker]] (allows to view RAM at 0040h..AF00h) ([[Siren Software]])
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* [[Mirage Imager]] (RAM-only snapshot) (Mirage Microcomputer Limited)
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* [[Multiface II]] (RAM-and-I/O snapshot) ([[Romantic Robot]])
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* [[PDS development system]] (old devkit been used for commercial games) (PD Systems/Andy Glaister)
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* [[RAM7 Cartridge Hacker]] (for CPC+/GX4000 cartridges) ([[RAM7]])
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* [[Transtape]] (whatever snapshot) (Hard Micro)
  
 
== Input devices ==
 
== Input devices ==
  
* [[AMX Mouse|Advanced Memory Systems AMX Mouse]]  
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=== Joysticks ===
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* [[Analog Joysticks]] (CPC Plus only)
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* [[Digital Joysticks]]
 
* [[Amstrad JY-1/JY-2 joysticks]]
 
* [[Amstrad JY-1/JY-2 joysticks]]
* Amstrad LP-1 light pen
 
* Amstrad Magnum Phaser
 
* [[ASS]] Light-Pen
 
* ASS Reis-Mouse
 
* [[Atari-ST mouse adapter]]
 
* Centaure mouse
 
* [[CPCKey|Attaching a AT keyboard to the CPC]]
 
* dk'tronics Lightpen
 
* [[dk'tronics Mouse Interface]]
 
* [[Gerdes|Gerdes Mouse]]
 
* Grafpad II
 
* Gunstick
 
 
* [[Joystick Y-cables]]
 
* [[Joystick Y-cables]]
* Loriciel Phaser (West Phaser)
 
* [[Light Pen "Professionel" / Mark II]]
 
* Wireless mouse (DIY)
 
  
== Memory expansions ==
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=== Light-Guns ===
  
* [[CPC4MB| CPC4MB - 4 MB memory expansion]]
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* [[Gunstick]] ([[MHT Ingenieros]])
* [[HX-RX1|Cirkit HX-RX1 Rom Expansion Card]]
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* [[Amstrad Magnum Phaser|Magnum Light Phaser]] ([[Amstrad]] and [[Trojan]])
* [[dk'tronics 64Kb|dk'tronics 64Kb memory expansion]]  
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* [[Trojan Light Phazer]] ([[Trojan]]) (CPC+)
* [[dk'tronics 128Kb memory expansion]]
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* [[Loriciel Phaser (West Phaser)|West Phaser]] ([[Loriciel]])
* [[dk'tronics 256Kb memory expansion]]
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* [[dk'tronics Silicon Disc]]
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* [[Dobbertin EPROM 224]]
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* [[Dobbertin Memory Expansion]]
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* [[Universeller EPROM Programmer 4004|Dobbertin Universeller EPROM Programmer 4004]]
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* [[Microstyle Romboard Xtra]]
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* [[RAM BOX 512Kb memory expansion]]
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* [[RAM7 2Mb memory expansion]]
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* [[Rombo Rombox]]
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* [[X-ROM ROM expansion and ROM burner]]
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* [[Vortex Computersysteme#SP|Vortex SP 64 - SP 512]] RAM expansion
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* [[Inicron RAM-Box]]
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* [[Inicron ROM-RAM-Box]]
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* [[Micro Power ROM Box]]
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== Monitors ==
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=== Light-Pens ===
  
* [[Amstrad CM14 Colour Monitor]]
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* [[Amstrad LP-1 light pen]] (Amstrad/Amsoft/Trojan) aka Trojan CAD-Master Lightpen (Trojan)
* [[Amstrad CTM640/CTM644 Color Monitor]]
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* [[ASS Light-Pen]] ([[ASS]])
* [[Amstrad GT64/GT65 Green Monitor]]
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* [[Dart Light Pen]] ([[Dart Electronics]])
* [[Amstrad MM12 Monochrome Monitor]]
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* [[Datapen]] ([[Datapen Microtechnology Ltd]])
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* [[dk'tronics Lightpen|Dk'tronics Light Pen]] ([[Dk'tronics]])
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* [[Happy Computer Light Pen]] (DIY from german magazine)
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* [[Light Pen Professional / Mark II (Electric Studio)|Light Pen Professional / Mark II]] ([[Electric Studio]])
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* [[Lindy Light Pen]] ([[Lindy]])
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=== Mouse ===
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* [[Albireo]] with USB mouse ([[PulkoTronics]] / DIY)
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* [[AMX Mouse]] (Advanced Memory Systems)
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* [[PS2Mouse|AMX Compatible PS/2 and USB Mouse Adapter]] (DIY)
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* [[Atari-ST mouse adapter]] (DIY) ([[Schneider Magazin]])
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* [[dk'tronics Mouse Interface|Dk'tronics Mouse Interface]] ([[Dk'tronics]])
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* [[CPC-Mousepack 2.0]] (Gerdes/Centaur/Reis-ware/ASS)
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* [[Electric Studio Mouse]] ([[Electric Studio]])
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* [[GEOS mouse|GEOS mouse]] ([[Commodore 64|C64]])
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* [[Genius mouse]] ([[Datel Electronics]])
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* [[Kempston Mouse]] (Kempston)
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* [[Marconi|Marconi trackball]]
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* [[Serial RS232 Mouse]]
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* [[SYMBiFACE II:PS/2 mouse|PS/2 mouse]] of [[SYMBiFACE II]]
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* [[Wireless mouse (DIY)]] (what is this?) (added 19 August 2006 by CPCLER)
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=== Others ===
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* [[CPCKey|Attaching an AT keyboard to the CPC]]
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* [[Grafpad II]] (Hegotron/British Micro/Grafsales)
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* [[Graphiscop II]] (M.M.C.)
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* [[Keyboard Membrane Repair/Replacement Guide|Keyboard Repair/Replacement]]
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== Memory expansions / ROM boxes ==
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=== Memory Expansions / RAM discs ===
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* ([[Standard Memory Expansions]])
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* [[ANTA 64K Memory Expansion]] ([[MHT Ingenieros]])
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* [[CPC4MB| CPC4MB - 4 MB memory expansion]] ([[Yarek]])
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* [[c't 512 KB internal RAM expansion]] (DIY) (c't magazine)
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* [[Data Media Memory Expansion]] ([[Data Media]])
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* [[Dk'tronics memory expansion‎|Dk'tronics Memory Expansion and Silicon Disc]] ([[Dk'tronics]])
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* [[Dobbertin Memory Expansion]] ([[Dobbertin]]) - 64 KB to 512 KB RAM
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* [[Inicron RAM-Box]] (Inicron) - 512 KB RAM
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* [[Old School 512K RAM Expansion]] (Revaldinho) - 512K RAM expansion built with an SRAM and 74 Series standard logic
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* [[Otten & Fecht 1 MB RAM-Disc]] ([[Otten/Fecht]])
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* [[Phoenix M64]] - 64 KB RAM
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* [[RAM BOX]] 512 KB memory expansion
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* [[RAM7 2MB memory expansion]] ([[RAM7]]) - 2 MB RAM
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* [[SYMBiFACE II]] - 512 KB RAM
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* [[Vortex Expansions RAM card]] ([[Vortex Computersysteme|Vortex]]) - 512 KB RAM
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* [[X-MEM]] ([[TotO]]) - 512KB RAM and 512KB ROM
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* [[Y-MEM]] ([[TotO]]) - 512KB RAM and 512KB ROM
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* [[Z-MEM]] ([[TotO]]) - 1MB RAM
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=== ROM Box / ROM Board ===
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* [[ACU Romboard (DIY)|ACU Romboard]] (DIY) ([[Phil Craven]]/[[Amstrad Computer User|ACU]])
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* [[ACU Romchanger]] (DIY) ([[Phil Craven]]/[[Amstrad Computer User|ACU]]) - a CPC6128 ROM (BIOS v3, BASIC v1.1) upgrade for the CPC464
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* [[AD1 ROM Cartridge]] ([[Arnor]])
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* [[AMRAM]] ([[Silicon Systems]])
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* [[AMRAM2]] ([[Silicon Systems]])
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* [[Amstrad ROM Expander]] (DIY) (Practical Electronics/Simon Dean)
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* [[Britannia ROM Board]] aka ROM Plus ([[Britannia Software Ltd]])
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* [[Campursoft_ROM_Board]]
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* [[Cirkit HX-RX1 Rom Expansion Card]] ([[Cirkit]]) (what is this?) (added  3 September 2006 by Torn) (also listed on [[Hwlist from retroisle]])
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* [[CPC.Flash]] internal/external 4MB ROM upgrade ([[Yarek]])
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* [[CPC GX4000-Multi EPROM Cartridge]] Use a GX cartridge for modified ROM software
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* [[Dobbertin EPROM 224]] ([[Dobbertin]])
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* [[FlashGordon]] ([[PulkoTronics]]) 512 KB ROM simulator using Flash, in-system programmable
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* [[Fleet EPROM Programmer|Fleet EPROM Programmer]] (F.Kup and Fleet Microsystems Ltd.)
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* [[FO-DOS|FO-DOS Cartridge]] - a CPC6128 ROM (BIOS v3, BASIC v1.1) upgrade for the CPC464 ([[Duchet Computers]])
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* [[Hexam]] ([[Ace Software]])
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* [[Honeysoft ROM Board]] ([[HoneySoft]])
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* [[Inicron ROM-RAM-Box]] (Inicron)
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* [[KDS Sideways ROM Board]] ([[KDS Electronics]])
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* [[LowerROM]] ([[Bryce]])
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* [[Maplin ROM Box]] ([[Maplin]])
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* [[MegaFlash]] (DIY - Bryce) 512 KB ROM simulator using Flash, in-system programmable
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* [[MegaROM]] (DIY - Bryce) 128K / 256K ROMBoard
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* [[Microgenic ROM Board]] ([[Microgenic Systems]])
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* [[Microgenic EPROM Programmer]] ([[Microgenic Systems]])
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* [[Microstyle RAMROM]] ([[Microstyle]])
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* [[Microstyle ROM Board Xtra]] ([[Microstyle]])
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* [[POKROM]] (DIY) (Electronique Radio Plans, issue 517)
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* [[Ramcard 128]] (a ROM emulator) ([[RAM7]])
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* [[Rombo Rombox]] ([[Rombo Productions]])
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* [[RomboRedux|Rombo Redux]] Remake of the Rombo Rombox (The Equalizor)
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* [[Schneiderware EPROM Burner]] (DIY) ([[CPC Schneider International]])
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* [[Schneiderware Pseudo ROM]] (DIY) ([[CPC Schneider International]])
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* [[Sideways ram]] (Paul Townsend)
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* [[SuperPower ROM Box]] ([[Micro Power Ltd.]])
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* [[Universeller EPROM Programmer 4004]] ([[Dobbertin]])
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* [[X-MEM]] ([[ACME]])
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* [[X-ROM]] Eprom programmer and ROM Board ([[Timatic Systems]])
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== Monitors ==
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* Computers [[monitor_compatible|compatible]] with Amstrad Monitors
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* [[CM14|Amstrad CM14]] Colour Monitor (for CPC Plus)
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* [[CTM640/CTM644|Amstrad CTM640/CTM644]] Color Monitor (for CPC 464/664/6128)
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* [[GT64/GT65|Amstrad GT64/GT65]] Green Monitor (for CPC 464/664/6128)
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* [[MM12|Amstrad MM12]] Monochrome Monitor (for CPC Plus)
 
* [[Amstrad MP1/MP2 modulator]]
 
* [[Amstrad MP1/MP2 modulator]]
* CPCAI HF-modulator (CPC Schneider International 11/1986, Page 78ff. Someone please scan it, my issue lacks those pages!)
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* [[Amstrad MPV 001 modulator]] (Spanish MP1)
* [[MP2F|Amstrad MP-2F Scart Adapter]]
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* [[MP2F|Amstrad MP-2F Scart Adapter]] (French MP2)
* [[MP-3|Amstrad MP-3 TV modulator for CTM 64x]]  
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* [[MP-3|Amstrad MP-3 TV Tuner for CTM 644]]
* [[TV SCART cable]]
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* [[MPS Modulator]] Modulator made in Greece from MPS
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* [[Dk'tronics TV Tuner]] ([[Dk'tronics]]) (similar to MP-3)
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* [[Screenvision TV Tuner]] (Screens Microcomputers & Electronics Ltd.) (similar to MP-3)
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* CPCI HF-modulator (CPC Schneider International 11/1986, Page 78ff. Someone please scan it, my issue lacks those pages!)
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* [[TV SCART cable]] (DIY)
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* [[LCD And Plasma TV Solution]] (DIY)
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* [[Videomaster]] Modulator made in 1993 by Campursoft
  
 
== Multi function expansions ==
 
== Multi function expansions ==
  
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* [[Albireo]] ([[PulkoTronics]] / DIY)
 
* [[CPC Booster|CPC Booster/CPC Booster+]]
 
* [[CPC Booster|CPC Booster/CPC Booster+]]
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* [[CPCISA by Yarek]] ([[Yarek]])
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* [[CPCMax!]]
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* [[CPCX]]
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* [[Full Expandable Interface]] ([[Timatic Systems]])
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* [[PlayCity]]
 
* [[SYMBiFACE II]]
 
* [[SYMBiFACE II]]
  
 
== Printers ==
 
== Printers ==
  
* [[Amstrad DMP1 printer]]
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* ([[8bit Printer Ports]])
* [[Amstrad/Schneider DMP2000 Printer]]
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* ([[Amstrad Printers]])
* [[Amstrad/Schneider DMP2100 Printer]]
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* [[DMP1]] printer ([[Amstrad]]) ([[Seikosha]] Unihammer printer)
* Amstrad DMP2160 printer
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* [[DMP2000]] printer ([[Amstrad]]/[[Schneider]]) ([[Epson]]-compatible 9-pin printer)
* Amstrad DMP3000 printer
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* [[DMP2160]] printer ([[Amstrad]]/[[Schneider]]) (fast version of DMP2000)
* Schneider NLQ401
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* [[DMP3000]] printer ([[Amstrad]]/[[Schneider]]) (gray PC-version of DMP2000 with more ROM/RAM and IBM charset)
* [[Robotron 6313|EuroPrint FT80X]]
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* [[DMP3160]] printer ([[Amstrad]]/[[Schneider]]) (fast version of DMP3000)
* [[Robotron 6313|Präsident 6320]]
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* [[DMP3250]]di printer ([[Amstrad]]) (dual interface version of DMP3160) (centronics + RS232)
* [[Robotron 6313]]
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* [[DMP4000]] printer ([[Amstrad]]/[[Schneider]]) ([[Epson]]-compatible 9-pin 16" wide printer)
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* [[LD6000]] laser printer ([[Amstrad GmbH]]) (re-badgered Sharp printer, for German market only)
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* [[LQ3500]](di) printer ([[Amstrad]]/[[Schneider]]) ([[Epson]]-compatible 24-pin printer)
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* [[LQ5000]]di printer ([[Amstrad]]) ([[Epson]]-compatible 24-pin 16" wide printer)
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* [[Robotron 6313|EuroPrint FT80X, Robotron 6313, Präsident 6320]] (east German)
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* [[NLQ401|Schneider NLQ401]] ([[Schneider]]) (custom 9-pin printer, German counterpart of the DMP1)
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* [[Star Printers]] (Star Micronics Co., Ltd.)
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== Real Time Clocks ==
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* [[ACU Real Time Clock (DIY)|ACU Real Time Clock]] (DIY) (without year counter) ([[Amstrad Computer User|ACU]])
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* [[Aleste 520EX]] (a CPC clone with built-in RTC) ([[Patisonic]])
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* [[Real Time Clock|CPCI Real Time Clock]] (DIY) ([[CPC Schneider International Sonderheft]])
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* [[Dk'tronics Real Time Clock]] ([[Dk'tronics]])
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* [[Dobbertin Smart Watch]] (the RTC itself is inserted like a ROM) ([[Dobbertin]])
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* [[Schneiderware Real Time Clock]] (DIY) ([[CPC Schneider International]])
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* [[SYMBiFACE_II:Realtime_clock|Realtime Clock]] of [[SYMBiFACE_II]] (modern RTC with bugged century counter)
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* [[Realtime Clock of SYMBiFACE III]]
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* [[uRTC-8 Universal RTC for Z80 computers]] (JonB)
  
 
== Synthesizer, sampler and music related ==
 
== Synthesizer, sampler and music related ==
  
* [[Amdrum]]
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* [[Amdrum]] (Playback) ([[Cheetah]])
* [[Amstrad SSA-1 Speech Synthesizer]]
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* [[Amstrad SSA-1 Speech Synthesizer]] (Speech) ([[Amstrad]])
* [[Digiblaster]]
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* [[CPC Booster|CPC Booster/CPC Booster+]] (Stereo Sampling/Playback) ([[Antitec]]/[[Dirty Minds]])
* [[Digivox sampler]]
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* [[Datel Digital Sound Sampler]]/[[Datel Electronics]]
* [[dk'tronics Speech Synthesizer]]
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* [[Digiblaster]] (Playback) (DIY) (8bit DAC on printer port) ([[CPC Amstrad International]])
* [[EMR MIDI Interface]]
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* [[Digivox sampler]] (EMM)
* [[Music Machine]]
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* [[Dk'tronics Speech Synthesizer]] (Speech) ([[Dk'tronics]])
* [[Silicon Systems MIDI Interface]]
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* [[DHCP MIDI Interface]] (DHCP Electronics)
* [[Siren Software Sound Blaster]]
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* [[EMR MIDI Interface]] (MIDI) ([[EMR|ElectroMusic Research]])
* [[TechniMusique speech synthetizer]]
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* [[FuturePlayer]] (modern MP3 playback, max 128kbps) (Hard: Dr.Zed, Soft: TFM)
* [[TMPI speech synthetizer]]
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* [[LambdaSpeak]]
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* [[Maestro]] (Amplifier/Speakers) (Vanguard Leisure Ltd.)
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* [[Magic Sound Board]] for [[Aleste 520EX]] (four channel DMA playback) ([[Patisonic]])
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* [[Mini Interface for connection to MK5 MIDI Keyboard]] ([[Cheetah]])
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* [[Music Machine]] (Sampling/Playback/MIDI) ([[Ram Electronics]])
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* [[MHT Speech Synthesizer]] (Speech) ([[MHT Ingenieros]])
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* [[Silicon Systems MIDI Interface]] ([[Silicon Systems]]) (what is this?) (added 3 September 2006 by Torn) (also listed on [[Hwlist from retroisle]])
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* [[Sound Blaster]] (Amplifier/Speakers) ([[Siren Software]]
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* [[Soundplayer]] (many different versions exist) (Playback) ([[Futurs']])
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* [[TechniMusique Synthetiseur Musical|TMPI musical synthesizer]] (12 voices) ([[TechniMusique]])
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* [[TMPI speech synthesizer]] (Speech) ([[TechniMusique]])
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* [[Unconventional use of hardware to produce sounds]]
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== Cartridge ==
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* [[C4CPC|C4CPC]]  a modern cartridge replacement for the Amstrad Plus range and the GX4000.
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== Miscellaneous ==
 
== Miscellaneous ==
  
* 64 Kb Printer Buffer (DIY)
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* 64 Kb Printer Buffer (DIY) (what is this?) (added 19 August 2006 by CPCLER)
* [[Amstore|Northern Computers Amstore]]
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* [[Ambug|Ambug Robot]] (DIY) ([[Magenta Electronics Ltd.]])
* CPCISA
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* [[Amstore]] (network with 20MB harddisk) (Northern Computers)
* dk'tronics Real Time Clock
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* [[Amstrad Autofire Interface and Combined Mouse Interface|Amstrad Autofire Interface and Combined Mouse Interface]] (Unknown firm??)
* dk'tronics Utopia OS
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* Amstrad Expansion System Part 2 ([[Maplin]]) - appeared in Project book 19 (for Part 1 see [[Maplin ROM Box]])
* Dobbertin Real Time Clock
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* [[Amstrad CT-1 Radio/Alarm-Clock]] ([[Amstrad]])
* FO-Dos card
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* [[CPCISA by Yarek|CPCISA]] ([[Yarek]])
* Fischertechnik robot
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* [[Data Media Printerinterface]] (printer splitter for connecting 2 or 3 software-selectable printers to the CPC) ([[Data Media]])
* Graphiscop II
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* [[DCP Interpacks]] (DCP Microdevelopments)
* HDCPC
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* [[Dust Covers]]
* Kersten PC Emulator
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* [[Fischertechnik Interface]] for use with the [[Fischertechnik Trainingsrobot]], the [[Fischertechnik Plotter/Scanner]], and the [[Fischertechnik Computing Experimental]] kit.
* Loritel
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* [[HDCPC]] (what is this?) (added 21 August 2006 by 85.218.166.50) (according to [[Dobbertin Harddisc|this page]], HDCPC is a modern IDE harddisk interace, but it's unknown who developed that thing?)
* [[Real Time Clock]] (DIY)
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* [[Hexam]] ([[ACE Software]])
* Robot (DIY)
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* [[Jagot & Leon Interface Cards]] ([[Jagot & Leon]])
* [[TC-1|Amstrad TC-1 Radio/Alarm-Clock]]
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* [[KDS Power Controller]] (a box with eight relays) ([[KDS Electronics]])
* [[Split Extension Connector|Cheetah Marketing Split Extension Connector]]
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* [[Kersten PC Emulator]]
* [[KDS Electronics]] [[KDS Power Controller|Power Controller]]
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* [[Maplins 8bit Input Port]] ([[Maplin]]) (among others for use with Maplin's Weather Satellite Decoder)
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* [[Maplin ROM Box|Maplins 6x8bit Input/Output Port]] ([[Maplin]]) (an extension to Maplin's "Rombox" project)
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* [[Maplins Weather Satellite Receiver]] ([[Maplin]])
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* [[Oktett]] (multimeter/oscilloscope) ([[Otten/Fecht]])
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* [[Peripheral Soft Reset]] (System BIOS Feature for Peripherals)
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* [[Schneiderware]] (a series of [[ECB Bus]] based DIY projects that were released in [[CPC Schneider International]] magazine)
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* [[Split Extension Connector|Cheetah Marketing Split Extension Connector]] ([[Cheetah]])
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* Teleterminal 300s (reportedly "simulates" rs232; connects to printer port; for use with acoustic coupler, see review in CPCI 8-1985, page 55-56)
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* [[Slomo]] A device to reduce the execution speed of the Amstrad CPC (also available for other machines) by [[Nidd Valley Micro Products]], Ltd. (UK)
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Some further (unsorted) peripherals are found here: [[Hwlist from retroisle]]. More DIYs are listed on [[Happy Computer (Schneider Sonderheft)]] (those german magazine articles aren't yet scanned).
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[[Category:Peripherals| ]][[Category:Hardware|*]]

Latest revision as of 12:24, 10 November 2019

You can also check the Category : Peripherals for a complete list of CPCwiki pages on the matter.

Please try to keep things in alphabetical order.

Built-in Peripherals

Built-in Chipset

Built-in connectors: pinout

Built-in Firmware

Co-processor Interfaces

  • CPC-Cplink - a card and software libraries allowing Raspberry Pi, Arduino or other processors to be connected directly to the CPC

Data transfer

Modems

Serial Interfaces

Teletext

Others

Digitizer / Scanner

Drives

Disc Drives

Exotic Drives

Hard Disc Drives

Drive Emulators

Hardware debuggers/Hacking devices

Input devices

Joysticks

Light-Guns

Light-Pens

Mouse

Others

Memory expansions / ROM boxes

Memory Expansions / RAM discs

ROM Box / ROM Board

Monitors

Multi function expansions

Printers

Real Time Clocks

Synthesizer, sampler and music related

Cartridge

  • C4CPC a modern cartridge replacement for the Amstrad Plus range and the GX4000.


Miscellaneous

Some further (unsorted) peripherals are found here: Hwlist from retroisle. More DIYs are listed on Happy Computer (Schneider Sonderheft) (those german magazine articles aren't yet scanned).