The Schneiderware series consists of several DIY projects which have been released in german magazine CPC Schneider International published by DMV. The name "Schneiderware" was probably choosen due to its double meaning ("CPC Hardware" in computer language, or "specially fitted clothing" in german language). Aside from building the hardware on one's own, one could also order printed circuit boards, either fully assembled, or plain PCBs without components.
The various boards are having special connectors, intended to be mounted on the "Basisplatine" (some kind of a motherboard with ECB Bus sockets) which allows to connect up to five Schneiderware boards to the CPCs Expansion Port; with some small modifications one could also connect the boards directly to the Expansion Port (the motherboard is merely an Y-cable-like adaptor without electrical components, so one doesn't really need it).
- Schneiderware #1 Introduction (Theory) (6/1986 pages 62-67, plus preface from 5/1986 page 21)
- Schneiderware #2a Basisplatine (Motherboard) (7/1986 pages 60-67)
- Schneiderware #2b Centronics (Printer Port) (7/1986 pages 60-67, plus complaints from 10/1986 page 10, port B redefined on 12/1986 page 124 and 3/1987 pages 8-9)
- Schneiderware #3 V/24 (RS232 Interface) (8/1986 pages 70-77, plus correction from 9/1986 page 80)
- Schneiderware #4 Netzteil (Power Supply) (9/1986 pages 78-83, corrections on 10/1986 page 85, 5/1987 page 12)
- Schneiderware #5 Echtzeituhr (Real Time Clock) (10/1986 pages 78-85, corrections on 12/1986 page 6 and 3/1987 page 9, 9/1987 page 9, ROM driver in 4/1987 page 29)
- Schneiderware #6 Uni-PIO (48 I/O lines) (12/1986 pages 124-130, advert on 1-1987 page 144, correction on 5/1987 page 12)
- Schneiderware #7 A/D and D/A Converter (8 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs) (3/1987 pages 32-45)
- Schneiderware #8 Pseudo ROM (SRAM and EPROM mapped as ROM) (4/1987 pages 26-34, plus corrections in 5/1987 pages 32-34)
- Schneiderware #9 Eprommer (EPROM Burner) (6/1987 pages 122-131)
- Schneiderware Nachlese (Notes) (11/1987 pages 97-99)
A summary of the I/O ports, Schematics, and Photos can be found here:
Note - Along with the Schneiderware series, there has been also a "CPC Schneider International 02/1987, Page ??-??, MIDI Interface" (advertised together with the Schneiderware PCBs, but not part of the Schneiderware series).