The Ins & Outs of the Amstrad
A firmware manual and a guide to the workings of the various chips in the CPC at I/O level. The compact size of this book made it, for many programmers, a more practical reference than the bulky SOFT 968 official firmware guide. Useful reference pages on the CRTC and other chips completed the work.
Author: Don Thomasson Publisher: Melbourne House
ISBN: 0 86161 190 X
Introduction The Ins System Overview The Memory System The Inner Peripherals The I/O Address Map The Video Gate Array The CRT Controler The Parallel Peripheral Interface The Printer Port The Other Peripherals The Programmable Sound Generator The Keyboard The Cassette Recorder The Operating System The RST Area Jumpblock Entries Interrupts and Events Operating System Calls The Interface The Outs General Principles Parallel Interfaces Interface Rules Alternative Printer Port Software Support Communicating Computers Serial Interfaces Analog Interfaces Sideways ROMs ROM Types and Formats Applications External ROM Hardware A Second Processor Overview