Goal and Hardware for RetroChallenge 2019/03.

During the RetroChallenge 2019/03 my goal is to build and program a system to control outputs and read inputs from a transputer system.

For this purpose i buy a couple IMSC011 Link adapters. These link adapters as speciale made for connecting to an Transputer Link for connecting handware. This could be a interface to an computersystem, like an IBM or SUN or VME system for loading software, or to other hardware to control all different thing’s.

In an former RetroChallenge I build an inferface to an ISA-slot for connecting an Transputer to an PC for loading software, and now I want use this same Link adapter in an other modus to connect some LED’s and switches to control and measering.


The datasheet for the IMS C011 could be found on several places on the internet so this is the startpoint of our Challenge. Reading and understanding the datasheets. This Link Adapter could be used in 2 differend modus. The second modus as an businterface, to connect an ISA-bus for example. The first modus is a Peripheral interface modus. Then you have 8 output’s and 8 input’s and fully handshake control. And this is the modus we go to use.

After building a nice little print a have the hardware to start with my project.


Author: avretro

I am a member of some section's of a computerclub in Holland, called the Hobby Computer Club or HCC. That section's are the Retro-, AI- and Robotica-section. Writing in Englische is not very easy for me, so don't blame me for it.

One thought on “Goal and Hardware for RetroChallenge 2019/03.”

  1. Heb eventueel nog een implementatie van Oberon ( Modula-2 opvolger) voor de transputer voor je….
    Ben zelf tevens op zoek naar datasheets voor de SPC16/10, de P800 op een chip, om daarmee een single board computer te maken.


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