|COCO3.COM 6551-BASED CARTRIDGES
All compatible with the 16K CoCoNet EPROM (enhanced Disk BASIC)
Many variations of a base “serial pak” model can be customized on demand, or ordered by a formal name. You can have the serial port header facing inside the case or outside the case, a Tandy Communications ROM or the CoCoNet ROM, a bluetooth module or a MicroSD memory module, and other customizations on request.
By mixing and matching these components, you can turn a lot of neat or serious ideas into reality.
|Formal Product||Pak Style||Retrofit Module||Addresses||Available|
|Deluxe Wireless RS-232 Pak||Internal header, pak case,
Tandy Telecomm ROM & CoCoNet ROM included
|A7’s EB301 bluetooth module||$FF68 – $FF6B
|Not available until ‘A7’ resumes sales of their EB301 bluetooth module.|
|TTL Serial Pak||Internal or external header, pak case, Tandy Telecomm ROM or CoCoNet ROM||None||$FF68 – $FF6B
|2GB MicroSD Drive Pak (aka Plug and Play Pak) Thousands of floppy disks and hard drive images possible in a little game-pak sized cartridge.||128mb-2gig MicroSD module||$FF6C – $FF6F
|USB Serial Pak||uSB-CE5 USB to Serial Adaptor||$FF68 or $FF6C||Soon|
One device that can plug directly into the 2×6 header is A7’s EB301 bluetooth module. In fact, in a Deluxe Wireless Pak, the header and module are mounted inside the case. The other device to arrive soon is the 2 GIG memory module which will be used as a simultaneous Disk BASIC and OS-9 drive system.
All pak models use the 6551 ACIA to communicate with either a bluetooth radio module or 2 GIG MicroSD drive module. The image below shows an external style serial pak with an EB301 module plugged in. A regular Wireless Pak would have this module inside the case.
The photos suggest that this is a SparkFun EB301 when it’s actually a product of the A7 corporation.