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==Hardware design and integrated circuits==
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Internally the CoCo 1 and CoCo 2 models are functionally identical. The core of the system is virtually identical to the reference design included in the Motorola MC6883 data sheet and consists of five LSI chips:
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*MC6809E [[Microprocessor Unit]] (MPU)
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*MC6883/SN74LS783/SN74LS785 [[Synchronous Address Multiplexor]] (SAM)
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*MC6847 [[Video Display Generator]] (VDG)
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*Two [[Peripheral Interface Adapters]] (PIA), either MC6821 or MC6822 chips
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==Audio Digitizers==
 
==Audio Digitizers==
 
*[[Delta Pro]]
 
*[[Delta Pro]]
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==Audio Output Devices==
 
==Audio Output Devices==
*[[Orchestra-90 CC]] - Stereo Music Synthesizer
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*[[Orchestra-90 CC (26-3143)]] / [[CoCoDAC-16]] - Stereo Music Synthesizer DAC
*[[Speech/Sound Cartridge]] - Music and Speech Synthesizer
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*[[Speech/Sound Cartridge (26-3144A)]] - Music and Speech Synthesizer AY3-8913 Programmable Sound Generator and an SPO256-AL2 Speech Processor
*[[Super Voice]] - Speech Systems' device that could sing.
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*[[Game Master Cart]] - Flash ROM and SN76489AN Digital Complex Sound Generator
*[[Super Talker]] - Speech Synthesizer
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*[[CoCo PSG]] - YM-2149F OPL3 Programmable Sound Generator
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*[[MEGA mini MPI]] - YM-262F OPL3 FM Synthesizer
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*[[The Voice]] - Speech Systems' Speech Synthesizer SP01
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*[[Super Voice]] - Speech Systems' Speech Synthesizer device that could sing.
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*[[Real Talker]] - Voice Synthesizer by Colorware
  
 
==Bus Expander==
 
==Bus Expander==
*[[Tandy Multipak (26-3024)]]
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*[[Multi-Pak|Tandy Multipak (26-3024)]]
*[[Tandy Multipak (26-3124)]]
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*[[Multi-Pak|Tandy Multipak (26-3124)]]
*[[Slotpak-3]]
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*[[Colorburst|Colorburst By Maxsys]]
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*[[Howard Medical Slotpak]]
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*[[Orion Technologies XPort]]
 
*[[CoNect Xpander]]
 
*[[CoNect Xpander]]
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*[[CoNect Y Box]]
 
*[[Y-Cable]]
 
*[[Y-Cable]]
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*[[Solderless Proto Board]]
  
==Computers==
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==Computers & Clones==
 
*[[TRS-80 Color Computers]] (A list of all available models)
 
*[[TRS-80 Color Computers]] (A list of all available models)
 
*[[Dragon]]
 
*[[Dragon]]
*[[MC-10 Micro Color Computer]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_MC-10 MC-10 Micro Color Computer]
 
*[[CP400]]
 
*[[CP400]]
 
*[[TDP-100]]
 
*[[TDP-100]]
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*[[LZ Color64]] Brazilian clone
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*[[Dynacom MX-1600]] Brazilian clone
  
 
==Tandy/Radio Shack Tape Drive Systems==
 
==Tandy/Radio Shack Tape Drive Systems==
*[[CCR-81]]
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*[[CCR-81 (26-1208)]]
 
*[[CCR-82]]
 
*[[CCR-82]]
 
*[[CCR-83]]
 
*[[CCR-83]]
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==Other Tape Drive Systems==
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*[[Exatron Stringy Floppy]]
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==Tandy/Radio Shack Floppy Disk Systems==
 
==Tandy/Radio Shack Floppy Disk Systems==
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[[Floppy Controllers]]
 
*[[26-3022]]
 
*[[26-3022]]
 
*[[26-3029]]
 
*[[26-3029]]
*[[26-3129/FD-500|FD-500]]
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*[[FD-500 (26-3129)]]
*[[FD-501]]
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*[[FD-501 (26-3131)]]
*[[FD-502]]
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*[[FD-502 (26-3133)]]
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*[[Other Floppy Disk]]
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===Hacking===
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*[[Hacking Disk]] 40, 80 Track, 2 Sides
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*[[26-3029 CoCo Disk Controller High Density Modifications]]
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[http://users.digitalindigo.net/~techno/coco_floppy.html Extracted from]
  
 
==Other Floppy Disk Controllers==
 
==Other Floppy Disk Controllers==
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*[[SDC Floppy Emulator]]
 
*[[Disto Super Controller]]
 
*[[Disto Super Controller]]
 
*[[Disto Super Controller II]]
 
*[[Disto Super Controller II]]
 
*[[Disto Mini Controller]]
 
*[[Disto Mini Controller]]
*[[J&M/Owlware]]
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*[[J&M/Owl-Ware]]
*[[Hard Drive Systems]]
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*[[Hard Drive Specialists]]
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*[[Sardis Technologies 'no-halt' Controller]]
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==Alternate Floppy Disk Controller ROMs==
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*[[ADOS/ADOS-3]]
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*[[RGBDOS]]
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*[[JDOS]]
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*[[MYDOS]]
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*[[CDOS]]
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*[[OWLDOS]]
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*[[HDB-DOS]]
  
 
==Hard Drive Controllers==
 
==Hard Drive Controllers==
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*[[Tandy Hard Drive Controller]]
 
*[[Burke & Burke]] - CoCo XT/CoCo XT-RTC
 
*[[Burke & Burke]] - CoCo XT/CoCo XT-RTC
 
*[[KenTon]] - SCSI
 
*[[KenTon]] - SCSI
 
*[[Gleside IDE Interface]]
 
*[[Gleside IDE Interface]]
 
*[[Cloud-9 SuperIDE Interface]]
 
*[[Cloud-9 SuperIDE Interface]]
*{[Cloud-9 TC^3 SCSI Interface]]
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*[[Cloud-9 TC^3 SCSI Interface]]
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*[[Owl-Ware]]
  
 
==Input Devices==
 
==Input Devices==
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*[[Deluxe Joystick]]
 
*[[Deluxe Joystick]]
 
*[[Wico Deluxe Joystick]]
 
*[[Wico Deluxe Joystick]]
*[[One Button Mouse]]
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*[[Mouse]] (1 Button)
*[[Two Button Mouse]]
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*[[Deluxe Color Mouse]] (2 button)
 
*[[X-Pad]]
 
*[[X-Pad]]
 
*[[Koala Pad]]
 
*[[Koala Pad]]
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*[[Colorware Super Hi-Res Interface]]
 
*[[Colorware Super Hi-Res Interface]]
 
*[[Hawksoft Dual Hi-Res Joystick Adapter]]
 
*[[Hawksoft Dual Hi-Res Joystick Adapter]]
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*[[Puppo Keyboard Adapter]]
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*[[OWL Keyboard Adapter]]
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*[[Cloud-9 AT Keyboard Adapter]]
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*[[HJL-57 upgrade Keyboard]]
  
 
==Memory Upgrades==
 
==Memory Upgrades==
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==MIDI Interfaces==
 
==MIDI Interfaces==
 
*[[CoCo MIDI]]
 
*[[CoCo MIDI]]
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*[[MIDI Maestro]] and [[MIDI Maestro+]]
  
 
== Monitors==
 
== Monitors==
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*[[Maganavox 1CM135]]
 
*[[Maganavox 1CM135]]
 
*[[Maganavox 8CM515]]
 
*[[Maganavox 8CM515]]
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*[[15KHz SVGA Monitors]]
  
 
==Multi Devices==
 
==Multi Devices==
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*[[SuperBoard]]
 
*[[SuperBoard]]
 
*[[FHL Eliminator]]
 
*[[FHL Eliminator]]
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*[[Disto MEB]]
  
 
==RS232 Devices==
 
==RS232 Devices==
*[[Tandy RS232 Pak]]
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*[[Deluxe RS232 Pak]]
 
*[[Tandy DC Modem Pak]]
 
*[[Tandy DC Modem Pak]]
 
*[[Orion Technologies RS232 Pak]]
 
*[[Orion Technologies RS232 Pak]]
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*[[Quad Serial Port Pak]] - Who made this?
 
*[[Quad Serial Port Pak]] - Who made this?
 
*[[CoCoPro! RS232 Pak]]
 
*[[CoCoPro! RS232 Pak]]
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*[[CoNect Dual RS232 Pak]]
 
*[[CoNect RS232 Pak]]
 
*[[CoNect RS232 Pak]]
 
*[[CoNect 16550 Pak]] - what is the official name?
 
*[[CoNect 16550 Pak]] - what is the official name?
 
*[[Metric Model 101p Serial to Parallel Converter]]
 
*[[Metric Model 101p Serial to Parallel Converter]]
*[[Dayton Industries Blue Streak Ultima Serial to Parallel Converter]]  
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*[[Dayton Industries Blue Streak Ultima Serial to Parallel Converter]]
  
 
==Video Digitizers==
 
==Video Digitizers==
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== Video Out==
 
== Video Out==
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*[[Video without RF Box]]
 
*[[PBJ Wordpak/Wordpak II]]
 
*[[PBJ Wordpak/Wordpak II]]
*[[Lucas Industries 2000 AutoDim]]  
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*[[Lucas Industries 2000 AutoDim]]
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*[[CoCo-1 Monocrome video]]
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*[[CoCo-1 composite video]]
 
*[[CoCo-2 Composite Monitor Adapter]]
 
*[[CoCo-2 Composite Monitor Adapter]]
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*[[CoCo-3 RGB to CGA/EGA Adapter]]
 
*[[RGB to VGA Converter]]
 
*[[RGB to VGA Converter]]
 
*[[RGB to S-Video Converter]]
 
*[[RGB to S-Video Converter]]
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*[https://hackaday.io/project/7366-coco-3-rgb-to-scart-to-hdmi-cable CoCo 3 RGB -> SCART -> HDMI]
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== Light Controler ==
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*[[X10 Lighting Control]]
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*[[Remote Command Controller 26-1182]]
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== Mods & Hacking ==
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*[[CoCo Turbo Light]]
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*[[DCModem to RS232 Pak]]
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*[[Disk Drive power LED]]
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*[[CoCo repack in PC]]
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*[[Speech & Sound Pack Modification for High Speed]]
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*[[CoCoEPROMpak]] Schematic board
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*[[Fahrfall]] New Game Cartridge and pak
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*[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2247877/ Nowhereman999's Color Computer 3D printable Raspberry Pi case]
  
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]

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Hardware design and integrated circuits

Internally the CoCo 1 and CoCo 2 models are functionally identical. The core of the system is virtually identical to the reference design included in the Motorola MC6883 data sheet and consists of five LSI chips:

Audio Digitizers

Audio Output Devices

Bus Expander

Computers & Clones

Tandy/Radio Shack Tape Drive Systems

Other Tape Drive Systems

Tandy/Radio Shack Floppy Disk Systems

Floppy Controllers

Hacking

Extracted from

Other Floppy Disk Controllers

Alternate Floppy Disk Controller ROMs

Hard Drive Controllers

Input Devices

Memory Upgrades

MIDI Interfaces

Monitors

Multi Devices

These are items that serve more than one purpose, such as Cloud-9's SuperBoard.

RS232 Devices

Video Digitizers

Video Out

Light Controler

Mods & Hacking