- “The XT-IDE project is a Vintage Computer forum driven project to develop and manufacturer an 8-bit ISA IDE controller. It allows any PC/XT class machine to use modern IDE hard drives or Compact Flash devices for long term storage.” (From the XTIDE project wiki)
Our version of the XTIDE controller replaces the 7400-series logic chips with a CPLD, a chip that can be programmed to replace dozens of individual logic chips. The logic is designed in software by drawing a schematic, and then uploaded to the CPLD. New logic circuits can be designed and tested without making new hardware each time.
If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, whatever – we’ll send you a coupon code for the free PCB drawer.