Big Book of Amiga Hardware
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The ACA-500 is an accelerator card for Amiga 500, which also has a CPU-slot. Most ACA A1200 cards from Individual Computers should work, if cards from other manufacturers would work is currently unknown
The Agnus chip socket on the motherboard
Uses an Ateobus slot, a custom expansion bus based on ISA by Ateo Concepts.
CD32 Rear Expansion Slot
182pin Expansion connector found at the back of the CD32.
One of the two CIA chips found in the motherboard
Connects to the Clock Port found in most A1200s and on some expansion cards.
CPU Fast Slot (A2000)
Uses the 86pin CPU bus expansion slot, as found in the A2000 series.
CPU Fast Slot (A3000/A4000)
Uses 200pin CPU bus expansion slot, as found in the A3000/A4000.
Plugs into the processor's socket, or clips over the processor.
Connects to a 15pin video connector, commonly found on graphics and video cards
Connects to a 9pin video connector, commonly found on older graphics and video cards
The Denise chip socket found on the motherboard
Uses a Dracobus slot, a custom expansion bus used in the Draco series of machines by MacroSystem.
Floppy Drive Port (External)
Connects to the 23pin external floppy drive port, as found on most Amigas.
Front Memory Slot
Uses the memory slot found on the front of the A1000.
Connects directly to an IDE (ATA) bus, usually via a 44pin 2.5" connector, or 40pin 3.5" connector
Connects an 8bit or 16bit ISA slot. ISA slots or not active on Amigas, therefore most ISA cards are Brigeboards or simply use the slot for power.
Plugs into the keyboard connector, or AUX port.
Plugs into the ROM sockets. The Amiga ROM is known as Kickstart.
The Lisa chip found on the motherboard
Plugs into a mouse or joystick port. Usually DB9 ports, but not always.
Hardware which does not have a connection as such or which does not fit into the other categories.
Plugs into a DB25 Parallel Port, either the built-in port, or a port on an expansion.
Plugs into a standard 32bit PCI slot. PCI is not native, but usually available on modern busboards.
Connects to a non-standard PCI slot. For example, the local PCI bus on some graphics cards.
The PCMCIA "Card Slot" as found on the A600 and A1200.
Connects directly to the SCSI bus, via any of the multitude of SCSI connector types.
Plugs into a DB9 or DB25 Serial Port, either the built-in port, or a port on an expansion.
Side Expansion Slot
The 86pin slot found on the side of the A500/+ and A1000. The A1000's slot is on the opposite side to the A500/+.
Trapdoor Slot (A1200)
The 150pin expansion slot found underneath the A1200.
Trapdoor Slot (A500/+)
The 56pin expansion slot found underneath the A500/+.
Trapdoor Slot (A600)
The 40pin expansion slot found underneath the A600.
It is not known where the hardware connects.
Connects to the internal video slot. There are 3-types, "Genlock Slot" (8bit video), OCS/ECS style (12bit video) and AGA style (18bit video + audio) with various degrees of compatibility between each.
Video Socket (Amiga 23pin)
Connects to the 23pin Amiga RGB/Video port.
Zorro Auto Sensing
The card automatically detects the Zorro bus version. It operates as a Zorro II card on a Zorro II bus, but works in Zorro III mode on a Zorro III bus.
The standard 100pin expansion slots found in older big box Amigas. Can only use Zorro II cards.
The standard 100pin expansion slots found in newer big box Amigas. Can use both Zorro II and Zorro III cards.
A 3rd party custom bus which shares little with Zorro II & III nor is it compatible with them.