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Apple Guide to the Macintosh Family Hardware

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Apple Guide to the Macintosh Family Hardware is a book that provides an overview of the architectures of Macintosh computers and descriptions of the hardware components that make up those computers.

This book provides background and reference information for developers: hardware engineers designing peripheral devices for Macintosh computers and system programmers who need an understanding of the hardware in order to optimize their code.

The 2nd edition (1990) describes:
• The nine current Macintosh models (Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE, Macintosh SE/30, Macintosh Portable, Macintosh II, Macintosh IIx, Macintosh IIcx, Macintosh IIci, Macintosh IIfx)
• processors and control logic
• Versatile Interface Adapters (VIAs: interface ICs)
• memory organization and expansion
• power supplies and control
• keyboard and mouse on the Macintosh Plus and earlier models
• Apple Desktop Bus (on all models since the Macintosh Plus)
• floppy disk interfaces, two types: Apple 800 KB drive and Macintosh FDHD (SuperDrive)
• serial I/O ports: similar on all models
• SCSI ports: similar on all models
• displays, three types: built-in video, expansion card video, and flat panel
• sound: two types of hardware for generating sampled sound
• expansion interfaces, two types: NuBus and processor direct

The download is Apple Guide to the Macintosh Family Hardware - 2nd Edition - 1990.

The uploading interface does not let me upload the manuals as .pdf files, so I had to compress them (sorry for the inconvenience) !

See also: Inside Macintosh, Apple Developer CD Series, Volumes I & II (1989), Apple Developer CD Series Volume III: A Disc Called Wanda, Apple Developer CDs 1992, QuickTime 2.0 Software Development Kit CD-ROM, Inside Macintosh CD-ROM, Making It Macintosh, Designing Cards and Drivers for the Macintosh Family

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by mrpippy - 2015, September 21 - 3:00am

Awesome thanks!