The HXC Floppy Emulator is a very smart device designed by Jean-François DEL NERO. It allows you to emulate any 34-pin floppy disk drive. It can replace different kinds of floppy disk drives and allows you use SD Card media instead of floppy disks. This emulator is actually used with Amiga, Atari, CPC, PC computers, different keyboards and samplers, CNC machine tools, and scientific instruments...
Basically, it's a drop-in replacement for classic Floppy drives - but instead of a floppy disk, you load the floppy disk image from an SD Card.
You can find a downloadable manual, firmware updates and more here:
* HE10 34-pin floppy connector
* Shugart compatible mode supported.
* PC compatible mode supported.
* Tested with PC, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Thomson, MSX, ZX Spectrum series computers.
* Two floppy disk drives emulation
* 5V +/- 10% standard power floppy connector input.
* 1 LED / 1 Button
* On screen display software for Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and Amiga Computers
* SD Card up to 2 GB.
* SDHC Card supported up to 32 GB (10 MHz SPI bus mode. Average byte rate: ~500KB/s)
* FAT32 supported. Subdirectory and long name file supported.
List of supported file images type:
* ST, MSA, ADF, ADZ, DMZ, CPC DSK (standard and extended)
* CopyQM DSK, Oric DSK, IMG, SMC,MSX DSK, IMD, Zx Spectrum DSK, BetaDisk TRD,
* BetaDisk SCL, Thomson TO8D SAP, Thomson TO8D FD, PC88 D88, x68000 HDM (beta), x68000 XDF (beta), custom raw floppy geometry…
* An AmigaDOS or FAT12 floppy disk image can also be generated from spares files.
Read / Write support:
* Track mode based floppy emulator (Full track pre-encoded in the HFE image file)
* Read support: Most of existing formats (FM/MFM/Amiga track...) supported.
* Custom tracks supported.
* Write support: ISO MFM 256/512/1024Bytes sector write supported.
* Arburg CNC write support.
* Emu Emulator/SP1200 Write support.
* Amiga write support.
Floppy bitrate supported:
* 250/300Kbits/s (DD floppies)
* 500Kbits/s (HD floppies)
* other bitrates possible
Note: Variable bitrate not supported, so protected floppy disk image (IPF and STX file format) file support will be only partial!