Optional add on expansion boards for Carte Blanche II
Carte Blanche II is designed for easy expansion at low cost. The popular PCIe-style interface provides an economical interface for adding additional capability supporting both 3.3v and 5v logic. There are several expansion boards available from Applelogic. Other designs are available for download, and can be built by the user.
Carte Blanche II has an IO interface that is designed to accommodate additional hardware capability. The CBII prototype expansion board allows 2.54mm bread boarding of new circuits to be interfaced with CBII.
CBII Arduino Shield expansion board (ASIO) gives CBII the added ability to interface to Arduino shield boards. The ASIO expansion board supports both 3.3V and 5V Arduino shields and provides selectable options for powering VREF, IOREF and VIN.
The PMOD Expansion board for CBII makes available the plethora of PMOD based development and test boards. The PMOD expansion board provides logic level translation and 5V or 3.3V power selection on each of the three dual PMOD expansion ports.
Interfacing CBII to the IIe's AUX Slot is accomplished using the TFT Cable 1 flex cable giving mechanical compatibility with NTSC and PAL IIe motherboards. The Exp. IO board converts CBII IO into two flex cables which then interface to the AUX Slot IO board.
Interfacing CBII to the IIe's AUX Slot is accomplished using the TFT Cable 1 flex cable giving mechanical compatibility with NTSC and PAL IIe motherboards. The Aux slot IO board accepts the cable from the Exp. IO board and interfaces to the IIe Aux slot.
The CFIO board adds IDE and Compact Flash capability to CBII. The board allows simultaneous use of both the 3.3V CF and the 3.3V or 5V FFC style 40 pin external IDE interface, which can be used with Cable 1 to connect standard IDE devices or adaptors.
Virtualette, an update to CB Atto, is an ARM based virtual peripheral board giving the AII access to a plethora of modern capabilities including ethernet, NAND, DRAM, USB, HDMI, VGA as well as the ability to exchange data with executing programs.
Virtualette has finished it's prototype run and is currently with developers. We expect another batch to be available by June 2015.