The Commodore Amiga Sidecar

The Commodore A1060 Sidecar was an expansion hardware device developed by Commodore and released in 1986 for the Commodore Amiga 1000 computer. It would feature a complete PC XT system mounted in an expansion case which connected to the expansion bus on the right side (like a sidecar) of the Amiga 1000 computer.

The Sidecar was built around an Intel 8088 processor. The Sidecar was available with a hard drive, the first produced by Commodore for the Amiga, it was accessible from both the MS-DOS and AmigaOS environments.

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2 thoughts on “The Commodore Amiga Sidecar

  1. Ugly American says:

    Both CPUs could run a full speed at the same time.

    The sidecar also had space to plug in full size PC ISA cards.

    The cards could also be used from the Amiga OS so you could connect to various proprietary networks, etc.

    Later versions had faster CPUs, etc.

    There was also various software only PC, Mac, Atari ST and many other emulators for the Amiga.

    Later you could get an official version of Unix and then various BSD and then Linux68K as well.

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