Roland MT-32 Stuff

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Roland MT-32 Service Notes 1st ed.
Roland MT-32 Service Notes 3rd ed.

Ultimate Roland MT-32 Tutorial [Phil's Computer Lab]

Serial Port Controller, HITR  Page 235 physical   [Oct 1990]

Serial controller Types 
• Type 1 appears identical to the serial portion of the IBM PC AT Serial/Parallel Adapter.
• Type 2 incorporates all functions of Type 1 and also supports FIFO mode.
• Type 3 incorporates all functions of Type 2 and provides DMA mode.
• Type 4 incorporates all functions of Type 3 and provides additional I/O addresses.

Note: Some systems using the Type 2 controller do not support the FIFO mode. For information about individual systems refer to the system-specific technical reference manuals.

Note: Do not exceed 19.2K Baud with Type 1 and Type 2 Serial Controllers. In short, older PS/2s can't reach the serial Baud rate needed [parallel is something else].

31,250 baud directly supported on Types 3 and 4 using the High Frequency Mode, divisor of 22 [decimal]. Percentage of error Difference between Desired and Actual 0.538

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