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Hardware emulators

Apple //e for Macintosh LC
Fonte: http://adtpro.com/lc.html

Over the years many software emulators have been developed for our old computers, we can emulate the good Apple ][ even on mobile phones.
There are software emulators ranging from the old bar console to the IBM 360 mainframe.

However, in the roaring years of our beloved computers there were some hardware emulators. The concept of emulator is a bit different from that of the clone.
The emulator practically emulates a certain computer on another entering almost in symbiosis with the latter.
These are the ones I know:
Apple //e emulator card for the Macintosh LC, practically on an expansion board for LC there is all the hardware of the Apple //e and the outputs are also provided to connect the original 5.25" or 3.5" disks.

Apple Mimic for Commodore 64, looks like an external box to be connected to the User Port of 64.

Mimic for Commodore 64
Fonte: http://www.ebay.com

Then there are other things in truth, such as the Microsoft Z80 for Apple ][ which allows you to run the CP/M even on Cupertino machines.

Microsoft CP/M card for Apple II
Fonte: http://www.z80.eu/apple2.html

Then in the Apple // GS there is a chip (Mega II) that contains all the hardware of the old Apple ][ and that guaranteed complete compatibility.

Chip Mega II sulla scheda madre del Apple IIGS
Fonte: http://www.1000bit.it

Are you familiar with others? Add them in the comments, thanks.

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