story is that I'm just more of sketching this mini-system idea into notes and quick diagrams on paper but if it seem good enough and not that expensive I might try get it onto a prototype board at some date.
where would one find a supplier of floppy controllers? (I only could find old database pages underneath a lot of linux faq sites so....I had to wonder)
if you had used any what was your choice of ide controller? (name too)
is Texas Instruments the only supplier or someone else also makes firewire PHY and host controller ics? (I'm looking for the 1349A100/200/400mbps type)
well thats all I can think of right now, thanks very much for any help.
oh yeah one last thing: I'm from north america
p.s=I'm not using the x86 architecture so I don't have simplification of their chipsets features choice hence the ide/floppy questions for one