Acorn Econet Modules

In later Acorn computers, the Econet interface was modularised meaning that they included a standardised set of headers on the motherboard and the Econet socket was included but the active Econet circuitry was carried on an optional daughterboard.

Some early modules were developed without collision detection circuitry whilst later modules had full collision detection thereby increasing the speed and reliability of communication over the network.

The Acorn BBC Master series of computers was the first set of Acorn computers to implement this modular approach to the fitting of the Econet interface and an example of a later Econet module can be se