Wire connecting PC (Personal Computer) Cards or other electronics system like an USB flash drive to additional contacts.
Some professional digital audio workstation packages on the Atari TOS platform required the presence of the supplied dongle in the computer’s cartridge port in order to run. Steinberg’s Cubase range and C-Lab’s Creator and Notator packages frequently send data to the dongle, which sends a response determined by the electronics inside the cartridge.
For example telephone lines and systems and they also need this little adapter that connects the card to the cable. A wire that enables a typical RJ-45 and links for the end of the network card network cable to become attached to another end.
Do you know ?
The computer mouse as we know it today was invented and developed by Douglas Engelbart, with the assistance of Bill English, during the 1960’s and was patented on November 17, 1970