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hardware Classic   hardware Classic : The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
   posted by elwood on 1-Jan-2013 21:04:57 (7843 reads)
Dear customers,

The Minimig is now back online! Also the ARM controller is available again.

We thank Jakub Bednarski for his great work and for releasing his design for every Amigans.

Read more --->


Order your items now before it's too late. Go to our online shop. It will give you the total including shipping to your country. http://www.acube-systems.biz/shop/

We'll start to process orders the first days of January.

Happy new year to everyone!

The ACube Systems team
    

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Rob 
Re: The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
Posted on 1-Jan-2013 22:34:51
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Joined: 20-Mar-2003
Posts: 5358
From: S.Wales

I noticed that AmigaKit has ARM controllers in stock too. I hope that supply is stable enought that they'll still be available later in the year when I'll hopefully be able to commit to buying one. Shame I missed them before when money wasn't a concern for me.

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Darrin 
Re: The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
Posted on 2-Jan-2013 1:51:14
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Posts: 1928
From: Lake Charles, USA

As a long-term Minimig owner/user who also has one of the prototype ARM controllers, I highly recommend these things to gamers who want an OCS/ECS A500 experience.

While you can access HDF files without the ARM expansion, the speed difference is massive, especially with large HDF files. Without the ARM you'll have to limit yourself to really small files (plus, the ARM makes updating much easier).

Also, buy the board with the 4MB installed. On my setup (4MB with ARM), I have a 2GB HDF file running ClassicWB with an endless supply of games installed to play via WHDLoad.

One more tip for those unfamiliar with the design: Don't buy the boards without the PIC unless you're also buying the ARM controller. You must have either a PIC or the ARM board for the Minimig to work.

Here's mine installed inside a eMachines PC keyboard:
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K-L 
Re: The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
Posted on 2-Jan-2013 7:54:11
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Joined: 3-Mar-2006
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From: Oullins, France

Darrin : anyway only 4MB MiniMigs with ARM controllers are available (no PIC nor 2MB version).

It's easier to choose the best config since there is only one

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KimmoK 
Re: The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
Posted on 2-Jan-2013 8:01:37
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Posts: 5021
From: Ylikiiminki, Finland

I hope we see AGA version with mini-ITX form one day.
Would be nice to have a replacement for old Amiga motherboards.
(ideally with CPU expansion interface)

Perhaps even:
-like SAM460, but with 68k + AGA capability

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Hattig 
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Posted on 2-Jan-2013 13:04:46
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From: Cambridge, UK

This year should see the FPGAArcade in all our hands, and thus AGA, ~100MHz 68020-compatible CPU, and nice extras like the '060 board, and so on.

However it is sad that Minimig development never progressed beyond the A500+ level, apart from the ARM board and 50MHz overclock.

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KimmoK 
Re: The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
Posted on 2-Jan-2013 14:16:53
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From: Ylikiiminki, Finland

For other forgetting lazybones, like myself:
http://www.fpgaarcade.com/

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AmigaBlitter 
Re: The Minimig is back, now with the ARM controller!
Posted on 2-Jan-2013 16:20:58
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@Kimmok

Quote:
Perhaps even: -like SAM460, but with 68k + AGA capability


There are real possibilities that this could materialize...

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pavlor 
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Posted on 3-Jan-2013 20:12:33
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Nice!

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Darth_X 
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Posted on 5-Jan-2013 14:36:15
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From: Vancouver Island, Canada

I would like to see a minimig with an Amiga floppy controller. I don't care if floppy disks are obsolete or not!

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