Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
6072 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)
Login

Nickname

Password

Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Support Amigaworld.net
Your support is needed and is appreciated as Amigaworld.net is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.
Donate

Menu
Main sections
» Home
» Features
» News
» Forums
» Classifieds
» Links
» Downloads
Extras
» OS4 Zone
» IRC Network
» AmigaWorld Radio
» Newsfeed
» Top Members
» Amiga Dealers
Information
» About Us
» FAQs
» Advertise
» Polls
» Terms of Service
» Search

IRC Channel
Server: irc.amigaworld.net
Ports: 1024,5555, 6665-6669
SSL port: 6697
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

Who's Online
61 crawler(s) on-line.
 22 guest(s) on-line.
 0 member(s) on-line.



You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 agami:  5 mins ago
 matthey:  25 mins ago
 TiredofLife:  28 mins ago
 amigakit:  1 hr 2 mins ago
 saimo:  2 hrs 18 mins ago
 klx300r:  2 hrs 56 mins ago
 zipper:  3 hrs ago
 Rob:  3 hrs 11 mins ago
 PhantomInterrogative:  3 hrs 24 mins ago
 number6:  3 hrs 27 mins ago

/  Forum Index
   /  Amiga OS4 Hardware
      /  Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware candidates for OS4
Register To Post

PosterThread
tomazkid 
Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware candidates for OS4
Posted on 18-Nov-2006 22:02:31
#1 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

This thread is a locked and sticky version of this thread, the best information from the other thread will be copied over to this thread.

Thanks to Jahc, Sicky, Takemehomegrandma and others for the specs.

If you have something you like to add to this post, PM a moderator with it, and we will add it to this thread if relevant

Remade the thread for easier editing. 070323

Last edited by tomazkid on 23-Mar-2007 at 03:44 AM.
Last edited by Seer on 01-Mar-2007 at 09:33 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 11-Feb-2007 at 09:30 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 03-Dec-2006 at 06:05 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 21-Nov-2006 at 04:55 AM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 20-Nov-2006 at 12:23 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 19-Nov-2006 at 06:02 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 19-Nov-2006 at 02:29 AM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 18-Nov-2006 at 10:05 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 18-Nov-2006 at 10:03 PM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 11-Feb-2007 1:01:19
#2 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

For Cyberstorm PPC it seems an amount of 128MB RAM will be recommended.
That propably goes for Blizzard PPC too.

Anyone out there who can give more info about minimum and recommended specifications for OS4 on the CyberstormPPC and BlizzardPPC accelerators for the classic line of Amigas?

Mod's update: This is no longer ''potential'' since it is now a reality and exists.

Last edited by Yo on 25-Sep-2008 at 08:32 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 28-Mar-2007 at 03:15 AM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:46:11
#3 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

Maker: Open for future


Last edited by Yo on 19-Sep-2008 at 02:13 PM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:48:16
#4 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

Maker: Troika

No official license for OS4

Board: Amy05/Amy0x/Prometheus
Website: http://www.troikang.com/contact.html

The *Amy 05 is a flex ATX form factor board that moves away from legacy I/O making a complete move to USB. Comparison chart.

- Processor: IBM PPC 750GL 800Mhz. processor with Active (fan) cooling. Soldered directly to motherboard.
- Northbridge: Tundra Semiconductor TSI107 Northbridge device. This provides access to SDRAM memory and the PCI bus amongst other things.
- Southbridge: AMD Geode cs5536 Companion device.
- Ethernet: RTL8110 Gb/100/10 Ethernet controller.
- USB 2.0: 5 x High Speed USB 2.0 ports: 3 rear connectors, 2 front connectors.
- ATA 100/133: Sil0680 ATA133 controller. Supports 2 channels (4 devices). Full ATA 100/133 transfer rates, DMA bus mastering and RAID (Raid is dependent on OS drivers).
- Audio: "Kryptos" sound system with AD1888 SoundMax chipset and with audio headers.
- PCI slot: 1 x 66 Mhz, 3.3V 32bit. for Graphics & 1 x 33 Mhz, 32bit.
- SDRAM: 2 x DIMM memory slots (Regular,Unbuffered, Off the shelf PC100/133 SDRAM. Max of 1GB)

Last word from the Amiwest computer show was that they were aiming for a 2Q 2007 release. Some technically minded people doubt this board will ever run, judging from its prototype pictures. (i.e. component placing, and 90 degree mobo traces).

Update 25 Sept 08: Quote:
Amy is ready, willing and able to operate AmigaOS4 that she was originally designed for. Our only obstacle at the present time, is the lawsuit between Amiga Inc., and Hyperion.
http://www.troikang.com/contact.html


##

Board: Panda

Information from: http://www.ppcnux.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6413#troika

The design by Beijing UD Technology Co., Ltd. (UDTech) is an evaluation board similar to the MAI Teron that started a second life under Eyetech as the "AmigaOne" commercial product. This board has been licensed by Troika and is being modified slightly. Details of what actual changes are being made are not yet available.

The features of the UDTech board are:
- MPC7448 with up to 1.7 GHz
- Tundra Tsi109 Northbridge
- DDR2 DIMM slot
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet
- 2x SATA and 1 PATA connector
- 4x USB2.0 ports
- 1x PCI-66 and 1x PCI-33 slots
- 2x MiniPCI slots, e.g. for WLAN or Tuner cards
- Smartcard slot
- Stereo or S/PDIF Audio In and 5.1 or S/PDIF Audio Out
- Serial port
- Infrared interface
- 16 MB NOR Flash
- ATX power connector



Update: 19/09/08: The information above has not changed, however an update is planned and is in the works.

Last edited by tomazkid on 10-Oct-2008 at 12:42 PM.
Last edited by Yo on 25-Sep-2008 at 09:51 PM.
Last edited by Yo on 19-Sep-2008 at 07:43 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 23-Mar-2007 at 03:48 AM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:50:29
#5 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

Maker: ACube Systems Srl a jointcompany formed by Alternative Holding Group, Soft 3 and Virtual Works.
(link updated)


Board: Samantha/Sam440
Website: http://www.sam440.com/

A press release dated September 17 2008 tells that an OEM version of AmigaOS 4.1 will be sold together with SAM440.

A good source of detailed information about their planned product can be found
here and here.

Here you will find a Question and Answer session undertaken in conjunction with Amiga Round Table and Amigaweb. Scroll down past the specifications to find the Q&As.

Of all the proposed OS4 capable new hardware this one is head and shoulder ahead of the rest in development and potential license from Amiga Inc, Bill McEwan mentioned them directly as "partners they were working together with".

Sam440ep is the first modular motherboard produced by ACube Systems Srl.

The main characteristics are:

* low power consumption
* passive cooling
* scalability

The core of the board is the PowerPC 440EP, a System On Chip (SoC) produced by AMCC under license from IBM.

One of the main features of the PowerPC AMCC 440EP is the presence, together with the CPU, of a number of integrated peripherals. This allowed us to build a complete system with a huge savings of both development and debug time, with less components and space used on the PCB. This also results in a significant cost reduction for the customer.

As a consequence the northbridge/southbridge combination is not present on the board. Part of their functionalities are built into the CPU.

The 440EP chip has a size of 35x35 mm, with a PBGA packaging (456 balls). It is built with CMOS (0.13 um) technology, has a very low power consumption (only 3 Watts at 533Mhz) and it does not require any active cooling system.

Technical Specifications

* MiniITX Form Factor (17x17 cm)
* CPU SoC AMCC 440ep
o Integrated DDR 266 memory controller
o Integrated PCI controller
o Integrated Flash memory devices controller
o Integrated USB 1.1 Host and 2.0 Device controller
o 2 integrated Ethernet 10/100 ports
o Up to 4 serial ports
o 2 I2C interfaces
o SPI interfaces
o 64 pin for I/O General Purpose
* 512 MB DDR soldered onboard (or in alternative a DDR DIMM 100 slot, max 512 MB)
* USB 2.0 OHCI/EHCI NXP PCI controller
* Audio Cirrus Logic CS4281 and Realtek ALC655 Codec
* Silicon Image 4 Serial ATA ports
* ATI RADEON Mobility M9 with 64mb RAM graphic chip
* Pericom 8150B PCI Bridge
* FPGA Lattice XP with 80 pin I/O expansion connector
* PCI Slot - 32 bits, 33 Mhz
* mini PCI Slot - 32 bits, 33 Mhz (optional)
* RTC with backup battery
* UBoot 1.3.1

Further information, FAQs, availability and price, media and other resources and driver downloads, please visit http://www.acube-systems.biz/eng/sam.php

Availability: Now

Last edited by Yo on 20-Oct-2008 at 06:41 PM.
Last edited by Yo on 20-Oct-2008 at 06:15 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 01-Oct-2008 at 02:34 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 23-Mar-2007 at 03:52 AM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:51:40
#6 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

Hardware from Genesi/Bplan, suitable for OS4

No official license for OS4

##:
Maker: Genesi/b-plan
Board: Efika 5200B
Website: http://www.pegasosppc.com/efika.php

The Efika is a very small motherboard with somewhat limited specs and expandability. However, its Bill of Materials is very low, hence it can be manufactured *very* cheap and sold at an attractive price if some volume can be reached. It runs passively cooled, and consumes only a few Watts. It could easily be used as a building block for various embedded devices as it is, including portable and battery powered ones. It has a PCI-slot that can be turned into an AGP slot (1x speed) by the use of an 90° AGP riser slot. One cool case-option for this computer would be to fit a complete Efika system, including the motherboard, a 2.5" harddrive and a low profile graphics card, in a box with a size and shape of a regular 5.25" CD-ROM and put it (or several!) in a regular tower case. Or why not in a case like this?

The Efika board has the following specifications:

* Freescale MPC5200B PowerPC SoC up to 400MHz
* 118mm x 153mm x 38mm
* 128MB 266MHz DDR RAM
* 44-pin IDE connector
* 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
* 2x USB ports
* 1x RS232 Serial port
* Stereo Audio out, Microphone and Line-input
* 33/66MHz PCI with optional 90° AGP riser slot
* RoHS Compliant

Example product solutions include:

* Thin-Client for X or Windows Terminal Server (rdesktop) displays
* Home Theater satellite, to relay recorded or downloaded TV shows and movies around the home
* High power-use/performance-ratio cluster node
* Industrial control and robotics
* VOIP/Video Phone connected to a TV
* Webcam Security solution

By utilising CHRP-compliant IEEE 1275 Firmware, a variety of Operating Systems are available for the platform and in particular Genesi offers the following Power Developer Support Site. More information on Operating Systems available for the EFIKA 5200B can be found here.

This product is about to ship, and can be ordered from the Genesi online store. If you *hurry*, you may still be able to get one for free if you have an idea of a development project and submit it here.

"Please note! Unlike the other hardware listed above, Genesi is planning on forcing Amiga Inc. via a federally upheld contract to put OS4 on the Efika."


#7:
Maker: Genesi/b-plan
Board: Pegasos 8641D
Website: http://www.powerdeveloper.org/8641d.php

The Pegasos 8641D is a motherboard built around the Freescale MPC8641D processor. This CPU is a dual-core CPU, with two high-performance superscalar e600 cores (similar as the 7448 CPU) running at up to 1.5 GHz. Each core has its own memory controller (DDR2 up to 600MHz), its own 1MB L2 cache, and its own Altivec engine. The CPU chip itself also incorporates dual 8-lane PCI Express ports, as well as 4 Gigabit Ethernet controllers. The CPU also comes in a single-core version.

The developer project is about to start, and the website where interested software developers can apply for a free developer board are already up and running. You can also buy one at the Genesi online store (delivery in 6-8 weeks).

Please note that the hardware in the 8641D developer program is not the "Pegasos 8641D" motherboard, but Freescale's PCEVALHPCN-8641D reference design ("Argo Navis"). The final Pegasos 8641D consumer design will be designed around this reference product (similar specs) and enhanced by the developer support and early adopter work through the Projects Program. Pegasos 8641D drawing

The specs of the "Argo Navis"/Pegasos 8641D:

MPC8641D Dual-Core Processor rev 2.0 brings:
* e600 cores with 1MB L2 cache
* 600MHz internal bus speed
* DDR2 memory controller
* 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports
* 8x and 4x PCI Express slots

ULi M1575 Southbridge brings:
* 4x Serial ATA (3.0Gbps)
* 1x Parallel ATA
* 4x USB 2.0 ports
* 2x PCI slots (5V tolerant)
* AC97 Audio
* PS/2 keyboard & mouse


_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:53:36
#7 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

- The Shark from Elbox.
Elbox says it will be available when OS4 final is done.

License?

Additional info from Dandy:

Various postings in several Amiga fora around the globe suggest that one reason for the Shark's unavailability could simply be that the "Shark" is nothing else than a "Crescendo" from Sonnet and that the Sonnets are unavailable (sold out) since last December.

But since a few weeks it is listed again as available on Sonnet's website - and it seems to be a new and reworked version (higher clockspeed):

Sonnet "Crescendo"

Update: 19/09/08 - Or a Natami + Crescendo ? (See this thread on the Natami forum.)

Last edited by Yo on 19-Sep-2008 at 07:48 PM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 14-Aug-2008 at 11:32 AM.
Last edited by tomazkid on 14-Aug-2008 at 11:31 AM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:54:12
#8 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

- Sony PS3

Not a porting option.

Quote from Rogue:
Quote:
It's not that I mind getting a PS 3 (I have been a fan of Gran Turismo ever since part one) but please bear in mind that there is not going to be any change in Hyperion's plans because of this. When I said "I would like to port OS 4 to the thing", I meant this purely for testing reasons. I do not see a PS 3 version of AmigaOS 4.x in the foreseeable future. I already said it is not my decision, and it isn't me the needs convincing but rather the Hyperion management, and I am very sure they won't consider it for the reasons I have stated in the past - I do not think that Sony will lift the restrictions for guest OS'es on the PS 3 for any project, so I am still quite convinced that this would be rather sluggish to use.

So please, if you really want to do this, know that apart from playing Gran Turismo, it is very likely that nothing comes out of this. I might or might not find the time to experiment with porting AmigaOS to it (pretty unlikely seeing how much work there still is), but it will not change the facts that Hyperion management have already rejected the idea of a PS 3 port.


This comes from this news announcement.

Last edited by Yo on 25-Sep-2008 at 05:40 PM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:54:35
#9 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

Maker: Moana

Project status: Dead.
Quote from Thomas:
Quote:
There is no OS4 for MacMini, what was leaked was an early beta of a now defunct project. If you are in possession of this CD, be aware of the fact that this is a pirated copy and that possession is illegal.

Taken from this thread.

The files are illegal, and not for the public. No one has rights to own them, because they have never been on sale.

Quote From Hans-Jörg found here in post #92:
Quote:
I have pointed out multiple times there will be no Mac port, period. Live with it, I don't care. That is all I am going to say about the topic.


Case closed.

Last edited by Yo on 20-Oct-2008 at 06:20 PM.
Last edited by Yo on 25-Sep-2008 at 09:19 PM.
Last edited by Yo on 20-Sep-2008 at 02:14 PM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
tomazkid 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware for OS4
Posted on 23-Mar-2007 3:54:55
#10 ]
Team Member
Joined: 31-Jul-2003
Posts: 11694
From: Kristianstad, Sweden

Maker: open for future additions

Last edited by Yo on 25-Sep-2008 at 09:59 PM.

_________________
Site admins are people too..pooff!

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Yo 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware candidates for OS4
Posted on 19-Sep-2008 13:55:03
#11 ]
Team Member
Joined: 8-Oct-2004
Posts: 2043
From: France, on an ADSL line

*Bump*

Just as a reminder, for people such as Developers and beta testers, and other people ''in the know''... this informative thread is here to allow for the easy dispersal of information. Please DO contact a Mod or member of staff if you have relevant information to add to this thread.

Thanking you in advance.
Kind regards, Yo

_________________
¤¤ Official Hyperion Zealot ¤¤

(No, I didn't type that with a straight face.)

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Yo 
Re: Official Amigaworld.net list of potential hardware candidates for OS4
Posted on 20-Oct-2008 18:22:56
#12 ]
Team Member
Joined: 8-Oct-2004
Posts: 2043
From: France, on an ADSL line

Thread updated today with relevant information and quotes.
Again, any developers who would like to change pertinent information in this thread, please send a PM to myself or another member of staff.

Kind regards, Yo.

_________________
¤¤ Official Hyperion Zealot ¤¤

(No, I didn't type that with a straight face.)

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  

[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2019 Amigaworld.net.
Amigaworld.net was originally founded by David Doyle