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Hardware News   Hardware News : New PowerC Products for the Amiga 1200
   posted by Mikey_C on 23-Dec-2004 18:02:18 (19749 reads)
ACK Software Controls, Inc. is pleased to announce two new products for the Amiga 1200. The first product is a Freescale 8245 based CPU card clocked at 400 MHz.



The card will have a SODIMM slot for memory expansion and also includes a Silicon Images 680 IDE controller and a Radeon Mobility graphics chip. This CPU card will fit in standard A1200 cases, but a towered system is recommended.

The second product is a modular busboard and CPU combination for use with towered A1200 machines. The bus board features an AGP 1X slot and three PCI slots. Additional features of the busboard include two DDR DIMM slots for memory expansion, a Silicon Images 680 IDE controller, onboard USB and ethernet. The CPU card will initially be a 750CXe product, but other CPUs will be available.

Both products will ship with an OEM version ofOS4 and contain a version of U-Boot as the firmware. Products are presently in prototype form running Linux and will be available in Q1 2005.

Additional information will follow in the new year.

Sincerely,

Adam Kowalczyk

ACK Software Controls, Inc.



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Re: New PowerC Products for the Amiga 1200
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Both products will ship with an OEM version ofOS4 and contain a version of U-Boot as the firmware.


Nice... So an alternative to the Shark afterall.

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The Amiga 1200 a machine that will not DIE

A design classic

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Yeah, now if they would just do one for the A3000 desktop, I would be happy for a short while anyway. Oh well...

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Finally something to replace this @o$@er$u(%|n^ BlizzardPPC with. It sometimes takes me to hit the reset button over 50 times before it boots.

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This is surprise.
And OS4 on it!


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Great news...and great HW for my A1200T...but any know for price??


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Re: New PowerC Products for the Amiga 1200
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So this is real or not?

/Björn

 
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@Orgin:

Oh, it's real alright.

 
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Sound like the original AmigaOne design, come to think of it this maybe the only way can get one of my friends to upgrade !!!


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Amiga 1200 is indeed the MOST verastile machine invented by man kind..indeed it is. I am..I am....shocked!! No..no..no I am not..I am expecting this..yes..way expecting this..lol!! I cannot believe my eyes.

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sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!


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hmmm this is appealing


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What about 68k apps ? Will they still have access to the real 68k with such a hardware, or will they still be emulated by Petunia/68k interpreter ?

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I wonder if these designs will be made available as standalone mobos, they would propaly need to have some things added like Ethernet and USB, but I don' think that it'd be "hard". Relatively speaking at least.

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Will they still have access to the real 68k with such a hardware


It's not the case on the CyberStorm/Blizzard, and won't be the case on any other addon hardware.


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@ Eric_S

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The bus board feature [...] onboard USB and ethernet.


I also think that they would need an Amiga Inc License to sell this hardware as a standalone product that they don't need as it is an "expansion" to existing hardware.

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It's not the case on the CyberStorm/Blizzard, and won't be the case on any other addon hardware.


Ok, thanks for the answer. It may be faster, anyway. Are 400 Mhz enough to emulate a 68040/060 at full speed ?

Last edited by Lanza on 23-Dec-2004 at 08:57 PM.

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@Lanza

It comes with an OEM copy of OS4, and therefore has "the license".

400Mhz is fast enough to emulate a 68060 faster than the real thing.


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I'm not sure about the license since it does not seem to be sold under the AmigaOne trademark. OS4 in this case may be sold as an upgrade for the original 1200. But you may be right.

/me is thinking about waiting a little more before buying new hadware.

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And there was me thinking all those years ago that selling the A1200 and getting an A4000 was a good move...

I guess I was lucky to be given a vanilla A1200 that I have under my desk though...

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Adam just said on amiga.org that an A3000/A4000 board is also in the works.


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