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Announcement   Announcement : Entry Level Design Details from ACK Controls and Amiga
   posted by DaveyD on 30-Apr-2007 19:11:19 (26886 reads)
Entry Level Design Details from ACK Controls and Amiga
Entry level product ready for Customers Summer 2007

Issaquah, Wash USA – Fonthill, ON Canada April 29, 2007 – ACK Controls and Amiga, Inc. are pleased to announce the base hardware design that will address the needs of the Amiga market as well offering expansion into other markets.

“The first product release is designed for flexibility and meeting the needs of the Amiga user, as well as offer a design that takes advantage of available hardware”, said Adam Kowalczyk President of ACK Systems


This new system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $ 489.00 and be a complete offering excluding monitor in a finished design that will provide customers with everything they need to get started.

  • Flex-ATX form factor motherboard based on the Freescale MPC8349E SoC. (400MHz to 667MHz depending on requirements and price target)
  • 1 (one) DDR2 DIMM slot expandable to 1GB using unregistered DIMMs.
  • 1 (one) 66MHz PCI slot for use with readily available graphics cards.
  • 2 (two) 33MHz  PCI slots for additional expansion.
  • 2 (two) 10/100/1Gb Ethernet Ports.
  • 4 (four) Hi Speed USB ports.
  • 2 (two) serial ports.
  • 4 (four) SATA ports provided by a Silicon Image Sil3114 controller.
  • Onboard sound provided by a C-Media CMI8738.
  • Socketed EEPROM for U-Boot firmware.
  • Atmel ATC2408A serial EEPROM (1kb of non-volatile storage)
  • Dallas DS1339 RTC with battery holder.
  • Standard ATX power supply connector.

“Amiga is please to be working with ACK Controls and believe that by using flexible designs and aggressive manufacturing practices we will be able to deliver to our customers a great product at a great price”, said Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc.

Manufacturing partner and final ship schedule will be following soon.

About Amiga
Amiga, Inc. is the world’s premier provider of multimedia enabling technologies. For almost two decades its award-winning software has been a mainstay for motion picture studios, multimedia creators, and digital entertainment enthusiasts around the world. Today Amiga builds on this legacy leading the way in multimedia development by providing developers with hardware-independent technologies for writing and porting applications to new platforms and interactive devices. For more information visit www.amiga.com.

About ACK
ACK Software Controls, Inc. specializes in the area of embedded controls design for use in automation systems where low-power consumption and reliability is an absolute must.  Concentrating on design for manufacturing with local manufacturing facilities has allowed ACK to quickly and cost-effectively develop solutions for customers with low-volume requirements.  By integrating hardware, firmware, and device driver engineering capability in-house, ACK can provide complete turn-key solutions to customers.
    

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A3000T 
Re: Entry Level Design Details from ACK Controls and Amiga
Posted on 30-Apr-2007 20:40:17
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@DrBombcrater

> PCI graphics, one memory slot, and a 400MHz processor with no L2 cache
> and a crummy 64-bit memory bus? That's not a computer, that's a calculator
> with delusions of grandeur.
>
> But better than nothing I suppose. Just barely.

I totally agree with you. This thing is barely faster than a Classic Amiga with a 10 year old CyberstormPPC board.

I'm not going to buy this one. Maybe the high-end model will suit my needs better (If it ever shows up).

Kind regards,

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Hope you all boycott them


Oh HELL no. I'm buying one as soon as it's available. The way things are going, we might not get another chance.


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What a joke !!!
And some are laughing at the Efika......

Seriously, one more time I am very disapointed with this anouncement, even if i wanted to believe it would be something 'ala' Sam440.

This 'computer' should cost 300$ complete (motherboard,ram,hdd,cdrom,case,power supply) add it 100$ for OS4 if you like.

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I prefer Sam
I hope that Amiga Inc and Acube is come to an agreement...


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Oh HELL no. I'm buying one as soon as it's available. The way things are going, we might not get another chance.


Unfortunately they are all killing chances we have been built for years ...

Even if hardware is out, who will maintain the OS with such conflicts. Amiga Inc has no technical knowledge about OS4 and no idea about the community.

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Forgive me if i stay in topic but can someone knowledgeable tell me what are these for, please:

- Atmel ATC2408A serial EEPROM (1kb of non-volatile storage)
- Dallas DS1339 RTC with battery holder.


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@afxgroup

>Hope you all boycott them

We can do that, but what are our alternatives ?

The SAM440EP, without OS4 licence ? Even if Hyperion wins the lawsuit, it is questionable if the Roque brothers will OS4 develop to the next revision.

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Last edited by Zontrox on 02-May-2007 at 05:51 AM.
Last edited by Zontrox on 01-May-2007 at 12:10 AM.


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@Nibunnoichi

Atmel ATC2408A serial EEPROM (1kb of non-volatile storage)
Used to keep data that remains even after the computer is switched off. Since it's only 1KB, I imagine it will be used for configuration data (eg UBoot variables)

Dallas DS1339 RTC with battery holder.
This is the chip that keeps track of date and time. It's got a battery so it can keep accurate time even when the computer is switched off.

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Around £245 for an entry-level, fully equipped Amiga system? Not a bad price at all, assuming they go for a straight US-UK exchange.

They won't do that, of course, no North American company ever does.

But even assuming a straight £1=$2 exchange once you add on VAT, trans-atlantic shipping (whole systems, remember, not just motherboards) and dealer mark-up I expect the final price would be in the £350-400 range at best.


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Erm, how can this be a complete system when there is no mention of things like memory, Hard drive, keyboard, etc? It doesn't even mention what case it comes with. What kind of optical drive will purchasers be using to install Hyperio...er...AmigaOS 4?

How can you get excited when it could come with 64MB of RAM, a 4.3Gig HDD a 2xCD-ROM and a refurbished Voodoo for all you know?

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@Zontrox:

Wow, you learnt to use Photoshop, Well Done. [edited (I didn't see the picture) -T_Bone]

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Btw, I will probably end up buying this... I dont care about the politics... Might be the last hardware that runs any sort of Amiga OS ever...!



Amiga Inc are you happy now?

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i hope they cannot sell (if they produce something first..) nothing.Amiga Inc is the death of the rest of "Amiga" spirit.Hope you all boycott them


sorry for amiga, but this time I'm thinking about that too.

If was looking forward for os4 on sam.
I'm not shure anymore if I would buy an amigainc/ack board as an
alternative. Not after this lawsuit thing.

this hobby... I'm really failing to se the fun ATM..

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no foto - this is next joke?

http://safir.amigaos.se/article_ack_eng.html


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@Nicolas... no bleedin Euros, but we have to pay bloody VAT, import tax etc... so sub-£300 is rather unlikely lol (Dont forget US prices seldom include sales tax etc.)


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Cant you people just wait until the lawsuit is over and then start/stop bulling ? We dont know what will happen yet. Then you wait for the new hardware and keep on bulling again :)

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wau.. what a piece of.. ehmm.. new and... cough... exciting.. maybe even modern by... ehmm.. yeah.... what ever....


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"They won't do that, of course, no North American company ever does."

With all due respect neither do Europeans.

Amikit sells their #### below the MSRP (merchandise suggested retail price). eg Catweasel MK4. Amikit - are you reading it? GOOD!!!
http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=206&osCsid=86cc2bc7f5bec380284ed4e31522a9dc
$110.
this kills amiga dealers here. It's called product "dumping" and it's illegal. Mind from consumer endpoint you pay $20 shipping, duties/taxes by the time it gets to your door.

Thats far below the market/cost price (after it gets here to USA/Canada) over the big pond. So don't whine that you have to pay 100-200 Pounds or Euros extra, because we do here too for your stuff!
Besides, you can always order from a dealer in North America and hope you pay less for shipping.

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Amikit will soon have you in court for liable


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