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Software News   Software News : Minimig Firmware Update
   posted by DiscreetFX on 14-Sep-2009 22:24:22 (3733 reads)
Jakub has released a new update for all the Minimig owners with the ARM controller:

(Pre-existing thread before news submittal is here).

Read more...


Changes and new features:

ARM firmware - support for:

- MMC/SD/SDHC cards
- FAT16/FAT32 filesystems
- subfolders (unlimited number of entries and depth)
- Long File Names
- alphabetical sorting of entries
- selection of files and subfolders with a keypress
- scrolling of entries with PgUp/PgDn/Home keys
- selection of parent directory with Backspace key
- up to 4 virtual floppy drives
- up to 2 hard files emulating A600/A1200 hard disk controller (up to 4095 MB each)
- optional higher memory card transfer speed (requires simple hardware modification - highly recommended)
- firmware upgrades directly from the memory card

FPGA - new features:

- improved system timing (blitter, CIAs, ROM)
- minor compatibility improvements (CIA access, INTREQ)
- support for two virtual hard disks
- implemented alliasing of custom register space (Kickstart 1.2 now works)

Upgrade instructions is included readme file.

Download and read via files and forum links below.

Firmware Upgrade Files

Minimig Discussion Forum
    

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meet.mrnrg 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 0:29:58
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WoW.

I hope to hear more about ordering and an open market for sales of these babies.

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TheDaddy 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 6:25:49
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From: Quattro Stelle

This part is really impressive:

- MMC/SD/SDHC cards
- FAT16/FAT32 filesystems
- subfolders (unlimited number of entries and depth)
- Long File Names
- alphabetical sorting of entries
- selection of files and subfolders with a keypress
- scrolling of entries with PgUp/PgDn/Home keys
- selection of parent directory with Backspace key
- up to 4 virtual floppy drives
- up to 2 hard files emulating A600/A1200 hard disk controller (up to 4095 MB each)
- optional higher memory card transfer speed (requires simple hardware modification - highly recommended)
- firmware upgrades directly from the memory card

Finally subfolders and long file names, SDHC cards, off to get a 32GB sd card then for my Minimig!

Last edited by TheDaddy on 15-Sep-2009 at 06:26 AM.

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Dwyloc 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 13:53:56
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Looks like a very nice update for us arm addon owning minimig owners

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vox 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 14:07:51
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Great, great., great

When Minimig with built in ARM, flashed firmware, additional 2MB FAST RAM
and hard drive will be availiable. Now its more small Natami look a like!

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zErec 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 15:07:12
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Posts: 509
From: Germany

@thread

Hi, I´m very interested in miniMig.
I heard of two versions a 1.1 and a 1.2. Is that right?

What is the differents?

I would like to order the latest one.
But where?

This Update is for ARM-Board Users?

Where can I buy this board?
Or do docs exist for building it DIY?

Please help, need this combo.


Greetings zE

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Faranheit 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 17:01:29
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Posts: 132
From: Moselle / Lorraine / France / Luxembourg / Belgique

Hi all ;)

For those who experience some trouble upgrading their ARM controller, please take a look at the little Firmware upgrade guide I have written.

I can also provide the memory extension and hardfile access acceleration modification on your Minimig's board for 100 euros (return shipping costs excluded and VAT included) for informations !
Please note that these hardware modifications CANCEL automatically your warranty on the Minimig's board !

Just take a look at my Minimig's and accessories prices list.

Thanks, Laurent aka Faranheit

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TheDaddy 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 17:02:51
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>>Hi, I´m very interested in miniMig.
I heard of two versions a 1.1 and a 1.2. Is that right?

To my knowledge there is no v1.2, all the ones ACube have produced are v1.1.

Go to amikit, Vesalia or ACube websites to order one.

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Petah 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 15-Sep-2009 17:48:40
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The day Minimig is available with ethernet- and DVI/HDMI-ports is the day I'll consider getting one.

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Arko 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 16-Sep-2009 10:55:03
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Posts: 1989
From: Unknown

Quote:

Just take a look at my Minimig's and accessories prices list.


Sorry but the prices for a super Minimg are just to high but this is not your fault.

There are so much enhancement, the Minimig needs a redisign.

Super Minimig:
New PCB, Mini ITX formfactor, more RAM (Fastram ?), faster 68k (68020 ?), intergrated ARM chip for filehandling.

LowCost Minimg:
New PCB, different FPGA, 68k integration into the FPGA and SD-card handling by integrated 68k CPU.

Is there no Amiga dealer or manufacturer left that could start a small production ?

Last edited by Arko on 16-Sep-2009 at 12:56 PM.

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vox 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 16-Sep-2009 16:36:45
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From: Belgrade, Serbia

Thank you. Since new ARM controller supports floppy and small 2,5" hard drive,
how much would it be to add it and will such a case be designed?

How to add it to this super SAM
(whose price is quite much, especially the 2MB RAM)

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Arko 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 16-Sep-2009 18:01:12
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From: Unknown

>Since new ARM controller supports floppy and small 2,5" hard drive,

No it does not. It support 4 simulated floppies and 2 simulated harddisks on a SD-Card


>How to add it to this super SAM

You are the first one speaking of SAM, the Minimig id independent from the Sam development.

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HenryCase 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 17-Sep-2009 13:08:40
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@Arko
This is the board you are looking for:
http://www.fpgaarcade.com/
It already runs the Minimig core, shouldn't be too long now before it is released. Petah, you should take a look too, it has a DVI port.

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vox 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 18-Sep-2009 19:28:49
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From: Belgrade, Serbia

Froidian mistake.

But sure the price of upgraded MiniMig (ARM+RAM+HDD) goes much
closer to SAM price then believed before (MiniMig was considered
low cost 68k board.

But not to be to picky ,its a huge step forward,
FAST RAM and 28Mhz CPU add much to productivity,
long file names, WHDLoad, FFS hard usability ...

Some downgrade in price for all in one pack should be considered.
Minimig 1.2? Hard drive and Amiga floppy and SD card in next miniITX
case design? Full ECS compatibility, if not AGA? Next level FPGA?
ColdFire or similar better Freescale 68k design CPU?

Not the mention the large TFT

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vox 
Re: Minimig Firmware Update
Posted on 20-Sep-2009 19:00:11
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Oh hard drives are simulated (in a file)?

Then again is the 4GB SD card max?

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