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Hardware News   Hardware News : First Natami MX boards produced
   posted by Forcie-NatamiTeam on 13-Feb-2011 19:40:58 (16777 reads)
Thomas Hirsch of the Natami Team has just manufactured the first Natami MX boards. This is the board revision that will be sold to the public, provided that the board bringup and hardware tests goes well.

Natami is a clone of the classic Amiga computer and its architecture. It is a 68k-based computer containing the classic Amiga chipset with enhancements and quite a few modern hardware features.


The MX board features:
-Altera FPGA from the Cyclone IV-series, containing the enhanced Amiga chipset "SuperAGA" as well as other system logic, and the brand new 68k CPU design "N68050"
-512 MB DDR2 SDRAM (onboard)
-1x PCI slot, expandable to 3x PCI with a PCI riser
-"SyncZorro" expansion slot, for adding f.e. a CPU card (68060 card will be available as an option for this slot)
-DVI-I port for 31kHz video (one can connect both analog VGA and digital DVI), scandoubling function for legacy modes
-15kHz RGB-output/input expansion slot (for optional 15kHz card)
-Realtek RTL8110 Gigabit Ethernet
-NEC USB2 controller and USB ports
-3,5 inch IDE port
-Internal Compact Flash connector (IDE)
-Kickstart flash memory
-Floppy connector (Amiga and PC drives both usable)
-Amiga serial port (although reduced to 9-pin)
-Amiga parallel port
-2x Amiga joystick/mouse port
-4x Cinch/RCA connectors for stereo sound output and input
-PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports (old bigbox Amiga keyboards are connectable)
-Classic Amiga LED:s along with scandoubler LED

Natami MX pictures:
http://www.natami.net/hardware.htm
Natami MX bringup thread:
http://www.natami.net/knowledge.php?b=1¬e=33366

Please note that not all components are soldered in the pictures above.
    

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longbow75 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 19:53:24
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nice!!!

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-Sam- 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 19:53:25
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Wow. I never thought it would get even this far. Videos showing demos of the board in use would be very interesting.

Still - the most impressive thing will be to get to production - and as the X1000 has taught us - that can still be a very long road.

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ChaosLord 
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Posted on 13-Feb-2011 20:06:02
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Hooray for Natami!

Long live Thomas Hirsch!

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pavlor 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
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Good work!

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Stephen_Robinson 
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Posted on 13-Feb-2011 20:25:47
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What's the aprox. price going to be for this?

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amigadave 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 20:30:47
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Beautiful board design and much more full featured than I had first imagined it would be.

Can't wait to see videos of it in action and to learn about the S-Zorro connection options and capabilities, the 15kHz input? & output, and what PCI cards will be supported. Also, the performance of the softcore N68050 compared to actual Phase5 68060 boards will be very interesting to see while the Natami team is completing work on the N68070 core.

I think the sales potential for this system, if they can keep the price below $1,000 for a complete system, is very high. Better than the sales potential for the SAM460 and X1000 combined.

With all the success and interest in the Next Gen Amiga systems, there is still a huge amount of interest in Classic Amiga 68k systems and add-ons for them. To have a new system that has similar compatibility capabilities to WinUAE, but using hardware cloning, instead of emulation, is very appealing to many current and former Amiga users.

Great work Natami Team!

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amigakit 
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Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:01:27
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Congratulations!

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Hondo 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
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@amigadave

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Better than the sales potential for the SAM460 and X1000 combined.


don't get carried away now

Congratulations to natami team....now get OS4 running on the damn thing

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Seaquest 
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Great Work

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amigang 
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Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:19:22
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Excellent work, I just hope you get it in to production unlike another effort like this...BoXer any one?

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Troels 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:41:07
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Great work...

Now let's have some videos and benchmarks

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djrikki 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:41:15
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Nice work... once again... is there a final system planned? You know... in a case. A vanilla motherboard doesn't appeal to me.

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sundown 
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Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:45:17
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Wow, nice work, a big step. Hope all the testing works out for you guys.

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Forcie-NatamiTeam 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:47:43
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@Stephen_Robinson
Quote:
What's the aprox. price going to be for this?


The price will not be announced until or shortly before the first commercial production run is underway. This is because we do not want to make promises we cannot fulfill. Component prices and production deals of the day decides the end price.

@amigadave
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Can't wait to see videos of it in action and to learn about the S-Zorro connection options and capabilities, the 15kHz input? & output, and what PCI cards will be supported. Also, the performance of the softcore N68050 compared to actual Phase5 68060 boards will be very interesting to see while the Natami team is completing work on the N68070 core.


There will be videos and benchmarks published when the base system is up and running on the new boards. Check the thread in the news post for new developments.

@Hondo
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Congratulations to natami team....now get OS4 running on the damn thing


Unless there is any native 68k port of OS4.1 that we have not heard about around the corner, we will be focusing on supporting AmigaOS1-3 and AROS-68k. Our new 68k CPU architecture is the heart and soul of the Natami.

Last edited by Forcie-NatamiTeam on 13-Feb-2011 at 10:06 PM.
Last edited by Forcie-NatamiTeam on 13-Feb-2011 at 09:48 PM.

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Comi 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:58:24
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Cool and nice!
Bring it on!

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Mechanic 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 21:58:31
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mmmmMMMMMmmmmm.............YUMMIE!

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Reynolds 
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Posted on 13-Feb-2011 22:09:22
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The next machine I'll buy. Can't wait.

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pavlor 
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@Forcie-NatamiTeam

Thanks for info.


and of course...

Welcome!

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marko 
Re: First Natami MX boards produced
Posted on 13-Feb-2011 23:39:21
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Very nice!

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spotUP 
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:D i want one!

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