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hardware Classic   hardware Classic : RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
   posted by Wiesel on 13-Oct-2014 16:01:19 (2717 reads)
The new High-speed USB host controller "RapidRoad" by Individual Computers will start shipping on october 20th, 2014.

RapidRoad uses the USB Stack Poseidon, which we have purchased as a source code license back in october 2011. Now we're making use of this license and fill a huge gap in the market of Amiga hardware that has existed for a few years now. RapidRoad is based on a High-speed USB host controller chip that has not been used for the Amiga before.

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Although the ISP1763a can be considered the "little brother" of the chip that has been used on the fastest USB controller to date - Deneb by E3B - it can keep up with it's performance: If the X-Surf-100 is operated in Z3 mode and a high-end accelerator is used, transfer rates from USB mass storage devices can exceed 7MBytes per second.

RapidRoad can also be used for the "smaller" Amiga models, which replaces the famous "Subway" controller by E3B. Many older Amiga models are showing timing glitches on the clockport interface when larger amounts of data are transferred, so we had to develop a special interface that can safely deal with these timing glitches. This development has consumed lots of time and money, so we've decided to offer RapidRoad in a cheaper version that has the clockport interface deactivated: This version can only be used on the X-Surf-100 networking card.

Starting today, RapidRoad can be ordered in three different versions with different included cables. Please mind that if you want to pay with PayPal, you may get an error message where no real error has occured. Before you try again, please check your PayPal account: Most of the times, the order went through OK, and only the instant payment notification from PayPal did not reach our server. If the transaction is shown in your PayPal account, everything has worked out right. We're already working on a solution to this problem.
    

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tekmage 
Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 14-Oct-2014 4:59:31
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From: San Francisco

@Jens

This is Fantastic news! Hope to be able to see one of these at AmiWest. I've got one deneb but need USB for another classic so this is perfect.

Question, will this allow for booting the Amiga off the USB? That's a great feature in the Deneb.

Thank you for supporting the Amiga.

Bill "tekmage" Borsari

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Overflow 
Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 14-Oct-2014 12:34:23
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From: Norway

So, I got a keyboard adapter connected to my A1200 clockport.

Can off the shelf USB keyboards be used with this USB adapter?

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Rob 
Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 14-Oct-2014 18:44:36
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Quote:
So, I got a keyboard adapter connected to my A1200 clockport.


What device is that? I never heard of a keyboard adapter for the clockport.

I would have though any USB keyboard would work.

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Overflow 
Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 14-Oct-2014 19:08:23
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Hah, ignore me. The Lyra 2 goes around the Keyboard Controller...

Posting without thinking back/thinking at all is bad

Guess Ill end up ordering one of these

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VooDoo 
Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 14-Oct-2014 19:18:51
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Great piec of HW! In time when using my A1200 I buy SubwayUSB from E3B and defintly perfect card !

Thanx Individual for keep classic Amiga live!


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Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 14-Oct-2014 21:49:37
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Interesting ! is this board supported on A1200PPC with AOS4.1 ?

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Simon 
Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 15-Oct-2014 16:06:23
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Am I overlooking a link to your page or isn't there one ?

Last edited by Aminicle on 15-Oct-2014 at 04:06 PM.


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Re: RapidRoad USB starts shipping on October 20th, 2014
Posted on 15-Oct-2014 17:37:10
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https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/shop/product/rapidroad-usb.html

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