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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : AmigaOne Lite first photos
   posted by m3x on 18-Sep-2003 17:46:20 (13921 reads)
First photos on the new AmigaOne Lite model are now available H E R E
This is a pre production unit.

Photos courtesy of Eyetech.

Massimiliano Tretene, S o f t 3

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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 20-Sep-2003 15:35:50
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What's nice about this is that there was no long drawn out process of hearing rumoured release dates long before anything was even made. Someone mentioned the possibility of a mini-ITX machine and then, a few months later, here's the prototype and we're already halfway there.

It really would be great to have a complete range of machines available for the release of OS4

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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 20-Sep-2003 16:47:46
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Poster: Oxygenet Date: 18-Sep-2003 21:29:17

What ARE the specs? Alot of us are wondering that

They were published in TA magazine issue 15. To quote myself (because its easier than typing) :

AmigaOne Lite - some more details.

In the last edition of Total Amiga I gave a brief overview of the AmigaOne Lite - an entry level AmigaOne designed to both as a CD32/A1200 successor and for use in embedded systems such as kiosks, STB’s etc. However the more observant of you will have realised that in the last issue I actually described the AmigaOne-SE Lite - so why the change of name?

In the interim period we have re-examined the costs and decided that it is economically feasible to significantly increase the A1-Lite’s specification and flexibility within the same overall target pricing. As one of these changes is to use the standard A1XE CPU modules (plus a new entry-level 750CXe module) we dropped the ‘SE’ from its name.

The full specifications for the AmigaOne Lite are as follows:

Micro ITX form factor (170mmx170mm)
Gigabit and 10/100 ethernet on board
133MHz UDMA RAID IDE controller
USB 2.0 on board
IEEE 1394 (‘FireWire’) on board
2x AGP graphics on board with PAL/NTSC TV out
AC97 sound on board
1 x PCI33MHz slot (horizontal, via supplied riser card)
Cardbus slot for flash card support (diskless booting, applications, games slot etc)
Usual legacy PS/2, serial, parallel ports

Being a standard form factor it will fit in a standard micro ITX case, such as the one shown in the enclosed photograph. Please visit the web link at and to see other suitable case designs.

We are aiming to bring the AmigaOne Lite to market early next year.

Not mentioned in the above spec is that the board is now designed to take the standard A1XE megarray cpu module so that it can be supplied with/upgraded to anything from an entry level (=cheap) 750CXe@433 to (possibly) a 1.3GHz G4.

The pictures published on the Soft3 website are of the first pre-prototype version - there will be 2 or 3 revisions before the actual production version is ready. The first step - this board - is basically to shrink the A1XE board to a mini-ITX formfactor and make sure it works properly. Then the other chipsets and connectors will be added and that series of boards use for developers to port OS & applications. It will also be used to demonstrate capability - and hopefully gain some significant orders - in the industrial markets that we and other dealers are targetting (display controllers, kiosks, etc).

Finally we hope the final version (which will be as near as possible to the above spec) will be available for sale in the specialist shops (and ultimately in the high street electronic entertainment chains) - with OS4 and some Amiga applications - in 1Q04.

The pre-production pictures were intended to be shown - at this stage - only to the A1 developers and to the A1-users list on AmigaWorld to try to get some useful feedback. Thats why there was really no explanation available to the world at largel when Soft3 (due to a misunderstanding) put them up on their own website.

However, from what I can see the, open publication of these pictures, together with the screen shots of a beta of OS4 running on the A1 - has had a very positive reception. But, please, no private emails for more details on availability dates and prices - we're swamped with emails as it is. This stuff will be posted 'when its ready' (c).

Hope this helps


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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 20-Sep-2003 21:01:48
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AmigaOS, the last hope...

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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 20-Sep-2003 23:56:48
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Belle !! peccato per lo slot AGP 2X che rimasto tale...


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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 21-Sep-2003 15:07:03
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Poster:GC-G3-PPC750Date:20-Sep-2003 15:31:08

Hey Uncharted visit this page:

The price in Spain for the low-end eMac is 961,64?. No currency problem has happened

There is a currency problem because you assumed that the A1lite would be the same in Dollars and Euros. read your first post and see what I mean

Nothing less than 1135 ? (or $, plus screen or TV ), against the 799$ of a low-end apple eMac

Use assume $ and ? are the same value.

Likewise check out for the Euro price in Ireland

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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 22-Sep-2003 8:46:24
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"2x AGP graphics on board with PAL/NTSC TV out"

Add TV/Video input there as well and you could have a lot cooler HW.

I could do video titling with the bare bone A500 and that capability accelerated video SW developent. If A1's would come with video in/out as standard it would again stimulate video SW development.

ATI Radeon AIW ...

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Re: AmigaOne Lite first photos
Posted on 22-Sep-2003 14:45:16
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I could do video titling with the bare bone A500 and that capability accelerated video SW developent.

No you couldn't. You needed some external hardware (anywhere from a sync-splitter and a video-switch to a full-blown chroma-keying genlock).

Please understand that this board is T.I.N.Y.
It's next to impossible to fit everything you would like on it, because there just isn't any room. There has to be some wires as well in the PCB, you know

This weeks pet peeve:
Using "voltage" instead of "potential", which leads to inventing new words like "amperage" instead of "current" (I, measured in A) or possible "charge" (amperehours, Ah or Coulomb, C). Sometimes I don't even know what people mean.

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