Limited quantities of preproduction Micro-A1's
Date 14-Feb-2004 20:32:28
Topic: Hardware News
|As found on Eyetechs website:|
We have now received the first batch of MiniITX-sized (17x17cm) MicroA1 boards. These are pre-production versions but, apart from the slot for optional enhanced I/O board and on board memory scheduled for the production version, these have essentially the same functionality as we currently expect to implement in the volume production version.
We have had this small run produced so that dealers have a product to show their potential industrial customers now, and gain feedback on the exact functionality - and particularly the enhanced I/O capabilities - required in their respective target marketplace. In addition, several individual developers have asked to purchase a board ahead of the official volume release in order to port utilities or applications ready for the launch. Developers will be able to buy these boards via Amigaone Main dealers listed here.
These pre-production MicroA1 boards have the following specifications:
Size: 17cm x 17cm x 3.5cm high (excluding PCI riser card)
CPU Module: 8cm x 8cm standard AmigaOne module - 750Fx @ 800MHz
Memory: Single socket SODIMM. 256MB PC133 CL3 supplied
Graphics: Radeon 7000 series, 32MB non-shared memory on board
BIOS: Uboot 1.0.0 socketed, with OS4 enabling code
Southbridge: VIA 82C686B[/b]
Ethernet: 10/100 with 3COM 920-ST06 controller
Sound: Cmedia CMI8738 6 ch controller
IDE: 44 way (2.5") and 40 way (3.5") connectors UDMA100
Legacy I/O: Parallel, 2 x PS/2, game/MIDI sockets
Video I/O: 15 pin SVGA, SVHS (miniDIN), composite video (RCA)
Sound: 3.5mm mike, aux and speaker jacks
Fast I/O: RJ45 10/100 ethernet, 2x USB1.0 ; 2 x USB1.0 headers
PCI: PCI-32 slot expandable to 3 x slots via a suitable riser
The board will run with Debian or Yellow Dog Linux, or OS4.0 when available. These boards are not designed to be distributed to the general public and therefore do not fall within the scope of the 'Earlybird' offer.
Finally we have had a few boards made up with a suitable Morex MiniITX case. These cases have space for slimline (notebook style) CD/DVDROM and floppy/flashcard drives, for 1 x 3.5" hard drive and for a single PCI card (using the riser card supplied). They have front panel sound and USB connectors, and a built-in 12v to ATX PSU converter. They are supplied with a universal voltage IEC socket to 12v DC adapter.
Pictures of this case are available here and here.
Any developers that are interested in purchasing either the bare board or the cased pre-production MicroA1 please contact your nearest AmigaOne Main dealer for pricing.
Main Dealers should email us at email@example.com for pricing and send official purchase orders by fax (+44 1642 713 634), or email a PDF of your offical purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your interest and support.