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Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 17:31
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Posted By kipper2k
Asic would be nice, My thoughts are, Let's see...

Asic would be nice, My thoughts are, Let's see where this project takes us, i know the final product will be loaded with some very rich features and i think if there is a lot of interest then this...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 03:43
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
I'm not sure on the projected cost you mentioned,...

I'm not sure on the projected cost you mentioned, i think it would prob cost a bit more and of course you hope that no errors creep into the layout etc before the final process takes place. A...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2020, 20:43
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By kipper2k
Hi there, i see you just joined, where about from...

Hi there, i see you just joined, where about from Merseyside are you from, I am from Eastham (a long time ago) ? Welcome to EAB
Forum: Hardware mods 19 February 2020, 15:03
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
a little quiet at the moment. Work is ongoing to...

a little quiet at the moment. Work is ongoing to get the next phase done and progress is great. i have sent away my adapter designs for both the a600 and CD32 adapters to make sure there are no...
Forum: Hardware mods 17 February 2020, 16:00
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Yup, it would be nice if we could get rid of the...

Yup, it would be nice if we could get rid of the HDD/CF card. I think there are probably only a handful of users that still use a HDD.
Forum: Hardware mods 17 February 2020, 03:18
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Looking forward to see what can be done with the...

Looking forward to see what can be done with the SD card features :)
Forum: Hardware mods 16 February 2020, 19:56
Replies: 42
Views: 3,010
Posted By kipper2k
it is great that Scrat has his site that can be...

it is great that Scrat has his site that can be used as an excellent troubleshooting tool. The release of gerber files for the CD32 board is nice but i wonder just how many people will actually use...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 February 2020, 03:50
Replies: 322
Views: 26,466
Posted By kipper2k
There are pros and cons to using PLCC sockets....

There are pros and cons to using PLCC sockets. The surface mount sockets are weak and will prevent any accelerators being mounted to the motherboard. Personally i would solder the CPU to the...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 18:11
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
hehe, oops. i know at least 1 person has checked...

hehe, oops. i know at least 1 person has checked it out now lol
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 17:59
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
i cant speak for Mike as regards what can/can't...

i cant speak for Mike as regards what can/can't be open source. My thoughts are that eventually it can be opened up, We intend to port this design to all the 16bit and 32 bit machines. If anyone has...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 16:47
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
amazing, just amazing, awesome speed, low power...

amazing, just amazing, awesome speed, low power consumption and i think it is pretty well in a class of its own
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 14:43
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
yupper :) the adapter is done, just waiting for...

yupper :)
the adapter is done, just waiting for tests
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 01:22
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
i do have thje screws to secure the pcb to the...

i do have thje screws to secure the pcb to the motherboard, they are 1.6mm, you can get the screw and nut on ebay dirt cheap. Raising the back of the case is possible although cant do it too much,...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 00:50
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Rotating the DIP 90 degrees will make the routing...

Rotating the DIP 90 degrees will make the routing harder and the TF series of boards will probably interfere with the odd cia, MPU and the keyboard header. People are using either the mpu/odd CIA for...
Forum: Hardware mods 14 February 2020, 00:11
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
you wouldnt need to remove your rom, the...

you wouldnt need to remove your rom, the converter board would actually sit above the rom and not interfere, however you would only be able to secure the converter board using friction of the PLCC...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2020, 23:51
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Thanks :) Once the converter board is connected....

Thanks :) Once the converter board is connected. Your A600 will still work whether or not an external board is attached so no need to remove
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2020, 22:39
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Here is design layout (beta) for the A600 CPU...

Here is design layout (beta) for the A600 CPU converter PCB, It is still missing little logic cct but for the most part it is pretty well complete

http://www.kipper2k.com/a600conv.png

it can...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2020, 17:32
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
i was referred to this link to solve a600 bus...

i was referred to this link to solve a600 bus contention, we haven't proved it yet ...

https://retrocomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/443/how-do-amiga-600-cpu-accelerators-work
Forum: Hardware mods 13 February 2020, 00:34
Replies: 322
Views: 26,466
Posted By kipper2k
yes, the idea would be to allow future...

yes, the idea would be to allow future accelerators be it plcc or other adapter boards to sit on top of the cpu, One thing for sure if it is not done then it will be harder to make the clip on boards...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 February 2020, 22:30
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
naw, cant see why. it will be a simple adapter...

naw, cant see why. it will be a simple adapter that just acts as a passthrough with something that will switch over. it may need to be reworked for other boards but that would be simple
Forum: Hardware mods 12 February 2020, 18:36
Replies: 322
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Posted By kipper2k
Mick, its not too late, can you add 4 small holes...

Mick, its not too late, can you add 4 small holes through the motherboard around the CPU so that if someone wants to clamp down a plcc on top then they can get a good connection. make the holes 1.8...
Forum: Hardware mods 12 February 2020, 17:38
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
Morning All, Thanks for the demo...

Morning All,

Thanks for the demo suggestions. Mike is tweaking the glue logic and the results are very good, games and demos we have tried appear to be very fluid and performance is great. Mike...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 21:03
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Can anyone suggest/recommend an intense a500...

Can anyone suggest/recommend an intense a500 ocs/ECS demo, that can give idea of performance.. (already have SOTA)

thanks
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 19:26
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Just playing :) Thinking ahead a bit ...

Just playing :) Thinking ahead a bit

http://www.kipper2k.com/cd32_800.jpg
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 16:45
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
We are looking at a similar method as you...

We are looking at a similar method as you described to prevent bus contention and also have the option to re-enable the onboard CPU so you can leave the adapter on even when there is no Accelerator...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 February 2020, 01:55
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
k, the A600 PLCC CPU Converter PCB is done, no...

k, the A600 PLCC CPU Converter PCB is done, no pictures till it gets proven to be good . ( I don't want people blaming me for wasting their money
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 20:21
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
I stayed clear of the IDE in case people need it,...

I stayed clear of the IDE in case people need it, we wont need it and the clearance will be good for what we want. We also wont need the rom but the rom socket can be included on this design by...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 20:10
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
initial design... ...

initial design...

http://www.kipper2k.com/a600plcc800.jpg

will prob need tweaking a bit but this is the general idea
so there wont be any soldering. Height clearances should be good
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 19:40
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
Do you have a part # for the new plcc socket you...

Do you have a part # for the new plcc socket you re using ? and does the inside need scraping etc ?
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 18:09
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
I have a lot of conflicting thoughts on how to...

I have a lot of conflicting thoughts on how to achieve this, none of them are too pretty. here are my thoughts...

- remove the PLCC CPU on existing A600, making a 64 pin template that lays on the...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 15:23
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
I think it will be popular, in the last couple of...

I think it will be popular, in the last couple of months we have upped the specs identifying some things that people will want. there will not be a lot of unused space on the board, and of course the...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 15:01
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
Work is ongoing on improving the numbers for the...

Work is ongoing on improving the numbers for the board trying to squeeze out every available dhrystone, so far it is Very encouraging :)
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2020, 00:44
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
A little light hearted humour to lighten the mood...

A little light hearted humour to lighten the mood :)
Forum: Hardware mods 09 February 2020, 23:13
Replies: 173
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Posted By kipper2k
one thing also is the board is so complicated...

one thing also is the board is so complicated that you will need this amount of solder...
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/oycAAOSwigxdSA6f/s-l1600.jpg :)
Forum: Hardware mods 09 February 2020, 23:04
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
i can't give any info as to some of the...

i can't give any info as to some of the characteristics yet, once we show you some pictures then you can gauge the buildability of the board. I am biting my tongue again, but i cant tell you any more...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 February 2020, 19:19
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
the board will contain BGA components with very...

the board will contain BGA components with very fine pitch. This will make the board require professional assembly. Soldering them is very difficult without the proper tools and trouble shooting in...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 February 2020, 18:04
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
This is a recurring discussion about whether...

This is a recurring discussion about whether people who spend a lot of time creating HW for the Amiga and other devices are willing to forego compensation for all the development costs. The cost...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 February 2020, 23:13
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
The TG68 core is open source so any changes that...

The TG68 core is open source so any changes that are made to it will be published. Looking at that old link i read that before, it seemed to be popular and then seemed to just end, shame, it showed a...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 February 2020, 22:52
Replies: 322
Views: 26,466
Posted By kipper2k
It looks like i will make a bastardized board and...

It looks like i will make a bastardized board and remove the ROM and CPU footprint and then make something so that it will accept an accelerator that has the capabilities of booting. Obviously i will...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 February 2020, 02:19
Replies: 173
Views: 10,063
Posted By kipper2k
I Like this name too, A lot of people may look at...

I Like this name too, A lot of people may look at this score and think it is a mirage, i am just amazed at the numbers and there is still room to grow. :)
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