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Forum: Hardware mods 13 January 2020, 00:05
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Posted By Eriond
As long as you you make the ROEn line available...

As long as you you make the ROEn line available on the expansion port, and that being connected to all the motherboard RAM chips' OE pins, the A314-600 will be just fine with your board.
You see,...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 23:00
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Thank you for you kind words. We'll keep pushing...

Thank you for you kind words. We'll keep pushing new and interesting stuff free of charge for some time to come :crazy
I don't have all the details yet, but I believe the 600 version will be a bit...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 21:53
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
That is one of the mysteries of this project, to...

That is one of the mysteries of this project, to me. What is it that makes people so reluctant to get one of these boards?
I get it that far from everyone feels confident with a soldering iron, but...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 21:33
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
:laughing No, there's no room for that... but...

:laughing No, there's no room for that... but maybe, just maybe, there will be a solution on par with the ECS, but as a separate "product". No promises.

Either way, You really should get one of...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
A314-600 status

Short update re. the A314-600: It is working, it does everything the 500 version is capable of, albeit possibly slightly slower due to the "simpler" SoC of the Raspberry Zero W.
MP3 audio plays...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2020, 16:11
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Proof (of concept)

Of course, you're right. Here are the pictures, because it did happen! :laughing
https://i.imgur.com/rW6HeKw.jpg
With (optional) LED board attached: https://i.imgur.com/HJrkjvn.jpg
Some...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 January 2020, 14:22
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I've had a RPi0W...

I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I've had a RPi0W laying around on my desk for a year or so, but haven't tried it yet. In theory, there shouldn't be an issue. Still, it should be properly tested and...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 December 2019, 21:13
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Brief after-soldering checklist

Hi! Been away for a while, so I haven't seen your post until now. How did it work out for you? Have you managed to get the board up and working?
This is the procedure I use once I have finished...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 November 2019, 23:17
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Possible production of boards!

I'm very pleased to hear that Edu from Arananet has plans for a batch of A314 boards, as mentioned on the Spanish "Retrowiki":...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 November 2019, 13:27
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
So do we ;) In fact, we have already reached out...

So do we ;) In fact, we have already reached out to a number of well-known retro hardware manufacturers, so now it's a matter of "wait and see"


The practical, theoretical limitation is that of...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 01:05
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Hi CrowStudio. Thank you for the kind words. I...

Hi CrowStudio.
Thank you for the kind words. I have kept it a small secret due to some uncertainties, but now I can confirm that the A314 will be on display at the Amiga 34 event in Neuss, Germany!...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 00:52
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Hi Som085! Glad that you find this project...

Hi Som085!

Glad that you find this project interesting.:)
There has been a recent minor update of the PCB layout in order to resolve issue #10 and #11. New PCBs are on their way to us from China,...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 September 2019, 00:47
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
The boards that I have assembled so far, are all...

The boards that I have assembled so far, are all done with a soldering iron. Albeit a good quality one, but in skilled hands that shouldn't matter too much. ;)
I use the "drag soldering" technique...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 June 2019, 21:51
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
We welcome all comments and criticism. I believe...

We welcome all comments and criticism. I believe those trying to wrap their mind around what kind of beast this actually is, deserve to hear all kind of input, despite it being "good" or "bad".
Of...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 June 2019, 20:18
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
There are no component differences between b-2...

There are no component differences between b-2 and 1.0. Just some mechanical placement adjustments to make the JTAG connector fit better. (see issue #5 and #9 on GitHub)
Forum: Hardware mods 09 June 2019, 13:05
Replies: 16
Views: 7,816
Posted By Eriond
Maybe this link will shed some more light: ...

Maybe this link will shed some more light:
http://retropcb.com/2018/09/07/the-amiga-500-rev-5-kickstart-upgrade/
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2019, 19:07
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
If I may suggest a build order; start with the DC...

If I may suggest a build order; start with the DC converters in the lower right corner and make sure you get the proper voltages at the test points at the top of the board.
That will ensure, or at...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2019, 01:13
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
I think, because we're building a co-processor...

I think, because we're building a co-processor for the Amiga, and not a RPi-based Amiga replacement.
Sorry if I sound arrogant, it's not my intention, but I too have sometimes forgotten "the bigger...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 April 2019, 00:51
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Thank you for your suggestion. I will make...

Thank you for your suggestion. I will make contact with Lukas to see if there is a common ground for our projects. I will post any such outcome after we have had a proper discussion developer to...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 22:54
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
I am far from being a software expert, so Niklas...

I am far from being a software expert, so Niklas is the one that could answer this in more depth, but essentially yes, that is how I would imagine it to work. Although we would probably do not need...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 21:47
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
On the A600, one already has access to the RGA...

On the A600, one already has access to the RGA bus at the trapdoor expansion connector. Guess what I'm planning for next...:agree
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 21:18
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Regarding the HDMI output; It could, but there...

Regarding the HDMI output; It could, but there are physical limitations. Let me explain:
As you might have seen from the pictures, the A314 is actually a HAT placed on top of the RPi, and then the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 15:35
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Funny enough, that is exactly how this project...

Funny enough, that is exactly how this project started over a year ago. I wanted to make the Amiga my daily driver, so I began thinking about what applications I would need to accomplish that? Today...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 10:10
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
We have made boot floppies with a very short...

We have made boot floppies with a very short startup-sequence: They basically start up the PiDisk file system, then assign all the system directories over to PI0: and continue the boot process from...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 22:37
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
I'm no expert on the 32-bit machines, but my...

I'm no expert on the 32-bit machines, but my guess would be that you would not gain that much performance by allowing faster CPU access to chipram. It (the CPU) would still have to wait for the...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 April 2019, 17:48
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Although I haven't discussed an A600 version with...

Although I haven't discussed an A600 version with Niklas, I have ordered a reasonable amount of 80-pin 1.27mm pitch card edge connectors...
But for once in my life, I'd like to try and see how it...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 April 2019, 23:37
Replies: 161
Views: 21,894
Posted By Eriond
Post A314 - The RPi co-processor Official thread

it's been a year in the making, but now we have finally released it to the public. The A314 co-processor memory expansion with accompanying software (https://github.com/niklasekstrom/a314).

The...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2019, 16:06
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Eriond
One might ponder this: Many of the modern PSU...

One might ponder this: Many of the modern PSU modules with three outputs that fit the Amiga requirements, are also often approved for "Medical" use, ie. they are fit to be used in critical...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 April 2019, 01:00
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Eriond
Post There are a few things you might want to...

There are a few things you might want to consider. First of all, are you up to the task of handling conductors that carry potentially lethal currents? If not, please buy a ready-made PSU in a proper...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2019, 13:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Eriond
Sneak preview

A few boards have been made in their latest iteration, beta-2. They work perfectly, hours on end. We have identified one (!) issue where the board wasn't working properly, and that was the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2019, 11:32
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Eriond
Question Low-level A600 question about system clocks

Hi.


I have been looking at the A600 schematics over at AmigaWiki.org, to understand how the A600 trapdoor expansion port is designed. I'd really like to explore the possibilities of what could...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2019, 11:16
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Eriond
Exclamation RAM-less RAM expansion

I came to think about a detail that might affect your solution:


In kickstarts up to 1.2, the detection of RAM expansion was done using a dedicated pin in the trapdoor interface (/EXRAM, if I...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 April 2019, 10:23
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Eriond
Post I have built a A500 RAM expansion that takes SIMM...

I have built a A500 RAM expansion that takes SIMM modules. If it was connected without populating the SIMMs, it would essentially just be a RTC complement. I could send one to you. PM me your postal...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2019, 21:54
Replies: 121
Views: 17,434
Posted By Eriond
I would pay 15€ for option 1, the fw/license....

I would pay 15€ for option 1, the fw/license. That's because I like to build my own hardware, and adjust it physically so it suits my wishes/needs. But I also acknowledge the effort you have put into...
Forum: News 14 October 2018, 22:10
Replies: 510
Views: 73,931
Posted By Eriond
So happy to see you back in business, Kipper2k! ...

So happy to see you back in business, Kipper2k!
I hope someone picks up large(er) scale production of these, because as our fellow Amigans said above: "We desperately need new keyboards"

What...
Forum: Coders. System 26 August 2018, 16:47
Replies: 14
Views: 3,740
Posted By Eriond
Post Making progress

Here is another picture of the most recent incarnation of our little project:
https://imgur.com/a/n8DuN5T

It's rather well-behaved now, allowing us to stream FMV, have access to the pi's shell...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 August 2018, 20:29
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Eriond
Did you ever get any help with this? If not, I...

Did you ever get any help with this? If not, I have one of those drives, but won't be able to give you a proper picture until Monday.
Forum: Coders. System 08 June 2018, 22:43
Replies: 14
Views: 3,740
Posted By Eriond
Smile Picture

As Niklas mentioned, all data necessary to build and develop for this "thing", will be publicly available as soon as we feel it's stable and proven working.
Meanwhile, here is a picture from our...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 April 2018, 01:15
Replies: 24
Views: 4,314
Posted By Eriond
I used a colour spectrometer to measure the...

I used a colour spectrometer to measure the inside of a A2000 keyboard case, with the hope it hadn't yellowed as much there. From it I got the reading NCS S 2005-Y40R...
Forum: Hardware mods 09 April 2018, 15:34
Replies: 41
Views: 18,090
Posted By Eriond
No need to be sorry for posting relevant...

No need to be sorry for posting relevant information about a computer that´s 30+ years old. This thread is new-born in comparison with the computer it's about. :-)
Besides, those were really...
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