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Old 14 May 2017, 20:25   #7
matthey
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Originally Posted by Seiya View Post
many people return to use Amiga for a simple retro gaming interest and only in this way amiga could continue to be watched for many years. Any other project interest only current users..
It is important to attract people outside of the current Amiga community. Here is a list of users and uses which could be targeted.

2) Use FPGA hardware to make the 68k CPU and custom hardware available, usable and upgradable.
o previous Amiga users
o retro 68k, 32 bit, 16 bit and 8 bit gamers
o low end GP computing, gaming and console like
o hobbyist and embedded uses needing a large FPGA
o education including FPGA and easy 68k programming

3) Make a 68k ASIC and use an FPGA for the custom hardware.
o previous Amiga users
o retro 68k, 16 bit and 8 bit gamers (limit for an "affordable" FPGA)
o semi-modern GP computing, gaming and console like
o hobbyist and embedded uses needing an FPGA or 68k CPU
o education including FPGA and easy 68k programming

4) Make a 68k+custom hardware single chip Amiga SoC ASIC.
o previous Amiga users
o retro 68k and Amiga gamers
o modern low to mid end GP computing, gaming and console like
o advanced hobbyist and embedded uses
o education including easy 68k programming

The price is very important as lower prices are attractive to a much larger market. Stage 2 would not attract many users besides previous Amiga users and high class retro gamers. Each stage of development could reduce the price per unit but has more up front costs. The target market changes some with each stage. Lower stages would still have some advantages over higher stages. This is a natural progression but higher level stages may not be economically viable depending on many factors which would need evaluation. I do believe stage 3 is feasible now with some risk adverse (perhaps illogical) investing which I do believe is available currently under the right conditions. Stage 1, active AmigaOS 68k development is a big loose end and a major impediment to investment and later development.

Last edited by matthey; 14 May 2017 at 20:36.
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