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Old 10 May 2010, 07:56   #3

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South of nowhere
Age: 40
Posts: 1,601
I have always dreamt about a redesigned A1200 motherboard, much like the GBA1000.
I would expect for to have:

1.proper svideo headers taking and amplifying the signal from the sony encoder chip.
2.Faster chipram memory access, much like the A1200 clone "The Access" had.
3.Component video output by reworking RGB signals.
4. Audio mixing headers for DVD/CD audio.
5.The standart ide interface built much like a 4 way buffered one, then converted to SATA with one of those cheap converters.
6.It would be really cool to have 4MB of fastmem built in, along with a jumper to disable it.
7.A built-in pcmcia reset fixer, with its Amiga reset header pins.
8.I would also love to have an internal ATX psu adapter.
9.The motherboard should also accept PS2 keyboards and PS2 mice.
10.The size of the entire motherboard should be according to any of the PC standarts like itx, atx, etc. So that finding a suitable case could be pretty easy for rehousing purposes.
11.The kickstart should be a flashable 1MB solution.
12. There should be an RGB to VGA adapter built in, with its corresponding header.
13.Four way clockport expansion should be built-in, so we could have four clockports with cool devices.
14.An automatic joystick/mouse switcher should be built-in.
15.A real time clock with coin type battery would be handy.
16.Built in MIDI in, out and thru connectors.
17.One Zorro II slot, cleverly placed for optional expansions (Think of a Zorro II GFX card, for example)
18.A PC floppy adapter much like the one Ian Steadman offers, so that we do not depend on Amiga specific floppie drives.
19.And at last and if possible a 040/060 cpu socket, along with an adjustable frequency oscillator and at least 4 simm sockets for upto 512MB of fastmem.

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