Originally Posted by Schoenfeld
However, the ACA500 is designed as a point-to-point connection on the 68020 bus - that's the part that I've cut down in order to achieve the low price point.
You speak to "achieve a lower price point", but I'm sure that you may build a real ACA520
dedicated board including a 44-pin IDE connector, a tiny 68EC020 (25MHz)
and some fast RAM for a price close to the ACA1220 alone.
Honestly, the ACA1220 is not intended to be used on A1200 but it stay compatible because you make the choice to add a "A1200 like" expansion slot on the A500 to simplify your design work and increase your sells with the same product?
The A1200 user who buy the ACA1220 will definitively not make a good deal.
Like you said "For the A1200, this card can be considered a 128MByte-RAM expansion".
The A500 user have to buy the "ACA500 bridge card" to add this new ACA1220 accelerator only, because you will not test if other cards (your ACA1230 too?)
can work on it. If yes it's nice, if no... It's cheaper like that.
Personally I understand: "no product support, buy and go!"
You made a great ACA630
boards, but here...
Where is the good hardware for the good computer?