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Old 15 April 2018, 06:56   #41
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Eagle? Does Eagle actually have support for controlled impedance traces and termination simulation? The A4000 motherboard has a ton of series source-terminated signals. Any PCB designed without this type of simulation is going to be flakey aos shit.

We won't even go into the fact that the CBM custom chips output structures aren't documented anywhere, and will need to be characterized.
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Old 15 April 2018, 12:54   #42
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Could we set up some test where we measured a list of signals (source and destination(s) ), comparing original and new boards with the same configuration, using a scope with sufficient bandwidth?

Would that not give us at least some indication of whether the signal integrity has changed (for better or worse) with the new boards (hese and replica)?

Of course this is not an easy undertaking, there are several properties of a signal needed to be taken into consideration, + timing properties of custom chips and more.
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Old 15 April 2018, 20:47   #43
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The design work is all being done in PADs with a conversion to Altium and Eagle. Eagle was asked for by a lot of people, and they said they can convert it over at the end. That's all of it done for eagle is. After all the angry emails I got for no eagle support and now I get some for getting it too? I don't get that. I'll release what they do, people can do with it as they wish at that point.
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Old 15 April 2018, 21:41   #44
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I believe we have a line of people waiting for this to get completed that are going to start converting the design over to ATX form factor. It will open the door to exactly this sort of thing though. As far as finding case, its easy to get a tray made if you want to spend the money to get one laser cut.
If the board gets converted to the ATX form standard, surely the A1500+ case by Steve Jones would be a good fit. http://www.amigasystems.com/
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Old 15 April 2018, 21:44   #45
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Excellent initiative. As with everything Amiga-related, people will complain no matter what. Keep up the good work.
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If everything works out well, the same could be considered for the A3000 also. A great many of those have been affected by severe battery leaks and replacement boards are not easy to come by.
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The design work is all being done in PADs with a conversion to Altium and Eagle. Eagle was asked for by a lot of people, and they said they can convert it over at the end. That's all of it done for eagle is. After all the angry emails I got for no eagle support and now I get some for getting it too? I don't get that. I'll release what they do, people can do with it as they wish at that point.
The most important part about doing any kind of service for the Amiga scene is, just provide your well-specified service at the full extent of the scope you specified and forget about the feedback. :-P

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If everything works out well, the same could be considered for the A3000 also. A great many of those have been affected by severe battery leaks and replacement boards are not easy to come by.
This is a great idea, some 3ks are really quite far gone.
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Old 16 April 2018, 16:43   #48
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Any plans to do this for A500+ going forward? I suspect the new A500 case project would do better with new motherboards available to go in them.
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Old 20 April 2018, 20:14   #49
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It was already done for the 500+ and they just decided not to release files or new boards from my understanding. Not sure why.
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They mentioned some legal concerns in one of the email threads, but I hope they revisit that decision.
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Old 23 April 2018, 06:33   #51
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Initial Github built. Nothing newly created added just yet, but will be adding things as they are released. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

https://github.com/Acill/A4000RevB
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Cheers, bookmarked

I’ve been working on a little something over the weekend which might find use with this project...

I’ll throw the .stl and .step files on github once i’ve had a chance to check a test print
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Initial Github built. Nothing newly created added just yet, but will be adding things as they are released. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

https://github.com/Acill/A4000RevB
I made a fork of it to the AmigaPorts github organization, alongside the TerribleFire products. I also sent you an invite to join the AmigaPorts organization
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Cheers, bookmarked

I’ve been working on a little something over the weekend which might find use with this project...

I’ll throw the .stl and .step files on github once i’ve had a chance to check a test print
That is great! I can print this on my Prusa i3 Easily! Would love to give it a try.
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That is great! I can print this on my Prusa i3 Easily! Would love to give it a try.
Yep, just did that to check geometry, you'll need to split it in half on the Prusa as the bed is too small to do it in one go, but it's not far off for the first attempt

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It looks great so far! Thank you for doing this.
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Open the sources and i'll donate.
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I think that's the plan. They will be available in a variety of formats including Eagle, if I've understood it right.

We need open source implementations of the custom chips next!
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Open the sources and i'll donate.
It is fully open. Everything will be released as its finished. I linked the githib earlier, but here it is again.

https://github.com/Acill/A4000RevB
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Okay, A4000D front covers attached - both stl and .step files are included.

The split file is designed to be split in half so will fit on a smaller volume printer - split it at 190.7 to get it exactly in half, and print the clips out to align and strengthen the joint - superglue works great on both petg and PLA.

I’ll upload these to Thingiverse and github shortly

Edit: Github - https://github.com/AwesomeInferno/A4000D, Thingiverse - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2886182
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