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Old 19 February 2020, 16:03   #1
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Amiga 1200 Fpga ram / accelerator

Is there any interest in a cheaper Amiga 1200 Fpga module based ram / accelerator? Not like the vampire, which is about £300 more than I'd spend, more like just a cpu and ram accelerator.

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Old 19 February 2020, 17:10   #2
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Yes, kind of like the A500 one being worked on in this thread http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=100729
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Old 19 February 2020, 17:11   #3
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NB: this is not to say "here's one already" it's to say "Here's something similar, perhaps a pooling of talent is a good idea"

Also welcome to the forum since that appears to be your first post!
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Old 19 February 2020, 17:18   #4
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Thanks. Hi. Yes, I spotted the other accel just after I posted that. I'll definately be watching that and may even beg for advice. I have a lot to learn on the fpga side, but have a Dev board designed and ordered ready for the module.
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Old 19 February 2020, 17:28   #5
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Yes, what I've started is extremely similar...

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Old 19 February 2020, 19:43   #6
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Hi there, i see you just joined, where about from Merseyside are you from, I am from Eastham (a long time ago) ? Welcome to EAB
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Old 19 February 2020, 21:13   #7
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Hi kipper2k. Ive seen a few of your designs knocking around. Good work. I'm in Newton, not far from Warrington. Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
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Old 24 February 2020, 00:04   #8
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Amiga gear you don't have to sell a kidney to buy is always welcome. Apollo announced they were offering a free licensed version of the 080 core a while back:

https://amitopia.com/free-68080-fpga...team-is-great/

That might save you some time?
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The Apollo core looks interesting, it would be nice to have that 68080 option. Does anyone have any experience of their core, without exchanging a limb for a vampire?
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"To be able to provide this support you will have to provide us with at least 4 cards for bring-up and tests. You will also compensate =pay the testers for their hours spend."

That's put an abrupt end to that then.
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"To be able to provide this support you will have to provide us with at least 4 cards for bring-up and tests. You will also compensate =pay the testers for their hours spend."

That's put an abrupt end to that then.
Its not an unreasonable ask though if you're using their core, I think it would be better to query the cost before discounting the idea.
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Forget the Apollo core, just go with TG68k
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Old 03 March 2020, 21:44   #13
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@RemoteFlyer: Which level shifters are you using?
I'm also thinking about connecting an FPGA to one of my Amigas.
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The Apollo core looks interesting, it would be nice to have that 68080 option. Does anyone have any experience of their core, without exchanging a limb for a vampire?
Apollo core's target is not to be compatiable and thats why I'm not interested.

Very interesting product, hopefully you complete it.
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