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Old 11 October 2006, 10:22   #1
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TAM EXCLUSIVE! Individual Computers Reveals Clone-A Project

In an exclusive interview with Total Amiga's Magnus Johnson, to be published in issue 25, Jens Schoenfeld reveals Individual Computers' latest project. For the last year Jens and Oliver Achten have been working on a cycle-accurate reproduction of the Amiga chipset in FPGAs under the codename Clone-A.

Jens and Oliver will be demonstrating prototype versions of the Clone-A chips mounted in a real A500 motherboard at the AmiWest show on the 21st of October. To prove the compatibility of the implementation, even in its current form, Jens encourages show visitors to bring along A500 compatible disks to the show to try on the Clone-A.

As Total Amiga 25 won't be out until after the show, we have published an extract from the interview in PDF format. The extract describes the Clone-A in detail, traces its history and explains the current state of development. Jens also looks to the future at the possible uses for this technology once it is complete. Included in the PDF are detailed photos of the FPGA development boards. The extract PDF is a free download from the Total Amiga web site:

http://www.totalamiga.org/issue25.html
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Old 11 October 2006, 12:38   #2
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I would also like to point people to this poll we are currently running...

If you can, please take part.
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...=20827&forum=2

Thanks
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Old 11 October 2006, 13:20   #3
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Now THAT was an interesting article.

I hope the project continues cos it looks like a goodun.

PS: I voted in the Poll for ya
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PS: I voted in the Poll for ya
Cheers Pal. Appreciate it.

btw, sorry to keep banging the Drum, but in case some people think Total Amiga Magazine costs a lot, here's what it does cost.

UK Subscription Costs.
14.00 for the year, that includes Postage and Packaging. Delivered to your door

European Subscription Costs:
(As of Currency Exchange today) For a Whole Year - Inc. Post and Packaging costs.
Delivered to your door.

25.17 Euro.
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USA & Canada.
(As of Currency Exchange today) For a Whole Year - Inc. Post and Packaging costs.
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Hope that encourages a few more of you .

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Old 11 October 2006, 14:00   #5
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amiga on a pci card.... wow
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Old 11 October 2006, 15:29   #6
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you know i am sure thats been done before......



or it could be age trying to lay-claim to my memory...
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Old 11 October 2006, 15:32   #7
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on the walker project, aga on a chip, 2-3 times faster... and minimig... but Jens is a pro, I smell some kind of product soon!
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Old 11 October 2006, 15:34   #8
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I am sure i rember reading an emulator board for the PC -PCI that was basically an A1200 on a PCI card.... hmmmmm this was atleast 12 years ago...
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Well the article doesn't mention anything about PCI, so maybe you wanna read it
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Old 11 October 2006, 16:29   #10
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heys KG,

I did read it, I was on about something else Keropi said.... (amiga on a pci card.... wow) so maybe a little read up might help m8

personally i think its great to see some more developments form individule computers as they have still managed to stick arround where other were pretty much forced out (DCE, Phase 5 etc.)

I would like to see a cycle perfect Amiga on a Chip.. hell i would prolly be the first to buy one... amiga in a joystick running from cf cards or mmc media... HELL YES!!!!

especially if it has a joystick or even keyboard connector... how god damn awsome would that be....
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I just guessed what the usage might be... the whole chipset on a single chip, and Jens also made the catweasel pci card... seems logical to make some kind of amiga on a single board... maybe integrate in in catweasel too, who knows?
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Old 11 October 2006, 16:49   #12
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indeed, a delicious thought there keropi!!!!!

just found what it was i was thinking of earlier...

http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/inside.html

could of sworn it was finnished... oh hoe-hum
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The MiniMig is already doing this.

I just hope one of them finishes already so we can get a REAL, BUYABLE, product in our hands.

I'd most definately buy an Amiga classic on a PCI board.
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The MiniMig isn't quite the same though. These chips are aimed to replicate the original chips in a cycle exact way, where-as the MiniMig seems to be a bit more like emulation on a chip.
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This is great news! Jens is very skilled and I will support this for sure!! This is the first time I actually think im able to get this!
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According to the interview: Not ready in 2006, not ready in 2007.

Yeah, i'll think i'll just run WinUAE with CC ticked on, today.

Same old, same old.

Wake me up in 2010.
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Same old ? Have you read the interview ? Do you know Jens S. works ?

And not having unrealistic dates is IMHO very good...
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something like this should be possible...:

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showha....cgi?HARDID=40
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I forgot to mention, that you can try before you buy.

All our sold out back issues are available to download from the Total Amiga website for Free!! (In .pdf)

Here's the URL
http://www.totalamiga.org/backissues1.html
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