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Old 26 August 2011, 05:35   #121
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Old 19 October 2011, 08:10   #122
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It seems ACA520 will be usable also in a A1000
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Old 19 October 2011, 11:19   #123
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Why is there no update in this thread from Jens, while he speaks on a regular basis on the Indivision nextgen thread? Has the release schedule or specs of the A500 accelerator been confirmed by Jens?
This is important to me to know because i am willing to abandon some amiga models i own to concentrate on only a nice few, and i would like my first amiga ever, the A500 ti be parti of it.
Maybe Jens is waiting to make a new announcement at the AmiWest 2011 Show this coming weekend? IIRC, he has done it before and saved something new to announce at the AmiWest Show in the past.

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It seems ACA520 will be usable also in a A1000
Where did you see this information posted? It is good news, if it is true. I know it probably won't happen, but I would like it to also work in a non-modified CDTV case.

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Old 19 October 2011, 21:38   #124
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Where did you see this information posted? It is good news, if it is true. I know it probably won't happen, but I would like it to also work in a non-modified CDTV case.
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http://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25280&page=21

"Paradroid" is Jens; it seems that more details will be revealed this week at Amiwest 2011
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Old 20 October 2011, 00:16   #125
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I already shared that it will be usable in A1000, with a possible chipmem expansion that's exclusive to A1000

Specs may change before (deeelllaaaaayyyyeeeedd) release, but the A1000 has always been supported so far...
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Old 20 October 2011, 00:18   #126
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This is what I gathered from reading back a couple of weeks in the thread on a1k. This info is the latest available in that thread, but it's from April, so if someone has more current info then please educate us

Status: A500 adapter designed, end of April: figuring out CPLD routing / accelerator (he's working on both the ACA520 and Indivision Mk2 to finish them at the same time).

Design: Passive CPU-socket adapter for A500 (A1000/A2000 adapters planned, A1000 one will maybe have chipmem expansion but not the others. CDTV is not supported.) There are no chips on this board. Board has a 68-pin adapter in the front right corner where the accelerator sits. A1200 Turbo Card adapter is on the accelerator.

A500 adapter design:


From this follows that IDE, clockport, and fastmem are on the accelerator and none will be accessible for the 68000; in fact, you throw away your 68000. Instead he will try to make a slowed down emulated mode: 7MHz 68020, all fastmem off, caches off, 24-bit addressing mode.

New specs:
  • 68020 card+16 MB fastram+clockport in a CPU-adapter
  • port for A1200 turbo card that can use Buddha IDE and 1MB of the fastmem
  • IDE port (supporting TrueIDE without multiboot) to onboard CF card adapter, supports all CF cards that are not too slow
  • IDE port "for extra IDE unit like CD-ROM"
  • 100Mbps network port
  • 1MB flash memory for large or custom Kickstarts (Deneb was mentioned)
  • MapROM supported (uses 1MB fastram)
  • Supports Buddha via install disk
  • any expansion meant for side expansion port or CPU socket is not supported
  • Built-in autoboot for kick 1.3
  • Fits with most chipram expansions for A500, GAL ones must be modified to fit.
  • supports Kickstart-floppies (to be used instead of a ROM-switch, presumably; motherboard Kickstart-ROM is to be thrown away. Kick 1.2 will work with CF card, f.ex.)

Again, this is preliminary (and old) info, and I may have misread something, but I don't think so. An educated guess puts the release date of Indivision Mk2 and ACA520 at end of August.
I already shared that it will be usable in A1000, with a possible chipmem expansion that's exclusive to A1000

Specs may change before (deeelllaaaaayyyyeeeedd) release, but the A1000 has always been supported so far...
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Old 20 October 2011, 04:02   #127
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http://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25280&page=21

"Paradroid" is Jens; it seems that more details will be revealed this week at Amiwest 2011
As in...

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The news are reserved for the Amitai West. Patience still - up to the weekend.

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Hope the IndivisionAGA Mrk2 will also be there
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Old 21 October 2011, 03:40   #128
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My 5c worth is that I'm surprised people avoid a500 accels. Commercially they are the most common machine. I'd pay 600$au easily for an accel that has no 68000 (add your own) no 060/040 (add your own), and 1 SDRAM slot. PC133 spec would be fine and a SATA port.
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Old 21 October 2011, 11:01   #129
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I'm looking forward to expanding one or two of my A500s with them. The only problem I see is that they're still stuck with 512k ChipRAM and no cheap or easy ChipRAM upgrades available.
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Old 21 October 2011, 11:17   #130
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My 5c worth is that I'm surprised people avoid a500 accels. Commercially they are the most common machine. I'd pay 600$au easily for an accel that has no 68000 (add your own) no 060/040 (add your own), and 1 SDRAM slot. PC133 spec would be fine and a SATA port.
Your not likely to find a commercial distributor that designs a product for the A500 that is built around this concept today. For the same reason Jens went with surface mounted memory and the whole thing. As soon as you add variables, you open a big can of worms. I made it, i sold it, now i got to support it. But is it the CPU's, the memory, the A500, or my product that is the culprit?
I only want to waste time and money on you if it's my product, everything else is an outright loss of funds for me. But with your design-concept, i'd have no idea, and no choice but to provide support for every flaky A500, and estranged CPU/memory combination.
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Old 21 October 2011, 20:57   #131
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I want one for my 500+, neat little ecs whdload machine.

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Old 21 October 2011, 23:22   #132
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Old 21 October 2011, 23:26   #133
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... with a possible chipmem expansion that's exclusive to A1000 .
Well, I wasn't really interested too much in this for my 1000...
But a possible Chip mem expansion?????

Hmmm...

I can't... I've over spent on my hobby already...

..

Although, 512k Chip isn't much tho.. My DCTV really wants more....

AARrgghhh!!!!

You guys are mean!!!!

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Old 22 October 2011, 21:24   #134
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Old 23 October 2011, 14:34   #135
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Old 31 October 2011, 01:09   #136
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Old 03 December 2011, 23:19   #137
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it needs also an account on a1k.org.
Yet, Any news..?
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