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Old 29 January 2012, 10:14   #141
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There's some news? When it should become available? Thi summer? For XMas?
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Old 15 February 2012, 04:08   #142
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Just to mention there was no ACA AGA
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Old 23 April 2012, 16:59   #143
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So now that the Indivision Mk2 is nearly out ... can we expect that next in line by Jens will be the new accelerator card for the A500/A500+/A2000 ...
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Old 23 April 2012, 18:57   #144
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Jens has hinted at a batch of cheap A600 accels and not hinted at a near ACA520 release.
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Old 30 April 2012, 16:03   #145
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Jens has hinted at a batch of cheap A600 accels and not hinted at a near ACA520 release.
In another thread he said he will work on the ACA520 after the Indivision Mk2 is out - http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=398. I am not in a hurry!! I just hope the ACA520 is great, makes it out, and I manage to get one
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Old 19 May 2012, 18:15   #146
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ANyone heard anything recently?

I'm hoping on a re-run of the aca630 as no one seems to want to part with theirs and there's lots of folks looking for them...me being one.
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Old 03 July 2012, 18:52   #147
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I want this really badly. Even 14 MHz, 2MB RAM and 1xIDE would be enough for me to buy ~10 pcs, for every single A500 I own. And other 10 spare. I love buying stuff for my Amigas.
Edit: I read the whole thread and after reading this Photon's post
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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 changed my mind. Why to pay money for turning my Amiga 500 into slow A 1200 model? The early concept was waaaaaay better than this. I will not buy this, sorry.
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Edit: I read the whole thread and after reading this Photon's post I changed my mind. Why to pay money for turning my Amiga 500 into slow A 1200 model? The early concept was waaaaaay better than this. I will not buy this, sorry.
I would like to hear some news from jens regarding this, since what he is planning to do or not planning to do might have changed. For me an accelerator card with an 020 or (better) 030, FastRAM and 1 IDE port would be more then enough!! Obviously 100Mbps network port would be very nice to have, although admittedly I am not too keen on the A1200 turbo card port. I am really looking forward to hear more about this accelerator card for the A500!!

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Old 06 July 2012, 15:50   #149
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I would imagine he has a lot of work on at the moment.

I would love to see a full PGA 020@14 / 28Mhz with 16/32MB RAM and IDE would be awesome =)
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Old 07 July 2012, 20:39   #151
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I am very much looking forward to the famous A1200 style expansion port within the ACA520. The A500 has plenty of room inside its case and could easily get a Blizzard PPC and, why not, a BVision inside. It would still be easier to manage the heat inside the A500 case than the A1200 desktop case.
Killer A500 to come if this ACA520 becomes true!!!
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Old 09 July 2012, 18:37   #152
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well aslong as they got 256mb ill buy 1 lol.
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