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Old 15 July 2014, 10:39   #1
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I just read in Amiga Future new Minimig- plus coming out

I just read in Amiga Future new Minimig- plus coming out

The planned minimig+ fpga board.

it get 32 mbyte ram, two sd-card readers, 8 mbyte chip ram, Dragonball -supervz processor and AGA core, of coures, will be a big improvement over its predecessor.

inside Amiga Future photo of it...


and their new raspberry pi out to
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Old 15 July 2014, 10:53   #2
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What's the other sd card reader for ? If it's for transferring data that would be cool
Come on man give us more details
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Old 15 July 2014, 11:12   #3
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What's the other sd card reader for ? If it's for transferring data that would be cool
Come on man give us more details
sorry just look but no more info on sd-cards
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Using a DragonBall doesn't make much sense - you get a touch-screen controller, a video-controller (most certainly inferior to the one the Amiga has), a PC-Speaker controller...

And also it's 68000 based, so I'm not sure if it'll support the 020 instructions at all, which in turn will make some A1200-based games not run

I suppose they got a quite good discount for the SuperVZ, since nobody uses them anymore?
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thank you for link af did put link in with a photo but did not work for me
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Old 20 July 2014, 18:17   #9
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Wow... There's a RIDICULOUS amount of components on that board.
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Not really... ever seen the FPGA Arcade Replay board? You have to pay to play!
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I know my eyesights not what it was but, I can't see any SD card readers on the board!
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I know my eyesights not what it was but, I can't see any SD card readers on the board!
MicroSD slot at back.
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Not really... ever seen the FPGA Arcade Replay board? You have to pay to play!
Exactly and that's exactly why the sales will never go to significant levels until they do something as effective as the C64DTV with ASICs as Jeri was well into producing for Mammoth Toys before the Amiga version was turned down.

It's about time someone did a cheap way, lets face it the Amiga is far less complex than SID + VIC-II and with enough cash behind it an Amiga compatible board of some 4" square is very possible.
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I just read in Amiga Future new Minimig- plus coming out

The planned minimig+ fpga board.

it get 32 mbyte ram, two sd-card readers, 8 mbyte chip ram, Dragonball -supervz processor and AGA core, of coures, will be a big improvement over its predecessor.

inside Amiga Future photo of it...


and their new raspberry pi out to
it be nice if their add way to use internet with the new minimig 2
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It's certainly a step up, I'd have preferred it with better specs though (68020 and 64 MB FAST at a minimum).

I don't think that Dragonball CPU will be very useful?

The 8MB CHIP is a nice touch though.

Wonder if they'll be add some RTG support, a definite possible
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It's about time someone did a cheap way, lets face it the Amiga is far less complex than SID + VIC-II and with enough cash behind it an Amiga compatible board of some 4" square is very possible.
That's what I have just posted about my FPGA board: 10cm x 10cm (3.93" x 3.93") http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=74529

Not going to be cheap though, but I am as much I/O and chips as I can physical put on there. There are Ethernet, USB and parallel ATA interface on mine.
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Using a DragonBall doesn't make much sense
I am guessing that they are only using it as a 32-bit processor and easy of interfacing to memory, but not for the extra peripherals.

Not sure if I have the right chip: MC68SZ328: DragonBall™ Super VZ Integrated Processor is listed as "No longer recommended for new designs" and is at the archive section of Freescale's website.

There is one big danger using a chip that no one else uses. The bean counters at the Freescale might decided to cut their loses and discontinue a line when the economy is bad or they don't meet their quarterly earnings. Or that they put more priorities on making other chips, so they wait a long time to bake each batch (i.e. long lead time).
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