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Old 10 September 2015, 21:33   #1
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Finalization of Sum A600 development

Sum A600 development has been completed thereby introducing a new and compact solution that allows connecting USB keyboard devices to Amiga 600 computer.

Sum adapter enables connecting USB HID keyboards to your Amiga. It has been designed for installation inside A600’s casing. Sum is based upon 16-bit Microchip microcontroller.
Sum provides built-in USB stack which enables USB HID keyboards support without the need for installing additional AmigaOS software drivers. Device’s installation procedure consists of simply attaching it the U7 chip located on A600’s motherboard.

Features of Sum A600:
- support for both USB HID and USB-PS/2 keyboards,
- A600 compatibility (U7 chip-attached),
- built-in USB stack,
- configuration mode (activated by R-Shift + Pause key combination),
- built-in EEPROM memory enabling user preferences storage,
- „Bootloader” function allowing future firmware upgrades,
- „Status” indicator LED providing information about device’s state,
- built around 16-bit Microchip microcontroller utilizing nanoWatt technology,
- non-blocking keyboard A600

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Very nice !!!
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Old 11 September 2015, 17:32   #3
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great work! very professional! keep up this sort of thing, it's very appreciated. thanks!
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are you guys still planning on doing a USB HID adapter for A2/3/4k's?
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I would like to ask why would I connect PC keyboard to Amiga 600? Because of lacking numeric block?

It would perfectly make sense to me for big Amigas witch detacheable keyboards, though (A1000/2000/3000/4000),
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are you guys still planning on doing a USB HID adapter for A2/3/4k's?
Yes, see
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I so want one of these for my A4000
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And is it possible to develop even for CD32?
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And is it possible to develop even for CD32?
CD32 supports the same keyboards as A4000. So A4000 version should work with CD32...
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CD32 supports the same keyboards as A4000. So A4000 version should work with CD32...
Exactly
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I would like to ask why would I connect PC keyboard to Amiga 600? Because of lacking numeric block?
well to me it makes sense, sooner or later the A600 keyboard will fail (ribbon/ mechanical elements/ oxidation of the silver contact points ) and the new membrane is about 30 quids plus shipping.
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well to me it makes sense, sooner or later the A600 keyboard will fail (ribbon/ mechanical elements/ oxidation of the silver contact points ) and the new membrane is about 30 quids plus shipping.
But you know - the main (maybe only) advantage of A600 is its size. That is totally wasted with standart external PC keyboard. I do not critisize this nice piece of hardware, I just cannot see any sense in it for the smallest Ami.
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