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Offline Elwood

Fifteen years of Sam440ep
« on: May 21, 2022, 07:12:49 PM »
Dear customers,

It was the year 2007 when we introduced our first “baby”, the Sam440ep. Fifteen years ago. We designed and produced the Sam440ep, a lovely mini-itx motherboard that many enjoyed running AmigaOS 4, AROS and Linux.

At that time we, a bunch of mad amigans, resolved to do our best to bring this hardware to life for all the Amiga Community because it was in dire need of a new computer platform to run AmigaOS.

Without the Sam440ep, the future of AmigaOS would have been very difficult.

After all these years, just as the latest batch of Sam460LE is being produced, we choose to release the electrical schematics of the Sam440ep to the community.

We hope many of you will be happy to see one of the first image of our first project.

The ACube Systems team

Sam440ep schematics
Philippe "Elwood" Ferrucci
AmigaOS 4.x betatester
Amiga Translator Organisation
My Homepage......
 
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Offline utri007

Re: Fifteen years of Sam440ep
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2022, 11:01:44 AM »
NIce, would this make easier to build new systems based to this?
ACube Sam 440ep Flex 800mhz, 1gb ram and 240gb hd and OS4.1FE
A1200 Micronic tower, OS3.9, Apollo 060 66mhz, xPert Merlin, Delfina Lite and Micronic Scandy, 500Gb hd, 66mb ram, DVD-burner and WLAN.
A1200 desktop, OS3.9, Blizzard 060 66mhz, 66mb ram, Ide Fix Express with 160Gb HD and WLAN
A500 OS2.1, GVP+HD8 with 4mb ram, 1mb chip ram and 4gb HD
Commodore CDTV KS3.1, 1mb chip, 4mb fast ram and IDE HD
 

Offline First Ninja

Sam440ep's electrical schematics released - but why?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022, 01:02:56 PM »
After all these years, just as the latest batch of Sam460LE is being produced, we choose to release the electrical schematics of the Sam440ep to the community.

While what you're saying does sound generous and useful, I think a lot of people could use some context here. Just what are you hoping that the community will do with the schematics?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2022, 01:03:46 PM by First Ninja »
Karate, Jerry. Karate. It's the lifetime pursuit of balance and harmony.
 

Offline TribbleSmasher

Re: Fifteen years of Sam440ep
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 03:54:59 PM »
maybe just a nice gesture, "Right to repair" for instance?
 

Offline Elwood

Re: Sam440ep's electrical schematics released - but why?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 06:46:19 PM »
Just what are you hoping that the community will do with the schematics?
I don't hope anything. If someone finds it usefull, then it's already nice enough for me.
I'm not even sure schematics of any big Amiga motherboard like this was released before...
Philippe "Elwood" Ferrucci
AmigaOS 4.x betatester
Amiga Translator Organisation
My Homepage......
 
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Offline AmigaOldskooler

Re: Fifteen years of Sam440ep
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2022, 08:50:11 PM »
Nice! :-) My Sam440 Flex says hi!  ;D

Offline First Ninja

Re: Sam440ep's electrical schematics released - but why?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2022, 09:53:07 PM »
I don't hope anything. If someone finds it usefull, then it's already nice enough for me.
Thank you for your reply, but again, some context would be nice to better comprehend why you've released the schematics. Useful for what, exactly?
Karate, Jerry. Karate. It's the lifetime pursuit of balance and harmony.
 

Offline Minuous

Re: Fifteen years of Sam440ep
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2022, 04:45:43 PM »
They would be useful for repair, emulation or reproduction of these machines, for example.