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Offline BozzerBigD

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #29 from previous page: March 14, 2023, 09:47:40 AM »
@amigakit

The delivery date for my CM4 has just slipped from July to September so don't worry about getting back to me about the Amiga Expo Kickstart 01 drop off idea. It would have been nice to pick up the hardware in person but I guess if you answer my question and build up too much hype for the CM4 solution you could lose sales on the RPi3A/regular RPi solutions! Will be good to see you at the show.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2023, 09:52:32 AM by BozzerBigD »
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Offline BozzerBigD

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2023, 01:04:10 PM »
@Thread

The CM4 adapter board designs for the Pistorm32 Lite are now on GitHub!  8)

https://github.com/PiStorm
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Offline AmigaMia74

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Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2023, 01:14:30 PM »
@BozzerBigD  What improves?  ::)
 

Offline BozzerBigD

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2023, 01:31:21 PM »
It allows you to use a CM4 board which features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor (faster than a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 RPi3/THEA500 Mini spec CPU), it will come with an optional 'break-out' board to send the Ethernet, HDMI and USB to a port to mount on the A1200 Expansion Port (improving airflow compared to full size RPi boards) and best of all the Emu68 software compatibility issues with CM4/RPi4 has been solved in the week proceeding this hardware release meaning there are basically no negatives! Finally, CM4 Modules though still difficult to source, are more readily available and cheaper than the comparable RPi4!

Note: Current RPi4 revisions are June 2019 technology and the CM4 was released in late 2020 (compared to 2018 for the latest RPi3A+ revision). We are overdue a RPi5 at this point in all honesty! We might as well support the latest revision of the RPi4/CM4 and squeeze what we need for Amiga CPU emulation out of it IMHO!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2023, 02:10:34 PM by BozzerBigD »
"Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art."

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Offline kolla

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2023, 02:38:19 PM »
Of course, CM4 will be “old” before drivers for anything on the breakout board exist for Emu68 :)

(Luckily, there’s the option of just Linux on the pi and using Musashi while waiting)
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Offline BozzerBigD

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2023, 04:11:57 PM »
@kolla

Considering Claude has been planning this break-out board since the original Pistorm32 'Full' Version in Aug 2021, I'm guessing between Michal and himself they've got the drivers covered by now!  ;)

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Oh, there is gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 and 4k HDMI :) Through the FPC connector. The FPC cable goes to a small breakout pcb which gives easy access to these interfaces trough the small trapdoor on the A1200 backside.
"Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art."

John Lasseter, Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios
 

Offline kolla

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2023, 04:29:38 PM »
Well, Claude primarily works with the “original” Pistorm concept - Linux on RPi with Musashi 68k emulator.
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A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
A600/A6095
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM440 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline BozzerBigD

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2023, 08:11:19 PM »
Well they seem a petty close knit team almost 1.5 years on! Claude plans a Pistorm32 'Full' Model that utilised a CM4 and now Michal fulfils that vision by adapting the 'Lite' Model and vice versa with the software/drivers as far as I can see!

It's actually a picture of teamwork and cross-pollination that has been missing in the AmigaOS/MorphOS/AROS space IMHO! Only Trevor seems on-board with a collective multi-flavour teamwork approach in the NG sphere!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2023, 09:34:22 PM by BozzerBigD »
"Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art."

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Offline kolla

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2023, 10:50:10 PM »
Just don’t hold your breath is what I’m saying :)

And don’t get rid of pcmcia ethernet and wifi cards quite yet.
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A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A4000/CS060/Mediator4000Di/Voodoo5/128MB
A1200/Blz1260/IndyAGA/192MB
A1200/Blz1260/64MB
A1200/Blz1230III/32MB
A1200/ACA1221
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
A600/Apollo630/32MB
A600/A6095
CD32/SX32/32MB/Plipbox
CD32/TF328
A500/V500v2
A500/MTec520
CDTV
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM440 and Mac minis with MorphOS
 

Offline BozzerBigD

Re: PiStorm 32 Lite for Amiga 1200 at AmigaKit.com
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2023, 07:33:42 PM »
@Thread

I think communication with UK vendors has run its course here. See the thread below or the PiStorm Discord Channel for interesting discussion about Pistorm32 future products:

https://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic_id=44822&forum=25&start=120&viewmode=flat&order=0
"Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art."

John Lasseter, Co-Founder of Pixar Animation Studios