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Offline ackcontrols

New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« on: December 23, 2004, 05:29:16 PM »
ACK Software Controls, Inc. is pleased to announce two new products for the Amiga 1200.  The first product is a Freescale 8245 based CPU card clocked at 400 MHz.  

The card will have a SODIMM slot for memory expansion and also includes a Silicon Images 680 IDE controller and a Radeon Mobility graphics chip.  This CPU card will fit in standard A1200 cases, but a towered system is recommended.  The second product is a modular busboard and CPU combination for use with towered A1200 machines.  The bus board features an AGP 1X slot and three PCI slots.  Additional features of the busboard include two DDR DIMM slots for memory expansion, a Silicon Images 680 IDE controller, onboard USB and ethernet.  The CPU card will initially be a 750CXe product, but other CPUs will be available.  Both products will ship with an OEM version ofOS4 and contain a version of U-Boot as the firmware.  Products are presently in prototype form running Linux and will be available in Q1 2005.  Additional information will follow in the new year.

Sincerely,

Adam Kowalczyk

ACK Software Controls, Inc.
 

Offline toRus

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2004, 05:40:16 PM »
cool ;-)
 

Offline Crusher

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2004, 05:50:27 PM »
This is great news.  :-)
Mainframe: Amiga 3000 Tower, CSPPC233/060, 144+2MB, 36GB UW, Prometheus, Voodoo5 5500, 10Mbit, 24xCDr, OS 4.0 ....Amiga since 1987.
 

Offline Linchpin

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2004, 06:46:03 PM »
/me removes his a1200 ad from ebay :-)
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Offline Sparky

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2004, 06:47:56 PM »
Who are ACK ?  Do they have a website ?  If they have prototypes then surely some piccies could be taken ... or is this yet another Amiga hoax ... Hey every lets all kick the dead(ish) dog! ;-)

Well Amiga owners are nothing if not patient.
 

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Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2004, 06:48:02 PM »
:inquisitive:

Offline xeron

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2004, 06:54:47 PM »
@Sparky

I don't believe its a hoax. Adam is an OS4 betatester, and was also involved with the Micro-A1 hardware.
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Offline sdesros

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2004, 07:03:27 PM »
AFAIK they don't have their own website but are affiliated with an Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) based Amiga-shop called LiveWire Systems.

LiveWire has a website: http://www.livewiresystems.ca/ but LiveWire doesn't have any mention of this card.

Anyway, if this comes out with a reasonable price and is OS4 compatible, then I might just have myself an OS4 machine. :P
Steph
 

Offline Rogue

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2004, 07:11:44 PM »
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Who are ACK ?


ACK is Adam Kowalcyk. Among other things, he's working with us on the OS 4 project.
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Offline rayt

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2004, 09:09:38 PM »
Great, lets hope it won't be too expensive.. and will there also be A3000/4000 versions in the future?
 

Offline ackcontrols

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2004, 09:15:15 PM »
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Great, lets hope it won't be too expensive.. and will there also be A3000/4000 versions in the future?


Yes, A3/4000 versions are in the works as well.

ACK
 

Offline Akiko

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2004, 09:22:57 PM »
sounds great  :-D  I hope the cpu can be upgraded..
 

Offline leirbag28

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2004, 09:38:27 PM »
Can someone please make one of these for the CD32 !!!  :-D


 I have the perfect design for a case that goes under the CD32 that will include space for another CDROM/ DVD ROM drive and and 2 extra CD32 expansion ports plus maybe a 1200 type expansion slot.
CD32 is actually the best Amiga ever made by Commodore!...
 

Offline x56h34

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2004, 09:46:48 PM »
@leirbag28:

And let's not forget one for your A600 that clips onto the 68k chip. :lol:
 

Offline FrankBrana

Re: New PowerPC Products for the Amiga 1200
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2004, 10:11:17 PM »
Really cool.

I have contact ppls at my group and we re very very interested in getting some of these.

@ackcontrol

Two simple questions

If the first model ( the one whitout pci and the like  ) compatible with mediator in order to use it under Os4?

Whats is the price range for each one?

You rule guy.

Best Regards