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Offline rhino

Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« on: October 11, 2006, 03:59:57 PM »
In an exclusive interview with Total Amiga's Magnus Johnson, to be published in issue 25, Jens Schoenfeld reveals Individual Computers latest project. For the last year Jens and Oliver Achten have been working on a cycle-accurate reproduction of the Amiga chipset in FPGAs under the codename Clone-A.



Jens and Oliver will be demonstrating prototype versions of the Clone-A chips mounted in a real A500 motherboard at the AmiWest show on the 21st of October. To prove the compatibility of the implementation, even in its current form, Jens encourages show visitors to bring along A500 compatible disks to the show to try on the Clone-A.

As Total Amiga 25 won't be out until after the show, we have published an extract from the interview in PDF format. The extract describes the Clone-A in detail, traces its history and explains the current state of development. Jens also looks to the future at the possible uses for this technology once it is complete. Included in the PDF are detailed photos of the FPGA development boards. The extract PDF is a free download from the Total Amiga web site:

http://www.totalamiga.org/issue25.html
Editor of Total Amiga Magazine
Author of AmiPodder, podcast receiver for the Amiga
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 04:23:44 PM »
WOW!!!!  Imagine the possibilities!! I WANT!
PowerMac G5 dual 2.0ghz/128meg Radeon/500gb HD/2GB RAM, MorphOS 3.9 registered, user #1900
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Offline Markus_Bieler

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 04:26:43 PM »
Good work. Congratulations to Jens and Oliver

This will fit the gab between my two Phoenix-boards.

Markus
 

Offline Magic-Merl

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 04:27:22 PM »
Amazing work.  How difficult would it be to implement PCI and AGP onto a board for this type of project?
I would buy one of these like a shot.  Hurry up PLEASE!

Offline techie

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 04:57:52 PM »
Fantastic project, can't wait for more  :-)

@Markus_Bieler
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Good work. Congratulations to Jens and Oliver

This will fit the gab between my two Phoenix-boards.


Two!?! :-o  Some of us can't even get one  :cry:
Man are you lucky   :-)
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 05:12:14 PM »
this is the proper way to demonstrate a project that has been in the works.  AI and a few other Amiga related companies should take notes.
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Offline Mikey_C

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 05:45:27 PM »
Don't forget the full interview will be in the next forthcoming issue of Total Amiga Magazine.

Please support Total Amiga, take out a subscription today.

Thanks
YNWA!
 

Offline Argo

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 07:03:14 PM »
Impressive. AmiWest should be interesting. Too bad its on the West coast.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 07:06:20 PM »
Ooo, competition in the classic-reimplementation market is heating up! This is getting exciting. I think we'll have some great products to choose from in the next few years.

And extra special thanks to Jens for reimplementing individual CIA chips. The old stock from Commodore isn't going to last forever.
 

Offline trekiej

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2006, 07:16:19 PM »
Gimme gimme gimme gimme
I want I want I want
(?)

Has FPGA chips save the day?
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
Welcome to the Planar System.
 

Offline humppa

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2006, 07:17:06 PM »
@Mikey_C

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Please support Total Amiga, take out a subscription today.


Please support Amiga.org by purchasing an advertisement instead of advertising in the forums.  :-P
 

Offline cv643d

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2006, 07:29:39 PM »
Best news ewar!!!
Amiga articles
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Offline Donar

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2006, 07:59:51 PM »
*dreaming*
Amiga Clone upgadable to (extended)AGA  with A1200 processor slot and Oli_hd's Coldfire Accelerator released too.
*/dreaming*

If i may suggest something: Ramp up the Chip Mem, i hate to decrease colours on Workbench for starting Demos.
<- Amiga 1260 / CD ->
Looking for:
A1200/CF CFV4/@200,256MB,eAGA,SATA,120GB,AROS :D
 

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Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2006, 08:04:14 PM »
WOW!! Once again, Jens is the man!! :banana: Think of the possibilities!!
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline Mikey_C

Re: Individual Computers Announces Clone-A Project
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2006, 08:27:09 PM »
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Please support Amiga.org by purchasing an advertisement instead of advertising in the forums.


Sorry, are you aware that Total Amiga Magazine is a NON profit Magazine? No one gets paid, or gets a bonus or gift. It is put together by dedicated Amiga Enthusiasts.

Like Amiga.org and the rest, we do it because we want to make a positive contribution to the Amiga scene.
The charge for the magazine is for printing, postage and packaging.

We could take out adverts, but then we'd have to raise the cover price to cover it.

Support us, don't knock us, get a subscription today.
YNWA!
 

 

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