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Offline krashan

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Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2011, 09:06:46 PM »
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Offline XDelusion

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 09:08:24 PM »
EveN with an 030 , my 600 needs more speed. Interested!
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Offline billt

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2011, 03:32:08 PM »
Neat! I don't have an A600, but I think this is a very cool idea. I hope to see it spread to other classic accelerators. What speeds do you think you can achieve with which FPGA?

At the risk of feature creep, perhaps once things are working well you can add an SODIMM slot as well and some other ports to be made use of later if there's room left in FPGA for their controllers? (IDE, USB, whatever)
« Last Edit: June 10, 2011, 10:29:30 PM by billt »
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Offline digiflip

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2011, 04:36:27 PM »
wow! good luck with your project
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Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2011, 04:39:38 PM »
if you get stuck with anything im sure Yaqube maybe helpful. He is building accelerator for fpga arcade.
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Offline TheGoose

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2011, 07:47:08 PM »
Could a DIP socket version be made ?
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Offline majsta

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2011, 03:19:38 PM »
The desing should work now but without memory... I stuck with sdram  controller. As i can see there are some works implementing minimig to  de1 and de2 boards but this cant help me. Is there any examples of  connecting tg68 to memory controller. Is there anyone who can help.
 

Offline majsta

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2012, 08:20:17 PM »








And here is video where led use clock from motherboard over clock buffer, clock multiplier to internal pll of the cyclone... Concept proven...
http://youtu.be/33A-p8NTznk

Ok here is the situation, all money I colected to start and finish this  project is gone. I don't have money to finish it. I need money to buy  some equipment like hot air gun, logic analyzer and need money to buy  some more parts and more amiga 600 boards. So I send some suggestion to  kickstarter but is there any way someone can help donating A600 board or  something, or is there someone who can give me some kind of financial  support. Can you point me where to go to find help regarding to this  because as I can see there was number of project who are finished with  help of amiga comunity. Idea is as you know to have open hardware and  software website... Can someone point me what to do next.
 

Offline kedawa

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2012, 09:18:17 PM »
You may have better luck finding someone who has the equipment you need and convincing them to let you use it
 

Offline basman74

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2012, 01:18:30 PM »
Quote from: majsta;676587
Ok here is the situation, all money I colected to start and finish this  project is gone. I don't have money to finish it. I need money to buy  some equipment like hot air gun, logic analyzer and need money to buy  some more parts and more amiga 600 boards. So I send some suggestion to  kickstarter but is there any way someone can help donating A600 board or  something, or is there someone who can give me some kind of financial  support. Can you point me where to go to find help regarding to this  because as I can see there was number of project who are finished with  help of amiga comunity. Idea is as you know to have open hardware and  software website... Can someone point me what to do next.

Firstly, very nice work you've done on your project thus far!

Personally I think you could probably get by without hot air for the prototype development, though you may risk junking a few assembled PCB prototypes in the process :) Here's a recent pre-production prototype I've done using the drag soldering method with a normal iron and an optical magnifier for inspection.

Regards Valentin
« Last Edit: February 13, 2012, 01:20:32 PM by basman74 »
 

Offline majsta

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 10:55:53 PM »
I didn't write on this forum about the progress. I just want to inform that I m sill working on this project. It is hard and very slow but then again most important thing is that I m still working. It is not easy but definitely I m making some progress. Board now called Vampire 600.
So here it goes.
http://youtu.be/Jf9zlNHBMp8
Performing reset using Accelerator board

http://youtu.be/NT2oxErVZAU
Vampire 600 starting BOOT ROM

http://youtu.be/wXArv0G66oc
Disabling onboard MC68K( bus takeover) and writing to Amiga color register with simple VHDL softcore

http://youtu.be/XVnHosGFiU8
Controlling Amiga display with mouse using just FPGA(MC68K disabled)


Those videos was the last stage of proving hardware concept and one step to the softcore integration.

And one more video about using Accelerator board as logic analyzer for repairing Amiga motherboards.
http://youtu.be/vVRQirToxAQ
 

Offline majsta

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2013, 11:25:29 PM »
First signs of acceleration.



 

Offline majsta

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2013, 10:26:21 PM »
Smell the rubber 6.06 Mips

http://youtu.be/8JALRvUVTvk




 

Offline Mrs Beanbag

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2013, 10:31:56 PM »
Woo! Not bad!

What FPGA is that using?
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Offline majsta

Re: First Amiga 600 FPGA Accelerator
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 10:34:13 PM »
Cyclone II nothing special but it is enough to do the job :) Basically I think that it could be done with any FPGA.