Natami project update
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giovedý, 02 ottobre 2008

End of Summer Status-Update for Natami project: good news - but also bad news about the short-termed timeline.
This delays the new expected date for the 1st board to November.

The user will get hardware aiming not only at the current 68060 + SuperAGA environment, but designed and tuned for the future with SoftCore N070. The 68060 will now reside on a CPU card, like the CPU does for the Natami-030 prototype. This will simplify the project reducing also final cost.

The board specifications, completed as design, are now:
  • Big Performance Plus: 2 independent 64bit busses with symmetrical 256MB CHIP and 256MB FAST DDR2 memory, both clocked with FPGA speed
  • 68060 on CPU-card via PCI (optionally local SRAM)
  • Altera Cyclone 3 FPGA with interal SRAM for 3d texturemapper speed-up
  • DVI-output for flatscreens
  • usb1.1 for mouse/keyboard
MAINTAINED:
  • 2x dma-capable IDE
  • VGA output (with integrated scandoubler)
  • 15kHz Video Out
  • floppy connector, supporting Amiga-diskettes
  • parallel and serial
  • ps2-connector for AMIGA-keyboard or PC ps2-keyboard (autodetect)
Last Updated ( giovedý, 02 ottobre 2008 )