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15.Feb.2018



Collective purchase order: Motherboard, network card, 68030 accelerator board
Amy-ITX is an Amiga motherboard in standard ITX form factor. The board has to be equipped with the usual Amiga custom chips, offers two Zorro slots (DMA is only supported on one of the slots) and is compatible to accelerator boards like the Vampire 500, which are directly plugged in the processor socket.

For this motherboard now - after a test run with only 25 produced pieces in 2017 - a first and according to the developer singular public production run will be started. For 65 Euro each interested user will get a bare motherboard, a bare daughterboard which will take the CHIP-RAM, a detailed list of the required components as well as a instruction for assembling the computer. If you are not able to program the ICs you can order three preprogrammed ICs for additional 25 Euro. Official support is not offered, it is referred to the growing [Amy-ITX-]community.

The same developers also offers two extensions, developed for Amy-ITX but should also work on different Amigas with Zorro or m68k processor socket. They also are bare boards which have to be equipped by the puchasers:

For 35 Euro a 10Mbit network card for Zorro slots is available which is based on the same network chip like the well-known Ariadne (RTL8019) and is compatible with the original drivers of the VillageTronic.

An accelerator board with 68030 processor, 6 MB Fast RAM and an IDE bus is available for 55 Euro. The board is plugged into the processor socket of the 680000 and should be also compatible to the Amiga models 500, 1000 and 2000. According to the developers it is an "extremely optimized 030-based accelerator" which "outperforms every single Amiga accelerator in the category".

The components required for the projects have to be organized and collected by the users themselves. For the moment you can register your interest. This registration still is not binding. Some weeks later all interested users will be contacted and get the option to place an official order and to pay the money in advance. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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