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|Update to accelerator board project 'Buffee'|
The open source accelerator board project "Buffee" started by Renee Cousins and Tim Wacker consists of an adapter board which is connected to the processor socket of an A500, A1000 or A2000 and has a SoC of type Octavo OSD335x-SM inclusive 512 or 1024 MB RAM (amiga-news.de reported).
In their latest blog entry the developers has announced that a beta charge of 60 Buffees been ordered. Unfortunately the alpha version of the board did not perform well enough. Therefore in version 0.5 of the board a 'GreenPAK' SPLD (simple programmable logic device) was added: By that it is "ensured that on this version every signal that is not bound to the SPLD, is bound to the PRU (Programmable Realtime Unit) which is almost as good as the SPLD, just not quite as fast".
Changes of version 0.5 of the Buffee project:
Finally they report that due to "all the chip-shortages, we’re actually just barely coming in under the MSRP with almost no margin left. Also, we’re stuck with a six week build time as there are some lead times we have to absorb." (dr)
[News message: 11. Jun. 2021, 07:19] [Comments: 0]
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