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Hardware News : Sam440ep project completed
Posted by Mason on 2007/4/1 3:00:00 (2899 reads) News by the same author
Hardware News

ACube Systems Srl is pleased to announce the completion of Sam440ep project.

The board is actually available for selected industrial customers in three different configurations of the AMCC 440ep processor: 400Mhz with 128MB onboard memory, 533Mhz with 256MB onboard memory and 667Mhz with 512MB onboard memory.




On demand it is possible to customize the board with a number of options: cctalk, DiskOnChip, SmartMedia connector, LVDS port, DIMM 100 slot, variable FPGA size from 5.8 KLuts to 19.7 Kluts.

The porting of a number of Operating Systems has already begun.

For further informations please write to info@acube-systems.com


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Mason
Published: 2007/4/1 0:41  Updated: 2007/4/1 0:41
Illusionist
Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Donauwörth / Germany
Comments: 507
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Great news! Congratulations to all involved!
AmiKit
Published: 2007/4/1 1:06  Updated: 2007/4/1 1:06
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Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Europe
Comments: 515
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
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saimo
Published: 2007/4/1 1:08  Updated: 2007/4/1 1:08
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Joined: 12/06/2006
From: Italy
Comments: 660
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Congratulations and best luck!

saimo
Ami603
Published: 2007/4/1 1:35  Updated: 2007/4/1 1:35
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Comments: 86
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
from uboot output:


Linux version 2.6.19 (root@notebook) ... ??? ???

Atheist
Published: 2007/4/1 3:48  Updated: 2007/4/1 3:48
Quite a regular
Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
OH NO!!!!!!!

Hasn't the world seen enough acronyms?

What the ..... is a "Klut"??????
Atheist
Published: 2007/4/1 3:54  Updated: 2007/4/1 3:54
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
This is AWESOME!!!!!


Only thing better could be a G4 at 1.6+ GHz, with the same "extras" (and 4 Gigs DDR2 as max.).


Here's the key statement, boys and girls, "The porting of a number of Operating Systems has already begun."


Geee, wonder what that means???


Know what? In a strange peculiar way, maybe April 1st is somehow appropriate! (Seeing as we missed the 20th year and day of Amiga. )
Atheist
Published: 2007/4/1 5:18  Updated: 2007/4/1 5:18
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Joined: 11/28/2006
From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
How many "KLuts" will be needed to get ECS working on a Sam 440 board?

How many "KLuts" will be needed to get AGA working on a Sam 440 board?

Can chip ram go above 2 Megabytes this way? It should be possible to do a hack?! There is LOTS of SW that would be cool, if it had access to more chip ram.

Could it boot directly into AOS1.3.3?

FINALLY I can get my AMOS game going again!
Atheist
Published: 2007/4/1 5:27  Updated: 2007/4/1 5:27
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From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Comments: 759
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Sorry, one more thing....

It being such a low wattage at 533 MHz, let's say it's 5 or 6 watts at 667 MHz, then in an Amiga Phantasy case, it could have the PSU right inside there!

How cool would THAT be????
Atheist
Published: 2007/4/1 5:30  Updated: 2007/4/1 5:30
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From: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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 Re: Sam440ep project completed
If there were 4 CPUs at 667 MHz put on the motherboard, that would be 2,668 MHz of power, and there'd be 8 10/100's on there running upto 8 Gigs of ram, THAT is a server!
Helge
Published: 2007/4/1 10:59  Updated: 2007/4/1 10:59
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 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@Atheist

I agree that a higher specced hardware would be nice, but beggars are no choosers!!
SAM has advantages to run at low watts and passively unlike a G5 Altivec powerhouse!
We need hardware for all the peoples who want to start using OS4 and dont have so much money.
For them Samantha is good I think. When the community has grown and there are more demanding apps available, we can still go PA Semi or Dual G5!
rachy
Published: 2007/4/1 11:04  Updated: 2007/4/1 11:04
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 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@Helge

Weak hardware or not, doesn't matter. At least something to run OS4 on for the masses.
Helge
Published: 2007/4/1 11:12  Updated: 2007/4/1 11:12
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 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Quote:
Weak hardware or not, doesn't matter. At least something to run OS4 on for the masses


Yes, this is exactly what I mean with this sentences:
"We need hardware for all the peoples who want to start using OS4 and dont have so much money. For them Samantha is good I think."
ikir
Published: 2007/4/1 12:38  Updated: 2007/4/1 12:38
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 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@mods
I think you should BUMP this news item

@ACube
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svenof9
Published: 2007/4/1 14:29  Updated: 2007/4/1 14:29
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Comments: 48
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Hey all - does anyone know where to find a proper specs list for the Sam440EP? I have found various variations, all second or third hand information, and the official site has the specs for the 440EP SoC itself , but not the Sam(?) ... weird...
AmigaPapst
Published: 2007/4/1 15:04  Updated: 2007/4/1 15:04
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Comments: 175
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Good news, but I hope AmigaOS 4 will work on this great hardware very very soon.
Outcast
Published: 2007/4/1 15:13  Updated: 2007/4/1 15:13
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From: Peterborough. Big-Bash-Shire. England, Distro:Ubuntu & Os4
Comments: 789
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Sounds like our planning a kewl infopost in MicroMart Sven ?
svenof9
Published: 2007/4/1 16:17  Updated: 2007/4/1 16:17
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From: Birmingham, UK
Comments: 48
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Would I? (!) lol... I recently had an email from Bill McEwen too... hopefully an interview will come from that...
AmiKit
Published: 2007/4/1 16:38  Updated: 2007/4/1 16:38
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Comments: 515
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Quote:
Hey all - does anyone know where to find a proper specs list for the Sam440EP? I have found various variations, all second or third hand information, and the official site has the specs for the 440EP SoC itself , but not the Sam(?) ... weird...


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The specs might be outdated, though.
svenof9
Published: 2007/4/1 17:11  Updated: 2007/4/1 17:11
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Comments: 48
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@AmiKit

Thanks... i have sifted through a few, but thats the first time I have seen first and info... Article finished :D
AmiKit
Published: 2007/4/1 17:34  Updated: 2007/4/1 17:34
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From: Europe
Comments: 515
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@svenof9

You might be interested in interview with the developer of SAM as well.
pixie
Published: 2007/4/2 10:22  Updated: 2007/4/2 10:22
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 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Quote:
Weak hardware or not, doesn't matter. At least something to run OS4 on for the masses.

The problem never was about shortage of OS4 hardware...
amigacooke
Published: 2007/4/2 11:28  Updated: 2007/4/2 11:28
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Joined: 12/05/2006
From: Surrey
Comments: 55
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
This is good news, but .....

I still can't buy an AmigaOS4 computer system as of today. When that is the news item I'll be celebrating more loudly.
Cool_amigaN
Published: 2007/4/2 12:26  Updated: 2007/4/2 12:26
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Comments: 143
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@amikit
These are the specs till nowadays (or at least I haven?t heard or read any changes about them).

ACube keapt their word and we have to respect that. Even in the interview with Max he stated that the first 100-150 boars will be for developers and their new statement says "The board is actually available for selected industrial customers".

They have formed alliance with the developer of OS4, we have given the results of a test running UBoot, the board has reached the deadline, so I guess we can only expect only good news from ACube (and Hyperion).
AmiGame
Published: 2007/4/2 13:54  Updated: 2007/4/2 13:54
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Joined: 11/22/2006
From: P'Boro, UK... Could that be ?
Comments: 496
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
Great !
Hopefully, we might see more Devs on board...

Jerry
samwel
Published: 2007/4/4 22:16  Updated: 2007/4/4 22:16
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Joined: 12/04/2006
From: Sweden
Comments: 124
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
@pixie

Quote:

The problem never was about shortage of OS4 hardware...


Yeah I hear this alot from the Genesi fans.. But if Amiga Inc. don't want Genesi
for a partner for whatever reason.. What PPC hardware is out there? You say
it was never a problem, so please answer this.
And no, I don't want the usual answer that they SHOULD have done a deal with
Genesi..
Troels
Published: 2007/4/4 23:21  Updated: 2007/4/4 23:21
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Joined: 11/30/2006
From:
Comments: 449
 Re: Sam440ep project completed
The PS3 is out there, PPC MAC is also out there.

Support for one Mac laptop and the PS3 would accompany the SAM very well IMHO.
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