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Hardware News : Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Posted by Mikey_C on 2007/4/30 19:20:00 (2517 reads) News by the same author

Details of New Entry Level Computer!

Issaquah, Wash and Fonthill, ON Canada – April 29, 2007 – ACK Controls and Amiga, Inc. are pleased to announce the base hardware design that will address the needs of the Amiga market as well offering expansion into other markets.

“The first product release is designed for flexibility and meeting the needs of the Amiga user, as well as offer a design that takes advantage of available hardware”, said Adam Kowalczyk President of ACK Systems

This new system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $ 489.00 and be a complete offering excluding monitor in a finished design that will provide customers with everything they need to get started.

Source : http://www.amiga.com/news/index.php?art=27

* Flex-ATX form factor motherboard based on the Freescale MPC8349E SoC. (400MHz to 667MHz depending on requirements and price target)
* 1 (one) DDR2 DIMM slot expandable to 1GB using unregistered DIMMs.
* 1 (one) 66MHz PCI slot for use with readily available graphics cards.
* 2 (two) 33MHz PCI slots for additional expansion.
* 2 (two) 10/100/1Gb Ethernet Ports.
* 4 (four) Hi Speed USB ports.
* 2 (two) serial ports.
* 4 (four) SATA ports provided by a Silicon Image Sil3114 controller.
* Onboard sound provided by a C-Media CMI8738.
* Socketed EEPROM for U-Boot firmware.
* Atmel ATC2408A serial EEPROM (1 kb of non-volatile storage)
* Dallas DS1339 RTC with battery holder.
* Standard ATX power supply connector.

“Amiga is please to be working with ACK Controls and believe that by using flexible designs and aggressive manufacturing practices we will be able to deliver to our customers a great product at a great price”, said Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc.
Manufacturing partner and final ship schedule will be following soon.

About Amiga
Amiga, Inc. is the world’s premier provider of multimedia enabling technologies. For almost two decades its award-winning software has been a mainstay for motion picture studios, multimedia creators, and digital entertainment enthusiasts around the world. Today Amiga builds on this legacy leading the way in multimedia development by providing developers with hardware-independent technologies for writing and porting applications to new platforms and interactive devices. For more information visit www.amiga.com.

About ACK
ACK Software Controls, Inc. specializes in the area of embedded controls design for use in automation systems where low-power consumption and reliability is an absolute must. Concentrating on design for manufacturing with local manufacturing facilities has allowed ACK to quickly and cost-effectively develop solutions for customers with low-volume requirements. By integrating hardware, firmware, and device driver engineering capability in-house, ACK can provide complete turn-key solutions to customers.

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nubechecorre
Published: 2007/4/30 19:30  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:35
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Edit: Discuss such matters in the Too Hot to handle forum.
Jack
Published: 2007/4/30 19:30  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:30
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From: Israel
Comments: 932
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
At last. Now announce OS4 for this (and other products as well) and all's well.

Jack
orgin
Published: 2007/4/30 19:34  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:34
Supreme Council
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From: Sweden
Comments: 3172
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
"complete offering excluding monitor"

With just a mobo spec below. What will the final complete setup be?
ikir
Published: 2007/4/30 19:36  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:41
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Edit: Discuss such matters in the Too Hot to handle forum.
Jack
Published: 2007/4/30 19:42  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:43
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Edit: Discuss such matters in the Too Hot to handle forum.
Androxyn
Published: 2007/4/30 19:42  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:44
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ssolie
Published: 2007/4/30 19:45  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:45
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/26/2006
From: Canada
Comments: 986
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
I'd really like to know what the current status of the project is. These announcements of further announcements are killing me.
Dirk-B
Published: 2007/4/30 19:53  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:53
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Comments: 236
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
If it is just the motherboard and it has a uboot could
i replace my A1SE-motherboard and run OS4 on it?

Hmm, i feel a need for 25 questions.
Androxyn
Published: 2007/4/30 19:53  Updated: 2007/4/30 19:53
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Summer 2007... what more do you need to know?
Hans
Published: 2007/4/30 20:01  Updated: 2007/4/30 20:07
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
I'm happy to see a motherboard with DDR2 RAM support. Not so happy about the PCI graphics card or the processor specs. No altivec. Still, it's a reasonable machine. I'll be waiting for the high-end specs die for release next week.

I just hope that this court case won't slow things down, both for this hardware and ACube/Hyperion's stuff. An out of court settlement would help everyone I think.

Hans
ikir
Published: 2007/4/30 20:22  Updated: 2007/4/30 20:22
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
@Hans

Next week? I missed that, i'm very curious about the High-end machine.
Hans
Published: 2007/4/30 20:45  Updated: 2007/4/30 20:45
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@ikir

From the leaked email from Amiga Inc. to dealers:Quote:
The specs for the sub 500.00 machines will be out on Monday and the more expensive machine the following week.


Hans
ikir
Published: 2007/4/30 20:51  Updated: 2007/4/30 20:51
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@Hans

Thanks
Billsey
Published: 2007/4/30 21:04  Updated: 2007/4/30 21:04
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Comments: 272
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Is the 66MHz PCI equal to AGP, or is it stuck with slow graphics?
derfs
Published: 2007/4/30 21:09  Updated: 2007/4/30 21:09
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Comments: 141
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
does hi-speed usb mean usb 1.1 or 2.0 ?

so with full system, am i right in expecting 256mb ddr2 ram, radeon 7000 gfx card, 20 gb hd (at least) included for that price?
derfs
Published: 2007/4/30 21:11  Updated: 2007/4/30 21:11
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Comments: 141
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
that is agp x1 speed, however all this talk of gfx bus speeds is irrelevant when there are no drivers for anything that uses the extra speeds.
SKOLMAN_MWS
Published: 2007/4/30 22:15  Updated: 2007/4/30 22:15
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Raziel
Published: 2007/5/1 7:12  Updated: 2007/5/1 7:12
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Hmm, i'll decide when the high end arrives
Helge
Published: 2007/5/1 8:42  Updated: 2007/5/1 8:42
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
I am not excited about these hardwares. I am also not interested in a complete system.
The high-end system is too expensive for me.
I am also very unsure that this hardware will ever appear in the shops.
Jacken
Published: 2007/5/1 10:11  Updated: 2007/5/1 10:11
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From: Sweden
Comments: 10
 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Hummm...Don't know if I will buy it...
Not for the specs, I just don't know where I can have it... I need more space...

Ahh...why not...I'll buy it...
agafaster
Published: 2007/5/2 17:08  Updated: 2007/5/2 17:08
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 Re: Amiga Inc.: Low end Hardware announced
Quote:
Hmm, i'll decide when the high end arrives


I would hope the high end would try to innovate a bit - so I'm hoping for PCIe. and a G3/G4.
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