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Internet News : Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
Posted by Mikey_C on 2007/5/8 8:25:50 (3038 reads) News by the same author

From Amiga inc News page

Power Design Details from ACK Software Controls and Amiga
Power level product ready for Customers Winter 2007

Issaquah, Wash and Fonthill, ON Canada ? May 7, 2007 ? ACK Software Controls, Inc. and Amiga, Inc. are pleased to announce the specifications for the new Power System.


?While targeting the needs of today, we wanted to challenge ourselves to design for the future as well.?, said Adam Kowalczyk President of ACK Software Controls, Inc.

This new system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $1498.00 and be a complete offering excluding monitor in a finished design that will provide customers with everything they need to get started.

Power Design Specifications PowerPC board:

* Based on the P.A. Semi PWRficient PA6T-1682M dual core 64 bit CPUs clocked at 2GHz.
* RoHS compliant ATX form factor.
* Four (4) DDR2 DIMM slots.
* One (1) PCI Express x16 slot for high performance graphics cards.
* One (1) PCI Express x2 slot for high performance I/O cards.
* One (1) PCI Express x1 slot for standard I/O cards.
* One (1) PCI 32 bit slot for legacy cards.
* Six (6) USB 2.0 ports.
* Two (2) Gb Ethernet ports.
* Two (2) UART ports for serial connectivity and debug.
* One 8Mb Flash EEPROM containing U-Boot firmware.
* Four (4) SATA II ports based on the Silicon Image SiI3132 (x2) .

?This new design offers the Amiga user a new choice in hardware. Amiga believes that this new system will address the needs of the Amiga user today and into the near future.?, said Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc.

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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rachy
Published: 2007/5/8 9:24  Updated: 2007/5/8 9:24
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 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
The machine I have been waiting for years... Question: what OS is going to run on it?
Jurassicc
Published: 2007/5/8 10:13  Updated: 2007/5/8 10:13
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/27/2006
From: Somerset, UK
Comments: 357
 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
Nice, thats my next Amiga!

I hope this OS4 situation gets resolved and supports both cores, sweet!!

What about panda now ?
Elwood
Published: 2007/5/8 10:31  Updated: 2007/5/8 10:32
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Joined: 12/09/2006
From: Lyon, France
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@Rachy

Linux. What else?
Helge
Published: 2007/5/8 10:39  Updated: 2007/5/8 10:39
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 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
Quote:
Question: what OS is going to run on it?


Amiga Inc doesn't know yet, because they didn't mention OS4 in the announcement.
If they win the lawsuit, they still need to get the kernel from the Friedens and other external parts from OS4 developers.
Many drivers have to be written and it is unknown who will do this.

OTOH, the SAM exists, runs and porting OS4 would be a breeze. Oh well, bloody politics...
nubechecorre
Published: 2007/5/8 13:28  Updated: 2007/5/8 13:28
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Joined: 11/24/2006
From: Sanremo
Comments: 1854
 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
Which kind of OS run and use a dual core processor ?? Amiga OS ??

No.. so even if this machine will ever see the day of light this will not be for os4

For OS5 ?? well i doubt.. adding support for 64Bit CPU ( not dos.library ) and support for dual processor need some times and programmers with experience.. and that know amiga os..

So if there is no Hyperion i don't know what else could do this job for amiga inc...

How many times we should read this kind of news from amiga inc ??

When do they will finish with things ??

Only time will say the truth...
agafaster
Published: 2007/5/8 13:52  Updated: 2007/5/8 13:52
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From: Wolverhampton, England
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Nice! I notice it says at the top Ready for Winter '07. hope it doesnt fall into the 'usual fluff' category ! mind you, its not like I have a spare grand handing around
agafaster
Published: 2007/5/8 14:23  Updated: 2007/5/8 14:23
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Quote:
Which kind of OS run and use a dual core processor ?? Amiga OS ??

it could be QNX !
nubechecorre
Published: 2007/5/8 14:34  Updated: 2007/5/8 14:34
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Joined: 11/24/2006
From: Sanremo
Comments: 1854
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Ok but if so.. what about the amiga os ...
agafaster
Published: 2007/5/8 14:37  Updated: 2007/5/8 14:37
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Comments: 228
 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
I was actually joking, but shouldnt mock - it nearly was in the days of Gateway-Amiga and Jim Collas !
rachy
Published: 2007/5/8 15:23  Updated: 2007/5/8 15:24
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Quote:
Which kind of OS run and use a dual core processor ?? Amiga OS ??


I don't think that supporting SMP would be that hard to add into AOS4, until it does not need software implemented cache coherency. This is really the least worrying issue.
Legal questions are more threatening, also technical problems regarding developing graphcard drivers for PCIe cards. (Which are furiously protected by all the hw companies. They'd rather do a linux driver than opening up the specs.)

Anyway, first thing first: the legal battle has to be settled somehow. I am not interested in any hw which does not run AmigaOS4, probably I am not alone with this.
ssolie
Published: 2007/5/8 17:32  Updated: 2007/5/8 17:32
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Joined: 11/26/2006
From: Canada
Comments: 986
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@rachy
In IRC it was made clear by ACK that Amiga OS 4.0 is the OS that is going to run on it.
rachy
Published: 2007/5/8 18:15  Updated: 2007/5/8 18:15
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@ssolie

According to the actual situation I wouldn't bet for that.
ikir
Published: 2007/5/8 21:20  Updated: 2007/5/8 21:20
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Joined: 11/27/2006
From: SYS:Prefs/
Comments: 374
 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
A dream machine with a very good price (for a complete system). Too many things we don't know about OS4 situation to get exited.
Helgis
Published: 2007/5/23 0:24  Updated: 2007/5/23 0:24
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Joined: 05/23/2007
From: Bergen/Norway
Comments: 416
 Re: Amiga Inc Announce the new power design Amiga.
This is av very powerful Amiga, and i look forward to see it in action. I believe there will be a very special 64-bit SMP AmigaOS, whatever form that might be..

Such an Amiga would certainly give a brand new dimension of gaming for the Amiga. Gaming no Amiga platform has ever seen before
klesterjr
Published: 2007/5/23 15:55  Updated: 2007/5/23 15:55
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@Helgis

Helgis? (this is the real Helgis, right?)

It's been a long time -- welcome to Amigans!
LiveForIt
Published: 2007/5/25 18:54  Updated: 2007/5/25 18:54
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Joined: 11/20/2006
From: Norway
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@Helgis

Wow your back
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