Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards


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16 Channel ADC
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 7
No description available.


24 Bit Realtime Digitizer
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 4
No description available.


2M & 2MI
Company
ASDG, USA
 Date
1986
 Amiga
A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro I
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 1
  • 64 DIP sockets accept up to 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • uses 256k×1 DIPs, 150 ns
  • zero wait states
  • recoverable RAM disk (rrd.device)
  • the Zorro I version (2M) fits into any Zorro I expansion chassis, such as ASDG's Mini-Rack
  • the Zorro II version (2MI) was licensed to Micron Technology


8-Up! Manual Photo Software
Company
Microbotics, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1010 / 3
1010 / 4
    SIMM version
    • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
    • MicroBotics offered so called PopSimms which are SIMMs with eight empty DIP sockets
    • supports 256 kB or 1 MB SIMMs, either conventional or PopSimm
    • accepts SIMMs in pairs giving 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 or 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations respectively
    DIP version
    • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
    • supports 1M×1 DIPs only
    • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • no waitstates
  • the autoconfig space is divided into two 4 MB areas
  • by disabling the autoconfig, the address space can be set to be totally continuous

    Photo
    Microbotics 8-Up! - DIP version, Rev 2 front side
    DIP version, Rev 2, front side

    Microbotics 8-Up! - DIP version, Rev 2 back side
    DIP version, Rev 2, back side

    Microbotics 8-Up! - DIP version, Rev 3 front side
    DIP version, Rev 3, front side

    Microbotics 8-Up! - SIMM version front side
    SIMM version, front side



8M & 8MI Photo
Company
ASDG, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro I
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 2
  • 64 DIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • AutoConfig does not support 6 MB configurations, so it is represented as two cards (2 + 4 MB)
  • uses 1M×1 (411000) DIPs
  • no waitstates
  • memory autoconfig
  • recoverable RAM disk (rrd.device)
  • the Zorro I version (8M) fits into any Zorro I expansion chassis, such as ASDG's Mini-Rack
  • the Zorro II version (8MI) was licensed to Progressive Peripherals

    Photo
    ASDG 8M & 8MI -  front side
    front side

    ASDG 8M & 8MI -  back side
    back side



A-Max & A-Max II Photo
Company
ReadySoft, Canada
 Date
1989
 Amiga
any Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
floppy port
Zorro II
 
    Apple Macintosh emulation
  • connects to the external floppy port
  • DB19 connector for a Macintosh floppy disk drive (only double side DD supported, no single side or HD)
  • two ROM sockets
  • A-Max v1.0 (1989)
    • Workbench 1.3 and floppy based
    • can use Apple 64 kB or 128 kB ROMs
    • works with up to System 6.0.3
    • support for three Amiga DD floppy drives and one Mac drive
    • clock support for A500 / A2000
    • conversion between the Apple ImageWriter and an Epson compatible 9 pin dot-matrix printer
  • A-Max v2.0 (A-Max II 1990)
    • accepts only 128 kB ROMs from Mac Plus or 512Ke
    • works with up to System 6.0.8
    • time clock enhancements
    • supports memory management units (MMU) on accelerator cards
    • supports the ECS chip set and Workbench 2.0
    • supports A-Max partitions on Amiga hard disks
    • supports SCSI devices
    • supports playing digitized sound
  • A-Max v2.5 (1992)
    • works with up to System 7.0
    • virtual scrolling screens up to 2048x2048
    • supports file transfers to Amiga FFS partitions
    • allows reading Mac floppies on Amiga drives
    • extended keyboard emulation
    • A1200 and A4000 compatible

    Photo
    ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - without cover front side
    without cover, front side

    ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - without cover back side
    without cover, back side

    ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - with cover top side
    with cover, top side

    ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - with cover bottom side
    with cover, bottom side

    ReadySoft A-Max & A-Max II - cover view bottom side
    cover view, bottom side



A-Max II Plus & IV Photo
Company
ReadySoft, Canada
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8448 / 1
    Apple Macintosh emulation
  • two ROM sockets for 128 kB Apple ROMs
  • the Amiga floppy drive ribbon cable connects first to the board, then to the disk drive
  • two serial ports: a printer port and a modem / MIDI port
    • the printer port is used for AppleTalk
    • the modem or MIDI functionality can be switched on the back of the card
  • can use the internal Amiga ports but only two at one time
  • A-Max II Plus (1992) - v2.5 software (see A-Max v2.5)
  • A-Max IV (1993) - v4.0 software
    • multitasks with AmigaDOS
    • only System 7 support
    • supports colour and multiple screens
    • hardfile support

    Photo
    ReadySoft A-Max II Plus & IV -  front side
    front side

    ReadySoft A-Max II Plus & IV -  front side
    front side



A-Team 2000 Photo Software
Company
Mainhattan Data, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2159 / 1
    IDE controller
  • autobootROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • available as filecard or slotcard
    • filecard: full length card with place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
    • slotcard: half length card, no place for mounting a hard disk

    Photo
    Mainhattan Data A-Team 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Mainhattan Data A-Team 2000 -  back side
    back side



A.L.F. Software
Company
Elaborate Bytes, Germany
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    MFM controller
  • consists of MFM (OMTI 5520-B) or RLL (OMTI 5527-B) controller and an adaptor card
  • some MFM hard disks can be used with RLL controller, resulting in 50% higher capacity
  • cannot autoboot - by making the driver reset resistent, rebooting off hard disk is possible
  • supports FFS
  • supports expanded Amigas with processor card and 32 bit RAM
  • A-Max II driver (ALF.amhd)
  • A500 and A1000 versions:
    • both versions have different adaptor boards
    • plugs into side expansion port - no passthrough connector
    • no case (just the two naked boards)
    • does not provide power to the hard disk - it needs its own power supply
  • Zorro II version:
    • is a half length card
    • has no place for mounting a hard disk



A.L.F. 2 Photo Software
Company
Elaborate Bytes / BSC, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 1,2
2092 / 2
    ST506/412 or SCSI controller
  • A.L.F. 2 is a general hard disk driver software with 16 different hardware versions based on it
  • supports processor cards and does some optimizations for the better processors
  • handles drives up to 1 GB only
  • Model 1:
    • only ST506/412, either MFM or RLL
    • cannot autoboot - by making the driver reset resistent, rebooting off hard disk is possible
    • the Zorro II version is half length (only a Zorro - XT adaptor board), the metal hard disk mounting frame is optional
  • Model 2:
    • ST506/412 (either MFM or RLL) or SCSI
    • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
    • the Zorro II version is full length and has place for mounting a 3.5" hard disk
  • if a Model 1 and a Model 2 controller are installed in one Amiga at once, the Model 2 controls the Model 1 (autobooting is possible on both controllers)
  • the 16 versions of A.L.F. 2:
    • A2000 MFM - Model 1 & 2
    • A2000 RLL - Model 1 & 2
    • A2000 SCSI - only Model 2
    • A500 MFM (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A500 MFM (with casing) - Model 1 & 2
    • A500 RLL (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A500 RLL (with casing) - Model 1 & 2
    • A500 SCSI (with casing) - only Model 2
    • A1000 MFM (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A1000 MFM (with casing) - only Model 1
    • A1000 RLL (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A1000 RLL (with casing) - only Model 1
  • the A500 and A1000 versions connect to the side expansion port
  • those without case have no passthrough connector, the others have

    Photo
    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI)  front side
    Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI), front side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI)  back side
    Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI), back side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI)  front side
    Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI), front side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI)  back side
    Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI), back side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500  left side
    BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500, left side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 passthrough board front side
    BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 passthrough board, front side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card back side
    BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card, back side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card front side
    BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card, front side



A.L.F. 3 Photo Software
Company
Elaborate Bytes / BSC, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2046 / 3
2049 / 3
2092 / 3
    SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C94 @ 25 MHz
  • does not use DMA but interrupt driven programmed I/O
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external SCSI connector for both snap-in and screw-in connectors
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
    two-ROM version (ALF 232C)
  • designed by Elaborate Bytes
  • after developing this card, Elaborate Bytes sold their entire hardware product range to BSC
    one-ROM version (Oktagon 2000)
  • designed by BSC
  • an Oktagon 2008 without RAM expansion

    Photo
    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C  front side
    Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C, front side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3  front side
    BSC A.L.F. 3, front side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3  back side
    BSC A.L.F. 3, back side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C  back side
    Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C, back side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000)  front side
    BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000), front side

    Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000)  back side
    BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000), back side



A2052 Photo
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1986
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 10
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • accepts 256k×1 DIPs only

    Photo
    Commodore A2052 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2052 -  back side
    back side



A2058 Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1986
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 10
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • 2 MB RAM preinstalled
  • supports only 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations, it cannot be set to 6 MB
  • accepts 1M×1 DIPs only, 120 ns or faster
  • no waitstates
    jumper settings
    J1
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    J2
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF

    - 2 MB
    - 4 MB (U16-U32 and U55-U62)
    - diagnostic mode
    - 8 MB

    Photo
    Commodore A2058 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2058 -  back side
    back side



A2060 Photo
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 8,9
    Arcnet interface
  • developed from the Ameristar Arcnet Controller
  • Arcnet networking system - old, slow but cheap and reliable, useful for small LANs and simple network sharing
  • Arcnet requires RG62 coaxial cable instead of the RG58 used on Ethernet systems
  • uses 93 ohm terminators opposed to the 50 ohm used by Ethernet
  • the Arcnet interface hybrid chip comes in two different versions, HCY 9058 for bus networks and HCY 9068 for star networks
    • the manual says the card uses a bus network layout with up to 256 nodes but many A2060s has 9068 hybrids for a star network layout allowing only four cards to be connected together
    • to solve this the HCY 9068 can be simply replaced with a HCY 9058 chip
  • interrupt driven (polled I/O) - one interrupt on the Amiga yields into a busy system
  • to reduce traffic the driver uses the Arcnet hardware's four buffer as a single FIFO buffer
  • the badly written driver (a2060.device) has some bugs in the FIFO buffer which results in lost packets and packet collisions - increased traffic on the Arcnet bus
  • manual says 2.5 Mbit/s (300 kB/s) transfer speed but only max 100 kB/s is achievable
  • socket for optional network autoboot ROM
  • bus activity LED connector
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Commodore A2060 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2060 -  back side
    back side



A2065 Manual Photo
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 90,112
    Ethernet interface
  • based on the Ameristar Ethernet Controller
  • AMD Am7990 Ethernet controller
  • 10 Mbit/s transfer speed
  • 32 kB buffer shared between the Am7990 and the Amiga
  • uses DMA transfers for the onboard buffer
  • BNC and DB15 (AUI) connectors
  • Thick Ethernet 10Base5
    • segment length: 500 meters without repeaters
    • network length: 2500 meters without repeaters
    • 100 nodes per segment
    • min. node spacing: 2.5 meters
    • requires transceiver cable
  • Thin Ethernet 10Base2
    • segment length: 185 meters without repeaters
    • network length: 925 meters without repeaters
    • 30 nodes per segment
    • min. node spacing: 0.5 meters
  • no direct support for 10BaseT
  • SANA II and MNI drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Commodore A2065 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2065 -  back side
    back side



A2088T Photo
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 
    IBM XT emulation
  • NEC V20 @ 4.77 / 7.15 / 9.54 MHz (PLCC)
    • the different clock speeds are switchable by software (Ctrl-S, Ctrl-T, Ctrl-D)
  • 640 kB RAM
  • 16 kB XT compatible BIOS
  • no floppy drive supplied - it uses the built in 3.5" Amiga disk drive
    • the drive can either shared between the Amiga and PC, either assigned exclusively to one of them
  • can use any other Amiga floppy drives too: internal or external, DD or HD, 3.5" or 5.25"
  • parallel interface and mouse are emulated by the Amiga
  • piezo beeper

    Photo
    Commodore A2088T -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2088T -  back side
    back side



A2088XT Manual Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1986
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
513 / 1
    IBM XT emulation
  • 8088 @ 4.77 MHz
  • optional 8087 FPU
  • 512 kB RAM
  • 16 kB XT compatible BIOS
  • 360 kB 5.25" floppy drive supplied
  • 720 kB 3.5" - uses external Amiga floppy drives on the external connector
  • CGA 640x200x2 or 320x200x4 modes selectable with jumpers
  • can use Amiga parallel ports
  • could be upgraded to 386 with the Roßmöller 386si

    Photo
    Commodore A2088XT -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2088XT -  back side
    back side



A2090 Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 1
515 / 3
    SCSI and ST-506 controller
  • supports seven SCSI and two ST-506 devices at once
  • the SCSI drives are controlled by the WD 33C93 IC
  • the ST-506 drives are controlled by the Zilog Z80B CPU
  • the 33C93 chip can be controlled by either the 68000 (default) or by the Z80
  • DMA transfers are provided by the custom Commodore 8727 IC featuring a 64 byte FIFO buffer
  • the Z80 CPU has 2 kB RAM to buffer commands from the Amiga, 8 kB PROM with driver routines and 1 kB RAM for storage of variables
  • cannot autoboot
  • does not support the SCSI Direct protocol
  • does not support partitions and drives larger than 256 MB
  • the ST-506 interface does not support 16-head drives
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • on Zorro III machines the card only works if the driver and all the buffers are loaded into chip RAM
  • A-Max II driver (hddisk.amhd)

    Photo
    Commodore A2090 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2090 -  back side
    back side



A2090A Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 1
515 / 3
    SCSI and ST-506 controller
  • supports seven SCSI and two ST-506 devices at once
  • the SCSI drives are controlled by the WD 33C93 IC
  • the ST-506 drives are controlled by the Zilog Z80B CPU
  • the 33C93 chip can be controlled by either the 68000 (default) or by the Z80
  • DMA transfers are provided by the custom Commodore 8727 IC featuring a 64 byte FIFO buffer
  • the Z80 CPU has 2 kB RAM to buffer commands from the Amiga, 8 kB PROM with driver routines and 1 kB RAM for storage of variables
  • three autoboot ROMs
  • custom bootblock design
  • does not support the SCSI Direct protocol
  • does not support partitions and drives larger than 256 MB
  • the ST-506 interface does not support 16-head drives
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • on Zorro III machines the card only works if the driver and all the buffers are loaded into chip RAM
  • A-Max II driver (hddisk.amhd)
    hard disk kits
  • the A2090A was sold in kit form which included the controller itself, a hard disk, cables, installation disk and manual
  • A2092: A2090A bundled with a 20 MB Miniscribe 8425 hard disk
  • A2094: A2090A bundled with a 45 MB Toshiba MK-134FA or a 46 MB Rodime RO-3055 hard disk
  • all of these hard disks are ST-506 drives



A2090B
Company
Commodore, USA
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 4
    autobooter
  • provides autoboot functionality for the Commodore A2090 SCSI controller
  • two autoboot ROMs


A2091 Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 2,3,10
    SCSI controller
  • Western Digital 33C93
  • uses the same DMAC custom chip for DMA transfers as the A3000
  • knows the Rigid Disk Block and SCSI Direct protocols
  • built in XT IDE (8 bit) hard disk controller - the connectors and LED are not installed but their place is visible on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • a 3.5" hard disk can be mounted on the card
  • 16 kB autoboot ROM (can be disabled) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
    • revision 7.0 of the ROM is necessary for 68040 machines
  • supports SCSI network sharing
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • A-Max II driver (scsi.amhd)
    memory
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept 0.5, 1 or 2 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 (44256) chips, 120 ns or faster
  • cannot use DMA to transfer data to 32 bit fast RAM
  • if Zorro II DMA memory is not available the driver falls back to programmed I/O transfers
  • performs extremely slow in the A4000 because of the above mentioned two problems

    Photo
    Commodore A2091 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2091 -  back side
    back side



A2232 Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 69,70
    serial interface
  • a complete computer on its own leaving the Amiga free for other tasks
    • 65CE20 @ 3.58 MHz controls the I/O operations
    • has 4 times the computing power of a C64
    • 16 kB RAM
    • the RAM is addressable by the MC680x0
  • seven 8 pin mini-DIN serial ports
    • not completely RS232C compatible, the RI signal (Ringing) is missing
    • has jumpers for each port to exchange the RxD (Recieve Data) and TxD (Transmit Data) lines - nullmodem mode without using special cable
    • seven adaptor cables with DB25 RS232C compatible serial ports supplied (80 cm long)
    • 50-19200 bps transfer speed for each port
  • the card is capable of 115200 bps mode but only with the supplied software
  • up to five A2232 can be installed into one machine giving a total of 36 serial ports
  • supported by NetBSD (normal and turbo modes) and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Commodore A2232 - Rev 5  front side
    Rev 5, front side

    Commodore A2232 - Rev 5  back side
    Rev 5, back side

    Commodore A2232 - Rev 6 front side
    Rev 6, front side

    Commodore A2232 - Rev 6 back side
    Rev 6, back side

    Commodore A2232 - Rev 6 with RTS/CTS handshake mod  front side
    Rev 6 with RTS/CTS handshake mod, front side

    Commodore A2232 - Rev 6 front side
    Rev 6, front side



A2286AT Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
513 / 2
    IBM AT emulation
  • 80286 @ 8 MHz
  • optional 80287 FPU
  • 1 MB RAM
  • 16 kB AT compatible BIOS
  • battery connector to store BIOS setup
  • 1.2 MB 5.25" floppy drive supplied
  • 1.44 MB 3.5" supported
  • CGA 640x200x2 or 320x200x4 modes selectable with jumpers
  • can use Amiga parallel ports

    Photo
    Commodore A2286AT - Main board front side
    Main board, front side

    Commodore A2286AT - Main board back side
    Main board, back side

    Commodore A2286AT - Daughterboard front side
    Daughterboard, front side

    Commodore A2286AT - Daughterboard back side
    Daughterboard, back side



A2300 Y/C Manual Photo Software
Company
Kimatek, France
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II, video slot
 
    internal genlock
  • Y/C genlock with integrated RGB splitter and fader
  • consists of a modified Commodore A2300 genlock and a Zorro II card
  • the A2300 is extended with an additional circuit board and the Composite (RCA) input and output is replaced with Y/C (S-VHS)
  • the Zorro II card performs the RGB splitting (3× RCA) and fading
  • the cards are connected together by a ribbon cable

    Photo
    Kimatek A2300 Y/C - Genlock card front side
    Genlock card, front side

    Kimatek A2300 Y/C - Fader card front side
    Fader card, front side



A2386SX Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
513 / 103
514 / 103
    IBM AT emulation
  • 80386 SX @ 16 / 20 / 25 MHz (32 bit internally, 16 bit external bus)
  • optional 80387 FPU
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • 1 MB factory installed
  • supports 256k×4 or 1M×4 page mode ZIPs, 80-120 ns or faster
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four
  • 64 kB AT compatible BIOS
    • upgrading the BIOS and fitting a ZIP to SIMM converter makes possible to use 16 MB RAM
  • 128 kB dual-port RAM for data exchange between the BridgeBoard and the Amiga
  • can use a PC hard disk, virtual drives on Amiga partitions (hardfiles), you can even have an Amiga partition on the PC hard drive
  • PC floppy drives can be used in an internal bay, Amiga floppy drives can be used as PC only or shared, external Amiga drives can be connected directly to DB23 floppy connector of the BridgeBoard
  • only two floppy drives are accessible by the BridgeBoard
  • the Amiga supports MDA (monochrome) and CGA modes through the native display (CGA 640x200x2 or 320x200x4 modes) - you can toggle between Amiga and PC screens
  • with an ISA VGA board a separate monitor is needed
  • the card uses the Amiga's serial or parallel ports for printing
  • for modems it can only use an internal ISA modem or serial card
  • PC beeper on board
  • much slower than a PC with the same processor
  • when installed, only 6 MB of the Zorro II address space is left for other expansion cards

    Photo
    Commodore A2386SX -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2386SX -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2386SX -  back side
    back side



A2410 Photo Software
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1030 / 0
1004 / 245
    RTG graphics card
  • Texas Instruments TMS34010 @ 50 MHz
  • 2 MB RAM, sixteen 1M×1, 100 ns ZIP VRAMs
  • 1 MB video frame buffer, 0.75 MB program overlay, 0.25 MB overlay bitplanes
    screen modes
  • 256+3 colours from a 24 bit palette
  • screen modes - only two is available one time by installing the appropriate oscillators
    • 14.318 MHz - 512×512 interlace, quad buffering
    • 14.318 MHz - 640×400 interlace
    • 36 MHz - 800×600 non-interlace (default)
    • 44.9 MHz - 1024×768 interlace
    • 48 MHz - 1024×768 interlace
    • 67.88 MHz - 1024×768 non-interlace (default)
    • 80 MHz - 1024×1024 interlace
  • default is 800×600 and 1024×768 non-interlaced
  • software switching between the two clock sources
    notes
  • RS343 compatible video sync on green and / or separate TTL sync
  • programmable synchronization timing
  • HD15 connector
  • no video passthrough
  • originally built for A3000UX machines
  • intended to use its not very well developed TIGA system
  • CyberGaphX 2, 4.2 and EGS drivers
  • supported by NetBSD (except for X server) and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Commodore A2410 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2410 -  front side
    front side

    Commodore A2410 -  back side
    back side

    Commodore A2410 -  back side
    back side



A4066 Photo Software
Company
Ameristar Technologies, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1053 / 10
    Ethernet interface
  • SMSC Ethernet chip
  • supports 10BaseT, Thick AUI, 10Base2 connections
  • 10 Mbit/s transfer speed
  • 64 kB packet buffer
  • diagnostic LED for link and collision status
  • ROM socket for network boot application
  • SANA II compatible
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Ameristar Technologies A4066 -  front side
    front side

    Ameristar Technologies A4066 -  back side
    back side



A8MB-2000 Manual Photo
Company
Roßmöller, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • 16 DIP sockets accept 2 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 (511000) or 4M×1 (514000) DIPs
  • all sockets have to be occupied
  • early revisions have compatibility problems with 68030 or better processor cards
  • disable switch

    Photo
    Roßmöller A8MB-2000 -  front side
    front side

    Roßmöller A8MB-2000 -  front side
    front side

    Roßmöller A8MB-2000 -  back side
    back side

    Roßmöller A8MB-2000 -  back side
    back side



A8MB-4 Photo
Company
Roßmöller, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • 16 ZIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×4 ZIPs
  • disable jumper
  • half length card

    Photo
    Roßmöller A8MB-4 -  front side
    front side

    Roßmöller A8MB-4 -  back side
    back side



AccessX 2000 Photo Software
Company
Breitfeld Computersysteme, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2126 / 1
    IDE controller
  • autobootROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • two 40 pin internal IDE headers
  • can handle up to four hard disks
  • half length card - no place for mounting a hard disk
  • disable switch
  • versions with ROM 626 or above have read/write problems with files larger than 130 kB

    Photo
    Breitfeld Computersysteme AccessX 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Breitfeld Computersysteme AccessX 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Breitfeld Computersysteme AccessX 2000 -  back side
    back side

    Breitfeld Computersysteme AccessX 2000 -  back side
    back side



Action Cartridge Super IV Manual Photo Software
Company
Data & Electronics / GameWorks, Netherlands
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A500, A500+
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
CPU slot, Zorro II
 
    freezer
  • successor of the X-Power freezer module
  • A500 / A500+ versions:
    • plugs into the side expansion port
    • 2 LEDs, indicating speed (green/yellow) and enabled freeze mode (red)
    • LC version:
      • naked board (no case)
      • no slow motion controller
      • no X-Copy in ROM
    • LCX version:
      • like LC version, with X-Copy in ROM
    • Professional version:
      • features a case, slow motion controller and X-Copy in ROM
  • A2000 versions:
    • Zorro version:
      • plugs into Zorro slot
      • features only 86 pins, so it has to be plugged in on the right side of the slot
    • CPU slot version:
      • plugs into 86 pin CPU slot
    • two connectors for slow motion controller and freeze button
    • not compatible with bridge boards
  • freezer features:
    • trainer maker (with automatic find option)
    • save computer memory (freezed programs) to disk
    • machine monitor / disassembler
    • disk / file utilities: Dir, Path, MkDir, Rename, Erase, Install, Format, FileCopy, DiskCopy
    • picture / music (tracker) / sample ripper
    • sprite editor
    • slow motion controller (only Professional version)
    • slide show generator for IFF images
    • joystick autofire
    • disk monitor
    • shows computer status (disk parameters, ChipRAM, FastRAM...)
    • detects non-standard boot blocks (virus test)
    • joystick test
    • includes X-Copy disk copier in ROM (only LCX and Professional versions)
    • color and screen mode adjust
    • screen hardcopy

    Photo
    Data & Electronics / GameWorks Action Cartridge Super IV - Professional version for A500  top side
    Professional version for A500, top side



AD1012 Photo Software
Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2127 / 1
  • Analog Devices 2105 DSP - 10 MIPS, 100 ns instruction execution time
  • 12 bit playback and direct to hard disk recording
  • up to four audio channels
    • 1 track at 44 kHz with 68000
    • 4 tracks at 44 kHz with 68030
  • full duplex
  • mono sampling rates 7 - 82 kHz
  • frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (-3 dB)
  • typical S/N ratio 70 dB
  • two eight order anti-aliasing filters
  • stores samples in 16 bit format for compatibility with AD516
  • mono RCA jacks for unbalanced line level audio input and output
  • 100 input digital gain levels
  • LTC SMPTE time code reader (24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps, drop and non-drop)
  • SMPTE input (RCA)
  • 64 kB fast static RAM, expandable to 256 kB
  • 8 kB ROM
  • with Studio 16 v2 or later multiple AD516 cards are supported in one Amiga
  • digital I/O option was planned and advertised (DD524) but never realized

    Photo
    Sunrize Industries AD1012 -  front side
    front side

    Sunrize Industries AD1012 -  back side
    back side



AD516 Photo Software
Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2127 / 2
  • Analog Devices 2105 DSP (10 MIPS, 100 ns instruction execution time)
  • 16 bit multitrack direct to disk recording
  • 5 tracks at 44 kHz with 68000
  • 8 tracks at 44 kHz with 68030
  • dual 16 bit delta-sigma A/D and D/A converters with digital anti-aliasing filters
  • 64x oversampling
  • full duplex
  • fourteen sampling rates, 5.5 - 48 kHz
  • frequency response 15 Hz - 22 kHz (-3 dB)
  • typical S/N ratio 87 dB
  • MIDI control and autosync via Bars & Pipes
  • no MIDI clock support
  • the pan and volume of each track is independently adjustable and MIDI controllable
  • stereo RCA jacks for unbalanced line level (2 V RMS) audio input and output
  • 16 input digital gain levels
  • LTC SMPTE reading (24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps, drop and non-drop)
  • SMPTE input (RCA)
  • 256 kB static RAM
  • 8 kB ROM
  • with Studio 16 v2 or later multiple AD516 cards are supported in one Amiga
  • digital I/O option was planned and advertised (DD524) but never realized
  • AHI driver

    Photo
    Sunrize Industries AD516 -  front side
    front side

    Sunrize Industries AD516 -  front side
    front side

    Sunrize Industries AD516 -  front side
    front side

    Sunrize Industries AD516 -  back side
    back side



ADD-2000
Company
Archos, France
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8498 / 11
    SCSI controller
  • 53C80 controller IC
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • hard disk power connector
    memory
  • eight ZIP sockets accept up to 4 MB RAM


AdRAM 2080 Photo Software
Company
ICD, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2071 / 4
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 (511000) DIPs
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM



AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 Photo Software
Company
ICD, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2071 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • half length card - mounting frame allows the installation of a 3.5" drive inline with the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • autoboot ROM (icddisk.device or icdscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB and SCSI Direct compatible
  • fully supports removable media devices
  • game jumper (disables the whole controller), autoboot disable jumper, HD cache disable jumper
  • pressing the left mouse button during startup disables HD automount, pressing the right mouse button disables HD cache
  • SCSI networking
  • A-Max II driver (icddisk.amhd)
    jumper settings
    A -autoboot ROM: ON - enable
    B -caching: ON - enable
    GAME -card: ON - disable
    ID0-ID2 -SCSI ID

    Photo
    ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 -  front side
    front side

    ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 -  front side
    front side

    ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 - with bracket front side
    with bracket, front side

    ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 - without bracket front side
    without bracket, front side

    ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 -  back side
    back side

    Software
    ICDPrepHD-42.dms (117 kB)
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1
     
    ICDPrepHD-42.dms (117 kB)
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.0 adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1
     
    icd_advantage.dms (316 kB)
    install disk
      Installer's Heaven


AdSCSI 2080 Photo Software
Company
ICD, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2071 / 1,4
    SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • autoboot ROM (icdscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB and SCSI Direct compatible
  • fully supports removable media devices
  • game jumper (disables the whole controller), autoboot disable jumper, HD cache disable jumper
  • pressing the left mouse button during startup disables HD automount, pressing the right mouse button disables HD cache
  • A-Max II driver (icddisk.amhd)
  • SCSI networking
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs in groups of two giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable jumper
  • AdSCSI 2000 has no RAM expansion

    Photo
    ICD AdSCSI 2080 -  front side
    front side

    ICD AdSCSI 2080 -  back side
    back side

    Software
    ICDPrepHD-42.dms (117 kB)
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1
     
    ICDPrepHD-42.dms (117 kB)
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.0, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1
     
    icd_advantage.dms (316 kB)
    install disk
      Installer's Heaven


AlfaRam RA2-8M Photo
Company
Alfa Data, Taiwan
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2092 / 8
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • disable jumper
  • half length card

    Photo
    Alfa Data AlfaRam RA2-8M -  front side
    front side

    Alfa Data AlfaRam RA2-8M -  back side
    back side



Algor & Algor Pro Manual Photo
Company
E3B, Germany
 Date
2003 & 2004
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2145 / 203
    USB interface
  • three USB connectors
  • compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 specifications (but supports only USB 1.1 transfer speeds)
  • all ports are protected against overvoltage and short circuit
  • integrated power management on port by port base
  • implements most of the USB protocol handling completely in hardware
  • internally operates completely in 32 bit
  • shipped with a full license of the Poseidon USB stack
  • integrated 512 kB (Algor Pro: 1 MB) flash ROM to transparently include the USB stack right after cold powerup, boot off USB mass storage devices, use USB mice and keyboards during Early Startup Menu and to include system patches like those from OS3.9
  • Algor Pro can transparently compress the flash ROM contents, increasing the actual capacity to over 1.7 MB
  • 38 pin expansion header for the ethernet module or for serial/parallel port expansions (HyperCom 3i)
    optional 10 Mbit Ethernet module - Norway
  • connects to the 38 pin expansion connector
  • NE2000 compatible chip with integrated 16 kB buffer
  • RJ45 (10BaseT) internal connector
  • DB9 external connector - a DB9 to RJ45 adaptor is supplied
  • network status display by four LEDs
  • SANA II driver
    notes
  • requires at least 68030 @ 25 MHz
  • driver for USB mouse and keyboard (HID devices), parallel interface (printers) and flash card readers (SCSI emulation) are included



AmigaGPIB Board Photo
Company
ACDA, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    GPIB (IEEE-488) interface
  • NEC µPD7210 controller IC
  • no DMA support
  • gives slower programmed I/O performance than the ASDG Twin-X
  • the included software is only a set of C source code examples

    Photo
    ACDA AmigaGPIB Board -  front side
    front side

    ACDA AmigaGPIB Board -  back side
    back side



AmigaNet Manual Photo Software
Company
Hydra Systems, UK
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2121 / 1
    Ethernet interface
  • National Semiconductor DP8390 Ethernet controller
  • 16 kB SRAM buffer using DMA to and from the DP8390
  • AmigaNet v1.0 & 1.1:
    • DB15 AUI port (10Base5)
    • one or two BNC (10Base2) connectors - in case of two BNCs there is no need for T connectors, Hydras can be simply daisychained
  • AmigaNet v1.2:
    • one BNC (10Base2) connector
    • one RJ45 (10BaseT) connector mounted on the card or one DB15 AUI connector mounted on a separate card plate
    • status LEDs
  • SANA II compatible driver (hydra.device)
  • 30% slower than the Commodore A2065
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.1A  front side
    Rev 1.1A, front side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.2A  front side
    Rev 1.2A, front side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.1 front side
    Rev 1.1, front side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.1 back side
    Rev 1.1, back side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.1 front side
    Rev 1.1, front side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.1 front side
    Rev 1.1, front side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.2A  front side
    Rev 1.2A, front side

    Hydra Systems AmigaNet - Rev 1.2A  back side
    Rev 1.2A, back side



AMIOX Photo
Company
Applied Systems Development, UK
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    serial and parallel interface
  • up to 8 serial ports
    • four MC68681 FIFO buffered dual UARTs
    • up to 57600 bps transfer speed
    • eight 26 pin headers for DB25 connectors
    • aserial.device
  • up to 4 parallel ports
    • four MC6821 controllers
    • four 26 pin headers for DB25 connectors



Amtari Photo Software
Company
ML-Computer, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    Atari emulation
  • accepts v1.6 or v2.06 Atari ROMs
  • requires at least Kickstart 2.04 and MMU (68020 + 68851 or 68030)
  • does not support 68040 processors
  • supported screenmodes:
    • 640×400, monochrome
    • 640×200, 4 colours
    • 320×200, 16 colours
    • user defined normal or ECS Amiga resolutions, monochrome
  • supports up to two disk drives
  • uses Amiga parallel and serial ports
  • stores up to five Atari partitions in one Amiga hardfile (no dedicated Atari partition)
  • card does not support autoconfig, it mounts itself at $F40000 - $F7FFFF which may conflict with other cards

    Photo
    ML-Computer Amtari -  front side
    front side

    ML-Computer Amtari -  back side
    back side



ANet
Company
Great Valley Products / Hydra Systems, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2121 / 1
    Ethernet interface
  • ANet is basically a Hydra AmigaNet distributed by GVP


Apollo 2000 Photo Software
Company
3-State, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8738 / 0,34
    SCSI 2 and IDE controller
  • uses polled I/O instead of DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM (SCSI-Apollo.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • support for Rigid Disk Block
  • Direct SCSI is supported only on the SCSI part of the controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • internal 50 pin SCSI header and 40 pin IDE header
  • external DB25 SCSI connector
  • hard disk activity LED
  • disable switch
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 FastPage or Static Column ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • two 30 pin SIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • the SIP sockets are hardwired to the first bank of ZIP sockets, they cannot be used at the same time

    Photo
    3-State Apollo 2000 -  front side
    front side

    3-State Apollo 2000 -  back side
    back side



Apollo AT2000 Photo Software
Company
3-State, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8738 / 34
    IDE controller
  • autoboot ROM (AT-Apollo.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • support for Rigid Disk Block
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • internal 40 pin IDE header
  • hard disk power connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • A-Max II and Chamäleon drivers
  • no option for memory expansion

    Photo
    3-State Apollo AT2000 -  front side
    front side

    3-State Apollo AT2000 -  front side
    front side

    3-State Apollo AT2000 -  back side
    back side

    3-State Apollo AT2000 -  back side
    back side



Arcnet Controller
Company
Ameristar Technologies, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1053 / 9
    Arcnet interface
  • Arcnet networking system - old, slow but cheap and reliable, useful for small LANs and simple network sharing
  • Arcnet requires RG62 coaxial cable instead of the RG58 used on Ethernet systems
  • uses 93 ohm terminators opposed to the 50 ohm used by Ethernet
  • the Arcnet interface hybrid chip comes in two different versions, HCY 9058 for bus networks and HCY 9068 for star networks
  • interrupt driven (polled I/O) - one interrupt on the Amiga yields into a busy system
  • two sockets for optional network autoboot ROMs


Ariadne Photo Software
Company
Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2167 / 201
    Ethernet interface
  • AMD Am7990 Ethernet controller
  • 10Base2 and 10BaseT connectors
  • the two protocols are selectable by software
  • 32 kB buffer
  • supports multicast / broadcast (multicast is only supported by ariadne.device v1.26 or later)
  • socket for optional boot EPROM
  • four LEDs display connection information
    • LED1 (left) shows Twisted Pair MAU Link Status (only 10BaseT)
    • LED2 Transmit Status
    • LED3 Collision
    • LED4 (right) Receive Status
  • internal LED header for connecting external control LEDs - this header is connected to the LEDs on the board
  • SANA II compatible driver
  • support for up to ten Ariadne boards in one machine
  • 20% faster in receiving than the Commodore A2065
  • two additional DB25 parallel ports
    • 26 pin internal header provides connection for the second DB25 parallel port
    • SANA II compatible PLIP driver
    • ParNet driver
    • the integrated parallel port is ariadnepar.device unit 0, the optional second port is unit 1
    • parallel ports on additional Ariadne cards are unit 2, unit 3, etc.
  • supports the A-Max IV Macintosh emulator (from ariadne.device v1.28)
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Village Tronic Ariadne - Rev 1.1 front side
    Rev 1.1, front side

    Village Tronic Ariadne - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Village Tronic Ariadne - Rev 1.2 back side
    Rev 1.2, back side

    Village Tronic Ariadne - Rev 1.2b  front side
    Rev 1.2b, front side

    Village Tronic Ariadne - Rev 1.2b  back side
    Rev 1.2b, back side

    Village Tronic Ariadne - Rev 1.1 back side
    Rev 1.1, back side



Ariadne II Photo Software
Company
Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1998
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2167 / 202
    Ethernet interface
  • Realtek RTL8019AS Ethernet controller
  • a cost reduced version of the original Ariadne (it costs half as much)
  • 10Base2 and 10BaseT connectors
  • supports full-duplex on 10BaseT
  • the two protocols are selectable by software
  • 32 kB buffer
  • early versions need PGA upgrade to work reliably
  • socket for optional boot EPROM
  • 10% slower than the original Ariadne
  • AmiTCP Genesis included
  • SANA II compatible driver
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Village Tronic Ariadne II - Rev 2.1 front side
    Rev 2.1, front side

    Village Tronic Ariadne II - Rev 2.1.1  front side
    Rev 2.1.1, front side

    Village Tronic Ariadne II - Rev 2.1.1  back side
    Rev 2.1.1, back side

    Village Tronic Ariadne II - Rev 2.1 back side
    Rev 2.1, back side



Aries
Company
Integrated Memory Products
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • 64 DIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • takes DIPs in groups of 16 giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×1 DIPs


AT-Bus 2008 Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 6
2092 / 6
    IDE controller
  • the board is basically the combination of the A.L.F. IDE controller and the MemoryMaster memory expansion cards
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • RDB compatible
  • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • delivered with A.L.F. 2 driver software
  • during transfers the high and low bytes are swapped as the A600/A1200/A4000 and PCs do so the drives formatted with them can be handled by the AT-Bus 2008
  • hard disk activity LED connector
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports either static column or page mode ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • RAM and HD can be disabled separately by jumper

    Photo
    BSC / Alfa Data AT-Bus 2008 -  front side
    front side

    BSC / Alfa Data AT-Bus 2008 -  front side
    front side

    BSC / Alfa Data AT-Bus 2008 -  back side
    back side

    BSC / Alfa Data AT-Bus 2008 -  back side
    back side

    Manual
    BSC-HD.pdf (443 kB)
    Controller Hardware and Software Installation Manual (english/german)
     



Athlet Photo
Company
Vortex, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8215 / 3
    IDE controller
  • 40 pin internal IDE connector
  • autoboot ROM (vortex.device) - autoboots even under Kickstart 1.2
  • not RDB compatible
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
    memory
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 2 or 4 MB RAM
  • supports 1 MB SIMMs, 100 ns or faster

    Photo
    Vortex Athlet -  front side
    front side

    Vortex Athlet -  back side
    back side



ATonce Photo Software
Company
Vortex, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
68000 socket
Zorro II
 
    IBM AT emulation
  • 80286 @ 7.2 MHz
  • plugs into 68000 socket - the board contains a 68000 already
  • installing into an A2000 requires an adaptor card which plugs into the CPU slot
  • no RAM on board, it uses the Amiga RAM
  • video emulation
    • CGA (non-interlaced)
    • Hercules (720*348 interlaced) - too wide, scrolls horizontally
    • T3100 (640*400 interlaced)
    • Olivetti (640*400 interlaced)
  • supports virtual drives (PC hardfiles on Amiga hard disk)
  • uses Amiga floppy drives
  • uses Amiga serial and parallel ports
  • the Amiga mouse is emulated as Microsoft compatible mouse

    Photo
    Vortex ATonce - Rev 1 front side
    Rev 1, front side

    Vortex ATonce - Rev 1 back side
    Rev 1, back side

    Vortex ATonce - Rev 2 front side
    Rev 2, front side

    Vortex ATonce - Rev 2 back side
    Rev 2, back side

    Vortex ATonce - Rev2 on A2000 adaptor  front side
    Rev2 on A2000 adaptor, front side

    Vortex ATonce - Rev2 on A2000 adaptor  back side
    Rev2 on A2000 adaptor, back side



Audio Blaster Photo
Company
Mainhattan Data / Omega Datentechnik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    audio amplifier
  • 2× RCA connector for stereo input
  • 2 connectors for a pair of passive loudspeakers
  • standard version has 2×12W, high power version 2×25W
  • supplied software allows basic sound control for each input: volume, balance, bass, treble
  • advanced sound effects like reverb can also be applied to the sound signal

    Photo
    Mainhattan Data / Omega Datentechnik Audio Blaster -  front side
    front side

    Mainhattan Data / Omega Datentechnik Audio Blaster -  back side
    back side



AutoBoot-Karte Manual Photo Software
Company
Combitec, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    autobooter
  • provides autoboot functionality for the Commodore A2090 SCSI controller
  • two autoboot ROMs
  • autoboots with Kickstart 1.2 and 1.3
  • supports FastFileSystem
  • replaces the drive request procedure of the A2090 - no 8 seconds wait for drives to show up
  • checks for bootable drives in the following order:
    • 1st ST506 drive
    • 2nd ST506 drive
    • 1st SCSI drive
    • 2nd to 7th SCSI drive
  • can be disabled with jumper or by holding the right mouse button during startup
  • works with the A2090A (if A2090A autoboot ROMs are removed)

    Photo
    Combitec AutoBoot-Karte -  front side
    front side

    Combitec AutoBoot-Karte -  back side
    back side



AX-S for A2000
Company
Spirit Technology, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
2034 / 5
  • allows using of inexpensive 8 and 16 bit ISA cards in the Amiga
  • supplied with basic drivers for hard drive controller and A/D converter cards
  • the user has to write his own drivers for his other ISA cards with the help of the included AX-S Resource Library and sample driver source code


BattDisk
Company
DKB, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2012 / 1
  • reset resistant RAM disk - keeps its contents over months
  • 16 DIL sockets for up to 8 MB static RAM
  • supports 32k×8, 128k×8 and 512k×8 SRAM chips in groups of two
  • memory types cannot be mixed
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable switch
  • hardware and software write protection


BCD-2000A Photo
Company
BCD Associates, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA, serial port
 
    single frame controller
  • although the card has both a Zorro and an ISA connector, they are only used to obtain power, it's enough to connect one of them
  • the card is controlled via the serial port - a cable is included for the A2000 internal serial port, an adaptor is required for the A3000 and A4000
  • RS-422 control of broadcast / industrial machines
  • RS-232 control of VCRs and laser disc recorders
  • SMPTE timecode read and generation
  • GPI trigger for external devices
  • to control the Video Toaster an optional cable is required which connects the GPI trigger connector to the 2nd mouse/joystick port
  • the card does not hog the serial port, modems or other serial devices can be used while it's installed



BigRAM 2008
Company
W.A.W. Elektronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
257 / 10
  • 8 MB RAM soldered to board (sixteen 1M×4 chips)
  • zero waitstates
  • can be configured to use only 2, 4, or 6 MB in order to avoid possible conflicts with other cards


Buddha & Buddha Flash Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
1997 / 1998
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 0
    IDE controller
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • two buffered IDE ports support up to four IDE devices
  • each port is compatible with IDE splitters allowing up to a maximum of eight drives
  • autoboot ROM
  • two LED port activity connectors - one for drives 0 to 3, the other for drives 4 to 7
  • software configurable IDE timing - even PIO mode 0 devices are compatible
  • raw transfer speed is limited by the Zorro II bus to 3.58 MB/s
  • supports hard disks larger than 4 GB
  • can mount GVP or AT-Apollo formatted hard disks
  • supported by Linux
  • 26 pin local expansion slot for the optional HyperCom 3 Plus I/O module with two serial and one parallel ports
  • Buddha Flash:
    • 64 kB FlashROM
    • clock port
      • allows using expansions initially designed for the A1200 clock port (the Buddha Flash gold edition has golden clock port pins)
      • when installed in Zorro slot, pin 40 of the card's clock port is towards the front side of the computer, pin 19 resp. pin 1 towards the rear side
      • marked wire of clock port expansions go to pin 19 or pin 40, depending on the manufacturer's definition - e.g. expansions made by Individual Computers are installed with the red stripe on pin 40 (to the left), expansions of E3B mark pin 19 / pin 1 (to the right)

    Photo
    Individual Computers Buddha & Buddha Flash -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Buddha & Buddha Flash -  back side
    back side

    Individual Computers Buddha & Buddha Flash -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Buddha & Buddha Flash -  back side
    back side

    Individual Computers Buddha & Buddha Flash -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Buddha & Buddha Flash -  back side
    back side



Buddha Flash "Phoenix Edition"
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2008
 Amiga
A1000
A500
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
-
Interface
side expansion port, Phoenix
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 0
    IDE controller
  • special edition of the Buddha Flash IDE controller that is intended to be used with the Phoenix A1000 motherboard, but can also be used with original A1000 as well as A500 and Zorro Amigas
  • differences to Buddha Flash:
    • smaller PCB
    • hardware redesign, 5 chips instead of 8
    • no 26 pin expansion slot
    • floppy power connector
  • the board can be installed in the following places:
    • Front Slot Phoenix Board
    • Side Expansion Port (Phoenix board, A1000 board, A500)
    • Zorro Slot
  • if the board shall be used at the A500, a special edition with a different mounted 86 pin connector is needed
  • the board must not be installed in the front slot of the A1000 board
  • when used at the Phoenix front slot, the INT6 signal has to be provided to the board as this signal is missing - the side expansion ports provide that signal, so the wire is not necessary when installed there
  • height of the board was chosen so that a laptop CD drive (14mm) can be fitted above the card in the A1000
  • when installed on the Phoenix board front slot, the L64 jumper has to be removed
  • 2.5" hard disks can not be powered by the board due to thin PCB tracks - making them thick enough for that purpose would have been resulted in a more expensive multilayer board
    • it is necessary to provide power to the board via floppy power connector
  • in conjunction with a Phoenix X-Surf a new Mach chip is needed (includes also a fix which prevented the Amiga from booting with Kickstart v1.3)
  • only one jumper on the board, next to the flash chip: open = flash write protected, closed = flashing possible
  • small header in the middle of the board with two LED connectors
  • clock port
    • allows using expansions initially designed for the A1200 clock port
    • when installed in Zorro slot, pin 40 of the card's clock port is towards the front side of the computer, pin 19 resp. pin 1 towards the rear side
    • marked wire of clock port expansions go to pin 19 or pin 40, depending on the manufacturer's definition - e.g. expansions made by Individual Computers are installed with the red stripe on pin 40 (to the left), expansions of E3B mark pin 19 / pin 1 (to the right)


CA 2000.01 Manual Photo
Company
Ralf Jochheim Computer Tuning, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2052 / 1
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts DIPs in groups of sixteen giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • accepts 1M×1 DIPs only, 70 - 100 ns
  • the amount of RAM is set by two PALs, each configuration uses a different pair
    • 2 or 4 MB - PALs labeled as 1.2/4 and 2.2/4
    • 6 or 8 MB - 1.6/8 and 2.6/8
  • the card was also distributed by Keller Elektronik with its own set of PALs
    • 2 MB only - PALs labeled as 1.2 and 2.2
    • 2 or 4 MB - 1.4 and 2.4
    • 4 or 6 MB - 1.6 and 2.6
    • 6 or 8 MB - 1.8 and 2.8
  • all four PALs are bundled with the card
  • no waitstates
  • autoconfig disable jumper
  • memory disable jumper

    Photo
    Ralf Jochheim Computer Tuning CA 2000.01 -  front side
    front side

    Ralf Jochheim Computer Tuning CA 2000.01 -  front side
    front side

    Ralf Jochheim Computer Tuning CA 2000.01 -  back side
    back side



Catweasel Mk3 Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2002
 Amiga
A1200
A2000, A3000, A4000

 
-
-
-
Interface
clock port
Zorro II
PCI
 
    floppy controller
  • can be installed either into any platform's PCI slot, into an Amiga Zorro II slot or to the A1200 clock port
    • clock port pin 40 is marked
  • the main purpose is to allow access to non-standard disks using normal 3.5" / 5.25" PC floppy drives without the need for a completely different computer
  • supports the same disk formats and file systems as the previous Catweasel versions
  • does not use DMA
  • the floppy drives attached to the Catweasel are not bootable
  • 34 pin floppy header
    emulation support
  • two DB9 connectors for Amiga/Atari/C64 digital joysticks and analogue paddles
  • mini-DIN connector for an A4000 keyboard
  • optional C64 SID playback support - socket for a 6581 or 8580
  • RCA audio output connector and internal CD audio header

    Photo
    Individual Computers Catweasel Mk3 -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Catweasel Mk3 - slot cover front side
    slot cover, front side



Catweasel Z-II Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
1997
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 42
  • combination of the Catweasel floppy controller and the Buddha IDE controller built into one device
  • features all Buddha functions plus an additional IDE port for up to six IDE devices
  • features all Catweasel functions plus a boot ROM which allows booting from floppy drives attached to it
  • three 40 pin IDE headers
  • 34 pin floppy header
  • 26 pin local expansion slot for the optional HyperCom 3 Plus I/O module with two serial and one parallel ports
  • not guaranteed to work with A1200 Zorro busboards - Winner Z4 board works properly, RMB boards fail
  • supplied with the software packages of Buddha and Catweasel
  • supported by Linux

    Photo
    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II -  back side
    back side



Catweasel Z-II "S-Class" Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
1998
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 42
  • combination of the Catweasel Mk2 floppy controller and the Buddha Flash IDE controller built into one device
  • features all Buddha Flash and Catweasel Z-II Mk2 functions
  • works with all A1200 Zorro busboards

    Photo
    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II
    front side

    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II
    back side



Catweasel Z-II Mk2 Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
1997
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 42
  • combination of the Catweasel Mk2 floppy controller and the Buddha IDE controller built into one device
  • uses the non-Zorro Catweasel Mk2 as a piggyback module
  • features all Catweasel Z-II and Catweasel Mk2 functions
  • each IDE port has its own activity LED connector

    Photo
    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II Mk2 - without Catweasel board front side
    without Catweasel board, front side

    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II Mk2 - Catweasel board back side
    Catweasel board, back side

    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II Mk2 - with Catweasel board installed front side
    with Catweasel board installed, front side

    Individual Computers Catweasel Z-II Mk2 -  front side
    front side



CHA-Boil 2000 Photo Software
Company
Frank Strauß Elektronik, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4369 / 1
    SCSI
  • FSE distributed the Kupke Golem SCSI II controller with a replacement autoboot ROM and driver software called Boil

    Photo
    Frank Strauß Elektronik CHA-Boil 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Frank Strauß Elektronik CHA-Boil 2000 -  back side
    back side



Coll-Card
Company
Collion Computertechnik, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    EPROM reader
  • 32 sockets accept up to 2 MB EPROM
  • accepts 27512 EPROMs (64 kB capacity)
  • cannot burn EPROMs, only read (seperate EPROM burner needed)
    Mk1 software
  • works with Kickstart 1.2
    Mk2 software
  • autoboots with Kickstart 1.3
  • doesn't work with Kickstart 1.2


COLSP Photo
Company
Electronic Design, Germany
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
10676 / 136
  • sixteen ZIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×4 ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • disable switch
  • half length card
    DIP switch settings
    1
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    2
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
     
    - 2 MB
    - 4 MB
    - 4 + 2 MB
    - 8 MB

    Photo
    Electronic Design COLSP -  front side
    front side

    Electronic Design COLSP -  back side
    back side



ComPorts Photo
Company
Amigo Business Computers, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2041 /
    serial interface
  • 2, 4 or 8 serial ports
  • up to 57600 bps on each port
  • four 16 bit FIFO buffered dual UARTs
  • the 2 and 4 port configuration can be updated to 8 ports by simply adding more UARTs
  • low CPU usage during transfers
  • one DB9 and one DB25 serial port (port 1 and 2) mounted on card end
  • port 3 to 9 are mounted on an optional breakout cable



ConneXion Manual Photo
Company
Zeus Electronic Development, Germany
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2189 / 1
514 / 112
    Ethernet interface
  • AMD Am7990 or Am79C90 Ethernet controller chip
  • 32 kB buffer
  • 10Base2 (BNC) and 10Base5 (AUI) connectors
  • socket for optional boot EPROM
  • A2065 emulation mode - selectable by jumper
    • uses the drivers of the A2065
    • even the autoconfig IDs are set to the A2065's
    • the 79C90 IC may cause compatibilty problems, it is advisable replace it with a 7990, which is also on the A2065
  • the native mode uses a slightly different memory layout which allows an additional ROM on the board (though there is no empty socket for it)
  • SANA II compatible
  • slightly faster than the Commodore A2065
  • the BNC port is sometimes unreliable, the card works best with the AUI port

    Photo
    Zeus Electronic Development ConneXion -  front side
    front side

    Zeus Electronic Development ConneXion -  front side
    front side

    Zeus Electronic Development ConneXion -  back side
    back side



Cortex A2000 RAM
Company
Cortex Design Technologies, UK
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1 MB SIMMs only
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of two giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • zero wait states
  • half length card


Crosslink
Company
Mark Tomlinson, New Zealand
 Date
1995
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 
  • allows using of inexpensive ISA cards on the Amiga
  • does not support ISA DMA transfers (which is required for PC floppies)
  • SANA-II drivers for NE1000 and NE2000 compatible ISA network cards are supplied
  • supported by OpenBSD
    IDE controller
  • autoboot ROM (xlide.device)
  • supports the RDB standard, but filesystems are not loadable from the RDB
  • can use an MFM / RLL 16 bit controller instead of the IDE interface
    serial interface
  • two onboard serial ports (xlser.device)
  • can be activated by plugging in one or two 8250, 16450 or 16550A UART chips
  • DB25 and DB9 connectors


CyberVision 64/3D Manual Photo Software
Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
8512 / 67
8512 / 50
    RTG graphics card
  • S3 ViRGE (PCI bus)
    • 135 MHz dot clock in 8 bit modes
    • 80 MHz @ 16 bit
    • 50 MHz @ 24 bit
    • 64 bit blitter
    • complex 3D functions
  • 25 MHz local PCI bus
  • 4 MB 64 bit page mode DRAM, eight chips
    screen modes
  • programmable resolutions
  • 1600×1200×8 non interlace
  • 1280×1024×16
  • 1024×768×24
    optional modules
  • monitor switch & scan doubler
    • allows using one monitor for Amiga and CyberVision modes
    • doubles native Amiga 15 kHz modes to 31 kHz
    • connects to the video slot in one line with the CyberVision
    • a small ribbon cable attaches the cards
    • HD15 VGA connector
  • MPEG decoder
    • realtime MPEG audio and video decoding in full size or in a Workbench window
    • dedicated line output jack
    notes
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • HD15 connector
  • CyberGraphX 3, 4 and Picasso96 drivers
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD

    Photo
    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D -  back side
    back side



CyberVision 64/3D (prototype) Photo
Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
8512 /
    RTG graphics card
  • S3 ViRGE (PCI bus)
  • 25 MHz local PCI bus
  • 4 MB 64 bit page mode DRAM, eight chips
  • programmable resolutions
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • HD15 connector

    Photo
    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D (prototype) -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D (prototype) -  back side
    back side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D (prototype) -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64/3D (prototype) -  back side
    back side



D-RAM 2000 Photo
Company
Combitec, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
26470 / 130,132,136
  • eight SIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports only 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations, it cannot be set to 6 MB
  • each memory configuration gives a different AutoConfig product ID
  • accepts 1 MB SIPs in groups of two, 120 ns or faster
  • no waitstates
  • memory autoconfig

    Photo
    Combitec D-RAM 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Combitec D-RAM 2000 -  back side
    back side



DataFlyer 2000
Company
Expansion Systems, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • optional external DB25 connector
  • half length card with optional hard frame
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk either on the back of the card or on the optional hard frame
  • hard disk power connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector, individual for SCSI and IDE
  • expansion header for the optional DataFlyer RAM board
  • autoboot ROM (ExpSys.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, otherwise it has be disabled with a jumper
  • autobooting can be also disabled by holding down the left mouse button during the boot sequence
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ExpSys.amhd)


DataFlyer Plus Photo Software
Company
Expansion Systems, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI and/or IDE controller
  • three versions, all share the same board with the necessary parts installed only
  • DataFlyer 2000 SCSI (2000s):
    • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
    • 50 pin internal SCSI header
    • optional external DB25 connector
  • DataFlyer 2000 IDE (2000e):
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • DataFlyer 2000 SCSI+IDE has all the parts installed
  • half length card with optional hard frame
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk either on the back of the card or on the optional hard frame
  • hard disk power connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector, individual for SCSI and IDE
  • expansion header for the optional DataFlyer RAM board
  • autoboot ROM (ExpSys.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, otherwise it has be disabled with a jumper
  • autobooting can be also disabled by holding down the left mouse button during the boot sequence
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ExpSys.amhd)

    Photo
    Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - SCSI and IDE version front side
    SCSI and IDE version, front side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - SCSI and IDE version front side
    SCSI and IDE version, front side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - IDE version front side
    IDE version, front side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - IDE version back side
    IDE version, back side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - SCSI version front side
    SCSI version, front side



DataFlyer RAM Photo
Company
Expansion Systems, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8290 / 2
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 256 kB and 1 MB SIMMs
  • possible configurations are 0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 8 MB
  • SIMM sizes cannot be mixed
  • A500 version connects to side expansion port

    Photo
    Expansion Systems DataFlyer RAM -  front side
    front side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer RAM -  front side
    front side



DataLink 2000 Photo Software
Company
Applied Engineering, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2088 / 16
    internal modem
  • 2400 bps data transfer speed in standard configuration
  • compatible with Bell 103 and 212 protocols, as well as CCITT V.22 bis, V.22 and V.21
  • MNP5 option (plug in chip) gives data compression (up to 4800 bps) and error correction
  • Send-Fax option allows sending faxes at 4800 bps, but not to receive
  • telephone passthrough connector
  • autoconfiguring driver software (dl2000.device) in ROM - requires Kickstart 1.3 or later
  • up to five DataLinks are supported in one Amiga for bulletin board systems

    Photo
    Applied Engineering DataLink 2000 - Board with slot cover front side
    Board with slot cover, front side

    Applied Engineering DataLink 2000 -  back side
    back side



DD524
Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2127 / 3
  • digital I/O interface for the AD516 and AD1012
  • allows transferring data directly to Digital Audio Tape and importing from CD or DAT without quality loss
  • S/PDIF (RCA) connectors
  • optional AES/EBU (XLR) connectors
  • 16 or 24 bit sampling resolution
  • 48 or 44.1 kHz sampling rates
  • supported by Studio 16
  • hard disk backup software
  • the card was never released


Delfina (Classic) Photo Software
Company
Petsoff, Finland
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
14501 / 0
    DSP
  • Motorola DSP56002 @ 40 MHz
  • 24 bit data bus
  • 56 bit accumulators
  • most instructions executed in one cycle
  • fully programmable
    memory
  • 96 kB, 24 bit SRAM, expandable to 192 or 384 kB
  • dual ported, addressable by both the DSP and Amiga - when the Amiga is accessing the memory at full speed, DSP is slowed down by 10% maximum
  • one half of the memory can be addressed in program and X data space, the other half only in Y data space
  • zero-waitstate, 25 ns
    audio
  • Crystal CS4215 audio codec connected directly to the DSP's serial bus
  • 16 bit stereo digitizing and multichannel playback at 50 kHz
  • sample frequencies up to 50 kHz
  • 16 or 8 bit linear, µ-law or A-law audio data coding
  • programmable gain and attenuation
  • microphone and line level inputs
  • headphone and line level outputs
  • on-chip anti-aliasing/smoothing filters
  • AHI driver
    I/O
  • one of the DSP's serial port is for the audio codec, the other is used for RS232
  • all remaining I/O lines are used for the parallel port
  • serial baud rate is internally divided from 625000 bps, delfser.device rounds the requested baudrate to the closest available rate - setting a rate of 115200 results in 125000 bps
  • MIDI rate 31250 matches exactly, with a divider of 20
  • parallel port is similar to the Amiga's port, just used by delfpar.device
  • DB9 serial connector
  • DB25 Centronics parallel interface



Delfina Flipper Photo
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2003
 Amiga
A1200
A2000, A3000, A4000

 
-
-
-
Interface
clock port
Zorro II
PCI
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 8,9
    DSP
  • Motorola DSP56002 @ 67.73 MHz (overclocked from 66 MHz)
  • 24 bit data bus
    memory
  • 96 kB, 24 bit SRAM, not expandable
  • zero-waitstate, 12 ns
    audio
  • sample frequencies up to 48 kHz at 16 bit
  • unlike previous Delfinas, other frequencies are played back without resampling, freeing up DSP resources
  • three stereo inputs with regular intensity
  • one stereo input with increased sensitivity for a microphone
  • one stereo output (RCA)
  • full duplex recording and playback
  • AHI driver
    Delfina module
  • carries the DSP, memory and the analog inputs and outputs
  • can be connected to the clock port of the A1200, or to the 26 pin expansion port that is available on all Individual Computer's cards
    • clock port pin 40 is marked
    optional Flipper module
  • simply attaches to the Delfina module
  • expands the Delfina with digital SP-DIF connectors
  • MIDI In and MIDI Out connectors - can be programmed independently of each other
  • Zorro II and PCI connectors

    Photo
    Individual Computers Delfina Flipper -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Delfina Flipper -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Delfina Flipper -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Delfina Flipper -  back side
    back side



Delfina Lite Photo Software
Company
Petsoff, Finland
 Date
1997
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
14501 / 1
    DSP
  • Motorola DSP56002 @ 40 MHz
  • 24 bit data bus - 24 dB dynamic range
  • fully programmable using the supplied software
    memory
  • 96 kB, 24 bit SRAM, not expandable
  • one half of the memory can be addressed in program and X data space, the other half only in Y data space
  • zero-waitstate, 12 ns
    audio
  • Crystal CS4231A audio codec
  • sample frequencies up to 48 kHz at 16 bit
  • three stereo inputs (2 RCA, 1 internal CD-ROM), one stereo output (RCA)
  • all inputs can be mixed with Delfina's output
  • full duplex recording and playback
  • AHI driver
    optional serial interface module - DelfSer
  • connects to Delfina's expansion connector (DelfExp)
  • maximum serial speed is 625000 bps (1/64th of the DSP clock rate)
  • lower speeds are generated by dividing the maximum speed by an integer
  • DB25 serial connector
  • can be ordered with 100% Amiga compatible serial port - including -12V and +12V power - otherwise these signals are simply cut
  • allocates a buffer of its own in Delfina's memory, so using DelfSer may disable some memory hungry DSP effects
  • a 24 bit S/PDIF digital I/O was also planned for DelfExp, but never released
    notes
  • 8 bit Zorro bus interface logic - when running many sound outputting programs at the same time, the system may feel slow responding

    Photo
    Petsoff Delfina Lite - Rev 1.2  front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Petsoff Delfina Lite - Rev 1.2  front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Petsoff Delfina Lite - Rev 1.2  back side
    Rev 1.2, back side



Delfina Plus Photo Software
Company
Petsoff, Finland
 Date
2001
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
14501 / 2
    DSP
  • Motorola DSP56002 @ 73.7 MHz (overclocked from 66 MHz)
  • 24 bit data bus - 24 dB dynamic range
  • fully programmable using the supplied software
    memory
  • 96 kB, 24 bit SRAM, expandable to 384 kB
  • one half of the memory can be addressed in program and X data space, the other half only in Y data space
  • zero-waitstate, 12 ns
    audio
  • Crystal CS4231A audio codec
  • sample frequency is 48 kHz at 16 bit
  • other frequencies are played back by DSP resampling
  • three stereo inputs (2 RCA, 1 internal CD-ROM), one stereo output (RCA)
  • all inputs can be mixed with Delfina's output
  • full duplex recording and playback
  • AHI driver - infinite number of virtual AHI channels
  • golden plated audio connectors
    optional serial interface module - DelfSer
  • connects to Delfina's expansion connector (DelfExp)
  • maximum serial speed is 1152000 bps (1/64th of the DSP clock rate)
  • lower speeds are generated by dividing the maximum speed by an integer
  • DB25 serial connector
  • can be ordered with 100% Amiga compatible serial port - including -12V and +12V power - otherwise these signals are simply cut
  • allocates a buffer of its own in Delfina's memory, so using DelfSer may disable some memory hungry DSP effects
    notes
  • 16 bit Zorro bus interface logic deliviers 3× transfer speeds of Delfina Lite

    Photo
    Petsoff Delfina Plus -  front side
    front side

    Petsoff Delfina Plus -  back side
    back side



Deneb Manual Photo Software
Company
E3B, Germany
 Date
2008
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, Zorro III, Zorro IV
 Autoconfig ID
3643 / 18,20
    USB interface
  • one internal and two external USB ports
  • compatible to USB 1.1 and 2.0 specifications
  • supports USB 2.0 highspeed mode (480 Mpbs)
  • DMA possible in Zorro III mode - card implements Zorro III busmaster
  • Super Buster 9 or 11 needed for DMA mode
  • supports PIO (Programmed I/O) operation in Zorro II and III modes
  • Fast Zorro II mode on Winner / ZIV boards
    • Deneb must be placed in one of the two topmost Zorro II slots
    • Fast Zorro II jumper must be set
  • typical data rates:
    • Zorro III: 6 MBbps (PIO) resp. 8 Mbps (DMA)
    • Zorro II: 2 Mbps (only PIO)
    • Fast Zorro II: 3 Mbps (only PIO)
  • overload and short circuit protection for all ports
  • integrated power management
  • 48 MBit FlashROM (4 MB for USB stack, 2 MB for firmware and installation software)
    • ROM can be switched off by jumper (ROMOFF jumper)
    • no media for installation needed (installation possible on diskless systems)
    • USB available from cold boot: USB devices can be used as boot device, HID devices are usable in Early Startup Menu
    • firmware updates
  • FPGA bus interface, can be upgraded via software
  • hardware watchdog (disables FlashROM in case of errors)
  • rescue mode, selectable by jumper (must be set for firmware upgrades)
  • 4 LEDs, showing:
    • FPGA booted (should be always on)
    • Zorro II mode
    • Expansion port activated
    • Rescue mode active
  • 22 pin expansion header for clockport expansions (optional, depends on firmware)
    notes
  • requires at least 68030 @ 25 MHz, compatible with 68030/40/60 and PPC
  • needs Amiga OS 3.1 or higher
  • only PIO mode on Amigs OS 4.0
  • shipped with Poseidon 4.0 OEM USB stack
  • driver for USB mouse and keyboard (HID devices), parallel interface (printers), flash card readers (SCSI emulation) and sound cards are included



Domino Photo Software
Company
X-Pert Computer Services / Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2162 / 1,2
2167 / 1,2
    RTG graphics card
  • the card has a standard ISA connector with a PC display card plugged into it
  • Tseng Labs ET4000
  • 1 MB RAM
    six predefined screen modes
  • 1280×1024 87 Hz interlaced, up to 16 colours from a 18 bit (262144) palette
  • 1152×900 60 Hz, up to 256 colours from 18 bit
  • 1120×832 65 Hz, up to 256 colours from 18 bit
  • 1024×768 70 Hz, up to 256 colours from 18 bit
  • 800×600 72 Hz, up to 32768 colours from a 15 bit (32768) palette
  • 640×480 81 Hz, up to 32768 colours from 15 bit
    notes
  • socket for monitor switcher
  • video passthrough connector
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • CyberGraphX 2, Picasso96, EGS and custom drivers
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    X-Pert Computer Services / Village Tronic Domino -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Village Tronic Domino -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Village Tronic Domino -  back side
    back side



DoubleTalk Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 2
    AppleTalk interface
  • existing AppleTalk networks:
    • unlimited number of Macs may be networked
    • 230,4 kbit/s transfer speed (AppleTalk standard)
    • cannot access Macs with MacOS 7.x or later
    • can share files and printers
  • Amiga only networks:
    • up to 32 Amigas may be networked
    • 460,8 kbit/s transfer speed (between other DoubleTalk or Emplant cards)
    • allows any Amiga to function simultaneously as a file server, printer server or client
    • can share large RAM disks
    • supports network distributive software to take advantage of the processing power of several networked Amigas
  • 512 kB ROM
  • phone jack network adapter
  • additional DB25 serial port for the Amiga - due to a misdesign this serial port is not available as long as the AppleTalk connector is connected (it uses the same hardware interrupt)
  • software utilities: Network Manager, AutoLogoff, AutoPublish, password security, NetMail

    Photo
    Progressive Peripherals & Software DoubleTalk -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software DoubleTalk -  back side
    back side



DSP96000 Realtime Data Acquisition
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 9
No description available.


Dual Serial Board Photo Software
Company
ASDG, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 255
    serial interface
  • two DB9 RS232C compatible serial ports
  • Zilog Z-8530 USART @ 6 or 8 MHz
  • 6 MHz version:
    • reliably transfers data at speeds up to 76800 bps on one port or 38400 bps on two ports at once
    • can communicate at 31250 and 76800 bps but not at 57600 bps
  • 8 MHz version:
    • reliably transfers data at speeds up to 115200 bps on one port or 57600 bps on two ports at once
  • uses siosbx.device
  • supported by Linux

    Photo
    ASDG Dual Serial Board -  front side
    front side

    ASDG Dual Serial Board -  front side
    front side



Easyl Photo Software
Company
Anakin Research, Canada
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1009 / 1
    drawing tablet and interface
  • 8.5×11.5 inches drawing area
  • 1024×1024 resolution
  • does not sense the degree of pressure, just pressed or non-pressed
  • does not require a special drawing pen
  • the tables attaches to the interface via a DB9 connector
  • the interface has three variants:
    • Zorro II card, half length or full length
    • the A1000 version is a boxed variant of the half length Zorro II interface, attaches to the side expansion port
    • the A500 version is unique, attaches to the side expansion port

    Photo
    Anakin Research Easyl -  front side
    front side

    Anakin Research Easyl -  front side
    front side

    Anakin Research Easyl -  back side
    back side



EGS 28/24 Spectrum Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2193 / 1,2
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5426 or GD 5428 (VL bus)
    • 85 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 45 MHz in 16 bit
    • 28 MHz in 24 bit
    • 15-75 kHz horizontal frequency
    • up to 200 Hz vertical frequency
  • 1 or 2 MB 70 ns DRAM
  • four 512 kB chips in SOJ package
    screen modes
  • 1600×1280×8 interlace
  • 1152×864×16 interlace
  • 800×600×24 non-interlace
    notes
  • video signal passthrough, automatic monitor switching
  • HD15 output and RB9 input connectors
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • does not work reliably with Buster rev. 9 - the Zorro II force option can be enabled in this case
  • Picasso96, CyberGraphX 2, 3 & 4 and EGS drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Great Valley Products EGS 28/24 Spectrum -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products EGS 28/24 Spectrum -  back side
    back side



Emplant Manual Photo Software
Company
Utilities Unlimited, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2171 / 21
2171 / 32
    Apple Macintosh emulation
  • allows emulating virtually any computer
  • all it needs is a simple software driver and ROM(s) from the computer to be emulated
  • all timers, interrupts, clocks are handled on hardware level
  • support for custom EPROMs, static RAM, and SIMM modules for any methods of storing computer OS
  • four empty 32 pin ROM / RAM sockets for OSs stored in DIP format (like 128 kB Mac ROMs) and a ROM SIMM socket
  • Macintosh emulation
    • uses the same standard serial IC as Macs
    • AppleTalk is fully supported via two optional 8 pin mini-DIN serial ports, (230400 bps normally, 921600 bps between two Emplants via AppleTalk, 460800 bps when connected to a Doubletalk board) - Appletalk printer / network support
    • optional autobooting SCSI controller (NCR 53C80) - pseudo DMA transfers up to 1.1 MB/s (not necessary if the Amiga has SCSI already)
    • serial and SCSI can be used on the Amiga side independently or simultaneously
    • optional hardware (Sybil - two passthrough connectors: one plugs into RGB, other into parallel) to handle 800 kB Mac floppy disks
    • Sybil operates by changing the clock speed of the Amiga's custom chips to match the different data rates of Mac formatted disks (the video display gets very distorted because of this)
    • Sybil can be disabled with a switch
  • optional e586 module
  • the SCSI controller is supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD



EPROM-Bank Photo Software
Company
Alcomp, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    EPROM reader
  • supports 27512 EPROMs (64 kB capacity)
  • two sockets can be occupied by 32256 static RAMs (buffered by battery)
  • A500 / A1000 version:
    • 16 sockets accept 1 MB
    • can be expanded with 16 more sockets for 2 MB capacity
    • connects to the side expansion port
    • passthrough connector
  • Zorro II version:
    • 32 sockets accept 2 MB
  • the start of the address range can be set by two DIP switches to avoid conflicts with other cards - 0x400000, 0x600000 or 0x800000
  • can be used as a physical drive - supports up to 8 partitions
  • autoboots with Kickstart 1.3
  • the boot partition can be selected during startup by pressing the left mouse button
  • can be used as Kickstart disk for the A1000
  • cannot burn EPROMs, only read (seperate EPROM burner needed)

    Photo
    Alcomp EPROM-Bank -  front side
    front side

    Alcomp EPROM-Bank -  back side
    back side



Ethernet Controller Photo
Company
Ameristar Technologies, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1053 / 1
    Ethernet interface
  • AMD Am7990 Ethernet controller
  • 10 Mbit/s transfer speed
  • 32 kB buffer shared between the Am7990 and the Amiga
  • uses DMA transfers for the onboard buffer
  • 10Base2 (BNC) and 10Base5 (DB15 AUI) connectors
  • no direct support for 10BaseT

    Photo
    Ameristar Technologies Ethernet Controller -  front side
    front side

    Ameristar Technologies Ethernet Controller -  back side
    back side



Evolution 2000 Manual Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI 2 controller
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM - autoboots even under Kickstart 1.2
  • supports SCSI direct
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • disable switch
  • no RAM option
  • A-Max II and Medusa drivers

    Photo
    MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  back side
    back side

    MacroSystem Evolution 2000 - prototype  front side
    prototype, front side

    MacroSystem Evolution 2000 - prototype  back side
    prototype, back side

    MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  back side
    back side



FastCard Photo
Company
Xetec, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2022 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses pseudo-DMA transfers
  • place for two 3.5" hard disks on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • A-Max II driver (harddisk.amhd)



FastCard Plus
Company
Xetec, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2022 / 3,2
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses pseudo-DMA transfers
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • SCSI network support
  • A-Max II driver (harddisk.amhd)
    memory
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIMMs
  • supports 2, 4 and 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable jumper


FastRAM 2000 Photo
Company
Masoboshi, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • the card was made in two slightly different versions:
    • 16 DIP sockets for 2 MB and six 30 pin SIP sockets for 6 MB RAM
    • 32 DIP sockets for 4 MB and four 30 pin SIP sockets for 4 MB RAM
  • accepts RAM in groups of 2 MB giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 DIPs
  • fully auto-configuring
  • disable switch

    Photo
    Masoboshi FastRAM 2000 - Short version front side
    Short version, front side

    Masoboshi FastRAM 2000 - Short version front side
    Short version, front side

    Masoboshi FastRAM 2000 - Short version back side
    Short version, back side

    Masoboshi FastRAM 2000 - Long version front side
    Long version, front side

    Masoboshi FastRAM 2000 - Long version back side
    Long version, back side

    Masoboshi FastRAM 2000 - Short version back side
    Short version, back side



Filecard 2000 Photo Software
Company
Otronic, Austria
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2036 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • supports the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • optional DB25 SCSI connector

    Photo
    Otronic Filecard 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Otronic Filecard 2000 -  back side
    back side



Fireball Photo
Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
32768 / 8
    SCSI controller
  • uses DMA transfers
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card but no power connector is mounted on the board
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable switch
  • two 50 pin internal headers
  • DB25 external connector
  • three status LEDs to indicate proper functioning of autoconfigure, board select and DMA access

    Photo
    Memory and Storage Technology Fireball -  front side
    front side

    Memory and Storage Technology Fireball -  back side
    back side



FireCracker Photo
Company
Impulse, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2104 / 0,1
    framebuffer
  • horizontal resolutions: 382, 512, 768, 1024
  • vertical resolutions (NTSC): 241, 482
  • 1 or 2 MB RAM
  • DB23 RGB output connector (15.75 kHz only)
  • DB15 passthrough connector
  • unless the card is activated, the Amiga graphics is passed through
  • in overlay mode colour zero of the Amiga screen is replaced with the Firecracker output
  • double buffering
  • optional SVHS module
  • does not work with internal genlocks but works with many external genlocks
  • three pots for adjusting the RGB video levels
  • adjustment pots for genlock vertical positioning and genlock vertical timing
  • supported by Imagine, ADPro, Turbo Silver 3, Sculpt Animate 3D, Vista Pro



Flash 2000 Supercharger
Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI controller
  • can use either an 8 or 16 bit (NCR 53C94) SCSI controller IC
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • ZIP sockets accept 2, 4 or 8 MB RAM
  • memory autoconfig
  • supports the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM (flash16.device)
  • autoboot disable switch
  • 50 pin internal connector
  • DB25 external connector


Flash!Card Photo
Company
Expansion Technologies, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 

    Photo
    Expansion Technologies Flash!Card -  front side
    front side

    Expansion Technologies Flash!Card -  back side
    back side



FrameBuffer Photo
Company
Mimetics, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    framebuffer
  • can display images with a 21 bit palette only (2 million colours)
  • 768×484 resolution
  • up to 1 MB RAM (32 DIP chips), 80 ns
  • BNC connectors for composite input and output
  • bad video output quality - weak colours, radio frequency "ghosts" record onto tape
  • reads IFF (including HAM), 24 bit RGB (DigiView compatible) and raw data
  • directly supported by AdPro, Sculpt 4D, 3D Professional, Mega Paint and Caligari Broadcast
    framegrabber
  • optional FrameCapture chipset
  • grabs NTSC video frames in 1/15th of a second into IFF or RGB24 format
  • 1 MB framebuffer is required for framegrabbing

    Photo
    Mimetics FrameBuffer -  front side
    front side

    Mimetics FrameBuffer -  back side
    back side



FrameMachine Manual Photo Software
Company
Electronic Design, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, video slot
 Autoconfig ID
10676 / 1
    realtime digitizer/framegrabber
  • SVHS (Y/C) and FBAS (CVBS) inputs
  • standard 23 pin male connector (compatible with the usual Amiga video connector) which is without the Prism24 add-on useless
  • I2C-Bus connector
  • supports both PAL and NTSC video standards
  • supported resolutions: 720×570, 360×285, 240×192, 180×144, 120×96
  • overscan is controllable by software
  • 1 MB 30 ns Video Field RAM
  • digitizer uses 4:1:1 video sampling, Prism24 uses 4:2:2
  • digitized video can be read from the onboard video RAM as raw-data in double buffering mode
  • the Xilinx chip performs realtime scaling of the video data and provides an interface for the Prism24 board
  • revision 2 boards support AGA, the older ones not
  • optional Denise adaptor for Amiga 2000
  • VHI driver
    optional Prism 24 (Photo) Digital Video Processor and Time Base Corrector module
  • the Prism 24 activates the 23 pin video connector
  • it can pass-through the digitized video or perform red, green, blue, colour, brightness and contrast adjustments to the output
  • adds genlock capability to the FrameMachine, taking the Amiga's video signal from the video slot
  • the genlock features are:
    • FrameMachine mode
    • Amiga mode
    • Amiga over FrameMachine Key mode
    • FrameMachine over Amiga mode
    • "B0-Keying" mode (color B0 is transparent)
  • with FrameMachine's realtime video features, it can do PIP (picture in picture) of real video and computer video on one screen
  • combined with a standard external Amiga Genlock, there is also the possibility to do PIP of two real video sources together with an Amiga overlay
  • AGA compatible Prism 24s have jumpers which allow the selection of the machine type

    Photo
    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Rev 2.0  front side
    Rev 2.0, front side

    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Rev 2.0 + Prism24  front side
    Rev 2.0 + Prism24, front side

    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Rev 2.0 + Prism24  back side
    Rev 2.0 + Prism24, back side

    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Rev 1.0  front side
    Rev 1.0, front side

    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Rev 1.0  back side
    Rev 1.0, back side

    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Rev 2.0  back side
    Rev 2.0, back side

    Electronic Design FrameMachine - Prism24 module  back side
    Prism24 module, back side



FrameMaster
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 32
2092 / 32
    framebuffer
  • the FrameMaster is a variaton of the Rainbow II distributed by BSC
  • they differ only in their bundled software


GDA-1
Company
GfxBase, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2142 / 1,0
    graphics card
  • GDA = Graphics Display Adapter
  • 512 kB or 1 MB VRAM
  • the 512 kB GDA-1 is upgradable to 1 MB with four 256k×4 VRAMs
  • there is no graphics chip or graphics coprocessor on the card
    screen modes
  • 256 colours from the 16.7 million palette
  • 640×480, double buffering with 1 MB VRAM
  • 800×600, 16 colours with 512 kB, 256 colours with 1 MB VRAM
  • 1024×768, 16 colours with 512 kB, 256 colours with 1 MB VRAM
  • refresh rate is entirely dependent on the speed of the processor driving the card
  • since the display is driven by VRAMs (dual ported DRAMs) the processor will not be slowed down by display refresh like the standard Amiga graphics hardware
    notes
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • maps its memory directly into the Zorro II address space - limits the amount of fast RAM to 7 or 7.5 MB
  • the card can be used as regular RAM expansion when not used for display
  • a basic memory mapped frame buffer that is accessible to the programmer as one contiguous memory space
  • supported by the X Window System
  • does not support standard AmigaDOS screens


Gemini (AM-205)
Company
NES Inc., USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2067 /
    serial interface
  • two DB9 serial ports
  • 16550 serial controller IC
  • 16 byte FIFO buffer
  • 110 to 115200 bps transfer speeds
  • by swapping the stock 1.8432 MHz oscillator to a 2 MHz one, it can operate at the standard 31250 bps MIDI rate
  • supports both software and hardware flow control
  • gemini.device supports up to eight Gemini boards in one Amiga
  • DB9 to DB25 cables are included


Golden Gate 2+ Photo Software
Company
Software Results Enterprises, USA
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
2150 / 1
  • allows using of inexpensive ISA cards on the Amiga
  • supports all the PC interrupts and I/O addresses
  • no support for ISA DMA transfers (required for PC floppies)
  • all address and data lines to the PC bus are buffered to avoid loading down Amiga bus lines
  • driver supports
    • 4 serial ports / modem cards (ibmser.device)
    • 3 parallel ports - not bi-directional (ibmprint.device)
    • 2 IDE / RLL / MFM hard drives (ibmIDE.device)
    • 1 NE1000 (8 bit) / NE2000 (16 bit) network card - SANA II compatible (NE1000.device, NE2000.device)
  • supported by OpenBSD

    Photo
    Software Results Enterprises Golden Gate 2+ -  front side
    front side

    Software Results Enterprises Golden Gate 2+ -  back side
    back side

    Software Results Enterprises Golden Gate 2+ -  front side
    front side



Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 Photo Software
Company
Vortex, Germany
 Date
1992 / 1993 / 1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
8215 / 7,8,9
    IBM AT emulation
  • 80386SX @ 25 MHz or 80486SLC @ 25 MHz or 80486SLC2 @ 50 MHz (32 bit internal 16 bit external data bus, 1 kB cache inside, 2.4 times faster than 386SX)
  • optional FPU
  • optional HD/ED (1.2/1.44/2.88 MB) floppy disk controller kit (82077AA chip) for up to 3 drives (2 internal, 1 external)
  • internal floppy connector and a DB25 port for external floppies (HD kit required)
  • can use Amiga floppy drives as 360 or 720 kB
  • DB9 connector for the optional Monitor Master switch
  • built in IDE hard disk interface
  • hard disks can be emulated either as Amiga partitions formatted to MSDOS or via hardfiles
  • 27 different emulated video modes (from 4 color CGA to 2 color VGA or 8 color text only VGA)
  • emulated video modes can be displayed in 15 kHz
  • inserting an ISA display card automatically disables the video emulation
  • 512 kB on board + four SIMM slots max 16 MB, 2 or 4 MB can be used by the Amiga
  • 50% of Amiga RAM (this can be split between chip, fast, or public) can be used as RAM for the emulator
  • built in realtime clock, speaker, CMOS RAM
  • in server mode the Amiga can directly access the RAM and disk drives of the Golden Gate board
  • the Amiga mouse is emulated as a serial Microsoft mouse
  • the Amiga serial port can be used by the Golden Gate as either COM1 or COM2
  • the Amiga parallel port can be used as LPT1 or LPT2 by the Golden Gate
  • in A2000 an adapter is required under the 68000 (a simple capacitor is connected between two pins)
  • in A3000 at least Buster rev. 07 is required
    jumper settings
    J1 set reserved
    J4 open reserved
    J5 open reserved
    J8 set electronical speaker enabled
    J8 open electronical speaker disabled
     
    J2 J3
    open open Option ROM disabled
    set open 2MB for Amiga
    set set 4MB for Amiga

    Photo
    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 386SX  front side
    Golden Gate 386SX, front side

    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 386SX  back side
    Golden Gate 386SX, back side

    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 486SLC2  front side
    Golden Gate 486SLC2, front side

    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 486SLC2  back side
    Golden Gate 486SLC2, back side



Golem FastSCSI/IDE Photo
Company
Kupke, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2073 / 5
    Fast SCSI 2 and IDE controller
  • FAS216 SCSI controller IC
  • transfer speed is limited by the Zorro II interface
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • RDB and SCSI Direct compatible
  • autoboot ROM
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • disable switch at the back of the card
  • IDE part can be separately disabled

    Photo
    Kupke Golem FastSCSI/IDE -  front side
    front side

    Kupke Golem FastSCSI/IDE -  back side
    back side



Golem HD 3000 Manual Photo
Company
Kupke, Germany
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2073 / 1
4680 / 1
    ST-506 controller
  • supports RLL and MFM controllers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • disable switch
    A500 / A1000 version - HD3000 & HD3000A
  • the interface box connects to the side expansion connector and has passthrough connector
  • the separate hard disk box has its own internal power supply and is connected by a DB19 cable
  • the A500 and A1000 interface boxes are different
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk inside the case
  • hard disk activity LED
  • power LED (on HD3000A only)
    Zorro II version - HD 3000A
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • hard disk activity LED connector

    Photo
    Kupke Golem HD 3000 -  front side
    front side

    Kupke Golem HD 3000 -  back side
    back side



Golem RAM-Card Photo Software
Company
Kupke, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2073 / 3
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports only 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations, it cannot be set to 6 MB
  • accepts 1M×1 (511000) DIPs only, 70 ns or faster
  • disable switch
  • asynchronous bus timing

    Photo
    Kupke Golem RAM-Card -  front side
    front side

    Kupke Golem RAM-Card -  front side
    front side

    Kupke Golem RAM-Card -  back side
    back side

    Kupke Golem RAM-Card -  back side
    back side



Golem SCSI II (A2000) Photo Software
Company
Kupke, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2073 / 2
4369 / 1
    SCSI 2 controller
  • uses polled I/O instead of DMA transfer
  • does not support the complete SCSI protocol: no LUNs, no Disconnect/Reselect (important for tape drives), no synchronous transfer
  • supports autoboot / automount
  • RDB compatible
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • included partitioning software does not support drives larger than 2 GB (use HDToolbox instead)
  • disable switch at the back of the card

    Photo
    Kupke Golem SCSI II (A2000) -  front side
    front side

    Kupke Golem SCSI II (A2000) -  back side
    back side



GPIB Interface Board
Company
ASDG, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 255
    GPIB (IEEE-488) interface
  • a cheaper successor of ASDG's Twin-X iSBX GPIB daughterboard combo
  • 16 kB static RAM
  • the board cannot DMA on the Zorro bus but there is an option for DMA to/from the GPIB controller and the onboard static RAM


Grand Slam Photo
Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 2,4
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 53C80
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • two 50 pin SCSI headers
  • optional hard frame for placing a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • SCSI network sharing
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • A-Max I and II drivers
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of two giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB RAM
    notes
  • the Grand Slam is basically a TrumpCard Professional 2000 with RAM expansion and some extra features
  • extra DB25 parallel port

    Photo
    Interactive Video Systems Grand Slam -  front side
    front side

    Interactive Video Systems Grand Slam -  front side
    front side



Handy Scanner Manual Photo
Company
Cameron
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
43521 / 16
    handy scanner
  • five versions:
    • Type 2: monochrome, 200 dpi, 64 mm scanning width
    • Type 3: monochrome and 16 gray patterns (monochrome dithered in a 4×4 matrix), 200 dpi, 64 mm scanning width
    • Type 4: monochrome and 16 gray shades, 200/300/400 dpi, 64 mm scanning width
    • Type 10: 4096 colours, 90 dpi
    • Type 14: monochrome and 16/256 gray shades, 100/200/300/400 dpi, 105 mm scan width
  • supplied with Handy-Painter and Handy-Reader (OCR) softwares
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    A2000 interface
  • half length Zorro II card
  • DB9 connector on separtae slot cover for attaching the handy scanner
    A500 / A1000 interface
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • DB9 connector

    Photo
    Cameron Handy Scanner -  front side
    front side

    Cameron Handy Scanner -  back side
    back side



Hard-Disk Interface Manual Photo
Company
Alcomp, Germany
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    OMTI controller
  • contains a PC XT slot where a standard OMTI controller is plugged in
  • supports OMTI 5520 (MFM) and OMTI 5527 (RLL) controllers
  • allows two drives to be connected simultaneously
  • no autoboot ROM
  • no place for hard disk on the card
  • no RAM option

    Photo
    Alcomp Hard-Disk Interface -  front side
    front side

    Alcomp Hard-Disk Interface -  back side
    back side



HardFrame Manual Photo Software
Company
Microbotics, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1010 / 150,158
    SCSI controller
  • Adaptec AIC-6250DL controller IC
  • word length, FIFO buffered DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM (HardFrame.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • the time to wait for the hard disk to spin up is set by a jumper to 30 seconds, otherwise it waits 5 minutes
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card's metal bracket
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • does not work with the A2000-A motherboards
  • A2000-B motherboards below revision 4.5 also might be problematic, requiring the U605 patch

    Photo
    Microbotics HardFrame -  front side
    front side

    Microbotics HardFrame -  back side
    back side



Harlequin Manual Photo Software
Company
Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland, UK
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2118 / 100
    framebuffer
  • the Amiga's first 24 bit display device
  • designed to provide compatibility with genlocks, single frame controllers and other video equipment
  • 24 bit display and realtime animation
  • the output of the Harlequin is totally independent from the Amiga video
  • multiple Harlequin boards can be installed in one Amiga, each driving a separate device and outputting a different image
  • optional 8 bit alpha channel - superimpose high quality graphics onto live signal, or smoothly blend paint images
  • optional double buffering - two 24 bit displays instantly available
  • screen modes:
    • 740×486, 832×486, 910×486 (NTSC, 60 Hz)
    • 740×576, 832×576, 910×576 (PAL, 50 Hz)
    • 4, 8, 15 and 24 bit colour depth
    • 15 kHz interlaced or 31 kHz non-interlaced in all resolutions
  • models:
    • H1500 1.5 MB VRAM
    • H2000 2 MB VRAM - alpha channel
    • H3000 3 MB VRAM - double buffering
    • H4000 4 MB VRAM - alpha channel + double buffering
    • all models can be upgraded to later ones
  • outputs (two DB15 connectors):
    • RGB + Composite sync
    • digital key output
    • alpha channel
    • genlock control lines
  • sandwich card, it occupies the space of two Zorro slots
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions

    Photo
    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H2000 front side
    H2000, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H2000 back side
    H2000, back side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H2000 front side
    H2000, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H4000 front side
    H4000, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H4000 back side
    H4000, back side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - H4000 with daughterboard installed front side
    H4000 with daughterboard installed, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - Sat & TV card front side
    Sat & TV card, front side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - Sat & TV card back side
    Sat & TV card, back side

    Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland Harlequin - Daughterboard back side
    Daughterboard, back side

    Software
    Harlequin.dms (453 kB)
    install and developers disk
    harlequin.device v3.02 (21 Feb 1991), harlequin.library v11.07 (11 Jun 1992)
     


Harlequin Plus
Company
Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland, UK
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2118 /
    framebuffer
  • designed to produce RGB component video with CCIR compliant blanking and synchronisation (doing the half lines, serrations and equalizing pulses)
  • built in genlock - its output can be synchronised with a black burst studio reference, but does not do keying or mixing
  • filterd output signal, so it is quiet and properly band-limited
  • screen modes:
    • vertical resolution is fixed by CCIR compliance to 576 lines for the PAL variant, 486 for the NTSC variant
    • horizontal resolution can be selected from 910, 832, 768 (square pixel) or 720 for PAL, or 910, 832, 640 (square pixel) or 720 for NTSC
    • 15 kHz interlaced (CCIR compliant) or 31 kHz non-interlaced (VGA timings)
  • as well as normal 24 bit colour the board supports 24 bit palette mapped colour
  • supports 15 bit graphics
  • supports 8 bit direct or 8 bit palette mapped (from 24 bit palette) graphics
  • uses the Brooktree Bt473 RAMDAC same as the OpalVision
  • the framebuffer allows for storing a 24 bit image or 3× 8 bit palette mapped images
  • with the double buffering option it allows for 2× 24 bit, 2× 15 bit or 6× 8 bit images stored simultaneously
  • the buffer switching is synchronized to vertical blanking and can be switched every frame if necessary
  • the 8 bit alpha channel can be output as an analog signal for linear keying or anti-aliasing
  • it can also be reassigned to provide a 15 colour palette mapped overlay screen in addition to the main screen
  • the board can be configured to produce interrupts on the first and/or second field of the interlace
  • memory:
    • H2000 Plus: 2 MB VRAM
    • H4000 Plus: 4 MB VRAM and double buffering
    • the VRAM is linearly mapped into the Zorro II address space
  • backwards compatible with the Harlequin
  • optionally bundled with MacroSystem's V-Lab Y/C real-time digitizer


HD 20 A (A2000)
Company
Combitec, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    RLL / ST-506 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autoboots even under Kickstart 1.2
  • works only with hard disks with OMTI or Adaptec controller


Highway Manual Photo Software
Company
E3B, Germany
 Date
2002
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2145 / 200
    USB interface
  • four USB connectors
  • compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 specifications (but supports only USB 1.1 transfer speeds)
  • all ports are protected against overvoltage and short circuit
  • integrated power management on port by port base
  • 38 pin expansion header for the ethernet module or for serial/parallel port expansions (HyperCom 3i)
  • high speed clock port
    optional FlashROM module - ROMulus
  • 512 kB flash ROM (256k×16)
  • reprogrammable up to 10.000 times - easy reprogramming by included software
  • software modules are automatically inserted by bootloader
  • can be deactivated at boot time
  • connects to the 38 pin expansion connector
  • passthrough connector for the Norway Ethernet module
    optional 10 Mbit Ethernet module - Norway
  • connects to the 38 pin expansion connector
  • NE2000 compatible chip with integrated 16 kB buffer
  • RJ45 (10BaseT) internal connector
  • DB9 external connector - a DB9 to RJ45 adaptor is supplied
  • network status display by four LEDs
  • SANA II driver
    notes
  • requires at least 68030 @ 25 MHz
  • has problems with RBM Onboard Zorro busboards

    Photo
    E3B Highway -  front side
    front side

    E3B Highway -  front side
    front side

    E3B Highway -  back side
    back side

    E3B Highway - Norway module front side
    Norway module, front side

    E3B Highway -  Norway module side
    Norway module side



Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) Photo
Company
VMC Harald Frank, Germany
 Date
1996 / 1997
 Amiga
A1200
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
clock port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5001 / 2,3
    serial and parallel interfaces
  • Hypercom 1 / PortJnr
    • tiny 2x4 cm board
    • connects to A1200's clock port
    • Exar 16C650 UART chip
    • one DB25 RS232 serial port
    • 50 to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 64 byte FIFO buffer (32 byte receive, 32 byte send)
    • may have problems with 1D4 motherboard revision
    • requires some modifications in order to work together with the Melody 1200 audio board
    • not compatible with Mikronik towers
  • Hypercom 3 & 3Z / PortPlus
    • Hypercom 3: connects to A1200's clock port
    • Hypercom 3Z: Zorro II version
    • Exar 16C552 or 16C553 UART chip
    • one DB25 bidirectional parallel port with 500 kB/s transfer speed
    • one DB9 and one DB25 RS232 serial port with up to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
    • A1200 version may have problems with 1D4 motherboard revision
    • requires some modifications in order to work together with the Melody 1200 audio board
    • not compatible with Mikronik towers
    • Hypercom 3Z serial ports are supported by NetBSD
  • Hypercom 3i
    • expansion module for the Hypercom 3Z / 4 and the ISDN Blaster
    • Exar 16C552 UART chip
    • two additional DB25 460800 bps buffered serial ports
    • one additional DB25 500 kB/s buffered bidirectional parallel port
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
  • Hypercom 4
    • Zorro II
    • two Exar 16C554 or 16C654 UART chips
    • four DB25 RS232 serial ports with up to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
    • up to five Hypercom 4 can be installed into one Amiga
    • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) - Hypercom 1 / PortJnr  front side
    Hypercom 1 / PortJnr, front side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) - Hypercom 1 / PortJnr  back side
    Hypercom 1 / PortJnr, back side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom (PortJnr, PortPlus) - Hypercom 4 front side
    Hypercom 4, front side



Hypercom Plus Photo Software
Company
VMC Harald Frank, Germany
 Date
1998
 Amiga
A1200
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
clock port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5001 / 6,7
    serial and parallel interfaces
  • Hypercom 3 Plus
    • available in both Zorro II and clock port versions
    • the latter connects directly to the 26 pin expansion port of Buddha/Catweasel or connects with a cable to A1200's clock port
    • the Zorro II version is based on the HyperCom 4 Plus, it uses the same PCB
    • Exar 16C552 UART chip
    • one DB25 bidirectional parallel port with 500 kB/s transfer speed
    • one DB9 and one DB25 RS232 serial port with up to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
    • not compatible with Mikronik towers
    • supported by NetBSD
  • Hypercom 3 Tel
    • expansion module for the ISDN Blaster
    • Exar 16C552 UART chip
    • two DB25 460800 bps buffered serial ports
    • one DB25 500 kB/s buffered bidirectional parallel port
    • one handset connector
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
  • Hypercom 4 Plus
    • Zorro II
    • two Exar 16C552 UART chips
    • four DB25 or DB9 RS232 serial ports with up to 460800 bps transfer speed
    • two DB25 500 kB/s buffered bidirectional parallel ports
    • 32 byte FIFO buffer (16 byte receive, 16 byte send)
    • up to five Hypercom 4 can be installed into one Amiga
    • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom Plus - Zorro II version back side
    Zorro II version, back side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom Plus - Clock port version front side
    Clock port version, front side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom Plus - Clock port version back side
    Clock port version, back side

    VMC Harald Frank Hypercom Plus - Zorro II version back side
    Zorro II version, back side



ICY
Company
Michael Böhmer, Germany
 Date
1999
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5001 / 15
    I2C controller
  • I2C = Inter IC Communication, a standard for coupling many different chips together, where a master controls many other slave chips
  • a do it yourself hardware project: schematics, building instructions and driver software are all published, GAL sources can be obtained freely from the author
  • PCF8584 bus controller
  • bus speed can be chosen to be 1.5, 11, 45 or 90 kHz
  • battery backed up clock which optionally can be used as a replacement for the motherboard RTC chips
  • VMC compatible expansion connector for optional modules like the Hypercom 3i
  • DB9 connector


IEC-Bus Controller
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 1
    IEEE-488 / IEC-625 bus interface
  • interface functions: SH, AH, T, TE, L, LE, SR, PP, DC, DT, C
  • iec.library with full talker / listener functions
  • IEC: AmigaDOS device
  • interfacing of nonstandard devices is possible (eg. CBM 8xxx)


Impact A2000-1/X Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 1,2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (optional on early versions) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
    memory
  • 32 DIP sockets accept up to 1 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×1 DIPs
  • early revisions support 512 or 1 MB configurations
  • late revisions support 0 or 1 MB configurations
  • DMA between drive and 4 kB onboard SRAM



Impact A2000-HC Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93
  • optional autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • DMA between drive and 8 kB onboard SRAM
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no memory expansion

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 4 front side
    Rev 4, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 4 back side
    Rev 4, back side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 5 front side
    Rev 5, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 5 back side
    Rev 5, back side



Impact A2000-HC Series II Manual Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 10,11
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 @ 7 MHz
  • 3.58 MB/s transfer speed
  • FaaastROM SCSI driver (gvpscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • RDB compatible
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no termination power
  • no memory expansion
  • A-Max II driver (gvpscsi.amhd)
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC Series II -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC Series II -  back side
    back side



Impact A2000-HC+2 Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93
  • autoboot ROM is standard but optionally can be replaced with advanced autoboot ROM supporting removable media devices
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
    memory
  • two 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs
  • DMA between drive and 16 kB onboard SRAM

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+2 -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+2 -  back side
    back side



Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II Manual Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 10,11
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93A @ 14 MHz
  • 3.58 MB/s transfer speed
  • FaaastROM SCSI driver (gvpscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • RDB compatible
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no termination power
  • A-Max II driver (gvpscsi.amhd)
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of two, giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • this memory is technically not Zorro II memory - data is DMA-d from the HD as normal, but not via the Zorro bus for added speed
    jumper settings
    J5
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    J6
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    J7
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    J8
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    J9
    ON
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    - memory
    - 0 MB
    - 2 MB, CN10-CN11
    - 4 MB, CN10-CN13
    - 6 MB, CN10-CN15
    - 8 MB, CN10-CN17
    J3 -autoboot ROM
    J4 -SCSI drive
    J10-J12 -SCSI ID

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed front side
    Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev II with RAM front side
    Rev II with RAM, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev 4 front side
    Rev 4, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev 4 back side
    Rev 4, back side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed back side
    Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed, back side



Impact A2000-RAM8 Photo
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2077 / 9
  • 16 DIP sockets for 2 MB RAM
  • six 30 pin SIMM sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIMMs
  • suppports 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • fully auto-configuring
    jumper settings
    J5
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    J6
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    J7
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    J8
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    J9
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    J10
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    ON

    - 2 MB (DIPs only)
    - 4 MB (DIPs + 1 MB SIMMs in CN12-CN13)
    - 6 MB (DIPs + 1 MB SIMMs in CN12-CN15)
    - 8 MB (DIPs + 1 MB SIMMs in CN12-CN17)
    - 8 MB ( no DIPs, 4 MB SIMMs in CN12-CN13)

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-RAM8 -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-RAM8 -  back side
    back side



Impact A2000-SCSI+2 Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 1,2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (optional on early versions) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
    memory
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept up to 2 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×4 DIPs in groups of four
  • DMA between drive and 16 kB onboard SRAM

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-SCSI+2 -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products Impact A2000-SCSI+2 -  back side
    back side



Impact A2000-SCSI+8 Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 1,2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (optional on early versions) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs in groups of two
  • DMA between drive and 16 kB onboard SRAM



Impact A4000-HC+8 (A4008) Manual Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 10,11



Impact Vision 24 Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, video slot
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 32
    multi-function video card
  • framebuffer:
    • provides 12 or 24 bits of colour information to an Amiga screen
    • 1.5 MB as two banks of 12 bit RAM
    • double buffered 12 bit (4096 colours) animations or a single buffered 24 bit (16.7 million colours) image
    • 768×625 (PAL) or 768×525 (NTSC) maximum resolution
  • framegrabber:
    • realtime digitizing at up to 25 fps
    • freeze, grab and store 12 or 24 bit full screen live RGB video in real time frame grabbing
    • composite and Y/C video requires an RGB splitter or the optional Video Interface Unit
  • flicker fixer:
    • duplicates and enhances the A3000's display enhancer circuitry
    • even de-interlaces external live video
    • the HD15 VGA output is software switchable between 15 and 31 kHz
    • works only in 12 bit mode
  • picture in picture:
    • freeze, resize, move or scale live incoming RGB video in a window
    • reverse-PIP - place a fully functional movable and scalable Workbench window on full screen live video
    • works in 12 bit mode only
  • genlock:
    • separate composite and component (RGB + sync) genlocks
    • three genlock modes - controlled by a switch on the back of the board:
      • Amiga graphics only
      • keyed source - allows external video to show through the background
      • full external - direct feed of the RGB signal so it can be seen what the camera is pointing at or the live video to show through every colour but the background
  • separated RGB, composite and Y/C inputs
  • composite and Y/C outputs
  • optional Video Interface Unit:
    • connects to the 26 pin I/O connector of the IV24
    • built-in RGB splitter converts the composite and Y/C inputs into RGB
    • separate RGB, 2× composite, Y/C, external reference, key and remote control inputs
    • composite, Y/C and key outputs
    • software selectable sync source (external reference, composite 1 or 2, Y/C)
  • optional Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder:
    • all features of the Video Interface Unit
    • connects to the 26 pin I/O and the HD15 VGA connector of the IV24
    • additional component input and output (Y, B-Y, R-Y), RGB output
  • connects to the inline Zorro and video slots of the A3000
  • can be installed in the A2000 with an optional video slot adaptor card
  • does not require a time base corrector unless broadcast quality is required
  • software: Scala, Caligari 24, MacroPaint, IV24 utilities
  • VHI driver

    Photo
    Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Main board front side
    Main board, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Main board front side
    Main board, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - A2000 video slot adapter front side
    A2000 video slot adapter, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder  front side
    Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder, front side

    Great Valley Products Impact Vision 24 - Open case of Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder  top side
    Open case of Video Interface Unit / Component Transcoder, top side



Impact Vision 24 A4000
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, video slot
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 32
    multi-function video card
  • all features of the original Impact Vision 24
  • twice as fast in the A4000 as the original version, performance remains the same when used in an A3000 or A2000
  • software: ImageFX 1.5, EGS SpectraPaint
  • VHI driver


IOBlix Manual Photo Software
Company
RBM Digitaltechnik, Germany
 Date
1998
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4711 / 1
    serial and parallel interface
  • ST16C654 interface chip
  • four serial ports with up to 460800 bps transfer speed (9 pin)
  • one 500 kB/s buffered EPP/ECP uni/bidirectional parallel port (25 pin)
  • 64 byte FIFO buffer for the serial ports
  • 16 byte FIFO buffer for the parallel port(s)
  • can be upgraded up to 8 kB FIFO memory which can be related to each module
  • modular interface
    • optional second parallel port (ST78C36 chip + cable)
    • optional Ethernet module
    • planned modules: AHI sound card, IDE ports, two-way infrared controller (IrDA)
  • driver for parallel ZIP drives and scanners (ioblixepp.device)
  • up to five IOBlix cards are supported in one Amiga
  • the IOBlix end plate is blank, reserved for connectors of the planned optional modules
  • all the serial and parallel ports are on separate plates
    optional Ethernet interface
  • 10Base2 and 10BaseT connectors (some revisions lack the 10Base2 connector)
  • automatic detection of the used connector
  • full duplex
  • SANA 2 driver
  • requires IOBlix firmware 2.0

    Photo
    RBM Digitaltechnik IOBlix -  front side
    front side

    RBM Digitaltechnik IOBlix -  front side
    front side

    RBM Digitaltechnik IOBlix -  back side
    back side

    RBM Digitaltechnik IOBlix -  back side
    back side

    RBM Digitaltechnik IOBlix - Ethernet module  front side
    Ethernet module, front side

    RBM Digitaltechnik IOBlix - Ethernet module  back side
    Ethernet module, back side



IOExtender Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 11
    serial and parallel interface
  • one DB25 parallel port
  • two buffered DB9 serial ports
  • 1-614400 bps serial transfer speed
  • ST16C552 interface chip with 16 byte buffer
  • MIDI sub-port for optional MIDI expansion box - 1 IN, 3 Out, 1 Thru
  • expansion port for optional RS422 or second RS232 kit
  • parallel port can be set to be Amiga or IBM compatible
    • Amiga: 5V supplied on pin 14
    • IBM: no power supplied
  • works together with G-Force parallel ports
  • supports multiple IOExtenders in one machine
  • not compatible with ParNet
  • supported by Linux

    Photo
    Great Valley Products IOExtender -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products IOExtender -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products IOExtender -  back side
    back side



ISDN Blaster Manual Photo Software
Company
VMC Harald Frank, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5001 / 1
  • Siemens / ISAC-S, HSCX, HSCX-TE chipset
  • max 2× 64000 bps transfer speed
  • 128 byte FIFO buffer
  • up to 10 different MSN numbers per device
  • support for ISDN SetClock
  • supported protocols on B channel
    • X.75, T.70 NL, T.90, V.110, V.120, PPP
  • supported protocols on D channel
    • 1TR6 and EDSS1
  • expansion port for the Hypercom 3i and Hypercom 3 Phone I/O modules
    • due to a couple of bugs in the ISDN Blaster PALs, the expansion port is not ready to take any expansions by default
    • Michael Böhmer from E3B describes the required hardware patch
  • up to 5 ISDN Blasters can be installed into one Amiga
  • supported by NetBSD
  • bugs
    • the card configures with a chained config request, so the Amiga thinks the card in the slot behind the Blaster is located on the same PIC - this bug is mostly harmless and correctable
    • the card stores only the upper three bits of the base address, assuming that it will get a place in the address space between 0xe80000 and 0xef0000 - this bug is not correctable
    • the address decoding does not differentiate between the ISDN chipset and the expansion socket - this bug is only noticeable when an expansion module is present; it is correctable

    Photo
    VMC Harald Frank ISDN Blaster -  front side
    front side

    VMC Harald Frank ISDN Blaster -  front side
    front side

    VMC Harald Frank ISDN Blaster -  back side
    back side

    VMC Harald Frank ISDN Blaster -  back side
    back side

    VMC Harald Frank ISDN Blaster - Connector right side
    Connector, right side



ISDN Engine
Company
Inhouse Information
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5500 / 100
No description available.


ISDN Master Photo
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 64
2092 / 64
  • the card is basically a Siemens ISDN standard design with a Zorro interface
  • ISDN-In and ISDN-Out connectors
  • RCA connector for Audio-In
  • phone handset connector
  • two 32 byte FIFO buffers
  • driver (bscisdn.device) emulates a Hayes compatible modem
  • supports the X.75 and V.110 protocols
    • X.75: 64 kbit/s
    • V.110: 38400 bps
  • supported by NetBSD
  • when CE-certification became necessary in Germany, BSC had to develop a new version of the card, the ISDN Master II

    Photo
    BSC ISDN Master -  front side
    front side

    BSC ISDN Master -  back side
    back side



ISDN Master II Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC / ith Kommunikationstechnik, Germany
 Date
1992-1995
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
5000 / 1
2092 / 65
  • supports two B-channels and one D-channel
  • supports X.75, T70NL (Btx), V.110, syncPPP, HDLC, 1TR6 and E-DSS1 (EuroISDN)
  • microphone, auxiliary and phone headset connectors
  • 64 byte FIFO buffer
  • D-channel activity monitoring
  • driver (fossil.device) emulates a Hayes compatible modem
  • optional module allows full telephone features with answering machine
  • parallel data and telephone calls
  • requires at least a 68020 processor
  • supported by NetBSD
  • ith Kommunikationstechnik bought the license before BSC's bankruptcy and continued production and software development
  • the new ith device driver supports multiple ISDN Masters in one Amiga

    Photo
    BSC / ith Kommunikationstechnik ISDN Master II -  front side
    front side

    BSC / ith Kommunikationstechnik ISDN Master II -  back side
    back side



ISDN Surfer Manual Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
A2000
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 5
  • ISDN-In and ISDN-Out connectors
  • optional phone module
  • channel bundling (joining two 64k ISDN lines together for 128k access) is in development
  • parallel data and telephone calls
  • CE96 compliant driver
  • driver (isdnsurfer.device) emulates a Hayes compatible modem
  • 26 pin expansion port compatible with the one on the Buddha/Catweasel controllers
  • clock port
    • allows using expansions initially designed for the A1200 clock port
    • when installed in Zorro slot, pin 40 of the card's clock port is towards the front side of the computer, pin 19 resp. pin 1 towards the rear side
    • marked wire of clock port expansions go to pin 19 or pin 40, depending on the manufacturer's definition - e.g. expansions made by Individual Computers are installed with the red stripe on pin 40 (to the left), expansions of E3B mark pin 19 / pin 1 (to the right)
  • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    Individual Computers ISDN Surfer -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers ISDN Surfer -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers ISDN Surfer -  back side
    back side



ISDN-Karte Photo
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • ISDN-In and ISDN-Out connectors
  • Audio-In RCA connector
  • phone handset connector
  • designed by Harald Frank (from VMC) and F. Geller for BSC
  • only a dozen of null series card were produced
  • software was not ready in time, BSC started to develop the ISDN Master instead



ISDN-Link
Company
Zeus Electronic Development, Germany
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2189 / 3
  • ISDN-In and ISDN-Out connectors
  • supported by NetBSD
  • specifications unknown


Kasmin Photo
Company
Team 4, UK
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
3084 / 12
  • 768×576 (PAL) 32 bit framebuffer (24 bit colour + 8 bit alpha channel)
  • double buffering for two 32 bit screens or four 8 bit screens
  • realtime full colour RGB frame grabber
  • RS343A and RS170 compatible video output
  • T800 @ 25 MHz transputer for board pixel operations and image processing - frees up the host CPU so the user can enjoy fast response from the computer without waiting for graphics operations
  • 4 MB VRAM for the framebuffer
  • 4 MB DRAM for the transputer
  • a built-in SCSI controller was planned for fast loading of images
  • supported by TVPaint and Kasmin Paint (the latter features realtime hardware scrolling and transputer controlled brushes)



Kickflash Manual Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2004
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    Flash ROM
  • 1 MB 32 bit flash ROM
  • two flash memory chips
  • uses 64 kB of the Zorro II address space for accessing the 512 kB / 1 MB FlashROM
  • allows storage of software which are run at startup of the Amiga
  • reprogrammable up to 100.000 times
  • extra clock port
    • allows using expansions initially designed for the A1200 clock port
    • the orientation of the port is geared toward expansions by Individual Computers (eg. the SilverSurfer), other expansions (eg. Melody 1200) do not fit correctly
    • when installed in Zorro slot, pin 40 of the card's clock port is towards the front side of the computer, pin 19 resp. pin 1 towards the rear side
    • marked wire of clock port expansions go to pin 19 or pin 40, depending on the manufacturer's definition - e.g. expansions made by Individual Computers are installed with the red stripe on pin 40 (to the left), expansions of E3B mark pin 19 / pin 1 (to the right)
  • optional 1 GB flash module is in development, will connect to the clock port
  • write protection jumper against unwanted reprogramming

    Photo
    Individual Computers Kickflash -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Kickflash -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers Kickflash -  back side
    back side

    Individual Computers Kickflash -  back side
    back side



Kommos A2000 SCSI Photo Software
Company
Jürgen Kommos, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI 2 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • the SCSI cable is soldered onto the card and there is no external SCSI connector - a T-adapter is required to add more than one SCSI device, by placing the controller in the middle of the SCSI chain
  • autoboot ROM (jkscsi.device)
  • not RDB compatible

    Photo
    Jürgen Kommos Kommos A2000 SCSI -  front side
    front side

    Jürgen Kommos Kommos A2000 SCSI -  back side
    back side



Kronos Photo Software
Company
C-Ltd., USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1004 / 4
2050 / 4
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • dual-buffered pseudo-DMA design
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • place for two 3.5" hard disks on the card (on both sides)
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • supports SCSI network sharing

    Photo
    C-Ltd. Kronos -  front side
    front side

    C-Ltd. Kronos -  front side
    front side

    C-Ltd. Kronos -  back side
    back side

    C-Ltd. Kronos -  back side
    back side



LAN Rover (EB920) Photo Software
Company
ASDG, USA
 Date
1990 / 1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 254
    Ethernet interface
  • DP8390 controller IC
  • LAN Rover:
    • 10Base2 and 10Base5 connectors
    • two 8 kB SRAM buffers
  • EB920:
    • 10Base2 connector only
    • two 32 kB SRAM buffers but uses only 16 kB of each
  • buffers are accessed with DMA
  • adjustable interrupt settings
  • network address ROM - some boards shipped without it and needed manual hardware address configuration
  • SANA II compatible
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • 10-20% slower than the Commodore A2065



Live! 2000 Photo
Company
A-Squared Development, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1005 / 1
    realtime digitizer
  • grayscale capture in 16 shades (15 frames/s)
  • colour capture in 32 (12 frames/s) or 4096 colours (4 frames/s)
  • supports overscan
  • does not have video buffer - the digitized data is transfered directly to the Amiga memory using DMA
  • four BNC connectors - two setups can be selected by jumper
    • mode 1: two inputs (FBAS) and two outputs (passed through video signal for control purposes)
    • mode 2: one RGB input with sync
  • very sensitive on the quality of the video signal
  • PAL (1987) and NTSC (1989) versions
  • the PAL version was manufactured by Elan Design, author of the Invision Plus software
  • requires a hardware upgrade kit (a pal replacement and a jumper cut) in order to work in A3000s and A4000s
    Invision Plus software
  • seriously enhances the abilities of the card compared to the original Live! software
  • realtime effects (e.g. manipulation of colour register, fade out to black or white, wipes, strobes, looping) which can be attached to keys and mouse movements
  • effects can be combined (keys + mouse)
  • supports Anim-5 format
  • can capture sequences as large as the amount of free memory
  • multiple capture buffers

    Photo
    A-Squared Development Live! 2000 -  front side
    front side

    A-Squared Development Live! 2000 -  back side
    back side



M-Tec 8 MB Fastram for A2000 Manual Photo
Company
M-Tec, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2192 / 34
  • two 72 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1, 2, 4 or 8 MB SIMMs, 80 ns or faster
  • supports 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • with single modules only the slot number 1 has to be used
  • if two different modules are used, the bigger module has to reside in slot number 1
  • memory disable jumper

    Photo
    M-Tec M-Tec 8 MB Fastram for A2000 -  front side
    front side

    M-Tec M-Tec 8 MB Fastram for A2000 -  front side
    front side

    M-Tec M-Tec 8 MB Fastram for A2000 -  back side
    back side

    M-Tec M-Tec 8 MB Fastram for A2000 -  back side
    back side



Maestro Photo
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 3
  • digital audio interface (has no AD/DA converter)
  • reads digital audio from the digital output of CD or DAT players, providing crystal clear 16 bit sound samples for editing
  • does not support direct to hard disk recording
  • 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rates
  • no playback ability (only through Amiga internal audio at 14 bit quality)
  • optical and coaxial digital inputs
  • jumper selects between the input connectors (only one at a time)
  • one track only
  • ability to remove DAT copy protection



Maestro Professional Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 5
  • digital audio interface (has no AD/DA converter)
  • records 16 bit digital audio to hard disk from the digital output of CD or DAT players
  • 16 bit digital audio playback through the connected CD or DAT player
  • 14 bit quality analogue playback through the Amiga internal audio
  • optical input / output, coaxial input
  • jumper selects between the input connectors (only one at a time)
  • 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sample rates
  • for playback the card itself has only a 48 kHz oscillator, so all other rates have to be obtained from a device connected to either of the two inputs - eg. for 44.1 kHz playback a CD player has to be connected and turned on without playing any CD
  • one track only
  • ability to remove DAT copy protection without using the CPU
  • AHI driver
  • backup software - use audio DATs as a backup device

    Photo
    MacroSystem Maestro Professional -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Maestro Professional -  back side
    back side



Malibu
Company
California Access, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2021 / 1
2065 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (Malibu.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
    optional memory board - Catalina Card
  • eight SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1 MB SIMMs
  • possible configurations are 2, 4 or 8 MB


MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) Manual Photo Software
Company
Masoboshi, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2157 / 3
8535 / 4
    SCSI 2 and IDE controller
  • MasterCard 302
    • IDE controller only
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • Mastercard 702
    • combined SCSI and IDE controller
    • 50 pin internal SCSI header
    • DB25 external SCSI connector
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • uses DMA transfers
  • DMA can be switched off by software for better compatibility
  • autoboot ROM (masoboshi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • supports SCSI Direct
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot disable switch
  • A-Max II and Chamäleon drivers
  • hard disk activity LED connector
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×4 ZIPs, 100 ns or faster
  • supports 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable switch

    Photo
    Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-702  front side
    MC-702, front side

    Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-702  back side
    MC-702, back side

    Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-302  front side
    MC-302, front side

    Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-302  back side
    MC-302, back side



MAX - 125
Company
Palomax, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    hard disk controller
  • serves as host for IBM compatible HD controller cards
  • semi-"do it yourself" project - the interface is partly assembled and tested but still needs some soldering and assembling
  • supports IDE, ST-506 / ST-412 (MFM and RLL) and ESDI interfaces
  • supports WD 1002/1004/1006/1007, OMTI 8127/5527 and DTC 5150 controllers
  • can take up to four controller cards for a total of eight drives - types and drive sizes can be mixed
  • autoboot ROM
  • the priority of booting and mounting is selectable
  • programmed I/O transfers with multi-sector blocks (up to 256 sectors)
  • write-thru track buffer with selectable read threshold sensing for faster file transfers
  • A500 / A1000 version:
    • passthrough connector
    • no case for the controller and drive, no power supply
  • Zorro II version:
    • optional hard disk mounting bracket
    • with two controllers, only one slot position is taken when installed in the rightmost Zorro slot
  • incompatible with Lucas / Frances
  • supports FFS and Kickstart 1.3 / 2.0
  • A-Max II driver
  • with the proper software the Palomax can be used for any type of hardware (like serial cards or disk interfaces) - drivers for DSP and other complex PC hardware were in development


MAX - Hacker's Package Photo
Company
Palomax, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    ST-506 controller
  • a do it yourself project including complete interface schematics, list of components and vendors, assembly and installation instructions, and the software (driver and tools)
  • serves as host for Western Digital WD-1003 compatible controller cards
  • controller cards are connected to the MAX through a backplane with two 8 bit XT slots - up to four hard disks are supported
  • supports MFM and RLL encodings
  • does not autoconfig
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • the A500 version has passthrough connector

    Photo
    Palomax MAX - Hacker's Package -  front side
    front side

    Palomax MAX - Hacker's Package -  back side
    back side



Medusa Manual Photo
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    Atari emulation
  • developed by Combitec, sold by MacroSystem
  • A500 / A1000 version connects to the side expansion port
  • Medusa v1:
    • Atari ST emulation only
    • does not support processor cards (the TOS does not know about 68020/030 processors)
    • Atari STE compatible ROM socket
  • Medusa v2:
    • Atari ST / TT emulation
    • two Atari ROM sockets
    • works with 68030 and 68020 + MMU processor cards (68010 or 68020 without MMU does not work)
    • uses the 32 bit RAM (copies the TOS into Fast RAM for speed increase)
    • with 8372A Agnus, 60 Hz display is possible
    • software flicker-fixer for older Agnus versions provides 35 Hz non-interlaced or 70 Hz interlaced
    • does not emulate the Atari MIDI interface

    Photo
    MacroSystem Medusa - Rev 1 front side
    Rev 1, front side

    MacroSystem Medusa - Rev 1 back side
    Rev 1, back side

    MacroSystem Medusa - Rev 2.0 front side
    Rev 2.0, front side

    MacroSystem Medusa - Rev 2.0 back side
    Rev 2.0, back side



MegaLink Interface
Company
Sang Computersysteme, Germany
 Date
1988,1989
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 
    interface for transputer cards
  • connects to a Zorro II slot
  • the transputer cards connect to XT slots
  • the interface card connects to the transputers externally
  • any number of transputer cards can be attached together
  • Helios operating system
    MegaLink 01 (1988)
  • four Inmos T414 or T800 processors
  • each processor has its own memory - 1 or 4 MB RAM in four 30 pin SIMM sockets
    MegaLink 02 (1989)
  • one Inmos T424 or T800 @ 20 / 25 / 30 MHz processor
  • 1, 2, 4 or 8 MB RAM with 16 ZIP chips
  • Inmos G300 programmable RAMDAC
  • 110 MHz video clock
  • 1 or 2 MB dual ported VRAM
  • resolutions from 512×512 to 8192×8192 (the latter with multiple boards)
  • video data may not only be written by the local transputer but by other ones too - parallel image processing
  • port for connecting a framegrabber or a U-Matic Video Machine
  • distributed overseas by Digital Animation Productions as Video Graphics Transputer
    MegaLink 03 (1989)
  • one Inmos T425 or T800 processor
  • up to 32 MB RAM
  • DMA interface
  • compatible and cascadable with all MegaLink boards and other Inmos B004/B008 compatible systems


MegaMix 2000 Manual Photo
Company
3-State, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
512 / 2
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • six 30 pin SIP sockets accept 6 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×4 (514256), 70 - 100 ns DIPs in groups of four
  • accepts 1M×8 and 1M×9, 70 - 100 ns SIPs in groups of two
  • possible configurations are 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 MB
  • disable DIP switch on the card

    Photo
    3-State MegaMix 2000 -  front side
    front side

    3-State MegaMix 2000 -  back side
    back side



MegaMix II Photo
Company
3-State, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
512 / 2
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • disable jumper
  • half length card

    Photo
    3-State MegaMix II -  front side
    front side

    3-State MegaMix II -  back side
    back side



MegaMix III Photo
Company
3-State, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
512 / 2
  • twelve ZIP sockets and sixteen 22 pin SIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • takes 1M×4 ZIPs in groups of four
  • takes 128 kB (256k×4) SIPs
  • possible configurations are 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB
  • disable switch
  • half length card

    Photo
    3-State MegaMix III -  front side
    front side

    3-State MegaMix III -  back side
    back side



MegaMix IV Photo
Company
3-State, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
512 / 2
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • half length card

    Photo
    3-State MegaMix IV -  front side
    front side

    3-State MegaMix IV -  back side
    back side



Melody Photo Software
Company
Kato Development, Germany
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2145 / 128
  • Texas Instruments TMS320AV110PBM
  • MPEG layer I / II decoding in realtime
  • fixed sample rate and resolution, 16 bit 44.1kHz output
  • 128 kB FIFO buffer for internal CRC checking - error protection avoids noise
  • 16 bit audio playback for replacing Paula - native AHI support
  • Paula passthrough - simple analog mixing with Melody output
  • Toccata emulation
  • expansion bus for the sampler module with high speed serial port in development
  • 2 audio in (for Paula passthrough), 2 audio out, all RCA
  • AHI driver
  • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    Kato Development Melody - Rev 1.3  front side
    Rev 1.3, front side

    Kato Development Melody - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Kato Development Melody - Rev 1.3  front side
    Rev 1.3, front side

    Kato Development Melody - Rev 1.3  back side
    Rev 1.3, back side



Memory Master Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 8
2092 / 8
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 (514400), 100 ns ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • disable jumper
  • half length card

    Photo
    BSC Memory Master - Rev 1.0 front side
    Rev 1.0, front side

    BSC Memory Master - Rev 1.1 front side
    Rev 1.1, front side

    BSC Memory Master - Rev 1.1 back side
    Rev 1.1, back side

    BSC Memory Master - Rev 1.1 front side
    Rev 1.1, front side

    BSC Memory Master - Rev 1.1 back side
    Rev 1.1, back side

    BSC Memory Master - Rev 1.0 back side
    Rev 1.0, back side



Merlin Photo Software
Company
X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2117 / 3,4,201
    RTG graphics card
  • Tseng Labs ET4000W32
    • 85 MHz dot clock in 8 bit modes
  • Brooktree Bt482 RAMDAC with hardware cursor
  • 2 or 4 MB DRAM
    • although the Merlin was advertised to support 8 or 16 MB, that would be possible with ET4000W32i or ET4000W32p chips only
    • only 2 MB is possible in Zorro II mode
  • two SIMM sockets for custom made SIMMs
    • 1× 2 MB, 32 bit (labeled as "2 MB 32 Bit")
    • 2× 2 MB, 16 bit (labeled as "2 MB")
    • 1× 4 MB, 32 bit, 60 ns
  • the clock speed of the blitter and memory can be selected with jumpers between 50-65 MHz (55 MHz is the default setting)
    optional video module, X-Calibur (Photo)
  • activates the S-VHS and Composite output connectors
  • provides RGB, S-VHS and Composite inputs on a separate slot cover
    • the RGB input is fake - the signal is converted to NTSC Y/C and then digitized
    • the ProDev digitizing software supports the Composite input only
  • provides up to 800×600 @ 16 bit
  • works only in Zorro II mode because the ET4000W32 does not support digitizing in its 32 bit mode
  • a switch is provided for easy switching between Z2 and Z3 modes (connects to the Z2/Z3 jumper)
    notes
  • a genlock module was developed but never sold
  • the design of Merlin was not finished when the card went into production, leading to many problems
    • compatibility problems with other Zorro cards
    • incompatibility with 060 processors
    • incompatibility with all GVP processor cards
    • reset problems
    • the small registers of the ET4000 chip led to problems with 24 bit screens larger than 680×576 (8 and bit screens have no problems)
  • X-Pert and ProDev both offered fixes but only ProDev's methods could cure all problems
  • Ingenieurbüro Riedel still offers fixing of problematic Merlin cards
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • S-VHS, RGB, F-BAS output connectors
  • automatic monitor switch and video pass through
  • every Amiga graphics function is supported except the Copper
  • if more than one screen is opened the next one can be seen through a window on the foremost screen
  • Picasso96, EGS and ProBench drivers
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev Merlin - with RAM installed front side
    with RAM installed, front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev Merlin - Analogue Video Converter module front side
    Analogue Video Converter module, front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev Merlin -  back side
    back side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Prodev Merlin - no RAM installed front side
    no RAM installed, front side



Meta 4 Photo
Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 64
  • four SIMM sockets accept 4 MB RAM
  • accepts 256 kB or 1 MB SIMMs
  • supports 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 MB configurations



Micron Amiga Memory Photo
Company
Micron Technology, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 1
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • accepts 256k×1 DIPs, 120 ns
  • zero wait states
  • recoverable RAM disk (rrd.device) - a warm boot takes about 45 seconds, including 12 seconds of memory diagnostics
  • the design is licensed from ASDG, the card is technically the same as the ASDG 2MI
  • the A1000 and A500 versions both rehouse the Zorro II card
  • A500 version:
    • external power supply
    • power switch and power indicator LED
    • passthrough connector - in order to use it, some terminator resistors have to be removed
  • A1000 version:
    • optional external power supply

    Photo
    Micron Technology Micron Amiga Memory -  front side
    front side

    Micron Technology Micron Amiga Memory -  front side
    front side

    Micron Technology Micron Amiga Memory -  front side
    front side



Mini FastCard Photo Software
Company
Xetec, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses pseudo-DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • half length card, there's no provision for mounting a hard disk on it



Modem 19
Company
Microbotics, USA
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1010 / 18
No description available.


Multi Eprommer Photo
Company
Jürgen Kommos, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
3 / 1
    EPROM burner
  • one socket for burning 24, 28 and 32 pin EPROMs
  • one socket for burning 40 pin EPROMs
  • supports any EPROMs of the 27xxx series:
    • 2 kB, 8×2k (2716)
    • 4 kB, 8×4k (2732)
    • 8 kB, 8×8k (2764)
    • 16 kB, 8×16k (27128)
    • 32 kB, 8×32k (27256)
    • 64 kB, 8×64k (27512)
    • 64 kB, 8×4×16k (27513)
    • 128 kB, 8×128k (27010, 27C1000)
    • 128 kB, 8×8×16k (27011)
    • 128 kB, 16×64k (27210, 27C1024)
    • 256 kB, 8×256k (27020)
    • 256 kB, 16×128k (27220, 27C2048)
    • 512 kB, 8×512k (27040)
    • 512 kB, 16×256k (27240, 27C4096)
    • 1 MB, 8×1024k (27080)
    • 32 kB Static RAM, 32×8k (43256)
  • functions: emptyness test, reading, burning, load from disk, save to disk, compare, hexdump
  • when selecting the EPROM type in software, one of the four LEDs is lit to indicate the correct position of the EPROM

    Photo
    Jürgen Kommos Multi Eprommer -  front side
    front side

    Jürgen Kommos Multi Eprommer -  back side
    back side



Multi Evolution 2000 Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem / Off Limits, Germany
 Date
1992 / 1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI 2 controller
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3 at least
  • supports SCSI direct
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • A-Max II and Medusa drivers
    MacroSystem, v3.0 (1992)
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • two 30 pin SIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIPs in pair
    Off Limits, v3.4 (1993)
  • two 30 pin SIMM sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIMMs in pair
  • the same PCB is used for the A500 version

    Photo
    MacroSystem / Off Limits Multi Evolution 2000 - Off Limits MultiEvolution  front side
    Off Limits MultiEvolution, front side

    MacroSystem / Off Limits Multi Evolution 2000 - Off Limits MultiEvolution  back side
    Off Limits MultiEvolution, back side



Multi Mega II Manual Photo
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
26230 / 131
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • six 30 pin SIP sockets accept 6 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×1 (511000), 70 - 100 ns DIPs in groups of four
  • accepts 1 MB SIPs and supports 2, 4, 8 MB configurations
  • the first 2 MB is either installed as DIP or SIP
  • disable jumper

    Photo
    MacroSystem Multi Mega II -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Multi Mega II -  back side
    back side



Multi Serial Photo
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1997
 Amiga
Draco
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 /
No description available.



MultiFaceCard Photo
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 16
2092 / 16
    serial and parallel interface
  • two serial ports controlled by MC68681P
  • two parallel ports controlled by MC68230
  • up to 57600 bps serial transfer speed
  • can be upgraded to 115200 bps by replacing the 3.686 MHz oscillator to 7.3728 MHz oscillator and installing the MFS3 software
  • half length card - four ribbon cables connect to the two slot covers
  • both slot covers carry a DB9 serial port and a DB25 parallel port
  • serial ports are supported by NetBSD
  • disable switch

    Photo
    BSC MultiFaceCard -  front side
    front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard -  front side
    front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard -  front side
    front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard -  back side
    back side



MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2092 / 17
    serial and parallel interface
  • two serial ports controlled by 68681
  • two parallel ports controlled by 68230
  • 75, 110, 134.5, 150, 300, 600, 1200, 2000, 2400, 4800, 7800, 9600, 19200, 57600 bps serial transfer rates
  • the 31250 bps MIDI rate is supported only when the 3.686 MHz oscillator is replaced by 4 MHz - this disables the higher bitrates (57600, 33600, 19200)
  • half length card - four ribbon cables connect to the two slot covers
  • both slot covers carry a DB9 serial port and a DB25 parallel port
  • serial ports are supported by NetBSD
  • disable jumper
  • supported by OpenBSD
    MultiFaceCard 2+
  • uses 7,3728 MHz oscillator instead of 3.686 MHz thus offering 76800 and 115200 bps serial rates
  • MFS3 software
  • the MultiFaceCard 2 can be simply upgraded to 2+ with the new oscillator and software

    Photo
    BSC MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ - Rev 7 front side
    Rev 7, front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ - Rev 6 front side
    Rev 6, front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ - Rev 6 back side
    Rev 6, back side

    BSC MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ - Rev 6 front side
    Rev 6, front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ - Rev 7 front side
    Rev 7, front side

    BSC MultiFaceCard 2 / MultiFaceCard 2+ - Rev 7 back side
    Rev 7, back side



MultiFaceCard 3 Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2092 / 18
    serial interface
  • two serial ports controlled by MC68681P
  • up to 115200 bps transfer speed
  • 3 byte FIFO buffer
  • two 26 pin internal headers
    • the first is directly wired to the DB9 connector on the slot cover of the card
    • the second is for the ribbon cable of the DB25 connector on the separate slot cover
  • the MC68681 is a 4 MHz version overclocked to 7 MHz in order to reach the 115200 bps transfer rate
  • the 31250 bps MIDI rate is supported only when the 7.3728 MHz oscillator is replaced by 4 MHz - this disables the higher bitrates (115200, 57600, 33600, 19200)
  • does not support the RI (Ring) signal
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD
    parallel interface
  • one bidirectional DB25 parallel port controlled by MC6821P
  • faster transfer speed than IOExtender's
  • supported by Linux and OpenBSD
    notes
  • multiple Multiface 3 cards are supported in one machine
  • no ROM or EPROM - no autoconfig drivers, duart.device (serial) and pit.device (parallel) have to be mounted with the supplied MFC program

    Photo
    BSC / Alfa Data MultiFaceCard 3 -  front side
    front side

    BSC / Alfa Data MultiFaceCard 3 -  back side
    back side



MultiPort
Company
Creative Microsystems, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    serial, parallel interface
  • two serial ports:
    • up to 38400 bps with a 68030, 19200 bps with a 68000
    • RS232, DB9 connector
    • RS422, Mac type 8 pin mini-DIN connector
    • driver software does not support hardware handshaking
    • AppleTalk networking software included for the RS422 port - DigiFeX Interact
  • parallel port:
    • DB25 connector
    • outgoing only
    optional SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal header
  • 8 bit, non-DMA
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM
  • SCSI share networking
  • A-Max II driver (DISscsi.amhd)


MVD-819 Photo Software
Company
Masoboshi, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2157 / 7
    realtime digitizer
  • captures up to 3 frames/s in colour or up to 9 frames/s in grayscale
  • supports all Amiga resolutions up to 720×624 with 4, 8, 16 grey shades or 16, 32, 4096 colours
  • 768 kB video RAM
  • two FBAS inputs
  • software:
    • bandwidth and color filters
    • ARexx port
    • VHI driver

    Photo
    Masoboshi MVD-819 -  front side
    front side

    Masoboshi MVD-819 -  back side
    back side



MX 8000 Plus
Company
Intelligent Memory, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • can be upgraded in 2 MB increments
  • feature connector for the optional ST412 / ST506 hard disk controller
    • socket for autoboot EPROMs - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
    • disable switch


Next Generation (Kronos II) Photo Software
Company
Memphis, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4136 / 64
    SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C94 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • two 50 pin internal headers
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for two 3.5" hard disks on the card but there are no power connectors provided - they have to be connected to the power supply
  • autoboot ROM (imscsi.device)
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II and Chamäleon 2.0 drivers
  • hard frame
  • no RAM option

    Photo
    Memphis Next Generation (Kronos II) - without metal frame front side
    without metal frame, front side

    Memphis Next Generation (Kronos II) - with metal frame front side
    with metal frame, front side

    Memphis Next Generation (Kronos II) -  back side
    back side



Nexus Photo Software
Company
Preferred Technologies, Inc., USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2102 / 1,8
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, can be disabled with a jumper
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II (nexus.amhd) and Chamäleon 2.0 drivers
    memory
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets
  • early versions supported up to 4 MB RAM, later it increased to 8 MB
  • supports 2, 4 and 8 MB configurations

    Photo
    Preferred Technologies, Inc. Nexus -  front side
    front side

    Preferred Technologies, Inc. Nexus -  back side
    back side



OctaByte
Company
Spirit Technology, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2034 / 6
  • 64 DIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • accepts 1M×1 DIPs, 150 ns or faster


OctoPlus Photo
Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
  • the board is basically a SupraRAM 2000 distributed by Memory and Storage Technology
  • the Supra title is just covered with a MAST sticker.

    Photo
    Memory and Storage Technology OctoPlus -  front side
    front side

    Memory and Storage Technology OctoPlus -  back side
    back side



Oktagon 2000 & 2008 Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
 Date
1991 / 1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2049 / 5,8
2092 / 5,8
    SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C94 @ 25 MHz
  • does not use DMA but interrupt driven programmed I/O
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external SCSI connector for both snap-in and screw-in connectors
  • Slow Cable Mode for external devices with long cables
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (oktagon.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • ROM versions less than 6.5 may have problems with removable media devices
  • the ROM uses a MOVEP operation - which is an illegal instruction on the 68060 - making troubles during bootup on 68060 systems
  • RDB compatible
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • hard disk controller disable jumper
  • A-Max II driver
  • supported by Linux
    Oktagon 2000 (Photo)
  • no memory expansion
  • also called as A.L.F. 3
    Oktagon 2008
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB 16 bit RAM
  • supports either static column or page mode 1M×4 ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable jumper

    Photo
    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 6 front side
    Rev 6, front side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 6 back side
    Rev 6, back side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 3 front side
    Rev 3, front side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 3 back side
    Rev 3, back side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 5 back side
    Rev 5, back side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 5 back side
    Rev 5, back side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 7 front side
    Rev 7, front side

    BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 7 back side
    Rev 7, back side

    Manual
    BSC-HD.pdf (443 kB)
    Controller Hardware and Software Installation Manual (english/german)
     



oMniBus
Company
ArMax, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
2181 / 0
    RTG graphics card
  • basically an ISA to Zorro bridging card, similar to the GoldenGate 2+
  • a standard PC display card occupies a second ISA slot
  • Tseng Labs ET4000AX
  • 1 MB RAM
    six predefined screen modes
  • 1280×1024 87 Hz interlaced, up to 16 colours from a 18 bit (262144) palette
  • 1152×900 60 Hz, up to 256 colours from 18 bit
  • 1120×832 65 Hz, up to 256 colours from 18 bit
  • 1024×768 70 Hz, up to 256 colours from 18 bit
  • 800×600 72 Hz, up to 32768 colours from a 15 bit (32768) palette
  • 640×480 81 Hz, up to 32768 colours from 15 bit
    notes
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • Picasso96 and custom drivers
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD


OMTI Adapter (A2000) Photo
Company
Megatronic, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    MFM controller
  • basically a reproduction of the C't OMTI-Adapter
  • supports up to two ST506 hard disks (OMTI)
  • does not autoconfig - the controller address is set by four patch wires
  • supplied with separate autoboot card

    Photo
    Megatronic OMTI Adapter (A2000) -  front side
    front side

    Megatronic OMTI Adapter (A2000) -  back side
    back side



OMTI-Adapter Photo
Company
C't, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    MFM controller
  • supports up to two ST506 hard disks (OMTI)
  • does not autoconfig - the controller address is set by four DIP switches: $810000 (ON ON ON OFF) or $8F0000 (OFF OFF OFF OFF)
  • different drivers can be used, c't suggests the MacroSystem AutoBootSystem (a separate autoboot card)
  • supported by MacroSystem's Medusa Atari ST emulator
  • A1000 and A500 versions connect to the side expansion port
  • the card was manufactured by MacroSystem

    Photo
    C't OMTI-Adapter -  front side
    front side

    C't OMTI-Adapter -  back side
    back side



One Stop Music Shop Photo
Company
Blue Ribbon Soundworks, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2161 / 2
    MIDI interface and wavetable
  • based on E-Mu System's Proteus 1 MIDI Sound Engine
    • it's an independent computer with a 68000 @ 10MHz
    • 128 kB Operating System ROM
    • 64 kB static RAM
    • 4 MB of 16 bit General MIDI samples in ROM, over 210 sampled sounds and waveforms
    • a large number of configurable parameters allow a lot of flexibility in the sound: velocity control, pitch bend, adjustable tuning, and a choice of scale temperament
    • no built in effects (they are produced by software)
    • 16 bit sampled stereo synth which is both polyphonic and polytimbral, so multiple instruments can be played simultaneously, up to its limit of 32 internal channels
    • some instruments need multiple internal channels
  • the Proteus is mounted as a daughterboard and interfaced to the Amiga via one port of a DUART
  • the other DUART port provides a built in MIDI interface
    • 1x MIDI In
    • 1x MIDI Out
    • expandable to three separate MIDI outs with the optional Triple Play Plus upgrade
  • stereo output (two RCA plugs)
  • bundled with Bars & Pipes Pro, supported by SoundJam
  • when the editor is first started, it has to read the entire configuration from the hardware, which takes about 20 seconds
  • works together with the Sunrize series: using Blue Ribbon's SyncPro (SMPTE Generator), both the AD1012 or AD516 and B&P Pro will lock to SMPTE, independently

    Photo
    Blue Ribbon Soundworks One Stop Music Shop -  front side
    front side

    Blue Ribbon Soundworks One Stop Music Shop -  front side
    front side

    Blue Ribbon Soundworks One Stop Music Shop -  back side
    back side



OverDrive Photo
Company
Pacific Peripherals / Interactive Video Systems, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 16
    SCSI controller
  • Motorola 68440 DMA controller IC
  • early revisions have no autoboot ROM but they can be upgraded with the OverDrive Autoboot Retrofit daughterboard:
    • connects into the sockets of U102, U104, U110, U115
    • the PAL in U110 is replaced, the other three chips are reused on the daugtherboard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector

    Photo
    Pacific Peripherals / Interactive Video Systems OverDrive -  front side
    front side

    Pacific Peripherals / Interactive Video Systems OverDrive - OverDrive Autoboot Retrofit  front side
    OverDrive Autoboot Retrofit, front side



Parallel I/O
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 5
    parallel interface
  • parallel ports are realized with 6522 chips - one of them can be directly accessed as PAR2:
  • one DB25 parallel connector (PAR2:)
  • fully compatible with AmigaDOS, all commands of parallel.device are supported
  • redirection of I/O between SER: / PAR: and PAR2: (device mapping)
  • 32 TTL output lines
  • 32 TTL input lines
  • additional daughterboards for relais output and / or optocouplers are available


Peggy Photo
Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2195 /
    MPEG video decoder
  • C-Cube CL450 video decoder
    • plays MPEG 1 animations at 25 fps in 352×288×24 (PAL), 352×240×24 (NTSC)
  • cannot decode MPEG audio
  • video can be played directly from CD-ROM (VideoCD, Philips CDI) or from hard disk
  • the video output is synchronized to the Amiga (NTSC/PAL) display
  • works only if the Amiga produces an NTSC/PAL signal
  • 256 kB display buffer
  • HD15 video output connector (RGB)
  • HD15 video passthrough connctor



Peggy Plus (Scala MD100) Photo Software
Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, video slot
 Autoconfig ID
2195 / 7
    MPEG video decoder
  • C-Cube CL450 video decoder
    • plays MPEG 1 animations at 25 fps in 352×288×24 (PAL), 352×240×24 (NTSC)
  • LSI-Logic L64112 audio decoder
    • supports MPEG-1 audio Layer 1 and 2
  • video can be played directly from CD-ROM (VideoCD, Philips CDI) or from hard disk
  • the video output is synchronized to the Amiga (NTSC/PAL) display
  • the Amiga signal can be used as overlay via the built in genlock
  • works only if the Amiga produces an NTSC/PAL signal
  • the Amiga audio output can be mixed into the MPEG audio output
  • 512 kB display buffer, expandable to 1 MB
  • HD15 video connector (RGB output)
  • 16 bit stereo audio output (headphone jack)
  • optional video module with composite and Y/C outputs
  • the card's device driver (peggympeg.device) is somewhat compatible with the CD32 device driver (mpeg.device)

    Photo
    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Peggy Plus (Scala MD100) -  front side
    front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Peggy Plus (Scala MD100) - with video encoder front side
    with video encoder, front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Peggy Plus (Scala MD100) - with video encoder back side
    with video encoder, back side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Peggy Plus (Scala MD100) - without video encoder front side
    without video encoder, front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Peggy Plus (Scala MD100) -  back side
    back side



Personal Animation Recorder Manual Photo Software
Company
Digital Processing Systems, Canada
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8553 / 1
    animation recorder
  • DR-2150 NTSC, DR-3150 PAL
  • replaces the record VCR and single frame controller
  • allows animation sequences to be recorded to a video tape recorder and played back in realtime (up to 60 fields per second) direct from hard disk
  • avoids bad edits, missed frames and dropouts well known to VCRs
  • variable speed playback
  • random access still frame retrieval
  • supports direct rendering of all common Amiga image formats including IFF24 and Video Toaster frame store files
  • can also be used to build sequences from pre-rendered image files
  • the image data is stored on the PAR hard disk as compressed digital 4:2:2 image file in 752×576 (PAL) or 752×480 (NTSC) resolution
  • one or two dedicated video hard disks connect to the PAR's IDE interface
    • maximum 4 GB capacity (1.5 hour video)
  • composite (BNC), S-VHS and CAV (Betacam/MII) (3 BNC) outputs
  • composite genlock input (BNC)
  • 5.5 MHz video bandwidth
  • 60 dB S/N ratio
  • the DR-2150 can be combined with the Personal TBC IV to perform real time video capture for rotoscoping, time lapse and other special effects
  • the DR-3150 can be combined with the AD-3000 real time video capture card
  • for recording audio the PAR can be combined with the AD516 via SMPTE

    Photo
    Digital Processing Systems Personal Animation Recorder - PAR DR-2150 (NTSC) Rev 2  front side
    PAR DR-2150 (NTSC) Rev 2, front side

    Digital Processing Systems Personal Animation Recorder - PAR DR-2150 (NTSC) Rev 3  front side
    PAR DR-2150 (NTSC) Rev 3, front side

    Digital Processing Systems Personal Animation Recorder - PAR DR-3150 (PAL)  front side
    PAR DR-3150 (PAL), front side



Personal Component Video Adapter Photo
Company
Digital Processing Systems, Canada
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    video adapter
  • adds S-VHS input and output to Newtek's Video Toaster
  • NTSC only
  • no software required



Personal VDA Photo
Company
Digital Processing Systems, Canada
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 
    video distribution amplifier
  • VDA-1000 for XT slot, VDA-1050 for Zorro II slot
  • can drive four 75 ohm terminated loads from one video input
  • the video input is AC coupled and features a switchable 75 ohm input termination
  • ideal for tape duplication, multi-monitor point of sale systems, distributing genlock reference to multiple devices, increasing isolation between devices by eliminating loop-throughs

    Photo
    Digital Processing Systems Personal VDA -  front side
    front side

    Digital Processing Systems Personal VDA -  front side
    front side



PHC-2000 Photo
Company
Phoenix Electronics, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card

    Photo
    Phoenix Electronics PHC-2000 -  front side
    front side

    Phoenix Electronics PHC-2000 -  back side
    back side



PhonePak VFX Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2017 / 11
    integrated voice mail and fax system
  • Yamaha YTM401 voice-fax chip
  • sending and receiving of faxes at 2400-9600 bps
  • auto fax detection
  • audio record and play back at 9600 Hz, 8 bit
  • two RCA connectors: line in for digitizing, line out for audio monitoring of incoming calls
  • two RJ11 telephone jacks: one to the phone line, the other to a local telephone
  • audio can be recorded and played back through the local telephone too
  • an attached fax machine can be used as scanner
  • voice compression feature
  • record and play back of voice and fax messages remotely
  • schedule sending faxes
  • multiple PhonePaks can be installed for multiple phone lines
  • multiple PhonePaks can share mail boxes
  • in order to use the PhonePak in an A3000 or A4000, a Zorro II RAM expansion has to be added in another slot because these machines have problems with Zorro II DMA to Chip RAM

    Photo
    Great Valley Products PhonePak VFX -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products PhonePak VFX -  front side
    front side



PIC-Universal
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 6
    PIC prototyping card
  • multi-purpose prototyping board with breadboard area for designing circuits
  • AutoConfig fully conforming to Commodore standards
  • complete buffering on board
  • bidirectional drivers for data and addresses
  • double sided printed circuit board


Picasso II Photo Software
Company
Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2167 / 11,12,13
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5426 or GD5428
    • 85 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 45 MHz in 16 bit
    • 28 MHz in 24 bit
  • 1 or 2 MB 45 or 60 ns DRAM
    • 1 MB (eight DIPs) soldered to board
    • eight DIP sockets for additional 1 MB
    • accepts 256k×4 DIPs, 45-80 ns
    screen modes
  • 1600×1280×8 interlace
  • 1152×864×16 interlace
  • 800×600×24 non-interlace
    optional video encoder module - Pablo (Photo)
  • FBAS and S-VHS outputs
  • only PAL compatible
  • 15 kHz overload protection
  • requires a time base corrector if used with a genlock
    notes
  • maps its memory directly into the Zorro II address space - speeds up manipulation of graphics memory but limits the amount of fast RAM to 6 MB
  • with 8 MB Zorro II fast RAM the board has to be run in segmented mode - lower performance
  • two 15 pin VGA connectors
  • automatic passthrough
  • Picasso96, CyberGraphX 2, 3 & 4, EGS and PicassoRTG drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.6 front side
    Rev 1.6, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.6 front side
    Rev 1.6, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.0 front side
    Rev 1.0, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.0 back side
    Rev 1.0, back side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.6 back side
    Rev 1.6, back side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.4 front side
    Rev 1.4, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II - Rev 1.4 back side
    Rev 1.4, back side



Picasso II+ Photo Software
Company
Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2167 / 11,12,13
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5428
    • 30 MB/s blitter speed
    • 85 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 45 MHz in 16 bit
    • 28 MHz in 24 bit
  • 2 MB 45 ns DRAM in four sockets
    screen modes
  • 1600×1280×8 interlace
  • 1152×864×16 interlace
  • 800×600×24 non-interlace
    optional video encoder module - Pablo
  • FBAS and S-VHS outputs
  • only PAL compatible
  • 15 kHz overload protection
  • brightness control
  • requires a time base corrector if used with a genlock
    notes
  • two 15 pin VGA connectors
  • automatic passthrough
  • DPMS support
  • Picasso96, CyberGraphX 2, 3 & 4, EGS and PicassoRTG drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Village Tronic Picasso II+ -  front side
    front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II+ -  front side
    front side

    Village Tronic Picasso II+ -  back side
    back side



Picasso IV Manual Photo Software
Company
Village Tronic, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2167 / 21,22,23,24
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5446 (PCI bus)
    • 64 bit blitter
    • 180 MB/s fillspeed
    • videoscaling with interpolation
    • colourroom converting
    • picture in picture
    • 16 bit digital video port
    • 135 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 85 MHz in 16 / 24 bit modes
    • 15.5 - 84 kHz horizontal frequency
    • 50 Hz interlace - 160 Hz non-interlace vertical frequency
  • 4 MB 64 bit 45 ns EDO RAM, eight chips
    screen modes
  • 1600×1200×16 interlace
  • 1280×1024×24 non-interlace
    integrated flicker fixer
  • programmable up to 160 Hz
  • 24 bit colourdepth for A4000, 12 bit for A3000 / A2000
  • EPROM stores the configuration
  • does not pass through native Amiga multiscan and double modes
    optional modules
  • Pablo IV video encoder (Photo)
    • S-VHS and CVBS outputs
    • supports PAL B/G, PAL I, PAL M, NTSC, NTSC-EIA
    • SECAM is not supported
    • linear interpolation reduces flickering
    • two display sizes: 640×480 and 800×600 - the latter is only available in PAL B / G / I mode
    • a time base corrector is required if used with a genlock
  • Paloma TV tuner (Photo)
    • three video sources - TV tuner, S-VHS, FBAS
    • the tuner supports only PAL B/G or PAL I, it does not support SECAM and NTSC
    • the videodecoder supports all standards, so it would be possible to use SECAM or NTSC through the S-VHS or Composite input (using a VCR as external tuner), but...
    • the software (PalomaTV) is written PAL only
    • monoaural sound decoding only
    • no teletext support
  • Concierto sound module (Photo)
    • Yamaha OPL3 synthesizer
    • 16 bit recording and playback
    • 3-44.1 kHz input and output
    • MIDI interface
    • consists of a main board and an I/O board
    • two mini DIN connectors with adaptor cables
  • planned modules
    • MPEG module
    • 3D module
    notes
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • integrated local PCI bus
  • flashROM for firmware upgrades
  • four channel audio mixer on board: Amiga, line, TV, CD
  • audio signal switcher - Amiga and CD-ROM inputs
  • DDC2B Monitor Plug'n'Play technology
  • DPMS power saving
  • 15 pin VGA output
  • S-VHS input / output for Pablo IV
  • 3.5 mm stereo input / output
  • when fitting into an A2000 the flicker fixer must be removed by breaking the card - requires the Denise adapter to avoid this
  • no support for draggable screens
  • Picasso96 and CyberGraphX 3 & 4 drivers
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD

    Photo
    Village Tronic Picasso IV - Rev 1.2N front side
    Rev 1.2N, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso IV - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Village Tronic Picasso IV - Rev 1.2N back side
    Rev 1.2N, back side



Piccolo Photo Software
Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2195 / 5,6
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5426
    • 85 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 45 MHz in 16 bit
    • 28 MHz in 24 bit
  • 1 or 2 MB DRAM
    screen modes
  • 1600×1280×8 interlace
  • 1152×864×16 interlace
  • 800×600×24 non-interlace
    notes
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • automatic passthrough
  • two 15 pin DSUB connectors
  • S-VHS and FBAS connectors for the optional video encoder module
  • early boards may have problems with GVP Combo cards - the memory / bus controller has to be replaced on the Piccolo
  • feature connector for connecting the VideoCruncher digitizer card
  • Picasso96, CyberGraphX 2, 3, 4, EGS and custom drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo -  front side
    front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo -  front side
    front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo -  front side
    front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo -  back side
    back side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo - connectors right side
    connectors, right side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo - Piccolo video module  front side
    Piccolo video module, front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo - Piccolo video module  back side
    Piccolo video module, back side

    Software
    Piccolo-1.dms (357 kB)
    install disk with PicoPainter v1.3 and loaders for AdPro / ImageMaster, disk 1
    EGSAmigaDriver v6.011, egs.library v6.100
     
    Piccolo-2.dms (769 kB)
    install disk with PicoPainter v1.3 and loaders for AdPro / ImageMaster, disk 2
    EGSAmigaDriver v6.011, egs.library v6.100
     
    Piccolo-3.dms (776 kB)
    install disk with PicoPainter v1.3 and loaders for AdPro / ImageMaster, disk 3
    EGSAmigaDriver v6.011, egs.library v6.100
     
    piccolo_1of3.dms (739 kB)
    install disk 1
      Installer's Heaven
    piccolo_2of3.dms (424 kB)
    install disk 2
      Installer's Heaven
    piccolo_3of3.dms (314 kB)
    install disk 3
      Installer's Heaven


Piccolo SD64 Photo Software
Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
 Date
1995
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2195 / 10,11
    RTG graphics card
  • Cirrus Logic GD5434
    • 64 bit blitter
    • 110 or 135 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 85 MHz in 16 bit modes
    • 45 MHz in 24 bit modes
  • 2 or 4 MB 64 bit 70 ns DRAM
    • 2 MB (four chips) soldered to board
    • four sockets for additional 2 MB
    screen modes
  • 1600×1280×8 interlace
  • 1280×1024×16 interlace
  • 1024×768×24 interlace
    notes
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • Picasso96, CyberGraphX 2, 3, 4 and EGS drivers
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD

    Photo
    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo SD64 -  front side
    front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo SD64 -  back side
    back side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo SD64 - Piccolo video module  front side
    Piccolo video module, front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich Piccolo SD64 - Piccolo video module  back side
    Piccolo video module, back side

    Software
    PiccoloSD64-1.dms (465 kB)
    install disk with PicoPainter v1.3 and loaders for AdPro / ImageMaster, disk 1
    EGSAmigaDriver v7.001, EGSPiccoloSD64Driver v7.028, egs.library v7.008
     
    PiccoloSD64-2.dms (803 kB)
    install disk with PicoPainter v1.3 and loaders for AdPro / ImageMaster, disk 2
    EGSAmigaDriver v7.001, EGSPiccoloSD64Driver v7.028, egs.library v7.008
     
    PiccoloSD64-3.dms (777 kB)
    install disk with PicoPainter v1.3 and loaders for AdPro / ImageMaster, disk 3
    EGSAmigaDriver v7.001, EGSPiccoloSD64Driver v7.028, egs.library v7.008
     


Power PC Board Photo Software
Company
Kolff Computer Supplies, Netherlands
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
trapdoor slot
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
767 / 0
    IBM XT emulation
  • A500: connects to the trapdoor connector
  • Zorro II: the same A500 version is connected to a Zorro II adapter card
  • Power PC Board v1:
    • NEC V30 @ 8 MHz processor
    • does not support hard drives, only floppy drives
  • Power PC Board v2:
    • NEC V30 @ 10 MHz processor
    • supports HD controllers but a special driver is necessary
    • software revision 2.90 supports the following HD controllers: A.L.F. (OMTI), A590 (OMTI, SCSI), Golem HD3000 (OMTI), Profex HD3000 (OMTI), Winner I (OMTI), F.S.E. (OMTI), Rex Datentechnik (OMTI), SupraDrive 500XP (SCSI), GVP A500+ (SCSI)
    • much faster video emulation (CGA)
  • 1 MB RAM:
    • 704 kB free RAM in MGA/CGA mode
    • 640 kB free RAM in EGA/VGA mode
    • 200 kB extra memory for a reset proof MS-DOS RAM disk
    • the RAM can be used by the Amiga as 512 kB Fast RAM and an additional 512 kB RAM disk
    • the board can use the Amiga's Fast RAM (up to 8 MB) as PC memory
  • does not multitask with the Amiga
  • uses the Amiga internal serial port with up to 19200 bit/s
  • uses the Amiga floppy controller and parallel port
  • video:
    • up to 640×480 in 16 colours
    • MGA 720×348
    • CGA 640/320×200
    • software emulated flicker-fixer in any PC interlace mode
  • battery backed up clock
  • emulated PC sound card
  • not compatible with NTSC Amigas

    Photo
    Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board - Rev 1 front side
    Rev 1, front side

    Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board - Zorro adapter Rev 1.2 with Power PC Board front side
    Zorro adapter Rev 1.2 with Power PC Board, front side

    Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board - Zorro adapter Rev 1.2 with Power PC Board  back side
    Zorro adapter Rev 1.2 with Power PC Board, back side



Power PC Board Plus Photo
Company
Kolff Computer Supplies, Netherlands
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A500, A500+, A600
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
trapdoor slot
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
767 / 0
    IBM XT emulation
  • A500, A500+: connects to the trapdoor connector
  • A600: installed in a plastic case under the A600, which is connected to the trapdoor slot with a short ribbon cable
  • Zorro II: the A500 version is connected to a Zorro II adapter card
  • NEC V30 @ 10 MHz processor
  • 1 MB RAM:
    • 704 kB free RAM in MGA/CGA mode
    • 640 kB free RAM in EGA/VGA mode
    • 200 kB extra memory for a reset proof MS-DOS RAM disk
  • in PC mode the board can use up to 8 MB of Amiga Fast RAM as PC memory
  • in Amiga mode the 1 MB RAM acts as Amiga RAM:
    • A500: 512 kB Chip RAM or 512 kB Fast RAM + 512 kB RAM disk
    • A500+, A600: 1 MB Chip RAM
    • A2000, A3000: 1 MB Fast RAM
    • if an Amiga has 8 MB Fast RAM installed, the Power PC Board supplies 512 Kb of Extra RAM only
  • does not multitask with the Amiga
  • uses the Amiga internal serial port, up to 38400 bit/s on a standard A500
  • uses the printer connected to the parallel port
  • uses the Amiga mouse and joystick
  • can use four Amiga floppy disk drives as PC disk drives, supports both 3.5 and 5.25" drives
  • most Amiga hard disk controllers are supported
  • video:
    • MGA (Hercules): 720×348 in 2 colours
    • CGA: 640×200 in 2 colours or 320×200 in 4 colours from a palette of 16
    • EGA: 640×350 in 16 colours from a palette of 64
    • VGA: 640×480 in 16 colours from a palette of 4096
    • software emulated flicker-fixer in any PC interlace mode
  • Adlib and SoundBlaster sound card emulation
  • battery backed up clock for A500 and A600

    Photo
    Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board Plus -  front side
    front side

    Kolff Computer Supplies Power PC Board Plus -  back side
    back side



Prelude Photo Software
Company
Albrecht Computer Technik, Germany
 Date
1997
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
16945 / 1
    Crystal Semiconductor Sound Codec 4231A
  • 5510-64000 Hz frequency range
  • ALaw, uLaw, ADPCM compression / decompression
  • MPC Level 2 compatible mixer
  • dual DMA registers support full duplex operation
  • two onchip FIFO buffers for higher performance
  • selectable Serial Audio Data Port
  • two channel simultaneous playback (simple stereo signal)
  • unlike a DSP, this chip is designed solely for handling audio, it cannot for example, off-load your CPU when playing back an 8+ channel ScreamTracker file
    connectors
  • LINE
    • can be routed to the ADC and to the onboard mixer
    • normally used for recording line level signals
  • MIC
    • can only be routed to the ADC, not to the mixer
    • used for recording only - signal may be line or mic level
  • AUX1
    • can be routed to the ADC and the onboard mixer
    • used for recording or mixing the audio output of a CD-ROM drive or the MPEGit MPEG audio decoder expansion module
  • AUX2
    • can only be routed to the mixer - cannot be used for recording
    • recommended for mixing with the Amiga output
    • after a reset when the card is not initialized by the mixer program, LINE out is muted and the source connected to AUX2 can only be sent to the mono output
  • OUT
    • goes to stereo system
    notes
  • 15 pin D-SUB connector for the customizable adaptor - when ordering, the type of connector can be chosen for each input (e.g. RCA, 1/4" phone plug , 1/8" phone plug
  • mixing means that the signal of that input can be mixed to the output along with other inputs, and the sound generated by the codec itself
  • recording means direct recording to RAM or hard disk from that input and also using it for digital realtime effects
  • 40 pin (male) expansion bus connector for expansion modules
    • Rombler - wavetable / MIDI interface
    • MPEG-it! - MPEG audio decoder supporting Layer II & III streams
    • Arpeggiator - digital input / output (S/P-DIF) for DAT, CD, MiniDisc, etc.
  • full duplex 16 bit audio sampling, mixing and playback
  • sampling and playback rates up to 64 kHz even on 68000
  • EMI filtering and double surge protection
    software
  • Realtime F/X; u-law, A-law, ADPCM encoder / decoder; Surround Decoder; Mixer (adjusts the level of each input); tapedeck (recording one of three inputs at a time); Dub! full duplex recorder (record and playback a file at the same time); AHI
  • optional Samplitude 3.0 or AudioLab16
  • AHI driver

    Photo
    Albrecht Computer Technik Prelude -  front side
    front side

    Albrecht Computer Technik Prelude -  front side
    front side

    Albrecht Computer Technik Prelude -  back side
    back side

    Albrecht Computer Technik Prelude -  back side
    back side



ProKick / ProKick XL Photo
Company
Intelligent Data Systems, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    multifunctional Zorro slot expansion
  • Zorro slot converter, EPROM burner and Kickstart switcher combined into one expansion
  • ProKick XL features 4 Zorro II slots (ProKick only one)
  • plugs into side expansion connector
  • passthrough connector
    EPROM burner
  • meant for burning Kickstart EPROMs from 256 KB (Kickstart v1.x) to 512 KB (Kickstart v2.x/v3.x)
  • supports 27C2001 (2 MBit) and 27C4001 (4 MBit) EPROMs
  • already prepared for 8 MBit EPROMs - using them require a change of GAL and FPGA (IC1 and IC2)
  • Kickstart files may not be split
  • only burning possible, no erasing
    Notes
  • the ProKick / ProKick XL can also be installed in an A2000, with limited use though
  • Zorro cards are mounted vertically
  • the Kickstart installed on the ProKick is mapped to the memory range $F80000-$FFFFFF, thus the original Kickstart ROM, or the Kickstart WOM and Bootloader ROM in case of A1000, is not accessible
  • 512 kB or 1 MB of EPROM space can be installed in total
  • expansion doesn't work with only one EPROM equipped, so always both sockets have to be occupied
  • part of the EPROM can be used for own software, e.g. Autoboot driver, if the Kickstart doesn't occupy all of the EPROM space
  • optional angled adapter:
    • available as an accessory for the ProKick (not suitable for the ProKick XL)
    • plugs into the Zorro slot
    • allows horizontal Zorro card mounting
    • offers an additional Zorro II slots (two in total)
  • a design tower case was available that allowed mounting the ProKick XL and an A500 motherboard in it

    Photo
    Intelligent Data Systems ProKick / ProKick XL -  front side
    front side

    Intelligent Data Systems ProKick / ProKick XL -  back side
    back side



Promigos Autoboot Photo
Company
Pro-Computer, Germany
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    autobooter
  • provides autoboot functionality for the Commodore A2090 SCSI controller
  • two autoboot ROMs
  • autoboots with Kickstart 1.2 and 1.3



ProRAM 2000 Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 2
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 (411000) DIPs only
  • no waitstates
  • memory autoconfig
  • the design is licensed from ASDG, the card is technically the same as the ASDG 8MI



Proto 40K
Company
ACDA, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    data acquisition and process control
  • the card holds a D/A, A/D, DIO module made by DataTranslation
    • 40 kHz maximum sampling rate
    • 16× 12 bit analog to digital conversion channels (16 bit channels are optional)
    • 2× 8 bit digital to analog conversion channels
    • 16× 1 bit digital input lines
    • 16× 1 bit digital output lines
    • 3× 16 bit timers (programmable and cascadable)
    • 3× trigger sources for the A/D process
    • adjustable input gain on the analog input lines
    • programmable signal amplifier / generator
  • data channels can be read randomly or sequentially
  • the software (Digi-Scope) does not support OS 2.0 and above


Protoboard II
Company
Akron Systems Development, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    prototyping board
  • plated through holes on a 0.1" grid pattern
  • place for 119 16 pin DIP chips
  • supports PLCC and PGA sockets
  • adjustable bracket and layout for various DB connectors and header pins
  • the autoconfig layout is drawn on the board
  • voltage and ground planes
  • gold plated edge connector


QuickNet 500 & 2000 Photo Software
Company
Resource Management Force, Australia
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A500
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2011 / 2
    Ethernet interface
  • A500: either 10BaseT or 10Base2 connectors, connects to the side expansion port
  • Zorro: AUI (Thick Ethernet) and either 10Base2 (Thin Ethernet) or 10BaseT (Twisted Pair) connectors
  • Fujitsu MB86950 controller
  • 64 kB buffer
  • EPROM contains both a SANA II compatible driver and the QuickNet networking software
  • the server machine has to run a disk based software too
  • the software does not detect the addresses of the boards itself, it has to be entered manually
  • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    Resource Management Force QuickNet 500 & 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Resource Management Force QuickNet 500 & 2000 -  back side
    back side



Rainbow II Photo Software
Company
Hertz Elektronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2145 / 32
    framebuffer
  • Analog Devices ADV7120 RAMDAC
  • 80 MHz pixel clock
  • 1.5 MB, 30 ns dual-ported video RAM in twelve ZIP sockets
  • four additional sockets take 0.5 MB for alpha channel
  • takes 256k×4 VRAM ZIPs
    screen modes
  • 768×576×24 (PAL)
  • 768×476×24 (NTSC)
  • 8 bit alpha channel option
  • 15.75 kHz interlaced or 31.5 kHz non-interlaced modes selectable by jumper
    notes
  • video RAM is mounted in the Zorro II address space, ruling out 8MB RAM expansions
  • if populated to 2 MB, VRAM can be used as system Fast RAM
  • DB9 output connector
  • supports 'Sync on Green' (toggled by jumper)
  • can generate a white test screen for the Video-DAC (activated by jumper)
  • two EPROM sockets for custom driver software
  • not compatible with genlocks
  • the card was first distributed by Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, later by BSC (sold it as R2) and Omega Datentechnik (sold it as R-II)

    Photo
    Hertz Elektronik Rainbow II -  front side
    front side

    Hertz Elektronik Rainbow II -  back side
    back side



RAM Fighter 2000 Photo
Company
RBW Elektronik, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
34659 / 18
30819 / 18
  • 32 DIP sockets accept 4 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 (514256), 70 ns DIPs in groups of four
  • four 30 pin SIP sockets accept 4 MB RAM
  • supports 1 MB SIPs in groups of two
  • possible configurations are 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8 MB
  • LCA logic (Logic Cell Array) EPROM - changing the EPROM allows the use of 4 megabit (1M×4) DIPs
  • disable switch
  • does not work in A3000
    DIP switch settings
    2
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    3
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    4
    ON
    ON
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
     
    - 512 kB
    - 1 MB
    - 1 MB + 512 kB
    - 2 MB
    - 2 + 1 MB
    - 2 + 2 MB
    - 4 + 2 MB
    - 4 + 4 MB

    Photo
    RBW Elektronik RAM Fighter 2000 -  front side
    front side

    RBW Elektronik RAM Fighter 2000 -  back side
    back side



RAM/ROM-Disk
Company
Amiga Hardware Tuning, Germany
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
19796 / 42
  • sixteen sockets accept up to 1 MB EPROM or SRAM
  • supports 27C512 EPROMs (64 kB capacity)
  • supports static RAM, backed up by battery
  • autoboot, requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • A500 and A1000 versions:
    • side expansion port to Zorro II adapter
    • there's no case, the Zorro II card is mounted vertically
    • the adapter has passthrough connector


Rambrandt Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    realtime digitizer and video processor
  • twin board
  • video and graphics, DTP, CAD system
  • TMS34020 processor
    • 40 MFLOPS peak speed at 40 MHz
    • 32 bit architecture with 512 byte cache
  • TMS34082 coprocessor
    • 32 bit math / graphics coprocessor
    • 3D vector support and rendering engine
    • parallel processing capability
  • memory
    • 8 MB of 44C251 1 Mb VRAM (two 4 MB banks)
    • pixel / bit aligned block transfer rate of 142 Mbits/s
    • 8 MB of DRAM for resident applications
  • input: RS-170A (composite), CCIR-624 (PAL), and RGB (DB9 Targa Pin Compatible)
  • output: RS-170A (composite), CCIR-624 (PAL), externally synchable (genlockable) RGB (DB9 Targa Pin Compatible)
  • RGB resolutions
    • variable from 320×400 to 1024×1024, in 8 or 32 bits
    • 1024×2048 scrollable work area by combining the two buffers
    • non-interlaced: 320×400, 320×480, 640×400, 640×480, 512×512, 640×640, 800×600, 800×640, 1024×512
    • interlaced: 800×800, 1024×768, 1024×1024
    • thousands of other custom resolutions possible
  • composite resolution: 768×480 (NTSC), 768×576 (PAL)
  • pixel depth: 8 bit or 32 bit, user definable
  • horizontal scan rate
    • programmable 15.734 kHz (nominal NTSC), 15.625 kHz (nominal PAL)
    • range 15-34 kHz
  • vertical scan rate
    • programmable 30 Hz (nominal NTSC), 25 HZ (nominal PAL)
    • range 25-100 Hz
  • interlace: programmable 2:1 interlaced, or non-interlaced
  • Amiga bus interface: 4×128 kB DMA blocks, directly addressable
  • hue, saturation, contrast: software adjustable via digital pots in 256 levels each
  • palette
    • 16.7 million colours displayable from a palette of 16.7 million
    • alternative display of 256 colours from a palette of 16.7 million
  • overlay
    • 8 bit alpha channel with 16 colour overlay
    • alpha channel colour key between buffers
  • image capture
    • full frame and field capture in 1/30th or 1/60th of a second
    • realtime image capture in 24 bits up to 1024×1024 resolution
    • grayscale image capture in 256 shades
    • multiple resolutions in composite and RGB, up to 1024×1024
    • two framebuffers with adjustable resolutions of up to 1024×1024 pixels per buffer in 32 bit colour
  • image processing
    • bit blitting
    • hardware zoom and pan
    • dynamic resizing
    • runlength encoding
    • JPEG compression support
    • image enhancement, image recognition, histography, and many other functions built in hardware
  • digital video effects: flipping, page turns, colourization, solarization, polarization, up to 8:1 zoom, rotations, picture in picture , live resizing, digital graphic overlay and many realtime 24 bit animation and digital video effects
  • SAGE Library: over 200 graphic functions, with 2D and 3D graphic libraries: LINEDRAW, POLYDRAW, CUBICSPLINE, PHONGSHADE, GOURADSHADE, and more.
  • fast image loading: NTSC overscan image in less than a second, 1.5 MB 24 bit image in less than 4 seconds
  • multiple Rambrandt boards can be linked together to create exceptional virtual reality systems

    Photo
    Progressive Peripherals & Software Rambrandt -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Rambrandt -  front side
    front side



RamWorks 2000 Photo Software
Company
Applied Engineering, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2088 / 224
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 (514256) DIPs only, 120 ns or faster
  • accepts DIPs in groups of four giving 0.5 - 8 MB configurations in 512 kB increments
  • does not require setting switches or jumpers for various memory configuration
  • configurations other than 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 MB are considered as an additional RAM card
  • works with Kickstart 1.3 only

    Photo
    Applied Engineering RamWorks 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Applied Engineering RamWorks 2000 -  back side
    back side



RapidFire Photo Software
Company
DKB, USA
 Date
1995
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2012 / 15
    SCSI 2 controller
  • Qlogic FAS246
  • not a DMA device - the performance suffers if accessing two disks at once on the card
  • autoboot ROM (dkbscsi.device)
  • passive termination
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • disk activity LED passthrough connector
    memory
  • two 72 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1, 2, 4 MB SIMMs, 80 ns or faster

    Photo
    DKB RapidFire -  front side
    front side

    DKB RapidFire -  front side
    front side

    DKB RapidFire -  back side
    back side



RC-2000 Photo
Company
Golden Image, UK
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 9,10
  • 64 DIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • 2 MB RAM preinstalled
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 DIPs only
  • disable jumper

    Photo
    Golden Image RC-2000 -  front side
    front side

    Golden Image RC-2000 -  back side
    back side



RE-2000 Photo
Company
Comspec Communications, Canada
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1006 /
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • accepts 256k×1 DIPs only



RE8 Photo
Company
Omega Datentechnik, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2145 / 1
  • 64 ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×1 ZIPs in groups of 16
  • supports 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations

    Photo
    Omega Datentechnik RE8 -  front side
    front side

    Omega Datentechnik RE8 -  back side
    back side



Repulse Photo Software
Company
Aliendesign, Germany
 Date
A2000
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
16708 / 0
  • sampling rates: 8, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
  • S/P-DIF frequencies: 32, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
  • support for 16 bit, 18 bit, 20 bit and 24 bit (S/P-DIF) samples in mono or stereo
  • enhanced full duplex recording
  • feature connector for extentions, an MP3 decoder module is planned
  • 3D sound function for games
    inputs and outputs
  • optical digital output (max 24 bit / 96 kHz, S/P-DIF compatible) capable to transfer standard PCM sound or encoded streams like Dolby Digital AC-3, MPEG Multichannel and DTS
  • optical digital input (S/P-DIF compatible)
  • stereo line in (external)
  • stereo line out (external)
  • mono microphone in (external)
  • independent stereo headphones out (external)
  • three internal stereo inputs to connect CD-ROMs etc.
  • all inputs (except S/P-DIF) can be mixed together
  • it's possible to record from all inputs simultaniously
  • the volume can be changed for every in- and output separately
    software
  • AHI driver
  • with the mixer preferences all volumes can be changed in realtime and it's used to setup the S/P-DIF input/output
  • stream player to play encoded data via S/P-DIF output
  • stream extractor to extract encoded streams S/P-DIF input
  • D-Box AC3 player for watching movies with Dolby Digital audio
  • Toccata emulation
  • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    Aliendesign Repulse - Rev 3.2 front side
    Rev 3.2, front side

    Aliendesign Repulse - Rev 3.2 front side
    Rev 3.2, front side

    Aliendesign Repulse - Rev 3.2 back side
    Rev 3.2, back side



Resolver
Company
Digital Micronics, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2129 / 1
    RTG graphics card
  • Texas Instruments TMS34010 @ 60 MHz graphics processor
    • up to 1280×1024 non-interlaced
    • up to 2048×2048 interlaced
    • 256 colours from the 16.7 million palette
    • 16 colour overlay
    • two hardware cursors
  • up to 4 MB video RAM - 32 ZIPs
    • Resolver A - 1 MB VRAM, 1024×768, without double buffering
    • Resolver B - 2 MB VRAM, 1600×1200, with double buffering
    • Resolver C - 4 MB VRAM, 2048×2048
  • up to 1 MB overlay video RAM - 8 ZIPs
  • up to 8 MB DRAM for resident applications (2 MB standard) - 16 ZIPs
  • 2048×2048 can be displayed even on a Commodore 1950 monitor that is 800×600 only
  • 3 BNC output connectors
  • SAGE (Standard Amiga Graphics Environment) driver
  • X-Windows driver for Amiga Unix System V Release 4


Retina Manual Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 6
    RTG graphics card
  • NCR 77C22E+
    • 90 MHz max pixel clock
    • 70 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 25 MHz in 24 bit modes
    • 15-75 kHz horizontal frequency
    • 50-100 Hz vertical frequency
  • 1, 2 or 4 MB DRAM, page mode, segmented, 70-80 ns
  • sixteen ZIP sockets
    • 1 MB setup: every second socket (1, 3, 5, 7...) is populated with a 256k×4 chip (414256)
    • 2 MB setup: every socket is populated by a 256k×4 chip (414256)
    • 4 MB setup: every second socket (1, 3, 5, 7...) is populated with a 1M×4 chip (414400)
    screen modes
  • 2400×1200×8 interlace
  • 1280×1024×16 non-interlace
  • 1024×768 non-interlace
    notes
  • optional external composite encoder - gives television style video output
  • optional video encoder - S-VHS and composite outputs
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • EGS and RetinaEmu drivers
  • supported by NetBSD (except for X server) and OpenBSD

    Photo
    MacroSystem Retina -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Retina -  back side
    back side



SA-2000 Photo
Company
Comspec Communications, Canada
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1006 /
    SCSI controller
  • uses polled I/O transfers
  • autoboot ROM (CompspecSCSI.device) - can be disabled by software
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card - requires stand-offs
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • A-Max II driver (comspechd.amhd)

    Photo
    Comspec Communications SA-2000 -  front side
    front side

    Comspec Communications SA-2000 -  back side
    back side



Scan-King Photo
Company
Reis-Ware, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
43437 / 17
    handy scanner and interface
  • 200 dpi hardware and 800 dpi oversampled resolution
  • 16 - 64 grayscales
  • basic paint and OCR software
  • half length Zorro II card
  • 8 pin mini-DIN connector for attaching the handy scanner

    Photo
    Reis-Ware Scan-King -  front side
    front side

    Reis-Ware Scan-King -  back side
    back side

    Reis-Ware Scan-King - connector plate front side
    connector plate, front side



SCANnex Photo Software
Company
Feet Computer Systems, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
8512 / 65
    SCSI 2 controller
  • a simple SCSI controller card bundled with a Sharp JX-7000 SCSI printer or a SCSI scanner with SCANnex driver software
  • SCANnex supports the following scanners:
    • Sharp JX-320, JX-600
    • Mustek MFS-6000CX, MFS-12000CX
    • Tamarack TS-3000C, TS-6000C, TS-8000C
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • external SCSI connector only, 50 pin Centronics
  • no autoboot ROM
  • the manufacturer ID belongs to Phase 5

    Photo
    Feet Computer Systems SCANnex -  front side
    front side

    Feet Computer Systems SCANnex -  back side
    back side



SCRAM 2000 Software
Company
Norman Jackson / MegaMicro, Australia
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4096 / 3,4
  • SCSI + RAM for A2000, a public domain kitware project
  • schematics, building instructions and driver software are all published
  • custom logic (GALs, PALs, etc.) are not published, these chips have to be ordered from the author
  • the five custom logic chips:
    • Bertie - controls the memory autoconfigure logic
    • Cyril - SCSI autoboot controller chip
    • Griswold - master timing controller for the DRAMs
    • Ronald - controls RAM operation
    • Dennis - main address decoder
    SCSI controller
  • provides sockets for either an 8 or 16 bit SCSI controller IC:
    • National Semiconductor DP8490V - an enhanced version of NCR 53C80
    • NCR 53C94 - the card performs 50% faster with it
  • the two controllers require different custom logic chips and autoboot ROM
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable switch for older Kickstarts or for game compatibility
  • supports the Rigid Disk Block standard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • hard disk power connector
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • external DB25 SCSI connector
  • SCSI access LED connector
  • termination power option - jumper selectable +5V on pin 25 of the external connector and pin 26 of the internal header for using passive terminators
  • non-DMA transfer
  • custom synchronising logic
    memory
  • 16 ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • takes 256k×4 or 1M×4 ZIPs
  • ZIP sizes cannot be mixed
  • possible configurations are 0, 2, 4 or 8 MB
  • static column ZIPs work, but not improve performance
  • zero wait state
  • RAM access LED
  • autoconfigure LED



SCSI Interface Photo
Company
Alcomp, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI 2 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card's hard frame
  • two 50 pin internal headers
  • no external SCSI connector
  • autoboot ROM
  • no RAM option
  • bundled with tape streamer and hard disk

    Photo
    Alcomp SCSI Interface -  front side
    front side

    Alcomp SCSI Interface -  back side
    back side



SecureKey Photo
Company
DKB, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2012 / 9
    password protection
  • once installed, the board requires the user to enter a password at warm or cold boot
  • three chances are given and if they all fail, the machine is locked, requiring a cold reboot
  • on softkicking A3000s the password has to be entered twice: before Kickstart is loaded, and after the warm boot
  • passwords are case sensitive and not displayed on the screen when typing
  • the protection can be bypassed by removing the card

    Photo
    DKB SecureKey -  front side
    front side

    DKB SecureKey -  back side
    back side



Serial I/O
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 3
    serial interface
  • four bidirectional serial ports
  • 110 - 19200 bps transfer speeds
  • a dedicated processor controls the I/O operations to avoid system slow-downs during serial transfers
  • supports several protocols with the supplied drivers


Serial Solution
Company
Checkpoint Technologies, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2055 / 0
    serial interface
  • one DB9 and one DB25 serial port
  • the DB25 port pinout is identical to the standard Amiga serial port, it even supplies power on the same pins
  • standard baud rates from 50 to 38400 bps
  • custom baud rates up to 125000 bps - but both ports have to use the same rate
  • all handshaking lines are supported: DTR, DSR, CTS, RTS, CD, RI
  • MIDI compatible - includes a separate oscillator to produce the exact 31,250 bps MIDI rate
  • supported by Bars & Pipes - 16 MIDI channels per port (up to 48 channels including the Amiga built-in serial port)
  • serial driver is ckptss.device


SKIstor 2000
Company
SKI Peripherals, Australia
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
32768 / 128
    SCSI controller
  • Adaptec AIC-6250EL controller IC
  • uses non-DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
    serial interface
  • Zilog 8530 controller IC
  • two DB9 serial ports


Slot Machine
Company
Spirit Technology, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2034 / 4
    OMTI controller
  • serves as a host for a 62 pin OMTI5520 (ST412/506) controller card
  • supports RLL and MFM
  • works only with hard disks with OMTI or DTC controller
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • metal rail for a 3.5" drive
  • cannot load data into the RAM of 32 bit accelerators


SmartCard (SC-201) Manual Photo
Company
Masoboshi, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2157 / 1
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 ZIPs, 100 ns or faster
  • supports static column, fastpage mode and nibble mode ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • half length card
  • disable switch

    Photo
    Masoboshi SmartCard (SC-201) -  front side
    front side

    Masoboshi SmartCard (SC-201) -  front side
    front side

    Masoboshi SmartCard (SC-201) -  back side
    back side

    Masoboshi SmartCard (SC-201) -  front side
    front side

    Masoboshi SmartCard (SC-201) -  back side
    back side



Spider Photo
Company
Zeus Electronic Development, Germany
 Date
1997
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2189 / 4
    serial interface
  • eight serial ports
  • 75-57600 bps transfer speed including the 31250 bps MIDI rate
  • eight serial interface chips
  • microprocessor running at 11.1 MHz, could be pushed to 14.7 MHz
  • each port has an 8 byte buffer for both status and data
  • independent transfer speeds for every channel

    Photo
    Zeus Electronic Development Spider -  front side
    front side

    Zeus Electronic Development Spider -  back side
    back side



Spitfire Photo Software
Company
DKB, USA
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    SCSI 2 controller
  • Qlogic FAS246
  • not a DMA device - the performance suffers if accessing two disks at once on the card
  • autoboot ROM (dkbscsi.device)
  • passive termination
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • disk activity LED passthrough connector
  • no memory expansion



Super 8 Photo
Company
Hardital, Italy
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
6666 / 2
  • 2 MB (16 DIP chips) soldered on board
  • 48 DIP sockets accept up to 6 MB RAM
  • supported configurations are 2, 4 and 8 MB
  • accepts 1M×1 (511000) DIPs only
  • works only with Kickstart 1.x

    Photo
    Hardital Super 8 -  front side
    front side

    Hardital Super 8 -  back side
    back side



SupraDrive 2000 Manual
Company
Supra, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 3
    SCSI controller
  • 53C80 controller IC
  • uses DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • three mounting holes for attaching a SCSI to ST-506 adapter



SupraDrive 2000 WordSync Manual Photo Software
Company
Supra, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 12
    SCSI controller
  • 53C80 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • to reduce CPU load the controller buffers two 8 bit transfers from the hard disk and transfers them as 16 bit to memory
  • autoboot ROM (suprascsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • automounts FFS volumes only
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • the hard disk takes its power directly from the power supply not the card itself
  • A-Max II driver
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • series III:
    • RDB compatible
    • unlike former revisions this one automounts all volumes
  • no RAM option
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • hard frame

    Photo
    Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync - with hard disk bracket front side
    with hard disk bracket, front side

    Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync -  front side
    front side

    Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync -  back side
    back side

    Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync - with hard disk bracket back side
    with hard disk bracket, back side



SupraModem 2400zi Manual Photo Software
Company
Supra, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 11
    internal modem
  • asynchronous mode: 300/1200/2400 bps
  • supports BTX mode at 2400/2400 and 1200/1200 bps
  • autoanswer and autodial
  • compatible to Bell 103/212 A and CCITT V.21/V.22/V.22bis
  • fully compatible to AT command set
  • adjustable speaker volume
  • up to five SupraModems are supported in one Amiga

    Photo
    Supra SupraModem 2400zi -  front side
    front side

    Supra SupraModem 2400zi -  back side
    back side



SupraModem 2400zi Plus Photo
Company
Supra, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 16
    internal modem
  • MNP class 2-5 & V.42bis error correction
  • asynchronous operation at 300/1200/2400 bps
  • up to 4800 bps with another MNP5 modem
  • up to 9600 bps with another V.42bis modem
  • supports Bell 103/212 A and CCITT V.21/V.22/V.22bis/V.42bis
  • fully compatible to AT command set

    Photo
    Supra SupraModem 2400zi Plus -  front side
    front side

    Supra SupraModem 2400zi Plus -  back side
    back side



SupraRAM 2000 Manual Photo Software
Company
Supra, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 9,10
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • 2 MB RAM preinstalled
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 (511000) DIPs only, 70 - 120 ns
  • disable jumper

    Photo
    Supra SupraRAM 2000 - with 4MB RAM front side
    with 4MB RAM, front side

    Supra SupraRAM 2000 -  front side
    front side

    Supra SupraRAM 2000 - with 8MB RAM front side
    with 8MB RAM, front side

    Supra SupraRAM 2000 -  back side
    back side



Synthesis 2000 Software
Company
Hardital, Italy
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2080 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • 5380 controller IC
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM (syndisk.device)
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×4 ZIPs in groups of four
  • supports 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations



Tandem Manual Photo Software
Company
BSC, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2092 / 24
    CD-ROM and IDE controller
  • no autobooting capability
  • half length card - no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
  • two 40 pin IDE headers
  • supports two IDE or ATAPI devices and two Mitsumi CD-ROM drives at once
  • the supported Mitsumi drives are:
    • LU-005S single speed
    • FX-001S single speed
    • FX-001D double speed
  • delivered with CD-ROM filesystem

    Photo
    BSC Tandem -  front side
    front side

    BSC Tandem -  back side
    back side



TBC Plus Photo Software
Company
Great Valley Products, USA
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    time base corrector
  • infinite window time base corrector using 8 bit 4:2:2 CCIR-601 professional quality all digital video signal processing
  • realtime 24 bit video framegrabber / framebuffer for use as a digital video stillstore or signal generator
  • full transcoding between Composite and Y/C (SVHS) input and Composite and Y/C (SVHS) output
  • full processing amplifier (ProcAmp) control for correcting or adjusting incoming video on the fly quickly and professionally (hue, brightness, contrast, saturation)
  • realtime programmable video special effects generator featuring solarization, strobing, pseudo colour, monochrome effects, and more
  • NTSC / PAL / SECAM signal standards conversion to NTSC / PAL for integration into worldwide video environments automatically
  • ImageFX: direct editing and manipulation in the framebuffer
  • optional full SMPTE / EBU timecode receiver / generator (encoding / decoding / striping) - VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code) and LTC (Longitudinal Time Code) can be read and written
  • optional digital comb filter (cleans up Composite for Y/C output and fixes cross colour by splitting the Composite signal into separate chroma and luma signals as if it were a true Y/C input) provides true wide band 5.5 MHz Composite video performance
  • inputs and outputs reside on an adaptor cable
    • inputs: Y/C, two Composite Video, external key signal, sync reference signal, Longitudinal Time Code (LTC)
    • outputs: Y/C, Composite Video, Longitudinal Time Code (LTC)
  • the Composite and Y/C inputs can be connected simultaneously and hot switched with software without having to play with cable connections
  • convert the two Composite inputs into a single Y/C input, providing two switchable Y/C inputs
  • up to five TBCPlus cards can be installed in a single Amiga and independently controlled
  • will not overload the power supply when the maximum of five TBCPlus units are installed
  • works in 30 Hz, 29.97 Hz, 25 Hz, 24 Hz drop frame and color frame modes, can put a SMPTE burn-in window anywhere over the video
    memory
  • two 30 pin SIMM sockets for frame buffer memory - 1 MB installed as standard, expandable to 2 MB for improving special effects
  • two 64 pin SIMM sockets for 4 or 8 MB standard Zorro II Fast RAM - accepts only 4 MB GVP SIMMs
  • the Fast RAM expansion has nothing to do with the performance of the TBC Plus, it doesn't increase the frame buffer capacity - it is meant for A3000 and A4000 machines which may have problems with Zorro II DMA to Chip RAM

    Photo
    Great Valley Products TBC Plus -  front side
    front side

    Great Valley Products TBC Plus -  back side
    back side

    Great Valley Products TBC Plus - Comb Filter module  front side
    Comb Filter module, front side

    Great Valley Products TBC Plus - Comb Filter module  back side
    Comb Filter module, back side



The Advantage
Company
Pacific Peripherals, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 2
  • 64 DIP sockets accept up to 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • uses 256k×1 DIPs
  • zero wait states


Thylacine Photo Software
Company
Ambience Creation Technology, Australia
 Date
2002
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    USB interface
  • one USB connector - for connecting multiple USB devices an external USB hub is required
  • complies to the USB 1.1 specification
  • supported by the Poseidon USB stack
  • drivers are available for printers, scanners, ethernet adapters, keyboards and mice



Toaster Link Photo
Company
NewTek, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    Video Toaster controller
  • a SCSI based remote controller that allows Video Toaster to be used as a peripheral for an Apple Macintosh
  • as several TV stations and video production companies have experience only with Macs, NewTek had a demand for a Toaster to Mac interface system
  • the system consists of the Amiga interface card, the controller software on the Macintosh, and a simple SCSI cable
  • the controller software allows the use of Mac OS based image- and video processing applications instead of ToasterPaint, provides a Mac like user interface for the Video Toaster Switcher, and provides file transfers to and from the Amiga
  • the interface card is manufactured by Expansion Systems, it's basically a modified version of their DataFlyer Plus SCSI card
    • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
    • DB25 external SCSI connector
    • modified "autoboot ROM" and PALs
    • SCSI ID selector jumpers in place of DataFlyer's IDE header



Toccata Manual Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 12,13
  • recording 5 to 48 kHz in 16 bit and 8 bit direct to hard disk
  • up to 32 channel parallel playback from hard disk in 16 bit
  • record and playback simultaneously
  • 64x oversampling
  • 16 sampling rates
  • 10 Hz - 20 kHz response
  • 95 dB signal to noise ratio
  • 3 stereo inputs
  • 1 stereo output
  • inputs and outputs are 6.3 mm stereo jack connectors
  • on board mixer for mixing any input with recorded data
  • with the ADPCM compression feature it can digitize at 32 kHz directly to a floppy disk
  • together with a V-Lab video digitizer both sound and visual can be digitized for a video sequence
  • optional SMPTE time code module
  • Samplitude nonlinear editing software
    • device direct mode for direct sector access on hard disk
    • fast cut functions with zero cross routines
    • parameters window for setting sample thickness in Hz
    • allows exchanging data between samples while viewing up to 10 samples simultaneously
  • AHI driver
  • supported by NetBSD

    Photo
    MacroSystem Toccata -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Toccata -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Toccata -  back side
    back side



Triceratops Photo Software
Company
Scott Advanced Microdesigns
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2128 / 1
    serial interface
  • two DB9 ports
  • ST16C552 interface chip
  • individually programmable transfer speeds up to 691200 bps
  • 16 byte transmit and receive FIFO buffers with adjustable trigger depth
  • optional internal MIDI interface - rules out the second serial port
  • cereal.device - supports up to 32 units of Triceratops serial channels
    parallel interface
  • one DB25 bidirectional parallel port
  • extprint.device - output only parallel port driver for up to 8 units
  • no parallel input device driver is supplied

    Photo
    Scott Advanced Microdesigns Triceratops -  front side
    front side

    Scott Advanced Microdesigns Triceratops -  back side
    back side



Trifecta LX & EC Photo Software
Company
ICD, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A500
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2071 / 35
  • Trifecta LX: SCSI 2 and IDE controllers
  • Trifecta EC: IDE controller only
  • ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • autoboot ROM (trifecta.device) - can be disabled with a switch
  • autoconfiguring of the memory can be disabled with a switch
  • 50 pin external SCSI connector (LX)
    A500 version:
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • GVP compatible mini slot for GVP's PC emulator board
  • own power supply
    Zorro II version:
  • does not work in A3000 / A4000

    Software
    ICDPrepHD-42.dms (117 kB)
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1
     
    ICDPrepHD-42.dms (117 kB)
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1
     


Trumpcard 2000 Photo Software
Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 48
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 53C80
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • 50 pin internal header
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (IVS_SCSI.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • when booting from floppy disk, the hard disk is not mounted automatically in order to prevent virus infection - but pressing the left mouse button during startup forces the HD to be mounted
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • not RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ivs_scsi.amhd)

    Photo
    Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard 2000 - TrumpCard  front side
    TrumpCard, front side

    Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard 2000 - TrumpCard  back side
    TrumpCard, back side



Trumpcard Professional 2000 Photo Software
Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 52
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 53C80
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • 50 pin internal header
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (IVS_SCSIpro.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • when booting from floppy disk, the hard disk is not mounted automatically in order to prevent virus infection - but pressing the left mouse button during startup forces the HD to be mounted
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • RDB compatible
  • SCSI share networking - one computer has write access the others have read access only
  • A-Max I and II drivers (ivs_SCSIpro.amhd)
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • no RAM option - the Trumpcard Pro 2000 with RAM expansion and extra parallel port is the Grand Slam

    Photo
    Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.3 front side
    Rev 1.3, front side

    Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.2 back side
    Rev 1.2, back side

    Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.2 with bracket front side
    Rev 1.2 with bracket, front side



Twin-X Manual Photo
Company
ASDG, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 255
    general purpose I/O board
  • it is a host for two industry standard Intel iSBX (IEEE-959) I/O daughterboards
  • supports both the 8 and 16 bit iSBX modules
  • ASDG offered two modules: a GPIB (IEEE-488) module and a dual serial port module
  • any other iSBX module can be installed: A/D and D/A converters, digital I/O, servo controllers, stepper motor controllers, etc.
  • Twin-X cannot DMA on the Zorro bus but it can be set up in a way that DMA requests from the mounted iSBX modules (which of course support DMA) triggers an interrupt in the Amiga
  • the iSBX modules appear to be standard auto-configuring boards for the Amiga
  • autoconfig status LEDs - when a module is correctly configured its LED lights up
  • two activity LEDs - when a module is accessed its LED lights up

    Photo
    ASDG Twin-X - SBX-GPIB module  front side
    SBX-GPIB module, front side

    ASDG Twin-X - SBX-GPIB module  back side
    SBX-GPIB module, back side

    ASDG Twin-X -  front side
    front side

    ASDG Twin-X -  back side
    back side

    ASDG Twin-X - with GPIB module front side
    with GPIB module, front side



Unity
Company
Kato Development, Germany
 Date
1999
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    clock port and PCMCIA interface
  • allows using expansions initially done for the A1200
  • onboard high speed serial interface - the same as Twister 1200
  • the card is prepared for an onboard parallel interface
  • two clock ports, one PCMCIA port and one external serial port
  • variable bus speed - it makes possible to run expansions nearly as slow as in the A1200 but it's even possible to go up to twice that speed
  • optional PCMCIA Ethernet modules
    • Unity-Net 10
    • 10Base-T and 10Base-2 connectors
    • 16 kB databuffer
    • auto detection of TwistedPair / BNC connection
      Unity-Net 100
    • 100Base-TX connector
    • 64 kB databuffer
    • auto negotiation of 10Base-T and 100Base-TX
    Notes
  • the Unity never left prototype status
    • standard version was too expensive
    • the cost reduced version was easily destroyable due to lacking buffers


V-Lab Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 4
    realtime digitizer
  • 24 bit realtime video digitizing in NTSC or PAL - does not require the video player to hold still
  • capable of digitizing one frame of video in 1/30 of a second, or one field in 1/60 of a second (two fields equal one frame)
  • maximum digitizing resolution is 720×611
  • when images are digitized they are stored in YUVN format
  • 3 MB, 40 ns DRAM
  • two Composite (FBAS) inputs - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • multiple V-Labs in one Amiga are possible and controlled by the same software
  • requires at least Kickstart 2.0
  • VHI driver

    Photo
    MacroSystem V-Lab -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab -  back side
    back side

    Software
    VLab-13.dms (367 kB)
    install disk v1.3
    vlab.library v1.0, VLab v1.3
     
    VLab-40.dms (338 kB)
    install disk v4.0
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.0
     
    VLab-41.dms (340 kB)
    install disk v4.1
    vlab.library v7.3 VLab v4.1
     
    VLab-42.dms (378 kB)
    install disk v4.2
    vlab.library v8.2 VLab v4.2
     


V-Lab Motion Photo
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 18
    non-linear editing system
  • realtime JPEG compression / decompression chipset
  • composite and Y/C input and output
  • optional digital YUV or RGB component transcoders (50 pin feature connector)
  • integrated genlock and chroma key
  • 2.5 MB, 30 ns DRAM
  • realtime video capture (60 fields or 30 fps for NTSC) and playback at YUV 4:2:2 square pixel quality 768×576
  • integrated scaling hardware giving extended capture and replay capability with picture in picture feature
  • also perfect for computer animation playback from any animation package
  • motion JPEG nonlinear video edit/playback
  • complete ARexx support allows digital video effects to be applied to video frames with third party image processor softwares
  • no TBC, time code or dedicated hard drives are required
  • fully integrated with the Toccata audio digitizing card giving simultaneous, synchronized, direct to disk CD quality audio recording
  • additional adapter for direct interfacing with the Video Toaster
  • MovieShop editing software
    • video clips and audio are stored within special JPEG file system partitions whose maximum size is 4 GB
    • cuts or sequences can be played back any time, making edits of the rough or fine cut visible at a glance
    • runs directly on V-Lab Motion board minimizing CPU access time

    Photo
    MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.3 front side
    Rev 1.3, front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.2 front side
    Rev 1.2, front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.2 back side
    Rev 1.2, back side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.3 front side
    Rev 1.3, front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Motion - Rev 1.3 back side
    Rev 1.3, back side



V-Lab Y/C Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 4
    realtime digitizer
  • 24 bit realtime video digitizing
  • Interleaved Frame Recording (IFR): allows to digitize full 30 fps digital video sequences to hard disk by making multiple passes of the recorded video
  • frame grab in 1/30th of a second, field grab in 1/60th of a second
  • digitized images are stored in YUVN format
  • 3 MB, 40 ns DRAM
  • two Composite and one S-VHS input - multiple video sources can be connected and selected by software
  • realtime colour controls
  • TBC is not required
  • VHI driver

    Photo
    MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem V-Lab Y/C -  back side
    back side

    Software
    VLab-13.dms (367 kB)
    install disk v1.3
    vlab.library v1.0, VLab v1.3
     
    VLab-40.dms (338 kB)
    install disk v4.0
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.0
     
    VLab-41.dms (340 kB)
    install disk v4.1
    vlab.library v7.3, VLab v4.1
     
    VLab-42.dms (378 kB)
    install disk v4.2
    vlab.library v8.2, VLab v4.2
     


VarIO Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2001
 Amiga
A1200
A2000, A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
clock port
Zorro II
 
    serial interface
  • 460800 bps transfer speed
  • 16 byte FIFO buffer
  • MIDI compatible
  • DB9 serial connector
    parallel interface
  • 16 byte FIFO buffer
  • supports ECP mode (extended capabilities port)
  • DB25 parallel connector
    notes
  • can be installed in three ways:
    • into a Zorro II slot
    • to the 26 pin expansion port of a Buddha, Buddha Flash, Catweasel Z2, ISDN Surfer, X-Surf or another VarIO (Hypercom, ISDN-Blaster and Highway are incompatible)
    • to a clock port - only possible with a special version of the VarIO that is only manufactured on order (the difference is the voltage level converter)
      • clock port pin 40 is marked
  • if installed into a Zorro II slot the clock port or the 26 pin expansion port (only one of them at a time) can be used for expanding the VarIO
    • clock port allows using expansions initially designed for the clock port of the A1200
    • when installed in Zorro slot, pin 40 of the card's clock port is towards the front side of the computer, pin 19 resp. pin 1 towards the rear side
    • marked wire of clock port expansions go to pin 19 or pin 40, depending on the manufacturer's definition - e.g. expansions made by Individual Computers are installed with the red stripe on pin 40 (to the left), expansions of E3B mark pin 19 / pin 1 (to the right)

    Photo
    Individual Computers VarIO -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers VarIO -  back side
    back side



VD-2001 Manual Photo Software
Company
Roland Köhler / Merkens EDV, Austria
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2009 / 2
    framebuffer / realtime digitizer
  • 24 bit video digitizing at 50 fps
  • recording of 24 bit images from hard disk to VCR
  • up to 512×580 resolution (less than PAL)
  • 1.5 MB video RAM
  • 25 pin female connector for attaching the RGB splitter
  • external RGB splitter:
    • S-VHS / Hi8 and Euro-AV (Scart) inputs
    • DB23 RGB output connector - can only display the framebuffer image, the Amiga image is not passed through
    • external power supply
  • software:
    • reads IFF, RAW-RGB (Sculpt) and Beams (Reflections) formats
    • does not support RGB8 (TurboSilver, Imagine)
    • eleven filters: Smooth, Gauss, Median, Laplace, etc.
    • ARexx port
  • needs external sync signal on startup

    Photo
    Roland Köhler / Merkens EDV VD-2001 -  front side
    front side

    Roland Köhler / Merkens EDV VD-2001 -  back side
    back side



Vector A2000i (Professional RAM Board) Photo
Company
HK-Computer, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
6148 / 0
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations with autoconfig
  • the 6 MB configuration works only with autoconfig disabled - the memory has to be added by software
  • accepts 1M×1, 70 - 120 ns DIPs
  • running a 6 MB card together with a BridgeBoard requires replacing a PAL
  • not compatible with A2000-A motherboards

    Photo
    HK-Computer Vector A2000i (Professional RAM Board) -  front side
    front side

    HK-Computer Vector A2000i (Professional RAM Board) -  back side
    back side



Vector Connection Manual Photo Software
Company
HK-Computer, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2113 / 227
    serial and parallel interface
  • up to two bidirectional parallel ports
  • up to four serial ports - one 25 pin and three 9 pin ports
    revision below 2.7
  • max 57600 bps transfer speed
  • each two ports must be used at the same transfer speed when using rates above 19200 bps (below mixing is possible)
  • guaranteed transfer rates: 38400 bps on 68000, 57600 on 68020
  • hardware bug: lines for DSR and CD are switched on port SER3 - this is corrected by software
    revision 2.7 or above
  • max 115200 bps transfer speed (replacing an oscillator is necessary)
  • each two ports must be used at the same transfer speed when using rates above 57600 bps (below mixing is possible)
  • needs at least driver software v1.3
    notes
  • serial drivers / buffers are socketed
  • if a serial driver is destroyed by overcharge replacing the appropriate 1488 and 1489 chip solves the problem
  • driver software v2.0 or above requires Kickstart 2.04
  • MIDI compatible

    Photo
    HK-Computer Vector Connection -  front side
    front side

    HK-Computer Vector Connection -  front side
    front side

    HK-Computer Vector Connection -  back side
    back side

    HK-Computer Vector Connection -  back side
    back side



Vector Falcon 8000 Manual Photo Software
Company
HK-Computer, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
41233 / 1
56 / 3
    SCSI 2 controller
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card but no power connector is mounted on the board
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • RDB compatible
  • driver software is written by Jürgen Kommos
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4, 70 or 80 ns ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • memory is not continuous but autoconfigured into 2 MB chunks

    Photo
    HK-Computer Vector Falcon 8000 -  front side
    front side

    HK-Computer Vector Falcon 8000 -  back side
    back side



Vector SCSI & Professional SCSI Photo
Company
HK-Computer, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
41233 / 1
    SCSI 2 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • autobootROM (vector.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • Vector SCSI is RDB compatible, Professional SCSI is not
  • disable jumper
  • does not work with some Seagate and Fujitsu hard disks
  • developed by W. Heinen and Jürgen Kommos

    Photo
    HK-Computer Vector SCSI & Professional SCSI -  front side
    front side

    HK-Computer Vector SCSI & Professional SCSI -  back side
    back side



Video Toaster Flyer Photo
Company
NewTek, USA
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    NTSC only non-linear editing system
  • broadcast quality, tapeless nonlinear editing system for the Video Toaster and Video Toaster 4000
  • requirements:
    • Video Toaster with v4.1 software
    • a SCSI 2 drive for Lightwave recording
    • three SCSI 2 drives for A/B roll editing - two for video, one for audio
    • input from video tapes must be time base corrected
  • compresses and plays back video in realtime
  • true broadcast quality - 60 fields per second, full overscan 752×480
  • internally works with D2 data - no D2 / composite transcoding
  • proprietary coporession method: Video Toaster Adaptive Statistical Coding (VTASC):
    • relies on limiting the video signal (i.e. dropping to Beta SP quality) instead of lowering picture quality as do JPEG, MPEG, WaveLet
    • no visible pixelization, artifacts show as video "noise" instead of jpeg "blockiness"
    • by using faster drives, lossless D2 quality can be achieved
  • three SCSI buses (two for video, one for audio), each bus can handle 7 SCSI drives (21 total)
  • two serial ports to control serial-capable VTRs
  • the SCSI and serial ports can be routed outside of the computer with the so called Octopus cable
  • video:
    • video input to the Flyer is provided via the connecting internal ribbon cable from the Toaster, as is video output
    • 14.3 MHz sampling rate
    • 8 bit quantizing
    • 8 MB buffer
  • audio recorder / mixer:
    • ADSP2115
    • digital inputs
      • video disk A and B, left and right
      • audio disk A and B, left and right
    • analog, unbalanced left and right RCA inputs and outputs on the card's backplane
    • 64 kB memory
    • 20 MHz clock rate
    • 16 bit sampling at 44.1 kHz
    • 64x oversampling ratio A/D converter

    Photo
    NewTek Video Toaster Flyer -  front side
    front side

    NewTek Video Toaster Flyer -  front side
    front side

    NewTek Video Toaster Flyer -  back side
    back side



VideoCruncher & VideoCruncher Lite Photo
Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000
A3000, A4000
 
-
-
Interface
Zorro II
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2195 / 8
    realtime digitizer
  • a video expansion card for the Piccolo graphics card
  • connects to the Piccolo via a ribbon cable
  • realtime JPEG compression / decompression chipset
  • captures video in motion JPEG format
  • realtime video capture (50 fields or 25 fps) and playback at YUV 4:2:2 square pixel quality
  • 768×576 maximum resolution for still images
  • 468×352 maximum resolution for video
  • 16 ZIP sockets for 2 MB frame buffer VRAM
  • Composite and Y/C inputs
  • Composite, Y/C and analogue RGB outputs
  • Zorro II / III autosensing
  • the card works without the Piccolo but some features are not available:
    • no PIP (Picture In Picture)
    • only the RGB output is active
  • Videocruncher Lite does not support PIP at all and has a maximum resolution of 384×288 only

    Photo
    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich VideoCruncher & VideoCruncher Lite -  front side
    front side

    Ingenieurbüro Helfrich VideoCruncher & VideoCruncher Lite -  back side
    back side



VideoMaster Photo
Company
CEL Mühlenhoff, Germany
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    realtime video enhancer
  • improves quality of video signals for copying/editing and applies several effects on them
  • consists of a Zorro card (only for controlling purposes) and an external box (W×H: 19"×8.75", 12 kg)
  • all effects are done in hardware, Amiga software is only needed for controlling
  • software needs 1 MB Chip RAM
  • framebuffer with max. 256.000 colors
  • supports full PAL resolution of 864×625
  • lots of options to fit many purposes
    basic version
  • connectors (all BNC except Data Input):
    • Video I/O: 2× Y/C (one optional), 2× Colour Composite (one optional), 1× RGB
    • RGB-Sync Output
    • Data Input: 25 pin Sub-D
  • effects: ColorBox Fade & Switch, Freeze, Zoom, Master Video Fade In/Out, Noise Reduction
  • allows adjustment of the following video parameters: Brightness/Contrast, Colour Level, Carrier Frequency, Vertical Timebase
    optional Genlock module
  • genlock is based on Commodore design
  • provides genlock Input/Output (C-Sync)
  • two different versions, either 'normal' genlock or BlueBoxGenlock
  • for installation, a trace on the PCB (J1) has to be cut
  • optionally provides additional statical effects: MultiPicture, Picture In Still (PIS), Still in Picture (SIP), Genlock/BlueBoxGenlock Fade & Wipe
    optional YUV module
  • provides YUV Output (BNC connectors)

    Photo
    CEL Mühlenhoff VideoMaster - Main unit front side
    Main unit, front side

    CEL Mühlenhoff VideoMaster - Main unit rear side
    Main unit, rear side

    CEL Mühlenhoff VideoMaster - Interface card front side
    Interface card, front side

    CEL Mühlenhoff VideoMaster - Interface card front side
    Interface card, front side

    CEL Mühlenhoff VideoMaster - Interface card back side
    Interface card, back side

    CEL Mühlenhoff VideoMaster - Interface card back side
    Interface card, back side



Visiona Manual Photo Software
Company
X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development, Germany
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2117 / 1,2
    RTG graphics card
  • Inmos IMS G300C (85, 110 or 135 MHz) programmable RAMDAC and sync generator
  • no blitter, line drawing engine, or other general purpose graphics processing capability
  • Visiona Paint: 2 MB 20 ns VRAM in 16 ZIP sockets
  • Visiona Paint+: 4 MB 20 ns VRAM in 32 ZIP sockets
    screen modes
  • maximum resolution is only limited by the amount of VRAM installed
  • 24/32 bit: up to 1024×1024
  • 8 bit: up to 2048×2048
  • 2 bit: up to 4096×4096
  • 1 bit: up to 8192×4096
  • the resolutions above need 4 MB VRAM - with 2 MB VRAM, the maximum resolution is limited
  • maximum horizontal frequency: 80 kHz
  • resolutions above 1600×1280 flicker badly
    notes
  • Visiona Paint can be converted to a Visiona Paint+ by adding 16 RAM chips and a new control PAL
  • the VRAM uses 2 resp. 4 MB in the Zorro II address space:
    • limits Zorro II RAM expansions to 6 resp. 4 MB
    • the VRAM can be used by the Amiga as memory expansion using Addmem program (Visiona library must not be activated)
    • content of the Video RAM can be changed by the CPU and the Video Controller (which accesses the Video RAM with a DMA controller)
  • two separate oscillators for PAL and NTSC signals - two additional sockets for eg. SECAM
  • 15 pin VGA connector
  • five HF-PCB connectors
  • supports several Sync options:
    • output: separate H-Sync/V-Sync, Composite Sync on H-Sync, Sync-on-Green
    • input: external synchronization (on H-Sync) with a TBC possible (needs small hardware expansion)
  • EGS driver
  • the Visiona, the GVP EGS-110/24 and EGS-28/24 Spectrum were all designed by Hendrik Horak
    DIP switch settings
    Jumper Description ON OFF
    1 Amount of Video RAM 4 MB 2 MB
    2 ROM selection selected deselected
    3 - 6 reserved - -
    7 Video Standard NTSC PAL
    8 Interlace setting Interlace on Interlace off
    9 not used - -

    Photo
    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  front side
    front side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  back side
    back side

    X-Pert Computer Services / Viona Development Visiona -  back side
    back side



VME-Bus Controller
Company
Edotronik, Germany
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2064 / 8
  • allows the Amiga to access the VME bus as Master Controller
  • consists of two cards, a Zorro II and a VME bus card
  • the cards are connected together by a 64 pin ribbon cable
  • supports 24 bit address and 16 bit data lines
  • bus requests on all 4 levels can be enabled with jumpers
  • the interrupt handler supports all 7 interrupt levels
  • requires 2 MB RAM


Wavetools / Perisound Photo
Company
Digital Audio Design / IVS, USA
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2112 / 191
  • 16 bit stereo digitizing and recording and playback
  • half duplex
  • 64x oversampling
  • frequency response of 10 Hz to 20 kHz
  • dynamic range of 85 dB
  • eight sampling rate: 48, 44.1, 32, 29.4, 24, 22.05, 19.2, 17.64 kHz
  • internal SMPTE 24 / 25 / 30 fps time code sync
  • pair of stereo I/O jacks to record from any line level audio source
  • during recording the software allows adjusting the input gain over a span of 22.5 dB whereas during playback it spans 46.5 dB
  • built in filtering eliminates aliasing distortion
  • audio editing functions: cut, copy, paste, mix
  • uses AIFF16 stereo file format
  • the mixing function provides the left and right channels with six separate gain controls having a +/-32 dB range for both input and output files (these adjustments allows to control the balance of the mix)
  • optional RTX real-time effects extension board
    • AD2105 DSP chip and a 256 kB buffer
    • reads and writes SMPTE time code LTC, VITC, MTC (MIDI Time Code) versions - burn time code windows onto incoming video for work prints
    • in addition to SMPTE lock, it provides SMPTE cue lists for timed playback of audio clips
    • adds multi-track capability to Wavetools
    • mixing in real-time, up to 8 tracks
    • realtime effects such as flange, echo, slapback, EQ, etc
    • accepts composite NTSC or PAL video for VITC and line level audio fot LTC
  • AHI driver

    Photo
    Digital Audio Design / IVS Wavetools / Perisound -  front side
    front side

    Digital Audio Design / IVS Wavetools / Perisound -  back side
    back side



Wraptest / A3000 Test Fixture Photo
Company
Commodore, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
514 / 97
514 / 3
  • production line test card for all of the A3000's I/O functions
  • tests the correct functioning of SCSI, floppy, serial, parallel, mouse, game and audio ports
  • includes the complete circuitry and custom chips of these ports from the A3000 motherboard: DMAC and WD33C93, two CIAs, Paula

    Photo
    Commodore Wraptest / A3000 Test Fixture -  front side
    front side

    Commodore Wraptest / A3000 Test Fixture -  back side
    back side



X-Power Manual Photo Software
Company
Data & Electronics / GameWorks, Netherlands
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000
 
-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
 
    freezer
  • successor of the Nordic Power freezer module
  • A500 / A1000 version:
    • plugs into the side expansion port
    • 3 LEDs, indicating memory scan (yellow), speed (green) and enabled freeze mode (red)
    • slow motion disable switch
    • slow motion controller
  • A2000 version:
    • no LEDs, no slow motion disable switch
    • covered connector for diagnosis purposes (not to be used)
    • two connectors for slow motion controller and freeze button
    • card features only 86 pins, but has to be inserted in Zorro slot
    • not compatible with bridge boards
  • freezer features:
    • trainer maker
    • save computer memory (freezed programs) to disk
    • machine monitor / disassembler
    • disk / file utilities: Dir, Path, MkDir, Rename, Erase, Install, Format, FileCopy, DiskCopy
    • picture / music (tracker) / sample ripper
    • sprite editor
    • slow motion controller
    • slide show generator for IFF images
    • joystick autofire
    • disk monitor
    • shows computer status (disk parameters, ChipRAM, FastRAM...)
    • detects non-standard boot blocks (virus test)
    • joystick test
    • includes X-Copy on cartridge
    • color and screen mode adjust

    Photo
    Data & Electronics / GameWorks X-Power -  top side
    top side

    Data & Electronics / GameWorks X-Power -  bottom side
    bottom side



X-Surf Manual Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2000
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 23
    Ethernet interface
  • Realtek 8019AS chipset
  • 10Base2 and 10BaseT connectors
  • automatic detection of the used connector
  • 10 Mbit transfer rate (20 Mbit fullduplex on twisted-pair)
  • 16 kB databuffer
  • autoprefetch
  • automatic polarity correction for 10BaseT
  • Noise Filter Bus Interface ensures proper function in heavy-loaded Zorro systems
  • SANA 2 driver (MNI driver is in development)
  • supported by NetBSD
    expansion ports
  • 26 pin expansion port compatible with the one on the Buddha/Catweasel controllers
  • two clock ports for A1200 expansions
  • two IDE ports: 3,5" and 2,5" - as free add-ons to the X-Surf
    • can be activated by the IDE-fix software package
    • autobooting is not possible with these ports
    • the timing is not configurable
    • preemptive use of IDE devices - necessary for CD-writers - is impossible
  • all expansion ports are independent from each other and can be used at the same time

    Photo
    Individual Computers X-Surf -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers X-Surf -  back side
    back side



X-Surf 2 Manual Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
2002
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
4626 / 23
    Ethernet interface
  • Realtek 8019AS chipset
  • 10BaseT connector
  • 10 Mbit transfer rate
  • fullduplex and supports auto-negotiation
  • 16 kB databuffer
  • autoprefetch
  • automatic polarity correction
  • Noise Filter Bus Interface ensures proper function in heavy-loaded Zorro systems
  • SANA 2 and PPPoE drivers (MNI driver is in development)
  • supported by NetBSD
    expansion ports
  • 26 pin expansion port compatible with the one on the Buddha/Catweasel controllers
  • two clock ports for A1200 expansions
  • two IDE ports: 3,5" and 2,5"
    • can be activated by the IDE-fix software package
    • autobooting is not possible with these ports
    • the timing is not configurable
    • preemptive use of IDE devices - necessary for CD-writers - is impossible
  • all expansion ports are independent from each other and can be used at the same time

    Photo
    Individual Computers X-Surf 2 -  front side
    front side

    Individual Computers X-Surf 2 -  back side
    back side



YCP-100 Photo
Company
Y/C Plus Inc., USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 
    Y/C adapter
  • Y/C adapter for the Video Toaster or Flyer systems
  • Faroudja Laboratories' TDDA
    • two dimensional digital adaptive comb filter
    • removes unwanted video artifacting by comparing each pixel in front, on top and behind
    • far superior to any other comb filter - they compare video information line by line instead of pixel by pixel
  • black level improvement for better colour saturation and vivid colours
  • reduces dot crawl and cross luminance to an absolute minimum
  • delivers more than 450 lines of resolution versus the 275 to 325 lines in composite mode
  • four parallel inputs to the Toaster with two Y/C program outputs (6× mini-DIN)




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