Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards


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1600GX
Company
Ameristar Technologies, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
1053 / 20
    RTG graphics card
  • Weitek 91460 pipelined graphics processor
    • 180 MHz dot clock
    • 100 million pixels/s drawing rate
    • direct support for X-Windows drawing modes
  • 170 MHz Brooktree RAMDAC
  • 2 MB 32 bit RAM, sixteen ZIPs
    screen modes
  • programmable resolutions from 640×480 to 1600×1280 non-interlaced
  • 256 colours from the 16 million palette
    notes
  • double shielded D connector with internal coax cables - ends in BNC and VGA connectors
  • software support for A3000UX Unix system


A4091 Photo Software
Company
Commodore / DKB, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
513 / 84
514 / 84
    Fast SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • NCR 53C710
  • autoboot ROM
  • 50 pin internal connector
  • 50 pin HD Centronics external connector - expensive cables and terminators
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • active SCSI bus termination
  • no RAM option
  • only works with Buster 11, either installed in A3000 or A4000
  • does not work with A3640 equipped A3000s
  • early, Commodore built boards booted only under Kickstart 3.x
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
    DIP switch settings
    switch 1-3- SCSI ID
    switch 4- fast bus: ON - disabled
    switch 5- delayed autoboot: ON - enabled
    switch 6- synchronous mode: ON - disabled
    switch 7- termination: ON - disabled
    switch 8- LUN: ON - enabled

    Photo
    Commodore / DKB A4091 - Rev B  front side
    Rev B, front side

    Commodore / DKB A4091 - Rev A  front side
    Rev A, front side

    Commodore / DKB A4091 - Rev B  back side
    Rev B, back side



Broadcaster Elite
Company
Applied Magic, USA
 Date
1995
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2129 / 9
    non-linear editing system
  • broadcast quality, online, non-linear, digital video edit suite
  • CCIR601 720×576 PAL, 720×480 NTSC resolution
  • realtime, full motion JPEG (50 fields/sec PAL, 60 fields/sec NTSC) capture and compression direct to disk
  • edit and playback in realtime 50 fps direct to Betacam SP etc.
  • inputs: composite, S-VHS, Betacam SP (60 dB S/N ratio), timecode, genlock
  • automatic gain control of incoming CVBS signal
  • uses three separate digitizers for each component of the YUV signal
  • outputs: composite, S-VHS, Betacam SP (RS-343A standard), timecode
  • 10 bit D/A converter
  • LTC and VITC time code support
  • interface for the AD516 and the SoundStage audio cards for simultaneous audio and video editing
  • Producer editing software
  • requires Buster 11, a Fast SCSI 2 AV hard disk for video data and a SCSI 2 AV hard disk for audio data


CyberVision 64 Photo Software
Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
 Date
1995
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
8512 / 34
    RTG graphics card
  • S3 86C764 Trio64 (VL bus)
    • 135 MHz dot clock in 8 bit modes
    • 80 MHz @ 16 bit
    • 50 MHz @ 24 bit
    • 64 bit blitter
    • 24 bit D/A converter
    • extended support for line-draw, copy and fill operations
  • Roxxler - planar to chunky converter chip
  • 50 MHz VL bus - no need for PCI bridge - faster video memory access
  • 2 or 4 MB 64 bit 70 ns DRAM
    • 2 MB soldered to board
    • four sockets for additional 2 MB
    screen modes
  • programmable resolutions
  • 1600×1200×8 non-interlace
  • 1280×1024×16 non-interlace
  • 1152×864×24 interlace
  • 1024×768×24 non-interlace
    notes
  • digital video expansion bus - for never developed JPEG, MPEG, DSP modules
  • digital monitor switcher with video amplifiers
  • video passthrough connector and cable
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • CyberGraphX 2, 3, 4 and Picasso96 drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64 -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64 -  back side
    back side

    Phase 5 Digital Products CyberVision 64 -  front side
    front side

    Software
    CyberVision64-214.dms (443 kB)
    Install disk v2.14
    cybergraphics.library v40.64, CyberView v2.3, CyberWindow v2.1, CVMode v1.5
     
    CyberVision64-215.dms (442 kB)
    Install disk v2.15
    cybergraphics.library v40.64, CyberView v2.3, CyberWindow v2.1, CVMode v1.5
     
    CyberVision64-216.dms (438 kB)
    Install disk v2.16
    cybergraphics.library v40.64, CyberView v2.3, CyberWindow v2.1
     
    CyberVision64-218.dms (440 kB)
    Install disk v2.18
    cybergraphics.library v40.89, CyberView v2.3, CyberWindow v2.1
     
    CV64-1.DMS (448 kB)
    install disk
      Installer's Heaven
    CV64-2.DMS (424 kB)
    install disk
      Installer's Heaven


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



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



Digital Broadcaster 32 (Digital EditMaster) Manual Photo
Company
Digital Micronics / Applied Magic, USA
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2129 / 6
    non-linear editing system
  • true online broadcast quality component non-linear editing
  • LSI Logic full-motion JPEG chipset:
    • L64735 block DCT processor
    • L64745 JPEG coder - stand-alone lossless DPCM codec, dynamic Huffman
    • L64765 raster-to-block and colour-space converter
    • 27 MB/s on CCIR601 frames
    • 4:2:2 digital video resolution, 640×480 to 768×486
  • realtime video capture (requires Fast SCSI 2 controller and hard disk)
    • NTSC: 525 horizontal lines @ 30fps (60 fields)
    • PAL: 625 lines @ 25fps (50 fields)
    • selectable JPEG compression ratio from 15:1 to 70:1
  • frame-by-frame recording is also supported
  • the Sunrize sound boards are fully integrated using SMPTE time code for simultaneous digitizing and editing of both audio and video tracks
  • realtime video display and recording to tape
  • SMPTE time code reading and writing
  • NTSC - PAL conversion
  • component I/O breakout box
    • inputs: component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y), SVHS, NTSC, PAL
    • outputs: as above + RGB
  • 32 bit DMI bus header - allows direct connectivity with the Vivid 24 graphics coprocessor card
  • component digital 4:2:2 format throughout the board
  • software transition effects (cuts, wipes, fades, dissolves, etc.)



DKB 3128 Manual Photo Software
Company
DKB, USA
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2012 / 14
  • four 72 pin SIMM sockets accept 128 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB SIMMs 80 ns or faster
  • when different size of SIMMs are installed the "3128" program has to be added to the beginning of the Startup-Sequence - otherwise the system will assume that every SIMM is as large as the largest one
  • if used with a Commodore A3640 processor board, that must be at least revision 3.1

    Photo
    DKB DKB 3128 -  front side
    front side

    DKB DKB 3128 -  back side
    back side



eFlash 4000 & eFlash 4000/2MB Photo
Company
Elbox, Poland
 Date
2003 & 2004
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2206 / 44
    flash ROM
  • 1 or 2 MB 32 bit flash ROM
  • allows storage of software which are run at startup of the Amiga - initialization of PCI cards, booting from USB mass storage devices, etc.
  • cannot remap the Kickstart ROM
  • reprogrammable up to 100.000 times - with a command line utility
  • 20 year data-retention
  • switch for deactivating the card at boot time
  • program selector switch allows starting a different batch of programs from flash memory
  • write protection against unwanted reprogramming



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



FastATA 4000 (PowerFlyer Gold / Winner Fast IDE) Photo
Company
Elbox, Poland
 Date
1999
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2206 / 25
2206 / 29
    Fast EIDE controller
  • supports PIO0, PIO3 and PIO4 devices
  • meets the ATA 3 and Fast ATA 2 specifications
  • up to 16.6 MB/s transfer speed
  • two 40 pin IDE headers (primary and secondary)
  • the primary and secondary buses can be accessed at different speeds
  • up to four IDE or ATAPI devices can be connected at once
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • unconventional handling of >4 GB devices, they are simply split into separate logical 4 GB blocks - can be turned off by software for filesystems implementing NSD, TD64 and Direct SCSI commands
  • multiple FastATAs are supported
  • compatible with other IDE controllers (for example the Buddha)
    FastATA 4000 Mk2
  • improved firmware in the PLD chips
  • newer autoboot ROM

    Photo
    Elbox FastATA 4000 (PowerFlyer Gold / Winner Fast IDE) -  front side
    front side

    Elbox FastATA 4000 (PowerFlyer Gold / Winner Fast IDE) -  back side
    back side



Fastlane Z3 Manual Photo Software
Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
 Date
1993
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
8512 / 10,11
    Fast SCSI 2 controller
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • DMA transfer is interrupt controlled and supported by a bi-directional 32 bit wide FIFO buffer
  • 7 MB/s asynchronous and 10 MB/s synchronous transfer speed
  • internal 50 pin SCSI port
  • external 50 pin Centronics SCSI port
  • active bus termination
  • autoboot ROM (z3scsi.device)
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
    memory
  • sixteen 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 64 or 256 MB 60-100 ns RAM
    • the 64 MB version supports only 1 or 4 MB SIMMs
    • an upgrade kit allows using 16 MB SIMMs but no 1 MB SIMMs
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four of the same size

    Photo
    Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  front side
    front side

    Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  back side
    back side

    Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  back side
    back side



G-Rex 4000T
Company
DCE, Germany
 Date
2001
 Amiga
A4000
 Interface
Zorro III, CyberStorm PPC
 
    PCI busboard
  • three PCI 2.1 compliant slots
  • 33 MHz PCI clock
  • all slots are DMA capable
  • up to 50 MB/s transfer speed between PCI cards and the CyberStorm
  • 1.76 GB address space without bank switching
  • the CyberStorm firmware has to be updated
    drivers
  • CyberGFX 4 and Warp3D drivers for Voodoo3, Voodoo4, Voodoo5, Permedia2, ViRGE, ViRGE/DX and SiS6326 graphics cards
  • driver for Brooktree and Conexant Fusion based TV/Video cards with Microtune or Philips tuners
  • driver for certain Realtek based network cards
  • driver for certain ESS and ForteMedia sound cards
  • despite many announcements, USB drivers were not released


Image Engine
Company
G2 Systems, UK
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2187 /
    graphics card and digitiser
  • TMS 34020 graphics processor
  • optional TMS 34082 coprocessor
  • 3 MB VRAM
  • continuous hardware scrolling of a 768×576 window
  • realtime 24 bit digitising in broadcast quality
  • 8 bit alpha channel for linear keying
  • available with RGB or Y/C inputs / outputs
  • bundled with Imagica Paint software


Mediator PCI 3/4000T Photo
Company
Elbox, Poland
 Date
2002
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2206 / 37
    PCI busboard
  • five PCI 2.1 compliant slots
  • 33 MHz PCI clock (66 MHz with SharkPPC G3/G4)
  • up to 132 MB/s transfer speed between PCI cards (264 MB/s with SharkPPC G3/G4)
  • 4 GB continuous PCI memory space accessed through the 512 MB window in the Zorro III address space
  • ready for installation of the SharkPPC G3/G4 and SharkPPC+ G3/G4 processor cards
  • works with all existing A3000 / A4000 processor cards
  • connects to the lowest Zorro III slot
  • covers the video slot(s) and those ISA slots which are inline with Zorro slots
  • uses the same PCI to Zorro III bridgeboard as the Mediator 4000D
    busmastering controller
  • supports transfers between PCI cards
  • supports transfers between PCI cards and the A3/4000 motherboard
  • four interrupt lines
    Mediator Multimedia CD
  • Picasso96 2D drivers for: Voodoo5, Voodoo4, Voodoo3, Voodoo Banshee, S3 Virge and S3 Virge DX PCI graphic cards
  • Warp 3D drivers for: Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 PCI graphic cards
  • Sana II network drivers for 10 and 100 Mbps PCI Ethernet cards
  • AHI sound drivers for: Sound Blaster 128 and ForteMedia FM801 based PCI cards
  • TV tuner drivers for most available PCI TV tuner cards (98 TV card models, several tuners supported) - requires a PCI graphics card
  • USB drivers for the Elbox Spider PCI card - EHCI (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) and OHCI (Full-Speed and Low-Speed USB 1.1) drivers for the Poseidon stack
  • MPEG-2 Audio and Video hardware decoder PCI card drivers are in development

    Photo
    Elbox Mediator PCI 3/4000T -  front side
    front side

    Elbox Mediator PCI 3/4000T -  back side
    back side



Mediator PCI Z-III Photo
Company
Elbox, Poland
 Date
2001
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2206 /
    PCI busboard
  • four PCI 2.1 compliant slots
  • 66 MHz PCI clock
  • up to 264 MB/s transfer speed between PCI cards
  • up to 512 MB continuous PCI memory space
  • ready for installation of the SharkPPC G3/G4 and SharkPPC+ G3/G4 processor cards
  • supports Zorro III autoconfig
  • works with all existing A4000 processor cards
    busmastering controller
  • supports transfers between PCI cards
  • supports transfers between PCI cards and the A4000 motherboard
  • supports DMA transfers between PCI cards and the memory on A4000 processor board
  • supports transfers between PCI cards and Zorro III cards
  • four interrupt lines
    Mediator Multimedia CD
  • Picasso96 2D drivers for: Voodoo5, Voodoo4, Voodoo3, Voodoo Banshee, S3 Virge and S3 Virge DX PCI graphic cards
  • Warp 3D drivers for: Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 PCI graphic cards
  • Sana II network drivers for 10 and 100 Mbps PCI Ethernet cards
  • AHI sound drivers for: Sound Blaster 128 and ForteMedia FM801 based PCI cards
  • TV tuner drivers for most available PCI TV tuner cards (98 TV card models, several tuners supported) - requires a PCI graphics card
  • USB drivers for the Elbox Spider PCI card - EHCI (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) and OHCI (Full-Speed and Low-Speed USB 1.1) drivers for the Poseidon stack
  • MPEG-2 Audio and Video hardware decoder PCI card drivers are in development



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



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
     


Prometheus Photo
Company
Matay, Poland
 Date
2001
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
44359 / 1
    PCI busboard
  • four PCI slots clocked with 33 MHz
  • up to 120 MB/s transfer speed between PCI cards
  • up to 12 MB/s transfer speed between PCI cards and the Amiga (higher rates are improbable because of the Buster chip)
  • supports Zorro autoconfig
  • power supply connector
  • metal holders allow stable mounting
  • supplied with extension cord for a graphics card
  • Picasso96 and Warp3D driver for the Voodoo3 graphics card

    Photo
    Matay Prometheus -  front side
    front side

    Matay Prometheus -  front side
    front side

    Matay Prometheus -  back side
    back side



ProRAM 3000
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2026 / 120
  • sixteen 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 64 MB RAM
  • supports 1 or 4 MB SIMMs 60-80 ns
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four


Rainbow III Photo
Company
Ingenieurbüro Helfrich, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2145 / 33
    RTG graphics card
  • most cards have an Inmos G360 with 110 MHz pixel clock
  • a few have G364-10S (100 MHz dot clock) or G365 CLT-RAMDAC (175 MHz dot clock)
  • 128 bit pixelbus
  • 4 MB, 20 ns, dualported VRAM in 32 ZIP sockets
  • video memory is linearly mapped into the Zorro III address space
  • hardware panning for processing oversized images
  • interrupt during the vertical blank (for cursor- and double buffering manipulations)
  • supports multiple screens and double buffering
    screen modes
  • 1600×1280×16 interlaced
  • 640×480×24
    notes
  • 64×64 hardware cursor with 3 colours
  • CyberGraphX 4.2 and EGS drivers



Retina BLT Z3 Photo Software
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
18260 / 16
    RTG graphics card
  • NCR 77C32BLT
    • 110 MHz max pixel clock
    • 15-80 kHz horizontal frequency
    • 50-110 Hz vertical frequency
  • 4 MB page mode RAM, eight ZIP chips
  • memory bus runs at 60 MHz
  • Flash ROM
    screen modes
  • 2400×1200×8 interlace
  • 1280×1024×16 non-interlace
  • 1152×864×24
    notes
  • optional video encoder, V-Code - composite and S-VHS outputs
  • CyberGraphX 2, 3 & 4, Picasso96, EGS and RetinaEmu drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD

    Photo
    MacroSystem Retina BLT Z3 -  front side
    front side

    MacroSystem Retina BLT Z3 - with V-Code module front side
    with V-Code module, front side

    MacroSystem Retina BLT Z3 -  back side
    back side

    MacroSystem Retina BLT Z3 - V-Code front side
    V-Code, front side



Silicon Studio
Company
Silicon Studio, UK
 Date
1998
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 
  • 8, 16, 24, 32 track audio recording and replay
  • 32, 44.1, 48, 51.2 kHz sampling rates
  • 128x oversampling
  • automated digital mixing of up to 24 tracks at 44.1 kHz, 32 tracks at 32 kHz
  • unlimited number of virtual tracks on disk
  • two controller ports expandable to four with multi-pointing for mixdown
  • 16 / 18 / 20 bit configurable inputs
  • 16 / 20 bit outputs
  • 113 dB typical signal to noise ratio
  • 121 dB max dynamic range (20 bit data)
  • software
    • multitrack fully parametric digital equalization
    • multitrack digital signal expansion and gating
    • configurable narrow-band graphic equalization
    • sample rate conversion, pitch shift up or down
    • time stretch and time shrink (preserving pitch)
  • requires a SCSI 2 hard drive
  • the development of this card has been cancelled


SoundStage Photo
Company
Applied Magic, USA
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 
  • developed to operate in conjunction with the Broadcaster Elite and the Broadcaster32 non-linear video editing cards
  • requirements:
    processor
  • Texas Instruments TMS320C30 @ 40 MHz DSP
    • 20 MIPS, 40 MFLOPS
    memory
  • 256 kB SRAM audio sample memory expandable up to 4 MB with two SIMMs
  • 32 kB high speed dual ported SRAM program memory
    audio support
  • Crystal CS4225 16 bit audio codec (quad channel version of the CS4215)
  • 16 internal 16 bit audio channels (with at least 2 MB SRAM)
  • sample rates: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
  • realtime volume envelope control (i.e. no rendering)
  • realtime pan control - place sound anywhere in the room
  • audio effects: compression, noise gating, reverb
  • audio scrubbing
    video effects support
  • also serves as a transition and CG rendering accelerator
  • accelerates transition rendering times to 4-10× faster over a stock A4000
  • more complex transitions and video effects such as 3D page turns with realistic rendering time
    I/O
  • inputs
    • 2 balanced +4 dBu XLR analog inputs
    • 1 (stereo pair) digital input (AES / EBU format)
  • outputs
    • 4 balanced +4 dBu XLR analog outputs (ie. surround capable)
    • 1 (stereo pair) digital output (AES / EBU format)
  • digital I/O also supports the SP/DIF standard



SoundStage Pro
Company
Applied Magic, USA
 Date
1997
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 
  • designed as a stand alone system or can be used in combination with the Broadcaster Elite or Video Toaster Flyer non-linear video editing cards
  • requires SuperBuster 11 and AmigaOS 3.x
    processor
  • Texas Instruments TMS320C30 @ 40 MHz DSP
    • 20 MIPS, 40 MFLOPS
    memory
  • 256 kB SRAM audio sample memory expandable up to 4 MB with two SIMMs
  • 32 kB high speed dual ported SRAM program memory
    audio support
  • uses separate 20 bit D/A and A/D converters rather than a combined 16 bit codec
  • Crystal CS4329 D/A converter, 112 dB signal to noise ratio
  • Crystal CS5390 A/D converter, 107 dB signal to noise ratio
  • true quad output
  • full volume and panning control over all channels
  • full range functions on up to 16 track quad at the same time
  • optional SMPTE timecode
    I/O
  • 4 balanced +4 dBu XLR analog inputs and outputs
  • 1 (stereo pair) digital input and output (AES / EBU format)
  • digital I/O also supports the SP/DIF standard
    software
  • ProducerAUDIO
  • AudioLab 16


V-Code Manual Photo
Company
MacroSystem, Germany
 Date
1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Retina Z3
RGB port
 
    video encoder
  • converts the RGB video of Retina, OpalVision or Amiga to S-VHS and Composite video
  • a tiny board which connects to the Retina Z3 or into an external box
  • video signal fine tuning potentiometer
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions
    external version
  • connects to any RGB port
  • DIP switches for terminating the RGB port when no monitor is connected
  • external power supply
  • power switch

    Photo
    MacroSystem V-Code - Case front side
    Case, front side

    MacroSystem V-Code - Case rear side
    Case, rear side

    MacroSystem V-Code - Encoder module  front side
    Encoder module, front side

    MacroSystem V-Code - Encoder module  back side
    Encoder module, 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



Vivid 24 Photo
Company
Digital Micronics, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2129 / 2
    rendering engine
  • TMS 34020 @ 40 MHz graphics processor
    • up to 2048×2048 interlaced resolution in 24 bit
    • up to 1280×1024 non-interlaced
    • 32 bit pixel depth (including 8 bit alpha channel)
  • up to four TMS 34082 coprocessors (optional)
    • 32 bit math / graphics coprocessor
    • 3D vector support and rendering engine
    • parallel processing capability
    • 40 MFLOPS per piece - 160 MFLOPS total
    • 25,000 shaded polygons per second - 100,000 total
    • 512 kB static RAM per coprocessor
  • up to 16 MB video RAM (4 MB standard)
    • 4 MB: 1024×1024 non-interlaced, 1024×1024 interlaced
    • 8 MB: 1280×1024 non-interlaced, 1600×1280 interlaced
    • 12 MB: 1280×1024 non-interlaced, 2048×1536 interlaced
    • 16 MB: 1280×1024 non-interlaced, 2048×2048 interlaced
    • the video memory can also be used as system memory by the Amiga
  • up to 8 MB DRAM for resident applications (4 MB standard)
  • upgrade modules:
    • single graphics math coprocessor upgrade kit (1× TMS 34082) with 128 kB of 32 bit static RAM module (max. 2 per board)
    • double graphics math coprocessor upgrade kit (2× TMS 34082) with 256 kB of 32 bit static RAM module (max. 1 per board)
    • video memory upgrade kit - 4 MB VRAM (max. 4× per board or 3× with video encoder module)
    • program memory upgrade kit - 4 MB DRAM
    • broadcast quality digital video encoder (NTSC, PAL, SVHS)
      • allows high resolution graphics to be taken directly to video tape retaining their broadcast quality
      • supports NTSC or PAL and SVHS
      • genlocks the Vivid 24 using either a sync generator or any external video source
      • plugs into the same location as a video memory module
    • video effects generator (for use with the video encoder module)
      • provides input for two video sources
      • special effects
      • allows the mixing of both sources based on the Vivid 24 computer generated graphics
  • SAGE (Standard Amiga Graphics Environment) driver

    Photo
    Digital Micronics Vivid 24 -  front side
    front side

    Digital Micronics Vivid 24 -  back side
    back side




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