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211 expansions found
Company
Starpoint Software, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • eight 64k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot
  • designed by Bryce Nesbitt
  • both sides of the circuit board are full of funny writings and drawings:
    • "this side down" (an arrow points to the right)
    • "Hi Matt!"
    • "I'm schizophrenic and so am I"
    • "Hello hackers"
    • "Kilroy was here"
    • "Humpty Dumpty was pushed!"
    • "Harriet Merchanice Inc"
    • "Hare Krsna..."
    • "electrons go this way ->"
    • "<- electron flow"
    • "today's winning lottery number: Pi"
    • "wanted: Russian secrets, inquire within"
    • a footprint of a dog
Starpoint Software 256k RAM Board -  front side
front side

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

Advert (US)
1986-08

Advert (US)
1987-02

Company
Computer System Associates, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68020 @ 7.14 MHz
  • 68881 @ 7.14 MHz
  • the board doesn't work without FPU
    optional memory board
  • eight DIP sockets accept up to 512 kB static RAM
  • takes 64k×8, 100 ns or faster SRAM chips in groups of four
    notes
  • the board is meant for accelerating math intensive applications, otherwise it gives only a 10% speed increase on integer code
  • connects into the 68000 socket
  • does not fit into the A500 / A2000, although it would work in them
  • compatible with the A1060 Sidecar
Computer System Associates 68000 / 68020 Piggyback Board -  front side
front side

Company
Alphatron
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000, A500, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
  • extends the 68000 with an FPU
  • 68881 @ 16 MHz, PGA, clocked asynchronously
  • connects to the 68000's socket, the 68000 is replaced onto the board

Advert (DE)
1989-06

Company
Netch Computer Products, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000, A500, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
No description available.

Advert (US)
1986-07

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

Advert (US)
1987-03

Advert (CA)
1988-12

Company
Phoenix Microtechnologies, Australia
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    FastRAM expansion
  • supports 0.5, 1, 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations
  • memory autoconfiguration
  • autoconfiguration disable switch
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • versions for A500 and A1000 differ in case and passthrough option, passthrough connector is only featured in the A1000 version
  • battery backed realtime clock

Company
Akron Systems Development, USA
Date
1985
Amiga
A1000
Interface
parallel port
    clock
  • a simple battery backed up clock
  • only a couple of components are on the board - the ICs are a SARONIX RTC58321B and a SN7400N
  • A-Time remains active until the clock is read (by issuing the Read-RTC program from CLI or the Startup-Sequence), after that it becomes inactive and the parallel port is passed through transparently
  • without Read-RTC it will be automatically disabled when output is detected (eg. towards a printer)
  • when inactive, it's not possible to read or set the clock until the next reset or startup
  • early versions were hanging down from the parallel port, conflicting with the A1300 genlocks so later it was changed to hang upturned
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 2.0 PCB front side
Rev 2.0 PCB, front side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 2.0 PCB back side
Rev 2.0 PCB, back side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 2.0 Exterior front side
Rev 2.0 Exterior, front side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 2.0 Exterior back side
Rev 2.0 Exterior, back side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 3.0 PCB front side
Rev 3.0 PCB, front side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 3.0 PCB back side
Rev 3.0 PCB, back side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 3.0 Exterior front side
Rev 3.0 Exterior, front side
Akron Systems Development A-Time - Rev 3.0 Exterior back side
Rev 3.0 Exterior, back side

Advert (US)
1986-03

Advert (US)
1986-03

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

Advert (DE)
1989-03

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
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

Advert (US)
1989-10

Advert (DE)
1989-08

Company
Compware
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • eight 64k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot
Compware A1000 256k -  front side
front side
Compware A1000 256k -  back side
back side

Company
C-Ltd., USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1004 / 12
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O transfers
  • does not autoboot, reads CLtd.device from floppy
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header - but there is no space for mounting a hard disk inside the case
  • A-Max II driver (cltd.amhd)
C-Ltd. A1000 SCSI -  front side
front side

Advert (US)
1987-03

Advert (US)
1987-03

Advert (DE)
1987-06

Advert (DE)
1987-11

Company
3-State, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
  • expands the A1000 with 512 kB Fast RAM
  • four 256k×4 DIPs
  • can be installed into A1000 PAL models only
  • connects into the sockets of six motherboard chips at location U1G, U1H, U2G, U2H, U3G, U4G
  • installing requires soldering
  • disable switch

Advert (DE)
1989-10

Advert (DE)
1990-05

Advert (DE)
1990-06

Advert (DE)
1990-07

Advert (DE)
1990-08

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1985
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • eight 64k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot
Commodore A1050 - without shield front side
without shield, front side
Commodore A1050 - without shield back side
without shield, back side
Commodore A1050 - with shield front side
with shield, front side
Commodore A1050 - with shield back side
with shield, back side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    IBM XT emulation
  • 8088 @ 4.77 MHz
  • optional 8087 FPU
  • sixteen DIP sockets for up to 512 kB RAM - 256 kB is preinstalled in eight of the sockets
  • supports 256k×1 150 ns or faster DIPs, in 128, 256, 512 kB configurations
  • RAM can be expanded up to 640 kB using a RAM expansion card in an XT slot
  • 128 kB dual port RAM visible by both the Amiga and PC (8 kB for mono display, 32 kB for colour display, 16 kB used for maintenance of records, 64 kB for data exchange, 8 kB used for I/O registers)
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • covers the mouse and game ports, they are passed through to the front of the Sidecar
  • requires the A1000 to be expanded to 512 kB (ie. by the A1050 expansion cartridge)
  • turning on power to the Sidecar unless the Amiga is powered up can seriously damage the Amiga - use the attached power-cord extender so the A1000 is powered through the Sidecar, though this means the A1060 has to be turned on all the time even if it is unused
  • two display modes
    • monochrome: instead of green text on black screen, the Sidecar can display four colours in PC monochrome mode - the colour of text, intensified text and the background are independent of each other and freely adjustable
    • colour: text can be rendered in up to 16 colours, and graphics can be up to 4 colours
    • neither modes support blinking of text
  • can use the Amiga parallel port - it has to be dedicated to either the Amiga or the PC side exclusively
  • printing works only for applications using interrupt handshaking - those writen with busy-wait loops will not work (eg. Print Screen)
  • three XT ISA slots
  • optional 1 MB memory expansion for the Amiga side
  • 360 kB 5.25" floppy drive built in - up to four floppy drives are supported
Commodore A1060 -  front side
front side
Commodore A1060 - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side
Commodore A1060 - Interface board front side
Interface board, front side
Commodore A1060 - Main board front side
Main board, front side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
RGB port
    genlock and sound mixer
  • connects to the 23 pin RGB connector and slips under the A1000
  • allows overlaying Amiga graphics onto an incoming video signal
  • composite input and output (two RCA connectors)
  • two stereo audio inputs and one stereo output
  • audio mixer for the two inputs
  • horizontal position and hue adjustments
  • DB23 RGB passthrough connector

Company
Roßmöller, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
  • 16 DIP sockets accept 2 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 (511000) or 4M×1 (514000) DIPs
  • all sockets have to be occupied
  • connects to the 68000 socket - the 68000 is replaced onto the board
    jumper settings
  • pin 1 is closest to the RAM chips
    1-2
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    3-4
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
     
    - 2 MB
    - 0 MB
    - 4 MB
    - 8 MB
Roßmöller A8MB-1000 -  front side
front side
Roßmöller A8MB-1000 -  front side
front side
Roßmöller A8MB-1000 -  back side
back side
Roßmöller A8MB-1000 -  back side
back side

Advert (DE)
1990-05

Advert (DE)
1990-07

Advert (DE)
1990-09

Advert (DE)
1991-03

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000, CDTV
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
2071 / 2
    IDE controller
  • small 1" by 3" board that connects to the 68000's socket
  • fits in the CDTV if a shallow IDE connector is used
  • AdIDE 44 (Novia) for 2.5" internal drives
    • covers the Paula and CIA A chips
    • mounting brackets and screws are supplied for mounting the hard disk inside an A500
  • AdIDE 40 (Prima) for 3.5" drives
    • drives can be fitted into an A500 in place of the built-in floppy drive using the Shuffle Board
  • autobooting (adide.device or icdide.device) - requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autobooting is problematic with the CDTV - either a boot floppy has to be used (which a bare CDTV lacks), or after a reset by selecting the hard disk in the Early Startup Menu (which require at least Kickstart 2.0)
  • incompatible with Western Digital and IBM hard disks
  • rules out accelerators that connect to the 68000's socket
  • works only with 68000 processor cards
  • A-Max II driver (icddiskide.amhd)
ICD AdIDE 40 (Prima) & 44 (Novia) -  front side
front side
ICD AdIDE 40 (Prima) & 44 (Novia) -  back side
back side
  • ICDPrepHD-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • ICDPrepHD-40.dms
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.0, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • ICD-AdIDE.dms
    Installer's Heaven
    install disk
    284 kB

Advert (US)
1991-04

Advert (US)
1991-07

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
  • 68000 @ 14.3 MHz
  • 32 kB SRAM - 16 kB cache and 16 kB of cache tags - reduces the time required to read and write to Fast RAM
  • connects to 68000's socket
  • can be disabled at any time through software or an optional hardware switch
ICD AdSpeed - without 68000 front side
without 68000, front side
ICD AdSpeed - with 68000 front side
with 68000, front side
ICD AdSpeed -  back side
back side

Advert (US)
1991-02

Advert (US)
1991-02

Company
Alcomp, Germany
Date
1988 / 1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000

-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
    EPROM burner
  • one socket for burning any 28 pin EPROMs of the 27xxx series
  • functions: emptiness test, reading, burning, load from / save to disk, compare, hexdump
  • four programming algorithms
  • A500 / A1000 version: connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • A2000 version: controller card plugs into Zorro II slot, the external EPROM socket is connected to board header via ribbon cable
Alcomp Alcomp Eprommer - A500 version front side
A500 version, front side
Alcomp Alcomp Eprommer - A2000 version front side
A2000 version, front side
Alcomp Alcomp Eprommer - A2000 version back side
A2000 version, back side
Alcomp Alcomp Eprommer - A2000 version EPROM socket top side
A2000 version EPROM socket, top side
  • Alcomp_Tools-16.dms
    tool disk
    Modulgenerator v1.23, A500-Eprommer v1.6, A2000-Eprommer v1.3
    example programs

    422 kB
  • Alcomp_Tools-13.dms
    tool disk
    A500-Eprommer v1.3, A2000-Eprommer v1.3
    example programs

    330 kB

Advert (DE)
1988-10

Advert (DE)
1988-12

Advert (DE)
1989-11

Advert (DE)
1989-11

Advert (DE)
1990-05

Company
Alcomp, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
parallel port
    sound sampler
  • 8 bit mono soundsampler
  • 1× RCA input
  • level adjustment knob
  • installs to parallel port
  • specifically designed for A1000, with other Amigas a gender changer would be necessary
  • no software delivered, so a separate digitizer program is needed
Alcomp Alcomp Soundsampler Amiga 1000 -  top side
top side

Advert (DE)
1988-02

Advert (DE)
1988-03

Advert (DE)
1988-04

Advert (DE)
1988-06

Advert (DE)
1988-10

Advert (DE)
1988-12

Company
Access Associates, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1012 / 0,1
  • 16 DIP sockets for 512 kB or 2 MB RAM
  • takes 256k×1 or 1M×1 DIPs
  • upgrading to 2 MB requires two PALs to be replaced (both are socketed)
  • autoconfigures itself under Kickstart 1.2 or above, requires software under Kickstart 1.1
  • zero wait states
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • no passthrough connector

Advert (US)
1986-06

Advert (US)
1986-11

Advert (US)
1987-07

Company
Alfa Data, Taiwan
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans monochrome and grey shades
    • AlfaScan / AlfaScan-A: supports 128 gray shades
    • AlfaScan-Plus: supports 256 gray shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • status LED
  • buzzer to indicate over speed during scanning
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), dithering/bit depth (1 text and 3 photo settings)
  • supplied scale to support scanning larger pages ("AlfaScale")
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000, an adaptor is needed
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external power supply

Advert (US)
1991-12

Advert (US)
1992-12

Advert (US)
1993-02

Advert (US)
1993-04

Company
Vertex Associates
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    RAM Expansion
  • 2 MB Fast RAM expansion
  • two sandwich boards, each with 32 256K×1 chips soldered to the board
  • plugs into side expansion port
  • no passthrough port
  • disable switch
  • battery backed realtime clock
Vertex Associates Alterex 1002 - Case front side
Case, front side
Vertex Associates Alterex 1002 - Board front side
Board, front side
Vertex Associates Alterex 1002 - Board back side
Board, back side
Vertex Associates Alterex 1002 - Case back side
Case, back side

Company
CardCo / C-Ltd., USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1004 / 245
  • 32 DIP sockets for 1 MB RAM
  • 256k×1, 150 ns DIPs
  • the memory is autoconfigured under KickStart 1.2
  • Intel C8208 DRAM controller
  • all components are socketed
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • optional passthrough connector - multiple aMEGA boxes can be connected together
  • early versions were buggy and generated too much wait-states, performing slower than Chip RAM - cutting a trace and soldering a wire fixes it
CardCo / C-Ltd. aMEGA -  front side
front side
CardCo / C-Ltd. aMEGA -  front side
front side
CardCo / C-Ltd. aMEGA - PCB front side
PCB, front side

Advert (US)
1986-07

Advert (US)
1987-01

Advert (US)
1987-03

Advert (DE)
1987-06

Company
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    OMTI controller
  • the 62 pin OMTI5520 (ST412/506) controller card is installed in an external housing, together with the power supply and an 5.25" hard disk
  • this external box is attached by a cable to a small interface box which connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • the Amigos interface daughterboard can be upgraded with the Promigos autoboot daughterboard (1989) - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • both the external box and the interface box can be exchanged with other makes - FSE, Golem, Comspec
  • can use FSE Boil or Elaborate Bytes ALF 2 driver software
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer Amigos / Promigos Harddisk - Hard disk unit front side
Hard disk unit, front side
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer Amigos / Promigos Harddisk - Hard disk unit, case opened front side
Hard disk unit, case opened, front side
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer Amigos / Promigos Harddisk - Interface  rear side
Interface, rear side
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer Amigos / Promigos Harddisk - Interface  top side
Interface, top side
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer Amigos / Promigos Harddisk - Interface  left side
Interface, left side
Flesch und Hörnemann Computer / Pro-Computer Amigos / Promigos Harddisk - Interface  right side
Interface, right side

Company
Kline-Tronics, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • 32 DIP sockets for 1 MB RAM
  • 256k×1 DIPs
  • zero waitstates
  • the memory is autoconfigured under KickStart 1.2
  • all components are socketed
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
Kline-Tronics Ammeg1 -  front side
front side

Advert (US)
1987-07

Advert (US)
1988-02

Company
Phoenix Microtechnologies, Australia
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit mono sound sampler
  • maximum sampling rate: > 20 kHz
  • monaural input: 1× RCA (line input) and 1× microphone input (jack)
  • jumper to select either RCA or microphone jack as input
  • level adjustment knob (gain control)
  • provided with schematic in the manual and hints how to change certain properties (gain, roll-off, sampling rate) by changing components on the PCB
  • connects to the parallel port
  • AP420.pdf
    Manual (including schematic)
    1244 kB

Company
Comspec Communications, Canada
Date
1990
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Kickstart switcher
  • eliminates the need for disk-based Kickstart
  • two sockets allow both 1.3 and 2.0 ROMs installed at once
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • allows using the freed up 256 kB Kickstart RAM as system RAM
Comspec Communications ARM-1000 -  front side
front side
Comspec Communications ARM-1000 -  front side
front side
Comspec Communications ARM-1000 -  back side
back side
Comspec Communications ARM-1000 -  back side
back side
Comspec Communications ARM-1000 -  left side
left side

Company
Gigatron, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
    IDE controller
  • connects to the 68000's socket, the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • 44 pin header for 2.5" internal drives
  • autoboot ROM, autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot can be disabled with a jumper, useful for Kickstart 1.2 and below
  • mounting brackets and screws are supplied for mounting the HD inside an A500
  • bundled with a 20 MB hard disk
  • rules out accelerators that connect to the 68000's socket
  • the board covers the Denise socket so it rules out many internal flicker-fixers
Gigatron Arriba HD -  front side
front side
Gigatron Arriba HD -  back side
back side

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1990-07

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1990-11

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1991-08

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1991-11

Company
Atronic, Germany
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • eight 64k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot
Atronic Atronic 256k -  front side
front side

Company
Comspec Communications, Canada
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1006 / 1
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets for 1 MB (AX1000) or 2 MB (AX2000) RAM
  • accepts 256 kB SIMMs in groups of four
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector - multiple AX2000s can be connected together
Comspec Communications AX-1000 & AX-2000 -  front side
front side

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1986-05

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1986-07

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1986-09

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1986-11

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1987-01

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1987-05

Company
Spirit Technology, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
2034 / 5
  • 6× empty ISA slots
  • 1× empty Zorro II slot for the OctaByte 8 MB memory card
  • contains an AX-S 2000 bridgeboard (AX-S Interpreter)
  • allows using of inexpensive 8 and 16 bit ISA cards with 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
  • 3× 5.25" drive bays
  • 200W power supply

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1990-03

Company
G2 Systems, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, parallel port
    genlock
  • a broadcast quality genlock in a 19" rack mount enclosure
  • composite, Y/C, RGB and Y/Cr/Cb modes
  • the function of the video input and output connectors (Keyer 1-3, 6× BNC, 2× mini-DIN) depend on the video mode selected on the front panel:
    Keyer 1Keyer 2Keyer 3
    CVBS/YC modeCVBSYC
    RGB modeGRB
    Y/Cr/Cb modeYCrCb
  • composite, Y/C and RGBS outputs of the Amiga signal (5× BNC, 1× mini-DIN) - all are constantly available regardless of the selected video mode
  • the Y/C keyer BNC terminals are parallel with the 4 pin mini-DIN Y/C multipoles - both outputs should not be used simultaneously
  • key output (a standard non-composite waveform) for use with a video mixer (1× BNC)
  • reference input with loop connector (2× BNC)
  • must be provided with a stable accurate reference - direct videotape signals are not suitable
  • cross fade with external background signal
  • crossfade, key and fade to black via sliders on a separate remote control
  • background mode: colour zero is set to the overlay colour, video is seen through
  • foreground mode: the colour to be made transparent is controlled by a rotary switch
  • adjustable key colour, subcarrier and horizontal phase
  • can be used to encode the RGB output of a genlocked Harlequin graphics card, but it is not possible to obtain a signal mixed or keyed over a background video source using the VC3 internal keyers
  • software control via the parallel port
  • separate PAL and NTSC models
  • internal power supply
    optional RGB-Link board
  • enables an external linear RGB signal to be processed the same way as the Amiga signal
  • input the RGB-Link board is via a DB25 connector which replaces the Amiga software control port - the Amiga computer control facility is lost
  • switching between Amiga and external RGB is provided by the manual/computer switch on the front panel
    VC3C variant
  • provides all functions of the VC3 except for the 3 channels of keying
  • if fitted, the following ports are not available for use:
    • keyer inputs
    • Amiga control port
    • remote control port
    VC3B variant
  • provides RGB, Sync and key outputs only
  • if fitted, the following ports are not available for use:
    • keyer inputs and outputs (3 channels)
    • PAL and Y/C outputs
    • Amiga control port
    • remote control port
  • if fitted, the following front panel controls are not available for use:
    • RGB/CVBS/YCrCb switch
    • 2 subcarrier phase controls

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2008
Amiga
A1000
A500
A2000, A3000, A4000

-
-
-
Interface
side expansion port,
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)

Company
Bill's Boards, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000, A500
Interface
side expansion port
    expansion chassis
  • a set of three boards:
    • driver board - connects to the side expansion port and drives a high quality / low loss cable which feeds the motherboard
    • motherboard - holds the expansion slots
    • bus termination board
  • six Zorro II slots
  • six or seven ISA (four or five AT, two XT) slots which are inline with three Zorro slots
  • the arrangement of the slots is similar to the A2000 motherboard
  • the Zorro slots do not fully support the three additional interrupt lines of the Zorro II specification (compared to Zorro I)
  • the motherboard is sized and drilled to fit in a baby IBM AT case (which is not supplied)
  • a power supply is required but not supplied

Company
Gambit Devices
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    freezer
  • Bus Stop is a name variation of Nordic Power as used by Data & Electronics

Company
Pacific Peripherals, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

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1987-04

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1987-07

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1987-11

Company
MicroSearch, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • combines live video over Amiga graphics
  • composite input and output (2× BNC)
  • connects to the RGB port between the Amiga and the genlock
  • disable switch (Genlock / Chroma) - in Genlock position the video signal is passed through unaffected
  • the Normal / Invert switch selects between blue background or subject-area dropout
  • the keyed chroma level is adjustable by the slider
  • external power supply

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1991-04

Company
MicroSearch, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • combines live video over other video sources
  • composite input and output (2× BNC)
  • Y/C input - selectable by a jumper inside the ChromaKey's box
  • connects to the RGB port between the Amiga and the genlock or directly to a Video Toaster
  • disable switch (Genlock / Chroma) - in Genlock position the video signal is passed through unaffected
  • the Normal / Invert switch selects between blue background or subject-area dropout
  • the keyed chroma level is adjustable by the slider
  • gives Video Toaster users the choice between luma and chroma keying and is controlled completely from the Switcher
  • procedure of operating with the Toaster:
    • ChromaKey's video output goes into Toaster's Input 1 through a time base corrector
    • the background video to be keyed over is connected to Input 2
    • ChromaKey's key output is connected to either Input 3 or 4
    • the switches and the slider is bypassed, the key effect is controlled by the Switcher
    • in the Switcher set the Program Bus to Video 1, the Preview Bus to Video 2, and the Overlay Bus to Input 3 or 4 (where ChromaKey's key out is connected)
    • select the Art Card effect and set the luminance key to white
    • use the T-Bar to reveal the video background
  • external power supply
    jumper settings
    J1
    ON
    OFF
    J2
    OFF
    ON
    - key color
    - red (R-Y)
    - blue (B-Y)
    J3
    1-2
    2-3
    - key selection
    - chrominance part of Y/C
    - derived from composite
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case front side
Case, front side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case left side
Case, left side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case right side
Case, right side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case opened front side
Case opened, front side
MicroSearch ChromaKey + - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

Company
Elbox, Poland
Date
2002
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
mouse port
    mouse interface adapter
  • allows the connection of PC mice and trackballs by converting PC mouse protocols to Amiga format
  • basic movements and the three mouse buttons do not require software - the conversion is done by a microprocessor
  • mouse wheels (vertical and horizontal movement) and 4th and 5th mouse buttons need driver software
  • supports PS/2 and USB-PS/2 mice using the following protocols: Standard 3-byte PS/2, Microsoft Intellimouse wheel, Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer wheel, Genius NetScroll Optical
  • Mr Mysza means Mr Mouse in Polish
  • Punchinello is a name variation by Power Computing
  • EZMouse is a name variation by Eyetech

Company
MicroSearch / SunRize, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
    colour splitter
  • allows grabbing of colour images with monochrome digitisers
  • manual or automatic operation
  • splits colours automatically for Perfect Vision and DigiView
  • composite input with loop (2× RCA)
  • hue and saturation adjustment knobs
  • external power supply
MicroSearch / SunRize Color Splitter - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
MicroSearch / SunRize Color Splitter - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side
MicroSearch / SunRize Color Splitter - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

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1989-08

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external framebuffer
  • screenmodes of NTSC version:
    • 320×200, 384×240, 320×400, 384×480 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24, 48 bits
    • 640×200, 768×240, 640×400, 768×480 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24 bits
  • screenmodes of PAL version:
    • 320×256, 384×296, 320×512, 384×580 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24, 48 bits
    • 640×256, 768×296, 640×512, 768×580 with 1-8, 12, 15, 18, 24 bits
  • the 48 bit mode means a 24 bit image with a 24 bit overlay
  • plugs into the 23 pin video port - it uses the four digital signals intended for digital TTY monitors (red, green, blue and intensity) to transfer image data to the board from Chip RAM
  • 1.5 MB display memory (12 ZIPs)
  • can store up to four 24 bit colour frames at once
  • realtime animation of 4096 colour frames
  • the ColorBurst memory can be written by the Blitter
  • realtime horizontal and vertical scrolling
  • dynamic Amiga graphics overlay
  • supported fileformats: IFF24, IFF21, RGB8, TIFF, REND
  • when not displaying 24 bit images, it passes through the normal Amiga video
  • compatible with flicker-fixers but may have problems with certain genlocks (the Video Toaster requires modifications in order to work with the ColorBurst)
  • an 5" × 2" × 8" unit with internal cooling fan
  • power and activity indicator lights
  • external power supply

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1991-05

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1991-06

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1991-08

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1991-08

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1991-09

Company
Cortex Design Technologies, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs only
  • supports 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations
  • zero wait states
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • supplied with its own power supply
Cortex Design Technologies Cortex A500/A1000 RAM - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Cortex Design Technologies Cortex A500/A1000 RAM - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Cortex Design Technologies Cortex A500/A1000 RAM - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side
Cortex Design Technologies Cortex A500/A1000 RAM - PCB front side
PCB, front side
Cortex Design Technologies Cortex A500/A1000 RAM - PCB back side
PCB, back side

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1990-12

Company
Combitec, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
49160 /
    hard disk adapter
  • adapter for the Combitec HD 20 or HD 40 external hard disk unit
  • HD 20 contains an OMTI 5528 controller card and the ST-506 hard disk
  • D-RAM 1000 contains the autoboot ROM
  • the two units are connected through DB25 connectors
  • hard disk disable switch
    memory
  • eight SIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports only 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations, it cannot be set to 6 MB
  • accepts 1 MB SIPs in groups of two, 120 ns or faster
  • no waitstates
  • memory disable switch
Combitec D-RAM 1000 - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side
Combitec D-RAM 1000 - Case opened rear side
Case opened, rear side

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1989-07

Company
Expansion Systems, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    SCSI or IDE controller
  • the case contains a standard Zorro II DataFlyer 2000 SCSI or IDE controller card and optionally a DataFlyer RAM board
  • place for a 3.5" HD inside the case, underneath the two Zorro II cards
  • connects to the side expansion port - no passthrough connector
  • DataFlyer 1000 SCSI:
    • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
    • 50 pin internal SCSI header
    • optional external DB25 connector
  • DataFlyer 1000 IDE:
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • hard disk activity LED on front of the case
  • optional internal power supply:
    • mounts inside the DataFlyer 1000 case
    • provides power for the controller card, memory card and the hard disk
    • turns on automatically when the A1000 is powered up
    • automatically senses all international input voltages
  • optional external power supply
    • powers the memory card only
    • has to be turned on manually before the A1000 is powered up
    • separate versions for different international input voltages
  • the unit can also take power from the A1000 without using an additional power supply
  • 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)
Expansion Systems DataFlyer 1000 -  front side
front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer 1000 -  front side
front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer 1000 -  back side
back side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer 1000 -  left side
left side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer 1000 -  inside side
inside side

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1992-02

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
Expansion Systems DataFlyer RAM -  front side
front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer RAM -  front side
front side

Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    video display and digitiser
  • DCTV - Digital Composite Television - turns digital data from the RGB port to composite television signal
  • uses the RGB port as an I/O port for sending compressed video information:
    • the information is encoded into special Amiga display screens that DCTV recognises by a signature in the upper-left corner
    • these screens contain the digitised and compressed form of the analogue waveform data required to create the composite display
  • the resulting composite image quality is far better and much worse than a normal Amiga RGB display:
    • for pictures that contain a lot of colour changes (like photographic materials) the quality is as good as everyday television
    • in case of pictures with a lot of detail (like text) the display is blurry
  • uses the Amiga RAM as framebuffer - requires at least 1 MB of memory for functioning
  • supports resolutions from 640×200 to 736×482/566 (NTSC/PAL) in 24 bit
  • slow scan video digitiser - captures a still video frame in 6 to 10 seconds
  • the parallel port is used for sending digitised images to the Amiga
  • composite (RCA) input and output
  • DB23 RGB connector passthrough for connecting two monitors at the same time - one for the Amiga (RGB) and one for the DCTV (composite)
  • although DCTV does not interfere with normal genlock operation, its output cannot be fed into a genlock without the DCTV RGB Converter

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1990-10

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1992-01

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1992-01

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1992-03

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1992-04

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1993-04

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1993-09

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1993-11

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1994-07

Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • allows DCTV to output its display onto an RGB monitor instead of composite
  • allows a genlock to superimpose the DCTV picture over live video
  • allows combining DCTV and standard Amiga screen modes in presentations

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1993-04

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1993-09

Company
DELA Elektronik, Germany
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    EPROM burner
  • 12.5V and 21V programming
  • supported EPROMs are: 2764, 27128, 27256 and 27512
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • supplied with software for burning
DELA Elektronik DELA Eprommer -  front side
front side

Company
Hagenau Computer, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit mono sound sampler
  • 5.585 to 28.603 kHz sampling rate
  • level adjustment knob
  • load and save in IFF and Sonix with 1 to 5 octaves
  • monaural input (1× RCA)
  • connects to the parallel port

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1987-10

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1988-06

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1990-01

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1990-12

Company
Klaus D. Tute, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • 1989:
    • grabs 4096 colour (HAM) or 16 gray level monochrome images
    • eight resolutions from 320×256 to 704×560 (overscan)
    • composite input
  • 1993:
    • supports the AGA screen modes, including HAM8
    • composite and Y/C inputs
    • software revision 3.0
  • saturation, brightness and contrast knobs
  • test mode: grabs 75 monochrome images per second in 320×256 using a fixed palette for each picture (not user definable)
  • in lores modes Digi Tiger captures images continuously and stops only when a mouse button is pressed
  • in hires modes only a single frame is captured while the display is turned off due to the limited data rate to Chip RAM (except on Amigas with AGA chipset)
  • built in colour splitter
  • external power supply
Klaus D. Tute Digi Tiger II - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Klaus D. Tute Digi Tiger II - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side

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1990-10

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1991-10

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1992-01

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1992-04

Company
Klaus D. Tute, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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1995-11

Company
Peter Biet Computerdesign, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input and output (2× RCA)
  • Y/C input and output (2× mini-DIN)
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • the input source has to be selected manually by a switch
  • colour adjustment knob for the incoming video signal
  • brightness, contrast, red, green and blue adjustment knobs for the combined video signal
  • keyed mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • inverse keyed mode - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • two sliders for independent fading of computer and video image, and for wipe effects
  • vertical, horizontal and diagonal wipes
  • timer knob for setting the duration of automatic effects - can be adjusted during effects for dynamic results
  • colour bar generator
  • blackburst generator for recording Amiga graphics without incoming video signal
  • built in automatic color splitter for Deluxe View and DigiView Gold
    • both can be installed internally or externally, to the internal or external DB25 parallel port
    • the Digi-Gen has to be connected to the Amiga's parallel and joystick ports
    • when the the digitizer is installed internally, the external DB25 port acts as a parallel passthrough port - the DI/PR switch selects between the digitizer and passthrough
    • when installed outside, the digitizer is fed with composite video signal through the DI output connector (RCA)
  • internal power supply
Peter Biet Computerdesign Digi-Gen -  top side
top side
Peter Biet Computerdesign Digi-Gen -  rear side
rear side
Peter Biet Computerdesign Digi-Gen - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side

Company
Peter Biet Computerdesign, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input, output and bypass (3× RCA)
  • Y/C input, output and bypass (3× mini-DIN)
  • two RGB inputs (for connecting two Amigas), one output and one bypass (4× DB9)
  • transcoding between composite and Y/C
  • the video and RGB sources have to be selected manually by switches
  • brightness, contrast, colour, red, green and blue adjustment knobs
  • keying, luma keyingt and inverse keying
  • five sliders - level, fader, wipe, wipe with sound, luma key
  • vertical, horizontal and diagonal wipes
  • timer knob for setting the duration of automatic effects - can be adjusted during effects for dynamic results
  • test pattern generator
  • blackburst generator for recording Amiga graphics without incoming video signal
  • built in automatic color splitter for Deluxe View and DigiView Gold digitizers
    • the Digi-Gen II has to be connected to the Amiga's joystick ports
    • the digitizer is fed with composite video signal through the DI output connector (RCA)
  • PAL only
  • internal power supply
    audio mixer
  • two stereo inputs (4× RCA)
  • microphone input
  • stereo output (2× RCA)
  • four level adjustment sliders for the three input channels and for the output

Company
NewTek, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • digitizes colour images in three pass using a colour filter wheel
  • the wheel has to be mounted on a monochrome camera and rotated for each successive scan - an optional motor drive (Digi-Droid) allows automatic rotation of the wheel
  • the composite video signal is fed to the RCA jack on the DigiView unit
  • 12 bit accuracy in colour, 4 bit in monochrome
  • connects to the A1000 parallel port, requires gender changer for later Amigas
  • supports all Amiga resolutions for digitizing and display, from 320 × 200 to 768 × 480
  • uses the Amiga RAM as framebuffer - requires at least 1 MB memory for functioning
NewTek DigiView -  front side
front side

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1986-05

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1987-01

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1987-09

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1987-10

Company
Stacar International, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
floppy port
No description available.

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1986-07

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1986-09

Company
Reis-Ware, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    ST-506 controller
  • OMTI controller for MFM hard disks
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk inside the case
  • hard disk activity and RAM LEDs
  • RAM disable switch
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • internal power supply
    optional memory board
  • adds 2 MB RAM
  • installs inside the case

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1989-05

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1989-10

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1990-03

Company
Alphatron
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
  • 32 DIP sockets accept up to 4 MB RAM
  • completely autoconfiguring
  • battery backed up clock
  • plugs into the 68000 socket, the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • has problems with Sidecar or Harddisk installed at the side expansion port
Alphatron DRAM-EX 4M -  front side
front side
Alphatron DRAM-EX 4M -  front side
front side
Alphatron DRAM-EX 4M -  back side
back side

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1988-06

Company
HK-Computer, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
floppy port
  • allows attaching external floppy drives without daisy chaining them
  • three DB23 floppy ports
  • selector switches for every port
HK-Computer Drive Expander -  front side
front side
HK-Computer Drive Expander -  back side
back side

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • DSS - Digital Sound Studio
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • up to 51.136 kHz sampling rate in mono and 42.613 in stereo
  • 1991: left and right input level adjustment knobs and overload LEDs
  • 1992:
    • input level adjustment from software through 256 steps with automatic adjustment (auto gain) option
    • low pass filter
    • selectable line and microphone impedance
  • work on up to 31 samples in memory
  • load and save in RAW, IFF and Sonix with 1, 3 or 5 octaves
  • stereo input (2× RCA)
  • connects to the parallel port
Great Valley Products DSS8 -  top side
top side

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1993-01

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1993-02

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1991-11

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1992-01

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1992-05

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1992-11

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1992-12

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1993-03

Company
Anakin Research, Canada
Date
1987
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000

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-
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
Anakin Research Easyl -  front side
front side
Anakin Research Easyl -  front side
front side
Anakin Research Easyl -  back side
back side

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1986-07

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1986-11

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1987-03

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1987-11

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1988-12

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1990-03

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 in the boot menu, which can reached by pressing the left or right mouse button (depending on revision) during startup
  • can be used as Kickstart disk for the A1000
  • cannot burn EPROMs, only read (seperate EPROM burner needed)
Alcomp EPROM-Bank -  front side
front side
Alcomp EPROM-Bank -  back side
back side
  • Alcomp_Tools-16.dms
    tool disk
    Modulgenerator v1.23, A500-Eprommer v1.6, A2000-Eprommer v1.3
    example programs

    422 kB

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1989-04

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1989-08

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1989-11

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1989-11

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1990-05

Company
Expansion Technologies, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro I expansion chassis
  • two Zorro I slots
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • optional external power supply
    optional RAM card (Photo)
  • 2 MB RAM in 64 DIP sockets
  • 256k×1 DIPs
    optional ST506 controller card - Escort 2HD
  • the 5.25" hard disk is mounted in an external case of the same size as the Escort 2 chassis

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1987-05

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1988-03

Company
Expansion Technologies, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
Zorro I
Autoconfig ID
1004 / 14
  • 2 MB RAM in 64 DIP sockets
  • 256k×1 DIPs
  • connects to the Escort 2 Zorro I expansion chassis
    DIP switch settings
    1
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    2
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON

    - 2 MB
    - 1 MB
    - reserved
    - 512 kB
Expansion Technologies Escort RAM -  front side
front side
Expansion Technologies Escort RAM -  back side
back side

Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    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
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • no RAM option
  • A-Max II and Medusa drivers
MacroSystem Evolution 500 - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
MacroSystem Evolution 500 - PCB front side
PCB, front side
MacroSystem Evolution 500 - PCB back side
PCB, back side
MacroSystem Evolution 500 - Exterior back side
Exterior, back side

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1991-03

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1991-05

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1991-06

Company
Phoenix Electronics, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000, A500
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro II expansion chassis
  • two Zorro II slots
  • connects to the side expansion port, has passthrough connector
  • unbuffered design, supports only one DMA device
  • lack of buffering means that configuring information must pass from one card to the next:
    • a jumper allows use of the second slot if the first is unoccupied
    • another jumper lets using peripherals connected to the passthrough connector in case both slots are empty
  • optional internal power supply with power connector for a hard disk drive
  • does not supply -12V to the Zorro slots
  • no power switch
    variations
  • Expansion Technologies has sold it under the name ToolBox, but only Phoenix has manufacured it
  • the only difference is the logo on the chassis
     no PSU1 Amp PSU3 Amp PSU
    A1000EEC-2100
    PEC-2100
    EEC-2110
    PEC-2110
    EEC-2120
    PEC-2120
    A500EEC-2500
    PEC-2500
    EEC-2510
    PEC-2510
    EEC-2520
    PEC-2520
  • PEC: Phoenix Expansion Chassis
  • EEC: Expansion Technologies ToolBox
    compatibility
  • boards reported to be working:
    • Commodore A2052
    • Commodore A2058
    • Commodore A2088XT
    • Commodore A2090
    • Commodore A2090A
    • IVS TrumpCard
    • MicroBotics 8-Up
    • Phoenix PEC-2000 / Expansion Technologies Flash!Card
    • Xetec FastCard
  • boards reported to be not working:
    • ASDG Dual Serial Board
    • C-Ltd Kronos
    • Checkpoint Serial Solution
    • GVP Impact SCSI
    • Microbotics HardFrame
    • Supra 2400zi
Phoenix Electronics Expansion Chassis -  front side
front side
Phoenix Electronics Expansion Chassis -  back side
back side

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Company
Xetec, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
2022 / 1,2
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM (harddisk.device) - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • the controller has no internal SCSI connector and there's no place provided for an internal drive - the host adaptor was supplied with an external SCSI drive enclosure and cable
  • A-Max II driver (harddisk.amhd)
    optional memory module - FastRAM 1000
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 256 kB, 1 MB and 4 MB SIMMs in groups of two
  • SIMM sizes cannot be mixed
  • possible configurations are 512 kB, 1, 2, 4 and 8 MB
    notes
  • the unit can take power either from the A1000 or from the bundled external hard drive - the latter is recommended with the RAM board installed
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
Xetec FastTrak SA-10 - with FastRAM 1000 memory module top side
with FastRAM 1000 memory module, top side

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
Denise socket
    flicker fixer
  • connects into the Denise socket, Denise is replaced onto the board - does not use the video slot in the A2000 so other video boards can be used simultaneously
  • does not fit correctly onto the German A2000-A motherboards
  • if installed in an A1000 (which lacks two required signals at the Denise chip) some modifications have to be applied to the motherboard
  • 3 megabit video buffer
  • motion artifacting may occur when an object on the screen changes position drastically - it will appear at both the start and end positions for 1/60th of a second
  • PAL and NTSC compatible
  • does not support ECS Productivity, Super72 and SuperHires modes
  • full overscan support
  • 4096 colors
  • 9 pin DSUB connector
ICD Flicker-Free Video -  front side
front side
ICD Flicker-Free Video -  back side
back side

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1991-02

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1991-07

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • realtime digitizing in 1/60th of a second - but transferring the image to the Amiga takes several seconds
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions
  • supported NTSC resolutions are 320×200, 384×240 (overscan), 320×400, 640×200, 640×400
  • can digitize in colour (except in 640×400) in 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 (EHB) or 4096 (HAM) colours, in 16 grays or in definable pseudo colours
  • uses its own built-in RAM to digitize
  • external control knobs for intensity (brightness), hue (colour bias) and saturation
  • composite input (RCA connector)
  • connects to the parallel port (Centronics) and between the monitor and the RGB port (2× DB9)
  • external power supply
    FrameGrabber 2.0 software
  • pre-digitizing options:
    • Over Sampling - digitize an image any specified number of times up to 50 and combine them into a composite (gives far better results than a single capture)
    • Multiple Exposure - gives two samples
    • Mirror Image
    • Weighted - modifies the automatic contrasting performed
    • Auto Zone - improves image quality in the center at the expense of the border areas
    • these options can be combined in a variety of ways
  • post-digitizing options include: edge detection, sharpening, averaging, photographic negative
  • slow-scan mode - digitize a still object through the supplied colour wheel with a black and white camera
  • supported file formats:
    • IFF, IFF24, RAW
    • DV21 (DigiView Gold's 21 bit format)
    • Brush (for areas smaller than the screen)
    • Palette (for saving only colour information)
    • LUT (contains information for the pseudo colour option)
    • ANIM

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1988-06

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1990-11

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in 256 gray levels (the original colour capable FrameGrabber can achieve 16 gray levels only) - suitable for capturing 24 bit images in three pass
  • 24 bit colour images can be obtained with three pass digitizing using the supplied colour wheel
  • cannot digitize in realtime - digitization takes 1/30th of a second and transferring the image to the Amiga plus displaying it takes 5 to 25 seconds
  • uses its own built-in RAM to digitize and display 256 gray levels on the Amiga screen (framebuffer)
  • supported resolutions are 320×200, 320×400, 384×240 (overscan), 384×480 (overscan)
  • external control knobs for intensity and black level
  • four composite inputs (RCA connectors) working in two ways:
    • all inputs accept independent video signals, each of which can be either monochrome or colour composite (treated as monochrome) - the active input is selected via software
    • the first three inputs accept colour video as separate red green and blue signals, and the fourth accepts the composite synchronization signal - in tandem with a colour RGB video camera, a colour image can be taken without colour wheel, in three pass
  • connects to the parallel port (Centronics) and between the monitor and the RGB port (2× DB9)
  • external power supply

Company
Applied Visions, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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Company
FutureVision, Germany
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
  • 32 DIP sockets for 1 or 4 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×1 or 256k×4 DIPs, 120 ns or faster
  • connects to the 68000 socket - the 68000 is replaced onto the board
FutureVision FutureVision 4 MB -  front side
front side
FutureVision FutureVision 4 MB -  back side
back side

Company
Byte by Byte, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
Zorro I
  • an optional memory card for the PAL & PAL Jr expansion boxes
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • does not conflict with the onboard 1 MB RAM
  • accepts 256 kB or 1 MB SIMMs in pairs
  • supported configurations are 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 4 or 8 MB
  • autoconfiguring

Company
Communications Specialties, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
RGB port
    genlock
  • composite input
  • two composite (2× BNC), Y/C (2× BNC) and key (1× BNC) outputs
  • sunc source can be selected between video and Amiga
  • normal mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • reverse mode - colour zero is solid, all other colours produce holes
  • no provision for fading Amiga graphics or video
  • adjustable RGB levels of the incoming Amiga signal
  • adjustable chrominance, luminance and composite gain of the outgoing video signal
  • adjustable horizontal, vertical and subcarrier timing of the outgoing video signal
  • comb filtering in the luminance channel
  • requires factory modification if used with an Amiga having Fat Agnus
  • external power supply

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1989-06

Company
Datel Electronics, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • used scanner model: Genius GS-4500, made by Omron
  • scans monochrome and 64 grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • status LED
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), dithering/bit depth (letter and photo settings)
  • supplied with Genius Scandit software
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000, an adaptor is needed
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external 12V DC power supply

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1991-10

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1991-12

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1991-07

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Company
Gigatron, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
  • accepts up to 2 MB RAM - only 1.8 MB can be used
  • battery backed up clock
  • plugs into the 68000 socket, the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • an adaptor board fits into the Agnus socket
  • battery backed up clock
  • disable switch

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Company
Golden Image, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans monochrome and 64 grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • 105 mm scan width
  • status LED
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), dithering/bit depth (1 letter and 3 photo settings)
  • supplied with Migraph Touch-UP software
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    scanner interface
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000, an adaptor is needed
  • 8 pin Mini-DIN connector for scanner
  • no passthrough connector
  • external power supply

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1992-08

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1990-11

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1991-07

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1991-12

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1992-10

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
Kupke Golem HD 3000 -  front side
front side
Kupke Golem HD 3000 -  back side
back side

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1989-01

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1989-04

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1989-12

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1990-01

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1990-01

Company
Kupke, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    EPROM burner
  • one socket for burning any 28 pin EPROMs of the 27xxx series (up to 1 MBit)
  • supports byte splitting (for Kickstart EPROM burning)
  • monitor
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • read, write and error LEDs

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1989-04

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1989-12

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1990-01

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1990-01

Company
Kupke, Germany
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
221 / 0
    memory expansion
  • two RAM daughterboards
  • 1987:
    • 1 MB per board (2 MB total)
    • 32 DIP sockets per board
    • takes 1×256k DIPs
  • 1988:
    • 2 MB per board (4 MB total)
    • 16 DIP sockets per board
    • takes 4×256k DIPs
  • connects to the side expansion port, has passthrough
  • disable switch
Kupke Golem RAM Box - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Kupke Golem RAM Box - Case opened left side
Case opened, left side
Kupke Golem RAM Box - Case opened left side
Case opened, left side
Kupke Golem RAM Box - Case opened left side
Case opened, left side

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1992-02

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1992-04

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1987-06

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1987-08

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1988-03

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1988-10

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1989-04

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1989-12

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1990-01

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1990-01

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1990-11

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1991-05

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1991-05

Company
Kupke, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    processor
  • 68030 @ 14 MHz (synchronous with the A1000)
  • optional FPU - it can either run at 14 MHz, or use a separate crystal up to 50 MHz
    memory
  • 32 DIP sockets accept up to 16 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 (514256) or 1M×4 (514400) DIPs, 80 ns or faster
  • accepts DIPs in groups of eight
    notes
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector - has mechanical problems with expansions whose plug is thicker than 9.5 mm
  • 68000 fallback mode (also disables the memory expansion)
  • has problems with old hard disk systems without any kind of handshake (either hardware or software handshake) - most of the RLL/MFM controllers (e.g. OMTI) do not work
  • does not work with some old hardware like memory expansions or clock modules - they need a modification
    jumper settings
    JumperDefaultDescription
    JP101-FPU Oscillator: 1-2 - no oscillator present, 2-3 - oscillator present
    JP201OFFMMU Disable: ON - MMU disabled, OFF - MMU enabled
    JP202OFFCPU Cache Disable: ON - Cache disabled, OFF - Cache enabled
    JP302ONCache Chip Memory: ON - caching disabled, OFF - caching enabled
    JP303-1MBit/4MBit: ON - 1MBit, OFF - 4 MBit
    JP304-reserved
    JP305-reserved

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Company
BSC / Individual Computers, Germany
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
Autoconfig ID
2092 / 33,34
  • changes the Amiga bitplaned graphics into chunky pixel mode
  • allows specially adapted software to display 256 colors out of 262144, even on an A1000
  • maximum resolution is 768×576 pixels on AGA Amigas or 384×576 pixels on OCS / ECS Amigas
  • the image is stored in Amiga Chip RAM
  • graphics is generated by a VGA RAMDAC
  • attaches to the DB23 RGB port, the display is connected to the Graffiti
  • PAL and NTSC compatible
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - Exterior bottom side
Exterior, bottom side
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - PCB front side
PCB, front side
BSC / Individual Computers Graffiti - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side

Company
Black Belt Systems, UK
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external framebuffer
  • shares the RGB display with the Amiga - it can even display both on a split screen
  • when HAM-E detects a special display-line signature (magic cookie) in a 640 pixels wide screen, then converts it to one that is half as wide with twice as many colour bitplanes
  • a side effect of sharing the screen is that this signature data can be seen as a couple of slim lines of garbage at the top left side - they can be eliminated by using an overscan screen on which they are above the visible screen area
  • register mode:
    • analogous to the Amiga lo-res mode, whereby a hardware colour register controls the colour of each individual pixel
    • up to 256 colours from a 24 bit palette
    • supports colour cycling
  • extended HAM mode:
    • similar to the normal Amiga HAM mode
    • uses compression techniques to achieve 18 bit colour form 8 bits of data
    • diminishes precise control over individual pixel colour
  • HAM-E Plus includes hardware antialiasing
    screen modes
  • HAM-E: 384×480 (overscan NTSC), 384×560 (overscan PAL)
  • HAM-E Plus: 768×480, 768×560
    notes
  • supplied with Image Professional image processing and paint program
  • direct support for NewTek's 21 bit DigiView buffers
  • supported fileformats: IFF24, IFF, HAM, RGB8 and RGBN, Targa, GIF, Dynamic HiRes
  • compatible with external genlocks, but a special shielded cable is required to improve performance
  • plugs to the 23 pin video port, the RGB port is passed through
  • an 8" × 10" unit with external power supply

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1991-04

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1991-05

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1991-07

Company
Cameron
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000

-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
43521 / 16
    handy scanner
  • versions of the scan unit:
    • 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 10/II:
      • monochrome, 400 dpi optical resolution, 105 mm scan width
      • status LED
      • scan button
      • controls: contrast, resolution (200/300/400 dpi), raster mode (b/w or dithered)
    • Type 14:
      • monochrome and 16/256 gray shades, 400 dpi optical resolution, 105 mm scan width
      • status LED
      • scan button
      • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), bit depth (1/4/8 bit)
  • supplied with Handy-Painter and Handy-Reader (OCR) softwares
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    Bus interface
  • half length Zorro II card
  • DB9 connector on separate slot cover for attaching the handy scanner
    A500 / A1000 interface
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • DB9 connector
Cameron Handy Scanner - Zorro interface front side
Zorro interface, front side
Cameron Handy Scanner - Zorro interface back side
Zorro interface, back side
Cameron Handy Scanner - A500 Interface with Zorro Adapter front side
A500 Interface with Zorro Adapter, front side
Cameron Handy Scanner - type 10/II front side
type 10/II, front side
Cameron Handy Scanner - type 10/II back side
type 10/II, back side

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1990-10

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1991-05

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
Alcomp Hard-Disk Interface -  front side
front side
Alcomp Hard-Disk Interface -  back side
back side

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1988-12

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1989-11

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1989-11

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1990-05

Company
Spirit Technology, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
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
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • the A500 chassis has space for a 3.5" hard disk
  • optional autoboot daughterboard (stdisk.device in ROM)
  • cannot load data into the RAM of 32 bit accelerators
  • if used together with a Spirit Inboard, the RAM has to be set to not autoconfig in order to avoid boot problems
Spirit Technology HDA-506 - Interface  front side
Interface, front side
Spirit Technology HDA-506 - Interface  back side
Interface, back side
Spirit Technology HDA-506 - Bus adapter  front side
Bus adapter, front side
Spirit Technology HDA-506 - Bus adapter  back side
Bus adapter, back side

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1989-07

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1990-03

Company
Ronin / IMtronics, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68020 / 68030 @ 14.3 MHz, PGA
    • the 68030 needs a small passive adaptor board (contains only the PGA socket and some pull-up resistors)
    • the 68020 connects directly to its socket, without the adaptor
  • 68881 @ 16 or 20 MHz, PGA
  • the board does not work without the FPU
    optional memory board - H1-Memory
  • 32 DIP sockets accept up to 4 MB RAM
  • possible configurations are 1, 2, 3, 4 MB with 256k×4 DIPs
  • does not autoconfig the memory, AddMem software is necessary
  • although the memory is mapped inside the 68000 memory space, it is not DMA-able
  • has problems with external memory expansions (for example the early revisions of Golem RAM Box do not work)
    notes
  • connects into the 68000 socket
  • no 68000 fallback mode
  • does not fit into the A500 / A2000
  • compatible with the A1060 Sidecar expansion
Ronin / IMtronics Hurricane - RAM board H1-Memory front side
RAM board H1-Memory, front side
Ronin / IMtronics Hurricane - CPU board front side
CPU board, front side

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1988-10

Company
The Puzzle Factory, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
  • a public domain hardware hackers project, designed by Jeff Lavin
  • sold as a kit - either the PCBs only, or all components
  • consists of a main board and one or two serial I/O boards connected by 20 pin ribbon cables
  • the main board plugs into the CIA B socket with a 40 pin ribbon cable, the CIA chip is moved onto the board
  • does not work with the A3000
    serial interface
  • one or two Rockwell 65C52 ACIA chips
  • each serial I/O board holds two DB25 serial connectors
  • newser.device supports 15 standard baud rates from 50 to 38400 bps, plus the MIDI rate, 31250 bps
  • full hardware handshaking
  • up to four units may be open at one time, although a 68000 processor may not be able to keep up with all four units running above 2400 bps
    parallel interface
  • one or two Rockwell 65C22 VIA chips
  • up to four parallel ports driven by eightbit.device
  • the type of the connectors depend on the user, either DB25 or Centronics can be attached
The Puzzle Factory I/O Expansion - Main board front side
Main board, front side
The Puzzle Factory I/O Expansion - Serial board front side
Serial board, front side
  • IOBoard.lha
    Aminet
    building instructions, schematics
    newser.device v2.10

    349 kB
  • newser221.lha
    Aminet
    newser.device v2.21
    28 kB

Company
Spirit Technology, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
Autoconfig ID
2034 / 1
    FastRAM expansion
  • 48 DIP sockets accept up to 1.5 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×1 DIPs, 120 - 150 ns
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 0.5, 1 or 1.5 MB configurations
  • banks have to be filled beginning from bank 0
  • connects into the 68000 socket
  • the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • battery backed-up clock
  • two clips have to be connected to the DPALEN (A1000 NTSC version) resp. PALEN (international version) PAL chip to provide the OVR* and *XRDY signals to the expansion
  • does not really autoconfig its memory - it recognizes the installed amount, but places the memory outside of the autoconfig space
    Jumper Settings
  • JP1-JP3 OFF: 1.5 MB with Autoconfig (banks 012)
  • JP1-JP2 OFF, JP3 ON: 1.0 MB with Autoconfig (banks 01)
  • JP1 OFF, JP2-JP3 ON: 0.5 MB with Autoconfig (bank 0)
  • JP1-JP3 ON: no Autoconfig (memory has to be added with AddMem)
Spirit Technology Inboard 1000 -  front side
front side
Spirit Technology Inboard 1000 -  front side
front side

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1987-04

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1987-11

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1988-01

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1988-03

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1988-05

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1988-06

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1988-11

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1989-05

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1990-03

Company
Individual Computers, Germany
Date
2009
Amiga
A1000, A500, A500+, A600, A2000, A3000, A3000T
Interface
Denise socket
    flicker-fixer
  • all Amiga video modes up to Super Hires are supported and flicker-fixed (with the exception of the A2024 mode)
  • picture refresh rate of at least 60 Hz for all screen modes (can be reduced to 50 Hz to avoid tearing effects)
  • can output ECS screen modes even with an OCS denise installed, as long as a ECS Agnus is installed
  • scanline emulation for non-interlaced modes
  • built-in Graffiti emulation
  • stacked operation of two Indivision ECS allows a dual screen setup (with different content on each screen)
  • PAL and NTSC screen supported
  • supports border blanking
  • HD15 VGA connector
    • header on the board to attach the ribbon cable with the VGA connector
  • installs in the Denise socket, the Denise is replaced onto the board
  • grounding connection is recommended, a cable (with cable lugs) is provided
  • no driver needed, however additional screenmodes are supported:
    • HighGFX (1024×786)
    • HD720 (1280×720)
    • SuperPlus (800×600) - 16 colors out of 4096
  • with Picasso96 driver, 256 colors can be displayed on workbench screen
  • config tool provided to update flash memory and make adjustments to the output
  • suitable for all OCS and ECS Amigas, however acessories or modifications may be required:
    • A1000: adapter required due to the power supply being in the way
    • A500: no modification necessary
    • A500+: no modification necessary
    • A600: A603, A604 or A604n memory expansion required, metal shield (if present) has to be removed or cut
    • A2000: only for Rev. 4.1/4.3, one electrolytic capacitor (C225) must either be moved or replaced by a flatter version
    • A3000: RTC battery has to be moved or removed
    • A3000T: card has to be lifted with at least two additional sockets, covers the video slot and interferes with full-length Zorro cards in the uppermost slot
    • CDTV: no modification necessary

Company
DKB, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
  • 32 DIP sockets for 1 MB RAM
  • 256k×1 DIPs
  • autoconfigures under Kickstart 1.2, requires AddMem under Kickstart 1.1
  • the starting memory address is DIP switch selectable to one of nine address blocks
  • the memory can be disabled / enabled by software
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects to the 68000 socket
  • two or four (depending on revision) jumper wires have to be connected to the motherboard
  • can be installed together with the DKB KwikStart - Insider has to be on the top of the KwikStart
DKB Insider -  front side
front side

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1987-03

Company
DKB, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
    Internal FastRAM Expansion
  • twelve DIP sockets accept 1.5 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 DIPs only
  • accepts DIPs in groups of four giving 0.5, 1, 1.5 MB configurations
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects to the 68000 socket, the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • compatible with the DKB KwikStart II and ICD AdSpeed boards
  • NTSC A1000s: a clip has to attached to pin 14 of the chip at location P6 on the daughterboard
  • PAL A1000s: due to space constraints the clip doesn't fit, so it has to be cut off and the wire has to be soldered to pin 7 of the chip at location U4S on the motherboard
  • RAM banks have to be occupied starting from bank 1 (the bank toward the 68000)
    DIP Switch Settings
    Switch Setting Description
    1 OFF Reserved
    2 ON Autoconfig ($C00000)
    OFF No Autoconfig ($800000)
    3 & 4 OFF & OFF no memory installed
    ON & OFF bank 1 occupied (512K)
    OFF & ON bank and 2 occupied (1 MB)
    ON & ON all banks occupied (1.5 MB)
DKB Insider II -  front side
front side
DKB Insider II -  back side
back side

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1990-12

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1991-04

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1991-07

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1992-01

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1992-12

Company
Cardinal Software, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    FastRAM expansion
  • 32 DIP sockets for 512 kB or 1 MB RAM
  • takes 256k×1 DIPs, 150ns or faster
  • for 512 kB, half of the sockets are populated (8 sockets on the left side of both rows)
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • compliant with Kickstart 1.1 and 1.2
  • beside the RAM chips, only standard chips of the 74HCT series are used
  • sold as semi-kit, the purchaser is required to provide and install all ICs
  • no memory autoconfiguration, the memory has to be added with AddMem
  • other manufacturers produced unofficial versions of the same board layout (e.g. O.M.A. from Italy)
Cardinal Software Jumbo RAM -  front side
front side
Cardinal Software Jumbo RAM -  back side
back side
  • JumboRAM.pdf
    Assembly, Installation and Operating Instructions
    2.3 MB

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1987-02

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1987-06

Company
Creative Microsystems, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
Kickstart socket
    Kickstart kit
  • eliminates the need for disk-based Kickstart
  • frees up the 256 kB Kickstart RAM - requires Addmem to activate it
  • the kit contains two EPROMs preprogrammed with Kickstart v1.2, two sockets for the EPROMs, a new PAL with socket and miscellaneous connectors
  • the PAL and a jumper has to be installed on the WCS daughterboard (the original PAL has to be desoldered)
  • the EPROMs have to be installed onto the blank area of the motherboard under the floppy drive
  • finally two motherboard traces have to be cut and two jumpers have to be installed

Advert (US)
1987-03

Company
Kupke, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000

-
-
Interface
side expansion port
CPU slot
    Kickstart switcher
  • allows switching between two Kickstarts
  • the A1000 version uses switches, the A500 version uses jumpers to select between the ROMs
  • expansion features both A500/A1000 side expansion and A2000 CPU connectors
Kupke Kickstart Modul -  front side
front side
Kupke Kickstart Modul -  back side
back side

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1987-06

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1988-03

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1988-10

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1989-04

Company
C-Ltd., USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1004 / 4
2050 / 4
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • dual-buffered pseudo-DMA design
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • has a 50 pin internal header but there is no space for a drive inside the case
  • DB25 external connector
  • supports SCSI network sharing
  • passthrough connector
C-Ltd. Kronos 1000 -  front side
front side
C-Ltd. Kronos 1000 -  back side
back side

Company
DKB, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
    Kickstart switcher
  • eliminates the need for disk-based Kickstart and so makes the A1000 boot faster
  • one socket with Kickstart 1.2 or 1.3 installed
  • can be switched back to Kickstart disk based operation with a jumper for pre-1.3 software compatibility
  • pressing Control Amiga Amiga for more than three seconds will also revert to disk based Kickstart
  • frees up the 256 kB Kickstart RAM
  • connects to the 68000 socket
  • the PAL at location 6J of the WCS daughterboard has to be replaced with the supplied PAL
  • can be installed together with the DKB Insider - KwikStart has to be at the bottom, Insider on top of it

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1990-12

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1991-04

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1991-07

Company
DKB, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
    Kickstart switcher
  • eliminates the need for disk-based Kickstart and so makes the A1000 boot faster
  • two sockets allow both 1.3 and 2.0 ROMs installed at once
  • can switch between ROMs using the keyboard without shutting off the computer
  • if only one ROM is installed, the A1000 can be switched back to disk-based operation for pre-1.3 software compatibility
  • connects to the 68000 socket
  • installation involves the replacement of a soldered PAL chip (6J on the daughterboard)
  • does not allow using the freed up 256 kB Kickstart RAM - the larger Kickstart 2.0 uses that address space
DKB KwikStart II -  front side
front side
DKB KwikStart II -  back side
back side

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1990-12

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1991-04

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1991-07

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1992-01

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1992-12

Company
A-Squared Development, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1005 / 1
    framegrabber
  • 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
  • takes over the entire machine during digitizing - no multitasking, no hard disk access
  • the intention is to fill the memory with video and then dump it hard disk or floppy
  • uses self-modifying code, so it's incompatible with 68020 or higher processors
  • composite input and output (RCA connectors)
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
A-Squared Development Live! -  right side
right side
A-Squared Development Live! -  left side
left side
A-Squared Development Live! -  front side
front side

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1987-12

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1988-02

Company
Anakin Research, Canada
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
  • Little Ugly Cheap Accelerator System
  • a public domain hardware hackers project, designed by Brad Fowles of Anakin Research
  • sold as a kit (only the PCB, programmed PALs and how to build documentation) all other parts (CPU, FPU, RAM, capacitors, diodes, sockets, etc.) had to be purchased separately
  • it did not fill the RFC rules so it was not possible to sell it all in one
    processor
  • 68020 @ 12 - 20 MHz
  • 68881 or 68882 @ 12 - 20 MHz
  • the first asynchronously clocked 68020 board
  • originally designed for 16 MHz
  • could be upgraded to 68030 using an adaptor board but the data caches are not supported (so no significant speed increase is possible)
    optional memory board - Frances
  • Fast Ram At Nominal Cost for Expanded Storage
  • 32 DIP sockets accept up to 4 MB RAM
  • possible configurations are 1, 2, 3 or 4 MB with 256k×4, 80 - 100 ns DIPs
  • 8421 DMA RAM controller chip
  • interleave access
    notes
  • connects into the 68000 socket
  • no 68000 fallback mode
  • selectable wait states
  • has to be fine tuned for specific A1000s (differnet timings) - this process is well documented
  • very noisy design, does not like 3rd party hardware connected to the side expansion port
Anakin Research Lucas -  front side
front side
  • Lucas.lha
    Lucas - building instructions, schematics, PAL equations
    238 kB
  • Frances.lha
    Frances - building instructions, schematics, PAL equations
    driver software

    280 kB
  • AmigaFrancesMemory-20.lha
    AFM v2.0 - replacement driver software for Frances
    61 kB

Company
Microbotics, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • eight 64k×4 DIPs
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot

Company
Microbotics, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI controller
  • connects to the parallel port, the port is passed through on the back of the drive
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer - but noticeably faster than a floppy and very reliable
  • does not autoconfig and cannot autoboot
  • requires its own parallel.device
  • the driver software is written by Carl Sassenrath and Bob Burns, members of the original Amiga design team
  • the hard disk, controller and power supply are contained in the same external unit
  • male and female DB25 parallel ports
  • DB37 external SCSI connector
  • hard disk activity LED
  • conflicts with parallel port digitisers but not with printers

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1986-11

Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit mono soundsampler
  • AD7576 analog to digital converter
  • up to 59.6 kHz sampling rate
  • mono input (3.5 mm headphone jack)
  • no gain control possibility
  • supplied with an inaccurate and limited sampling software - it's better to use Aegis' AudioMaster instead which supports the Master Sound directly
  • connects to the parallel port
Microdeal Master Sound -  front side
front side

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1990-06

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1991-07

Company
Palomax, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000

-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2030 / 0
    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

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

Advert (US)
1988-11

Company
Interactive Microsystems, USA
Date
1988-1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
serial port
    video edit controller
  • the MediaPhile Desktop Video System product line contains various hardware and software combinations
  • the hardware may be just an infra-red controller or a device capable of controlling video decks with Control-L, Visca, RS-232 or RS-422 terminals
  • MediaPhile 1.0
    • 1× infra-red port
  • MediaPhile 2.0A
    • 2× serial outputs for Sony S-Port and JVC Swap-Control
    • 1× infra-red port
  • MediaPhile 2.0P
    • 2× MediaPhile input ports (tape counter pulse)
    • 3× serial outputs for Sony S-Port and JVC Swap-Control
    • 1× GPI trigger output
  • MediaPhile 2.0S
    • 2× serial inputs for Control-L and Lanc
    • 3× serial outputs for Sony S-Port and JVC Swap-Control
    • 2× time code inputs
    • 1× GPI trigger output
  • MediaPhile 3.0S/P
    • 4× serial ports for RS-422/232 and Lanc
    • 2× MediaPhile input ports
    • 6× time code inputs
  • the software collection can run together or independently, depending on the video systme's requirements
  • software titles include:
    • MediaEditor (EDL editing, switcher and genlock control)
    • Programmer's Toolkit (ARexx control)
    • MediaBase (presentation)
    • Media Processor (A/V equipment control)
  • RCTC time code support
  • can control genlocks which have software control panel (eg. SuperGen or GVP G-Lock)
  • can do A/B rolls with a video mixer (eg. the Video Toaster) and three video decks

Company
Computer System Associates, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68EC030 @ 25 / 33 MHz or 68030 @ 16 / 20 / 25 / 33 / 38 MHz, PGA
  • optional 68882 PGA FPU, up to 50 MHz
    memory
  • optional 512 kB SRAM
    • much faster (and more expensive) than DRAM
    • four sockets for 128 kB SRAMs
    • can be used for Kickstart remapping
  • optional DIP DRAM expansion module (Mega-Memory 2130)
    • 16 DIP sockets accept 0.5 - 8 MB RAM
    • supports 256k×4 and 1M×4 DIPs, 60 - 100 ns
    • if installed in an A2000 the board overhangs the video slot
  • optional ZIP DRAM expansion module (Mega-Memory 2150)
    • 16 ZIPs soldered on board
    • uses 256k×4 or 1M×4 ZIPs, 60 - 100 ns
    • does not protrude over the video slot
  • the memory does not autoconfig, it needs software
  • does not support DMA to its 32 bit memory
    notes
  • connects to the 68000 socket, the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • 68000 fallback mode
Computer System Associates Mega-Midget Racer -  front side
front side

Advert (AU)
1992-08

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

Advert (US)
1987-03

Company
Top-Secret, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • with two DIP daughterboards
    • 64 DIP sockets (32 per board) for 2 MB RAM
    • 256k×1 DIPs
  • with Megabit DIP daughterboard
    • 16 DIP sockets for up to 2 MB RAM
    • 256k×4 DIPs
    • 512 kB or 2 MB configuration selectable by switch
  • with ZIP daughterboard
    • 16 ZIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
    • 1M×4 ZIPs
    • 2 or 8 MB configuration selectable by switch
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • disable switch
Top-Secret MegaBox -  front side
front side
Top-Secret MegaBox -  front side
front side

Company
Microdeal, UK
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • 8 bit stereo soundsampler
  • level adjustment knob
  • direct to disk recording, but with limited sampling rate depending on the drive's transfer speed
  • load and save in RAW and IFF
  • stereo input (2× RCA)
  • connects to the parallel port
Microdeal MegaloSound -  top side
top side
Microdeal MegaloSound -  rear side
rear side
Microdeal MegaloSound -  front side
front side

Company
Analog Precision, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    RAM expansion
  • adds 1 or 2 MB FastRAM
  • mainboard carries 1 MB, the optional RAM daughterboard an additional megabyte (32 chips each)
  • expansion utilizes 256K×1 DIP chips
  • connects to side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
  • integrated power supply
  • multi-color status LED
  • jumper to select 1 or 2 MB RAM
Analog Precision MEGAmiga - Exterior  front side
Exterior, front side
Analog Precision MEGAmiga - Exterior  right side
Exterior, right side
Analog Precision MEGAmiga - Case opened (with Daughterboard) top side
Case opened (with Daughterboard), top side
Analog Precision MEGAmiga - Exterior  left side
Exterior, left side

Company
Michigan Software, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot

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1986-04

Company
Micro Forge, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    SASI controller
  • does not autoboot
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • the controller is a custom 86 pin card housed in a single slot expansion box
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • uses an ST-506 hard disk drive with an OMTI 5100 SASI to ST-506 adaptor card
  • delivered with a power supply for the hard disk

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 and provide a second Zorro slot for an additional card - however, as no slot breakout exists, only internal Zorro cards can be used
  • 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
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
Micron Technology Micron Amiga Memory - A1000 version front side
A1000 version, front side
Micron Technology Micron Amiga Memory - A1000 version inside side
A1000 version, inside side

Advert (US)
1987-09

Advert (US)
1988-01

Company
Computer System Associates, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68020 @ 12 MHz running at 7.14 MHz synchronously with the Amiga motherboard
  • 68881 or 68882 @ 7.14 MHz synchronous or up to 33 MHz asynchronous (with an oscillator installed)
    notes
  • no memory option
  • no 68000 fallback mode
  • the board is meant for accelerating math intensive applications, otherwise it gives only a 10% speed increase on integer code
  • connects into the 68000 socket
Computer System Associates Midget Racer -  front side
front side
Computer System Associates Midget Racer -  front side
front side
Computer System Associates Midget Racer -  back side
back side
Computer System Associates Midget Racer -  front side
front side

Company
Migraph, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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1989-12

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1990-12

Vapourware
Company
ASDG, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

Advert (US)
1986-08

Company
ASDG, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro I expansion chassis
  • two Zorro I slots
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port
  • 85 watt internal power supply
    Mini-Rack C
  • does not implement all Zorro signals, most importantly it lacks +12V and -5V
  • unbuffered slots
  • works well with RAM cards (such as ASDG's own 2M and 8M), but not with HD controllers
  • one exception for HD controllers is the Expansion Technologies Escort ST-506 controller card, which does not need the missing signals
    Mini-Rack D
  • implements all Zorro signals
  • buffered slots

Advert (US)
1987-02

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • sixteen DIP sockets for up to 2 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×4 DIPs in groups of four
  • possible configurations are 0.5, 1 or 2 MB
  • zero wait states
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • autoconfigure LED
  • disable switch
Memory and Storage Technology Minimegs - Case opened front side
Case opened, front side

Advert (US)
1991-09

Company
Cabletronic, Italy
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    RAM Expansion
  • 2 MB Fast RAM expansion
  • power and RAM access LEDs
  • plugs into side expansion port
  • no passthrough port
Cabletronic Modulus ESP 329 -  top side
top side
Cabletronic Modulus ESP 329 -  bottom side
bottom side

Company
Microbotics, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
joystick port
    clock
  • battery backed up clock
  • provides a holder for a AAA battery, battery needs to be replaced after 2 years
  • time is read by a CLI command, it does not take over the system clock
  • connects to the A1000's 2nd mouse port
  • once the port has been used (eg. by reading the clock or pressing fire on a joystick) the MouseTime clock puts itself to sleep making the port
  • totally transparent - but the time no longer can be read from the clock until the next hard reset
  • passthrough connector
Microbotics MouseTime -  rear side
rear side
Microbotics MouseTime -  front side
front side
Microbotics MouseTime - Case opened rear side
Case opened, rear side

Advert (US)
1987-09

Advert (US)
1988-02

Advert (GB)
1989-06

Company
Elbox, Poland
Date
2000
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
mouse port
    mouse interface adapter
  • allows the connection of PC mice and trackballs by converting PC mouse protocols to Amiga format
  • basic movements and the three mouse buttons do not require software - the conversion is done by a microprocessor
  • mouse wheels (vertical and horizontal movement) and 4th and 5th mouse buttons need driver software
  • supports serial and combo (i.e. PS/2 and serial) PC mice using the following protocols: Mouse System, Microsoft, Microsoft with Logitech extension
  • Mroocheck is the anglicized version of the original polish name "Mroczek" (means "squeek")
  • Punchinello is a name variation by Power Computing
Elbox Mroocheck (Mroczek / Topolino Mk II / Punchinello Mk II) - Mroocheck (board) front side
Mroocheck (board), front side
Elbox Mroocheck (Mroczek / Topolino Mk II / Punchinello Mk II) - Mroocheck (board) back side
Mroocheck (board), back side

Company
Tröps Computertechnik, Germany
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • 512 kB RAM
  • sixteen 256k×1, socketed RAM chips
  • can be used with SRAM or EPROM chips
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port - an adaptor was available to attach it to the A500 side expansion port
  • the MTR-512 was also available in kit form (empty PCB)
  • passthrough connector

Advert (DE)
1987-06

Advert (DE)
1987-08

Advert (DE)
1987-12

Company
Tröps & Hierl Computertechnik, Germany
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

Advert (DE)
1987-08

Advert (DE)
1987-12

Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • eight 30 pin SIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIPs and supports 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • disable switch
  • integrated hard disk logic
  • all ICs are socketed

Advert (DE)
1990-12

Company
3-State, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
Denise socket
    deinterlacer
  • doubles all 15.75 kHz screen modes to 31.5 kHz
  • software controllable refresh rates up to 100 Hz
  • full overscan support
  • PAL and NTSC compatible
  • not compatible with ECS and AGA screen modes
    • in SuperHiRes and SuperHiRes Interlaced every second horizontal pixel is missing, Productivity do not work at all
  • not compatible with genlocks
  • integrated stereo amplifier (2× 1 Watt sinus)
  • two 3.5 mm jack audio connectors
  • RGB and HD15 VGA connectors
  • connects into the place of the Denise chip - rules out many internal processor boards and some internal memory expansions
  • all connectors and the volume knob is on an external unit - connects to the board with a 10 pin ribbon cable
3-State MultiVision 500 -  front side
front side
3-State MultiVision 500 -  front side
front side
3-State MultiVision 500 -  back side
back side
3-State MultiVision 500 -  front side
front side
3-State MultiVision 500 -  back side
back side
3-State MultiVision 500 -  back side
back side

Advert (DE)
1991-04

Advert (DE)
1991-06

Advert (DE)
1992-02

Advert (DE)
1992-08

Advert (DE)
1993-01

Company
Nikol & Company, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 256 kB Chip RAM expansion
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot

Advert (US)
1986-05

Company
Data & Electronics, Netherlands
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    freezer
  • plugs into the side expansion port
  • freeze button and slow motion controller
    Nordic Power LC
  • low cost version, various features are omitted
  • features:
    • save computer memory (freezed programs) to disk
    • reset (with optional memory clear)
    • machine language monitor (disassembler)
    • picture / sample ripper
    • disk copy
    • basic DOS utilities (Dir, Path)
    • shows computer status (disk parameters, ChipRAM, FastRAM...)
    Nordic Power
  • additional features present in the regular version (not LC):
    • slow motion controller
    • Screen Dump (Hardcopy)
    • additional DOS utilities (MkDir, Erase)
Data & Electronics Nordic Power / Nordic Power LC -  front side
front side
Data & Electronics Nordic Power / Nordic Power LC -  front side
front side

Company
Megatronic, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    MFM controller
  • basically a reproduction of the C't OMTI-Adapter
  • the Seagate RLL controller card is housed externally with the 5.25" hard disk and the power supply
  • connects to the side expansion port with a cable - no passthrough connector
  • does not autoconfig - the controller address is set by four DIP switches
  • does not autoboot
  • distributed in the US by Progressive Peripherals as "The Vault"
Megatronic OMTI Adapter (A500/A1000) - Megatronic OMTI Adapter - Interface and Hard disk front side
Megatronic OMTI Adapter - Interface and Hard disk, front side
Megatronic OMTI Adapter (A500/A1000) - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk front side
PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk, front side
Megatronic OMTI Adapter (A500/A1000) - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk Case opened front side
PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk Case opened, front side
Megatronic OMTI Adapter (A500/A1000) - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk PCB View top side
PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk PCB View, top side

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

Company
Byte by Byte, USA
Date
1986 & 1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro I expansion chassis
  • PAL:
    • 5× Zorro I slots
    • 3× 5.25" drive bays
    • internal power supply
  • PAL Jr:
    • 2× Zorro I slots
    • 1× 5.25" drive bay
    • 90 Watt internal power supply
  • the backplane, RAM and HD controller cards are based on Commodore Amiga reference designs
  • the Zorro slots are buffered and support DMA cards
  • 1 MB RAM on board - 32 256k×1 DIPs
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port
  • sits on top of the A1000
  • the Amiga power cord must be plugged into the PAL / PAL Jr, so it can control the power up sequence
    SCSI / ST-506 controller card
  • electrically identical to the Commodore A2090 controller card, except for the SCSI part, which was not completely finished at the time
  • uses DMA transfers
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • does not autoboot
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external connector
    optional RAM card - Garganturam
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • does not conflict with the onboard 1 MB RAM
  • accepts 256 kB or 1 MB SIMMs in pairs
  • supported configurations are 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 4 or 8 MB
  • autoconfiguring
Byte by Byte PAL & PAL Jr -  front side
front side
Byte by Byte PAL & PAL Jr -  back side
back side

Advert PAL (US)
1986-07

Advert PAL (US)
1986-09

Advert (US)
1986-11

Advert (US)
1987-01

Advert PAL Jr. (US)
1987-05

Advert PAL Jr. (US)
1987-07

Company
Mainhattan Data, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI adapter
  • converts the parallel port signals to SCSI signals
  • a 5×4×1 cm box
  • connects to the parallel port and provides a DB25 SCSI connector - the parallel port is not passed through
  • some versions get power from the RGB port, others from the mouse/game port - in both cases the port is passed through
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer
  • can reboot, but cannot autoboot
  • RDB compatible
  • compatible with the A2088XT and A2286AT with BridgeBoard software from or after 23.11.88.
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Case top side
Case, top side
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Board front side
Board, front side
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Board back side
Board, back side

Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
Date
1986,1987,1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
  • small external sound sampler
  • stereo sampling in 8 bit
  • two RCA ports for plugging in a line level sound source
  • sound editing and playback through the included software
  • software revisions below v3.11 do not work with 020 and 030 processors
  • hardware and software was developed by Anthony J. Wood
    Perfect Sound I
  • white metal chassis
  • volume knob on the back of the case
  • only for A1000 (does not work on other Amigas even with a gender changer)
    Perfect Sound II
  • white metal chassis
  • plugs to standard parallel port
  • higher sampling rate and onboard sample-and-hold circuitry (AD7575)
    Perfect Sound III
  • up to 40 kHz sampling rate in mono
  • black plastic chassis with different design
  • features an additional microphone input (3.5 mm jack) with preamplifier
  • no volume knob - the volume is controlled by software, thus ruling out third party software which does not support this
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound board front side
Perfect Sound board, front side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  front side
Perfect Sound II, front side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  rear side
Perfect Sound II, rear side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  right side
Perfect Sound II, right side
Sunrize Industries Perfect Sound - Perfect Sound II  left side
Perfect Sound II, left side

Advert (DE)
1991-10

Advert (DE)
1991-12

Advert (DE)
1990-11

Advert (US)
1987-01

Advert (FR)
1989-01

Advert (US)
1989-12

Advert (US)
1990-08

Advert (US)
1991-05

Advert (US)
1991-12

Company
Sunrize Industries, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • grabs 320×200 or 320×400 images with 16 gray scales
  • grabs the entire image in one video frame time (1/60th seconds non-interlaced, 1/30th seconds interlaced) so it can digitize a moving source without smearing
  • stores the frame in its own 64 kB memory
  • it takes about half a second to send the image to the Amiga through the parallel port
  • can grab colour images with a colour wheel or the Sunrize Color Splitter
  • saves images with 16 gray shades, 32 or 4096 (HAM) colours
  • produces lower quality colour images than DigiView
  • composite video input (RCA connector)
  • brightness and contrast knobs
  • external power supply

Advert (US)
1987-12

Advert (US)
1988-08

Advert (US)
1988-12

Company
Georg Braun, Germany
Date
2005
Amiga
A1000
Autoconfig ID
2092 / 6
    IDE controller
  • the board is based on the BSC AT-Bus 2008 but designed to fit inside an A1000 with the Phoenix motherboard
  • a do it yourself project - everything needed to build the board (layout and PLD / GAL files) is available on the author's website (an At-Bus 2008 card should be used as donor)
  • the memory expansion is omitted
  • connects to the Zorro slot on the Phoenix motherboard
  • phoenix_ide.zip
    Georg Braun
    schematics, board layout, CPLD JEDEC files
    94 kB

Company
Georg Braun, Germany
Date
2005
Amiga
A1000
Autoconfig ID
5012 / 21
  • 4 MB 16 bit SRAM for the Phoenix A1000 motherboard
  • autoconfigs into the 24 bit address space
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot
  • can be put into the case and electrostatic shield of the Commodore A1050
  • Phoenix_RAM.zip
    Georg Braun
    schematics, board layout, CPLD JEDEC file
    93 kB

Company
Georg Braun, Germany
Date
2005
Amiga
A1000
Autoconfig ID
5012 / 11
5012 / 12
  • accelerator for the Phoenix A1000 motherboard
    processor
  • 68030 / 68EC030 @ 32 / 40 MHz, PGA
  • 68882 @ 32 / 40 MHz, PGA
    memory
  • 4 MB 32 bit SRAM
  • RAM access in 3 clock cycles but no support for burst mode
  • memory can be autoconfigured in the 24 bit address space or mounted in the 32 bit address space using AddMem
    notes
  • Phönix-Turbo II is a do it yourself project - everything needed to build the board (layout and PLD / GAL files) is available on the author's website
  • Phönix-Turbo-FE is essentially the same card, but available as a complete product with additional 512 kB Flash memory
  • connects into the 96 pin DIN connector on the Phoenix motherboard
  • no 68000 fallback mode
Georg Braun Phönix-Turbo II & Phönix-Turbo FE - Phönix-Turbo II  front side
Phönix-Turbo II, front side
Georg Braun Phönix-Turbo II & Phönix-Turbo FE - Phönix-Turbo II  back side
Phönix-Turbo II, back side
Georg Braun Phönix-Turbo II & Phönix-Turbo FE - Phönix-Turbo FE  front side
Phönix-Turbo FE, front side
  • ph_turbo.zip
    Georg Braun
    Phönix-Turbo II schematics, board layout, CPLD JEDEC files
    217 kB
  • ph_turbo_fe.zip
    Georg Braun
    Phönix-Turbo FE user manual, schematics, board layout, CPLD JEDEC files
    707 kB

Company
Georg Braun, Germany
Date
2005
Amiga
A1000
Autoconfig ID
5012 / 13
  • accelerator for the Phoenix A1000 motherboard
    processor
  • 68030 / 68EC030 @ 25 - 50 MHz, PGA
  • 68882 @ 25 - 50 MHz, PGA
    memory
  • 8 MB 32 bit SRAM
  • RAM access in 2 clock cycles but no support for burst mode
  • memory can be autoconfigured in the 24 bit address space or mounted in the 32 bit address space using AddMem
  • 512 kB Flash memory
    notes
  • a do it yourself project - everything needed to build the board (layout and PLD / GAL files) is available on the author's website
  • connects into the 96 pin DIN connector on the Phoenix motherboard
  • no 68000 fallback mode
  • ph_speed.zip
    Georg Braun
    user manual, schematics, board layout, CPLD JEDEC files
    707 kB

Company
Georg Braun, Germany
Date
2005
Amiga
A1000
    deinterlacer
  • reproduction of the Commodore A2320 designed for the video slot on the Phoenix A1000 motherboard
  • doubles all 15.75 kHz screen modes to 31.5 kHz
  • HD15 VGA connector
  • full overscan support
  • dual port static RAM bank - new video and cleaned video are read in and outputted simultaneously

Company
Phoenix Electronics, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • does not autoboot
  • 50 pin external SCSI header
  • connects to the side expansion port
Phoenix Electronics PHD-1000 -  front side
front side

Advert (US)
1988-04

Company
Phoenix Microtechnologies, Australia
Date
1991
Amiga
A1000
  • 8 MB RAM for the Phoenix A1000 motherboard
  • 16 ZIP sockets
  • takes 1M×4 ZIPs
  • connects into the 96 pin DIN connector
Phoenix Microtechnologies Phoenix 8MB RAM -  front side
front side
Phoenix Microtechnologies Phoenix 8MB RAM -  back side
back side

Company
Phoenix Microtechnologies, Australia
Date
1990
Amiga
A1000
Autoconfig ID
2101 / 34
    replacement A1000 motherboard
  • replaces the original A1000 motherboard
  • includes all ports of the original A1000 motherboard
  • adds a Zorro II and a video slot
  • Paula, Denise, the CIAs and the 68000 have to be transfered from the old motherboard
  • Agnus is not transfered, it is replaced by Fat Agnus
  • ECS compatible
  • Kickstart 1.3 preinstalled
  • can hold four Kickstarts, two of which can be selected with the Kickstart Swap Switch
    • two sockets for standard Commodore Kickstart ROMs
    • four sockets for a set of up to 4×8 megabit EPROMs
    • one socket for a 16 bit wide EPROM (8 megabit)
  • internal RS232 serial header (same as on the A2000 motherboard)
  • monochrome video output (RCA) instead of the A1000's composite colour output
  • PGA FPU socket and oscillator socket
  • disk drive swap switch - allows booting from a floppy disk drive other than DF0:
  • software switching of the 7.5 kHz audio filter - disabling the filter dramatically improves sound quality
  • battery backed up clock
  • all chips are socketed
    memory on motherboard
  • 16 DIP sockets accept up to 2 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×4 DIPs in groups of four
  • possible configurations:
    • 512 kB Chip RAM
    • 512 kB Chip + 512 kB Fast RAM
    • 1 MB Chip RAM
    • 1 MB Chip + 1 MB Fast RAM
    • 2 MB Chip RAM (requires Super Agnus to be installed)
    optional memory daughterboard (Photo)
  • 16 ZIP sockets for 8 MB RAM
  • takes 1M×4 ZIPs
  • connects into the 96 pin DIN connector
    SCSI controller
  • autoboot ROM
  • 5380 controller IC
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • optional DB25 external connector kit
  • optional internal hard disk mounting kit
  • SCSI-Direct support
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • on revision I motherboards a hardware interrupt logic is implemented
    • allows the SCSI subsystem to work with disconnect/reconnect and diskchange interrupts
    • provides better compatibility with SCSI2 hardware and CD-ROMs
    • increases performance of non-HD devices
  • A-Max driver
    optional genlock clock module
  • with a 2 MB ECS Agnus genlocks are not supported without this module
  • connects into the oscillator socket of the Phoenix motherboard
Phoenix Microtechnologies Phoenix Board -  front side
front side

Advert (US)
1992-03

Advert (AU)
1991-06

Company
RS Data Systems, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • 64 DIP sockets with 2 MB RAM
  • 256k×1 DIPs
  • upgradable to 4 or 8 MB with custom daughterboards and replacement PALs
  • does not auto-configure
  • the PowRCard is a custom 86 pin card housed in a single slot expansion box made by MicroForge
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector

Advert (US)
1986-07

Advert (US)
1986-11

Advert (US)
1987-01

Company
Palomar Peripherals, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

Advert (US)
1988-01

Company
Creative Microsystems, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68000 @ 14.3 MHz, synchronous to the motherboard
  • software and jumper switchable 7 or 14 MHz mode
  • optional PGA FPU up to 16 MHz with separate oscillator
    notes
  • later revisions of the board have a Kickstart socket, eliminating the need for the Kickstart disk and freeing 256 kB of memory - installing a Kickstart ROM however requires some modifications on the A1000 motherboard, including the replacement of a PAL chip
  • in 14 MHz mode the Kickstart ROM can be also driven at 14 MHz
  • optional battery backed up clock
  • connects to the 68000's socket
  • works in the A2000, but the battery on the motherboard has to be relocated
  • can be installed together with the DKB Insider

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

Company
Proton Microelectronics, Australia
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    RAM expansion
  • adds 1 MB FastRAM to the system
  • 32 256K×1 DIP chips, soldered to the board
  • connects to side expansion port
  • passthrough connector
Proton Microelectronics Proton Amiga RAM Board -  front side
front side
Proton Microelectronics Proton Amiga RAM Board -  back side
back side

Advert (AU)
1988-01

Company
Pyramid
Date
1992
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port

Advert (US)
1992-11

Advert (US)
1992-12

Company
Technisoft, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • 2 MB RAM
  • 64 256k×1 ZIPs soldered onto the board
  • 3 expansion headers for the 2 MB upgrade modules
    • each module holds 64 soldered ZIPs
    • supported configurations are 2, 4 or 8 MB total
  • no waitstates
  • internal power supply
  • sits on top of the A1000

Advert (US)
1986-09

Advert (US)
1986-11

Advert (US)
1987-03

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

Company
C.A.S., Germany
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
trapdoor slot
  • 768 kB RAM expansion - expands the A1000 to 512 kB Chip RAM and 512 kB ranger RAM (slow Fast RAM)
  • 24 64k×4, 120 ns DIPs
  • supplied with a special Kickstart disk (Kickstart 1.2+) which enables the additional 512 kB
  • the additional 512 kB can be disabled at any soft reset by pressing the left mouse button
  • connects to the front panel expansion slot
  • the A1000 front slot lacks the required amount of signals for addressing 768 kB so 12 wires and four ICs have to be soldered into the A1000
  • made of two circuit boards like a sandwich - does not fit under the original front slot cover
  • the supplied replacement face plate protrudes 1.5 cm to the front and also a bit downward so the keyboard cannot be pushed under the Amiga - raising the A1000 a bit helps

Advert (DE)
1987-10

Company
Expert Services, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000
  • allows the use of 1 MB Fat Agnus or 2 MB Big Agnus (8372B)
  • eight DIP sockets for 1 or 2 MB Chip RAM
  • 1 MB Chip RAM: 8 256k×4 DIPs have to be installed
  • 2 MB Chip RAM: 4 1M×4 DIPs occupy sockets U6, U8, U10 and U12, jumper J103 has to be set
  • the motherboard Chip RAM becomes true (not pseudo) Fast RAM
  • motherboard RAM addressing can be changed with jumpers to avoid conflicts with other internal RAM expansions - only one address supports autoconfiguring, the others require software
  • supports the expansion of motherboard RAM to 1 MB (piggyback hack)
  • Kickstart ROM socket
  • Kickstart source (disk or ROM) can be selected by a switch
  • battery backed up clock - disabled if other expansions have also a clock installed
  • A2000 style video slot subset (audio and parallel support missing):
    • compatible with the Microway AGA-2000 and Commodore A2320 flicker-fixers
    • if necessary, the missing signals can be fed to the video slot by connecting wires from the mainboard - the necessary eyelets are already existent and labeled
  • replaces the WCS daughterboard in NTSC and early PAL A1000s (later PAL A1000s have no such daughterboard, therefore they are not supported)
  • Agnus, Paula and Denise have to be removed, the latter two goes to the Rejuvenator
  • support for ECS Denise - together with Big Agnus, a full ECS chipset is present
  • connects to the motherboard with some of the existing WCS connections and with custom connectors to the empty custom chip sockets
  • no modifications are required to the motherboard, only three jumper wires have to be connected
Expert Services Rejuvenator -  front side
front side
Expert Services Rejuvenator -  front side
front side
Expert Services Rejuvenator -  back side
back side

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • 8 relays, 24 VDC, 5 A
  • 8 TTL compatible inputs
  • one LED per relay shows closed contact
  • connector for optional expansion board Relay Sandwich (9225) with additional 8 relays
  • header for optional external power supply
  • plugs into side expansion connector

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • expansion board for Relay Card (9224)
  • installation as sandwich onto the main board's expansion connector
  • 8 additional relays, 24 VDC, 5 A
  • 8 TTL compatible inputs
  • connector for external power supply
  • one LED per relay shows closed contact

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Slow-Motion Controller
  • simple expansion (only two standard ICs and a couple of passive components) to slow down the CPU speed
  • potentiometer for stepless control
  • disable switch
  • green LED for speed control
  • red LED indicating power on
  • also available as kit (9223B)
Rex Datentechnik Rex Amiga Bremse (9223) -  front side
front side

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1988-10

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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1988-10

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    EPROM reader
  • 16 sockets accept 1 MB
  • supports only 27512 EPROMs (64 kB capacity)
  • can be used as a fast disk
  • cannot burn EPROMs, only read (seperate EPROM burner needed)
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • no case
  • A500: can use SRAMs (backed up by battery)
  • A1000: sandwhich board, the inner board contains the control logic, the outer board holds the EPROMs only
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprom Card 9204 (Megacart) - A500 version front side
A500 version, front side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprom Card 9204 (Megacart) - A1000 version 9204A back side
A1000 version 9204A, back side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprom Card 9204 (Megacart) - A1000 version 9204B front side
A1000 version 9204B, front side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprom Card 9204 (Megacart) - A1000 version 9204A and B front side
A1000 version 9204A and B, front side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprom Card 9204 (Megacart) - A500 version back side
A500 version, back side

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1988-10

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
parallel port
    EPROM burner
  • 2 different programming voltages
  • supports EPROMs up to 27512 (no CMOS types)
  • plugs into parallel port, no passthrough connector
  • gets power from the joystick port
  • supplied with software for burning, reading, testing and editing the EPROMs
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprommer 9203 (Quickbyte V) -  front side
front side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprommer 9203 (Quickbyte V) -  front side
front side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprommer 9203 (Quickbyte V) -  back side
back side
Rex Datentechnik Rex Eprommer 9203 (Quickbyte V) -  back side
back side

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1988-10

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

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1988-10

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Kickstart switcher
  • eliminates the need for disk-based Kickstart and so makes the A1000 boot faster
  • 8 sockets for 512kBit EPROMs - enough for two Kickstarts
  • Kickstarts can be selected by switch
  • frees up the 256 kB Kickstart RAM
  • connects to side expansion connector

Company
Combitec, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
49160 / 42,43
  • a HD 20 A hard disk adapter with additional static memory daughterboard(s)
  • S-RAM 500
    • 512 kB static RAM
    • 32k×8 DIPs in 16 sockets on a daughterboard
  • S-RAM 1M
    • 1 MB static RAM
    • 32k×8 DIPs in 32 sockets on two daughterboards
  • can be used as Fast RAM expansion or reset resistant RAM disk
  • the RAM disk needs a mountlist entry (512 kB: 30 tracks, 32 sectors)
  • keeps content over months
  • hard disk and memory disable switches
  • connects to the side expansion port, has passthrough connector
  • optional external power supply
Combitec S-RAM - Exterior top side
Exterior, top side
Combitec S-RAM - Case open with two SRAM daughterboards front side
Case open with two SRAM daughterboards, front side
Combitec S-RAM - Case open with one SRAM daughterboard front side
Case open with one SRAM daughterboard, front side
Combitec S-RAM - Case open with HD-20A baseboard front side
Case open with HD-20A baseboard, front side

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1988-10

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1988-10

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1988-11

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1988-12

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1989-05

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1989-07

Company
Comspec Communications, Canada
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1006 / 17
    SCSI controller
  • uses polled I/O transfers
  • autoboot ROM (CompspecSCSI.device) - can be disabled by software
  • not only autoboots Workbench, but also Kickstart from the hard disk
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects to the side expansion port - has passthrough connector
  • A-Max II driver (comspechd.amhd)

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1987-05

Company
TTR Development, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
68000 socket
    processor
  • 68020 @ 7.14 MHz PGA
  • 68882 @ 7.14 MHz PGA
    • both the CPU and FPU are capable of 12 MHz, but they run at the internal clock speed of the A500
    notes
  • connects to 68000 socket
  • no 68000 fallback mode
  • no memory option
  • very small board, just 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" x 1/2"
TTR Development Sapphire -  front side
front side

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1990-11

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
Gary socket
  • reroutes DF0: to the external floppy connector - allows booting from an external floppy
  • removing the internal floppy drive frees up space for an internal 3.5" hard drive, for example the Prima
  • installs under the Gary chip
ICD Shuffle Board -  front side
front side
ICD Shuffle Board -  back side
back side

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1991-07

Company
Side Effects, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • 2 MB RAM
  • 64 256k×1 ZIPs soldered onto the board
  • zero waitstates
  • autoconfig
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • the unit is basically a two slot Zorro I chassis with a RAM card in it
  • the second slot is free but the lack of power supply makes it impractical

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1986-09

Company
Side Effects, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

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1986-09

Company
Side Effects, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

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1986-09

Company
Skyline Soft, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    OMTI controller
  • "Skyline CHD-AG1" is a name variation of the Megatronic OMTI Adapter
  • delivered with A.L.F. v1.5 software

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1988-12

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1989-03

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1989-07

Company
Pre'spect / BSC, Micro R & D, Canada
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro II adapter
  • transforms the A500 or A1000 side expansion connector into a Zorro II slot
  • expansion itself and the mounted Zorro card is "naked" (no case)
  • attention has to be paid for the orientation of the Zorro card - wrong installation damages the card and/or the Amiga
  • Standard Version:
    • no passthrough connector
    • Zorro card is mounted horizontically
  • Pro Version:
    • passthrough connector
    • Zorro card is mounted vertically
    • the usability of the passthrough is limited because of the missing Buster Chip on the A500 and A1000
Pre'spect / BSC, Micro R & D Slingshot - Slingshot front side
Slingshot, front side
Pre'spect / BSC, Micro R & D Slingshot - Slingshot back side
Slingshot, back side
Pre'spect / BSC, Micro R & D Slingshot - Slingshot Pro top side
Slingshot Pro, top side

Company
Mimetics, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
joystick port
    sound sampler
  • claims to be a stereo sampler but the inputs are mixed into a monoaural signal
  • 18 kHz fixed sampling rate with companding
  • one microphone input and two inputs for stereo patch cords
  • the proprietary SoundScape sample format allows storing only 64 kB per octave (older version only 32 kB)
  • supported by Mimetics' SoundScape Pro MIDI Studio sequencer
  • connects to the joystick port
  • case designed to fit directly to the A1000 joystick port, so a short extension cable is needed for the other Amiga models
Mimetics SoundScape - Exterior  top side
Exterior, top side
Mimetics SoundScape - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side
Mimetics SoundScape - Exterior  bottom side
Exterior, bottom side

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1986-05

Company
Aminetics, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Interface
68000 socket
No description available.

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1987-04

Company
Second Source Systems, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
parallel port
No description available.

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1988-01

Company
Microbotics, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1010 / 0
    memory
  • 512 kB, 1 or 2 MB zero-wait state RAM
  • 32 256k×1, 150 ns DIPs for 1 MB RAM (on "Main Deck")
  • optional "Upper Deck" module with 32 DIPs for the other 1 MB
  • both decks have four sockets for parity chips which can be utilized with the Multifunction module
  • two StarBoards can be connected together for 4 MB RAM total
    optional Multifunction module
  • 68881 @ 14 MHz
  • StickyDisk - rebootable ram disk with hardware write protection
  • allows parity checking of memory in the host StarBoard when extra parity RAM is installed - if a parity error is detected, the Amiga crashes with a GURU message
  • battery backed up clock
    optional SCSI controller - StarDrive
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • pseudo-DMA
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • battery backed up clock
    notes
  • one StarBoard can hold either a Multifunction or a SCSI module, as they connect to the same headers
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port
  • removing the StarBoard's case, it can be installed in the A2000 using the SB2000 Zorro II adaptor card
  • passthrough connector
Microbotics StarBoard 2 - MultiFunction module  front side
MultiFunction module, front side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 - MultiFunction module  back side
MultiFunction module, back side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 -  front side
front side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 -  back side
back side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 - Upper Deck  front side
Upper Deck, front side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 - Upper Deck  back side
Upper Deck, back side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 - StarDrive module  front side
StarDrive module, front side
Microbotics StarBoard 2 - StarDrive module  back side
StarDrive module, back side

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1986-11

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1987-05

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1987-09

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1988-02

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1989-06

Company
Microbotics, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A1000
Autoconfig ID
1010 / 2
    SCSI controller
  • StarDrive is the optional SCSI module of StarBoard 2
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • pseudo-DMA
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • battery backed up clock
Microbotics StarDrive -  front side
front side
Microbotics StarDrive -  back side
back side

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1988-02

Company
Pacific Peripherals, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000, A500
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro II expansion chassis
  • 2× (SubSystem 500) or 3× (SubSystem 1000) Zorro II slots with DMA support
  • 1× 3.5" drive bay for an optional 2nd floppy drive
  • external power supply
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • fits under the Amiga
    optional RAM card - The Advantage
  • 64 DIP sockets accept up to 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • uses 256k×1 DIPs
  • zero wait states

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1987-11

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1988-01

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1988-10

Company
Utilities Unlimited, USA
Amiga
any Amiga
    Disk Backup System
  • copies copy-protected disks
  • disable switch
  • automatic detection of copy protection type
  • copy software doesn't support multitasking
  • it is possible to copy only one side of a disk
  • software can display the drive speed
    Internal Version
  • 2 internal floppy drives are needed, the expansion fits between them
  • two clip leads have to be connected to pin 16 and 20 of one 8520 CIA chip (U301 on A2000)
  • destination drive is always DF1:
    External Version
  • installs between disk drive port and external drive
  • no case opening necessary
  • expansion has to be disabled in case more than one external disk drive is attached
  • destination drive is always DF2: on Big Box Amigas, else DF1:
Utilities Unlimited Super-Card Ami II -  front side
front side
Utilities Unlimited Super-Card Ami II -  back side
back side

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1990-08

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1990-12

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1991-03

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1992-01

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1992-08

Company
Digital Creations / Progressive Image, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    external genlock and video encoder
  • genlocks to external NTSC video
  • encodes Amiga RGB into NTSC video
  • overlays Amiga graphics onto external NTSC video
  • selectable 3.58 MHz notch filter
  • 64 levels of dissolve
  • selectable internal and external blanking source
    connectors
  • RGB In - receives the RGB output from the Amiga
  • RGB Pass Thru (DB25 converted to DB23) - display Amiga graphics on an RGB monitor
  • Key Out (BNC) - key signal for video switcher, tells when Amiga colour 0 is present or not
  • Video In (BNC) - source video from VTR, sync-generator, etc.
  • Video Thru (BNC) - untouched signal from Video In
  • Video Out (2× BNC) - combined output of input video and the encoded Amiga graphics
    controls
  • graphics dissolve slider - controls the percentage of foreground graphics against external video
  • background dissolve slider - controls the percentage of background colour against external video
  • interpretive dissolve switch - controls whether or not the darkness of an Amiga colour is to be interpreted as a level of dissolve
  • notch filter switch - removes colour artifacts or some forms of flicker

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1989-01

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1990-02

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1991-07

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1993-04

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1993-09

Company
Georg Braun, Germany
Date
2005
Amiga
A1000
  • reproduction of the SupraTurbo 28 designed for the Phoenix A1000 motherboard
  • uses the components of the original SupraTurbo 28 board
  • 68HC000 @ 28 MHz
  • can be slowed down by software to 7.14 MHz without rebooting
  • 16 kB static RAM cache

Company
Supra, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
1056 / 1,2
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • does not autoboot
  • the 3.5" hard disk is in separate case, together with its power supply
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
    optional memory daughterboard
  • 1 MB RAM
  • 32 256k×1 ZIPs
  • installes in the case of the SCSI controller, attaches with a ribbon cable
    notes
  • connects to the side expansion port, the port is passed through
  • battery backed up clock
Supra SupraDrive 4×4 -  front side
front side

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1988-11

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1987-03

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1987-09

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1988-11

Company
Vortex, Germany
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    ST-506 controller
  • the 3.5" hard disk is installed in an external case together with the power supply and the XT controller card (System Unit)
  • all other components are placed in a small box (Personality Module) connected to the side expansion port
  • the boxes are connected through their DB25 connectors
    • PSM: for A500 and A1000, no memory option
    • PSM-S: for A500, with memory option
  • uses DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autoboots even under Kickstart 1.2
  • passthrough connector
    memory
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 2 or 4 MB RAM
  • accepts SIMMs in pairs
  • hard disk and memory disable switch
Vortex System 2000 - Personality Module without RAM, Case eopened  top side
Personality Module without RAM, Case eopened, top side
Vortex System 2000 - Personality Module with RAM  rear side
Personality Module with RAM, rear side
Vortex System 2000 - System Unit  rear side
System Unit, rear side

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1989-02

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1989-05

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1990-05

Company
Tecmar, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    SASI controller
  • the first hard disk for the Amiga
  • SASI (Shugart Associates System Interface) is the predecessor of SCSI
  • the original driver software does not support Kickstart 1.3 and the Fast File System
  • DB37 connector for the T-Disk and T-Tape units
    • T-Disk contains a SASI to ST-506 adaptor card and an ST-506 hard disk drive
    • T-Tape was never released
  • does not autoboot
  • does not support the RDB standard
    memory
  • 32 DIP sockets for 256 kB or 1 MB RAM
  • takes 64k×4 or 256k×1 DIPs
  • does not autoconfig
    notes
  • being the first on the market and thus having no competition, T-Card and T-Disk was very overpriced
  • DB25 serial port intended for the T-Modem, which was never released
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects to the side expansion port - no passthrough connector
  • obscures the mouse and joystick ports and reroutes them to the front of the unit
  • external power supply - powers both the T-Card and the T-Disk

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1985-11

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1986-01

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1986-03

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1986-03

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1986-05

Company
Telmex, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    handy scanner
  • scans monochrome and grey shades
  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • status LED
  • scan start button
  • controls: contrast, resolution (100/200/300/400 dpi), bit depth
  • supplied with Telmex Scan-Kit software
  • the same scanner is used for Atari and IBM PC scanner interfaces
    scanner interface
  • large interface box for desktop placement
  • connects to the parallel port
  • for use with A1000 an adaptor is needed
  • scanner connector on front plate
  • passthrough connector - simultaneous usage of scanner and other parallel devices is not possible, a button on the front plate switches between scanner and passthrough mode
  • external power supply

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    OMTI controller
  • "The Vault" is a name variation of the Megatronic OMTI Adapter
  • delivered with a partitioning software (Utility Manager) and Progressive's file management utility, CLImate
Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - Megatronic OMTI Adapter - Interface and Hard disk front side
Megatronic OMTI Adapter - Interface and Hard disk, front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk front side
PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk, front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk Case opened front side
PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk Case opened, front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk PCB View top side
PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk PCB View, top side

Company
Byte by Byte, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
joystick port
    clock
  • a simple battery backed up clock
  • time is read by a CLI command during startup
  • connects to the A1000's 2nd mouse port
  • its case is too wide and physically conflicts with many devices connected to the side expansion connector (for example Alegra, StarBoard)
  • the battery is soldered in
  • no passthrough connector

Company
Amazing Devices, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
No description available.

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1987-09

Company
C-Ltd., USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
    clock
  • battery backed up clock
  • connects between the A1000 and the keyboard
  • intercepts every keystroke before it's sent to the computer
  • allows the creation of keyboard macros, a combination of two or more keys which are translated into whole strings of characters
  • a predefined set of macros is already saved in EPROM
  • features an 8 bit microprocessor, 8 kB RAM and 8 kB EPROM
  • needs no special software to set the Amiga's clock, it simply sends an AmigaDOS Date command with the current date and time
  • the clock is controlled by the Help key + one of the function keys (eg. Help + F4 allows setting the clock, Help + F5 reads the current time)
  • the 'auto macro' feature automatically plays a macro after booting
  • optional password function (without the proper password the Amiga does not boot) - the maximum password length is 4 characters
  • command history for up to 1000 characters
  • two different versions for american and german keyboard layouts
  • all chips are socketed
C-Ltd. TimeSaver - Interior front side
Interior, front side
C-Ltd. TimeSaver - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side

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1987-06

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1987-11

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1987-12

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI adapter
  • converts the parallel port signals to SCSI signals
  • connects to the parallel port and provides a DB25 SCSI connector - the parallel port is passed through
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer
  • cannot autoboot
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk inside the case
  • DIP switches for write protection, automatic power-on and SCSI address
  • does not work with processor cards with 32 bit RAM or CPU caches turned on - turning them off is sufficent

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1990-05

Company
Expansion Technologies, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A1000, A500
Interface
side expansion port
Expansion Technologies ToolBox -  front side
front side
Expansion Technologies ToolBox -  back side
back side

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1989-01

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1989-03

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1989-08

Company
Ingenieurbuero Steffen Raach, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
mouse port
    mouse interface adapter
  • allows the connection of PC mice and trackballs by converting PC mouse protocols to Amiga format
  • does not require software - the conversion is done by a microprocessor (basic movements and the three mouse buttons)
  • supports Microsoft two-button and Logitech three-button compatible serial mice and trackballs
  • wheel movements are not supported
  • Punchinello is a name variation by Power Computing

Company
Computer System Associates, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    expansion chassis
  • 5× Zorro I slots
  • optional Turbo Amiga CPU 68020 card
  • optional 512 kB, 32 bit wide static RAM card(s) which connect to the CPU card with four 40 pin ribbon cables
  • optional non-autobooting SCSI controller card
  • 1× 5.25" drive bay for the optional 20 MB hard disk drive
  • internal power supply
  • connects to the side expansion port - no passthrough connector

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1986-09

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1987-03

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1988-01

Company
Computer System Associates, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
    processor card - Turbo Amiga CPU (CSA 00920)
  • 68020 and 68881 @ 14.3 MHz, PGA, synchronous
  • both chips are overclocked 12 MHz units
  • when addressing the Amiga custom chips or the motherboard memory, the 68020 throttles back to 7 MHz
  • 68000 fallback mode selectable by jumper
    optional static memory card - Turbo Amiga Memory (CSA 00919)
  • without this RAM card, the 68020 performs 15% slower than the original 7 MHz 68000, because of the additional time it takes to generate 24 bit addresses for the motherboard memory
  • the card fits into a free Zorro I slot, but instead of transmitting data via the Zorro bus, it attaches directly to the CPU card via four ribbon cables, and create a 32 bit memory bus
  • with the memory card installed, performance is increased to 2.8 times of a standard A1000
  • sixteen 32 pin DIP sockets for up to 512 kB static RAM
  • takes 32k×8, 100 ns SRAM chips in groups of four
  • does not autoconfig its memory
  • multiple Turbo Amiga Memory cards can be installed

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1988-01

Company
Computer System Associates, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    expansion chassis
  • 1× CPU slot
  • 7× Zorro II slots
    • some Zorro cards are not compatible with these slots
    • only five of them is autoconfig - the other two is for the 32 bit static RAM cards which connect to the Turbo Amiga CPU card through four 40 pin ribbon cables
  • 4× ISA slots
  • 2× 5.25" drive bays
  • 200 watt internal power supply
  • connects to the side expansion port - no passthrough connector
    optional SCSI controller card
  • NEC 5385E SCSI controller
  • Motorola MC68450 DMA controller

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1987-03

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1987-09

Company
Grand Products Inc., USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port, joystick port, parallel port, RGB port
    Arcade Game System
  • submarine shooter arcade game based on the Amiga 1000 with A1050 memory expansion or A500 (in later versions)
  • upright cabinet for one player with rotatable periscope controller
  • system consists of the Amiga motherboard with custom I/O and ROM expansion boards
  • I/O board with battery backed RAM plugs into parallel port and provides 5 connectors for the arcade's functions
  • EPROM card with game code is plugged into side expansion port
  • UpScope.pdf
    installation and instruction manual
    414 kB

Company
Creative Microsystems, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    video encoder
  • colour composite output (RCA)
  • chroma and luma outputs (2× RCA) for Commodore 1700, 1800, 1900 series monitors
  • optional RF modulated output
  • PAL and NTSC operation can be set by a jumper
  • connects to the RGB port, no passthrough
Creative Microsystems V-I 500 -  front side
front side

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1987-11

Company
DigiFeX, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    video encoder
  • Video Interface Professional
  • colour composite output (RCA)
  • Y/C (4 pin mini-DIN) output
  • RGB passthrough connector
  • PAL and NTSC operation can be set by a jumper
DigiFeX V.I.P. -  top side
top side
DigiFeX V.I.P. -  top side
top side

Company
Impulse, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A500, A1000, A2000
Interface
parallel port
    framegrabber
  • composite video input - NTSC only
  • composite video output for viewing the grabbed image
  • pressing the space bar, the entire colour image is freezed on the composite monitor in 1/60th seconds and stored in VD-1's own 24 bit framebuffer
  • stores images in RGBN format internally
  • pressing the return key, the image is sent from the framebuffer to the Amiga and converted to 320×400 HAM
  • image transfer takes about 25 seconds through the parallel port
  • once the image is displayed on the Amiga screen, it can be refined (RGB levels, brightness, colour dithering) without recapturing - just press the return key to transfer the image from the framebuffer with the new settings
  • produces higher quality colour images than FrameGrabber
  • housed in a 14×14×2 inches box with internal power supply
    framebuffer
  • 768×480 (full overscan) in 24 bit
  • allows outputting 24 bit raw RGB images from the Amiga
  • supported by Turbo Silver v3.0

Company
Rex Datentechnik, Germany
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Prototyping Board
  • simple multi-purpose prototyping board with breadboard area (33 x 62) for designing circuits
  • byte / word addressable
  • address offset configurable via DIP switch
  • supports interrupt handling (INT 6)
  • plugs into side expansion connector
  • passthrough connector

Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
    genlock, switcher
  • a professional video switching system featuring luma-keying, genlocking, local 24 bit colour generation, video fading/wiping and stereo audio mixer
  • four channels: composite video in with passthrough, externally synchronized RGB in, Amiga RGB in, and the internal colour generator for background color
  • hue, saturation and contrast control is provided on the front panel
  • connects to any Amiga (including the A1000) through the RGB port
  • controlled through the serial port
  • RGB out port (DB23, for Amiga graphics)
  • stereo audio out (2× RCA)
  • two stereo audio input channels (4× RCA)
  • composite video: 1× in, 2× out, 1× passthrough (BNC)
  • RGB in (3× BNC)
  • does not require time-base corrected inputs
  • available in PAL and NTSC
    features
  • genlocking:
    • overlay Amiga graphics onto any video source or onto a solid one-colour screen
    • four genlock modes: foreground, inverted, mixed and encoded
    • notch filter and fade capability gives a wide range of genlocking options and effects
    • the Video Blender software does not need to be active during the genlocking process
  • fading:
    • fade between any two sources
    • smooth fading from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • supported in all genlock modes, including luma-keying
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • mixing:
    • mix any two video sources for ghost, double exposure or tinting effects
    • mix delay can be set from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
  • switching:
    • switch between any two of Video Blenders four channels
    • switching is instantaneous and flicker-free, and is fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • keying:
    • key between any two of Video Blenders four channels for effects such as weather map, split screen video, any size or shape picture-in-picture, invisible man
    • all effects have sharp, crisp edges with notch filter option
    • key on 256 shades of gray from black to white
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • wiping:
    • pixel level control of wiping between any two sources
    • every aspect of each wipe is adjustable: size, direction, speed, repetition, delay, rows, columns and more
    • with Video Scriptor (wipe sequencer and control tool) any IFF animation can be used as a wipe in addition to the algorithmic wipes
    • MixMaster custom wipe-paint software for easy creation of spectacular IFF wipes
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • stereo audio:
    • Video Blender's two stereo input channels can be switched, mixed or faded
    • fade times are adjustable from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • the mixed audio output may be synchronized to video events
    • attenuation control knobs on the front panel allow the matching of stereo input levels
  • programming and sequencing:
    • every setting and feature may be saved as a Video Blender event
    • events may consist of a series of wipes, fades, mixes, etc.
    • in addition titling sequences, external tasks and other software may be part of an event
    • multiple events may be sequenced and saved in video sessions
  • 24 bit colour generator for background screens and colour transitions
  • black burst out, synched with composite video in
  • key in for chroma-keying and other effects
  • GPI trigger allows the sequencing of Video Blender with other studio equipment
  • loop through for previewing composite video output without sacrificing a video channel
Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Case opened top side
Case opened, top side
Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior front side
Exterior, front side
Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior rear side
Exterior, rear side

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1991-05

Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1995
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port
  • allows displaying specially formatted images in 262144 colours
  • the images to be displayed must be 320 or 384 pixels wide and saved in the custom DAC format
  • the supplied DAC conversion program accepts only IFF24 images
  • the image is stored in Amiga Chip RAM
  • attaches to the DB23 RGB port, the display is connected to the DAC 18

Company
Newtronic Technologies, Italy
Date
1988,1989,1990
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
RGB port, parallel port, floppy port
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in all resolutions of the OCS chip set including interlaced overscan screen modes
  • works internally in 24 bits
  • can save images in EHB, HAM, SHAM and IFF24
  • composite (1× BNC) and Y/C (separate chrominance and luminance - 2× BNC) inputs
  • the input has to be selected manually by a switch
  • brightness, contrast, saturation and tracking knobs
  • connects to the parallel and RGB ports
  • the display can be toggled between the Amiga and video input by a switch
  • takes power from the floppy connector
  • metallic case
Newtronic Technologies Videon I / II / III -  front side
front side
Newtronic Technologies Videon I / II / III -  rear side
rear side

Company
Rombo Productions, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
    colour splitter
  • allows grabbing of colour images with monochrome digitisers
  • compatible with Vidi-Amiga and DigiView Gold
  • composite input and output (2× RCA)
  • brightness and saturation adjustment knobs
  • takes power from the joystick port or from an optional external power supply
Rombo Productions Vidi RGB -  front side
front side
Rombo Productions Vidi RGB -  back side
back side

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1991-11

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1990-12

Company
Rombo Productions, UK
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
parallel port
    realtime framegrabber
  • grabs 16 colour or 16 gray level monochrome images in 1/50 seconds but transfers them through the parallel port at 3 frames/sec
  • can grab 4096 colour HAM images with the optional Vidi-RGB colour splitter and its Vidi-Chrome software
  • 320×256 PAL (interlaced)
  • 320×200 NTSC (interlaced)
  • 6 MHz, 4 bit A/D converter chip
  • 32 kB RAM buffer
  • composite input (RCA)
  • takes power from the joystick port or from the external floppy disk port via adapter (adapter provided for later revisions)
  • requires a gender changer when used with the A1000
Rombo Productions Vidi-Amiga -  top side
top side
Rombo Productions Vidi-Amiga -  right side
right side
Rombo Productions Vidi-Amiga -  left side
left side
Rombo Productions Vidi-Amiga -  front side
front side
Rombo Productions Vidi-Amiga -  back side
back side

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1991-05

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1990-03

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1990-04

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1991-05

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1991-11

Company
Reiter Software, Canada
Date
1987
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    ST-506 controller
  • serves as host for IBM compatible HD controller cards
  • supported controller cards (A1000 version):
    • Western Digital WX1 or DTC5150
    • Western Digital WX2, but drives attached are limited to 20 MB
    • National Computer NDC5127-50, but 2.5 times slower than the WX1
  • the A500 version supports the Western Digital DTC5150 / 5160 cards only
  • the controller card is connected to the WEDGE card through a backplane with 8 bit XT slots - multiple controllers are supported by using a backplane with additional XT slots
  • basically the WEDGE hardware just maps the 8 bit I/O memory space of an attached card to the Amiga memory space ($EA0000 by default)
  • with proper software the WEDGE can be used with any type of XT cards (like serial cards or disk interfaces)
  • uses programmed I/O transfers
  • does not autoconfig
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • no passthrough connector
  • the system was sold either as a single WEDGE card or as complete package containing WEDGE, backplane, WX1 or DTC5150 controller card, case with power supply and a 20 MB or 40 MB MiniScribe hard disk drive
Reiter Software WEDGE -  back side
back side
Reiter Software WEDGE -  front side
front side
Reiter Software WEDGE - with controller card front side
with controller card, front side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1986
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
  • Amiga 1000 diagnostic tool - wrap around test
  • tests the correct functioning of serial, parallel, internal and external floppy, mouse, game and keyboard ports
  • the main PCB is connected with cables to the appropriate ports of the A1000
  • diagnostic software (Lomax) is in ROM, attached to the side expansion slot
  • video test patterns results are shown on the RGB monitor
  • diagnostic results are shown on the 8 bit LED row of the main PCB
Commodore Wraptest / A1000 Diagnostic Board - Main board front side
Main board, front side
Commodore Wraptest / A1000 Diagnostic Board - Main board back side
Main board, back side
Commodore Wraptest / A1000 Diagnostic Board - ROM cartridge  front side
ROM cartridge, front side
Commodore Wraptest / A1000 Diagnostic Board - ROM cartridge  back side
ROM cartridge, back side

Company
Expansion Systems, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
No description available.

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1987-07

Company
Data & Electronics / GameWorks, Netherlands
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000

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-
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
Data & Electronics / GameWorks X-Power -  top side
top side
Data & Electronics / GameWorks X-Power -  bottom side
bottom side
  • X-Power.txt
    Bedienungsanleitung / german user manual
    151 kB

Company
Spirit Technology, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
2034 / 6
  • an expansion chassis containing a standard Spirit OctaByte Zorro II card
  • 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
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • external power supply

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1990-03

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1991-04

Company
Xebec, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    SASI controller
  • does not autoboot
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • does not even use a mountlist entry, but parameter files on the boot floppy and the hard disk
  • badly written driver software, uses busy waits
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • the controller and the hard disk case are connected with a DB37 cable
  • uses an ST-506 hard disk drive with a Xebec S1410 SASI to ST-506 adaptor card
  • power supply in the hard disk case

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1987-03

Company
XEL, Australia
Date
1990
Amiga
A500, A1000
Interface
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
460 / 14
    FastRAM expansion
  • 8 DIP sockets accept up to 1 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 DIPs
  • accepts DIPs in groups of four, giving 512 kB or 1 MB configurations
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • memory autoconfiguration
    optional hard disk interface
  • to enable the hard disk interface, a PAL chip has to be installed on the board into the empty socket
  • proprietary 26 pin hard disk connector on the board, no external connector
  • separate HDD case with MFM controller is connected via ribbon cable
  • no autoboot capability

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1990-06

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1991-06

Company
Pacific Cypress, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A1000
Interface
side expansion port
    Zorro I expansion chassis
  • two Zorro I slots - one is occupied with the RAM card
  • the slots are not buffered
  • optional external power supply - required for using the 2nd slot
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port
    RAM card
  • 64 DIP sockets for up to 2 MB RAM
  • supports 0.5, 1 or 2 MB configurations
  • uses 256k×1 DIPs
  • autoconfig
  • almost completely Zorro compatible, but using them in a standard Zorro chassis requires cutting three wire traces
Pacific Cypress Xpander II -  front side
front side

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1987-03