Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 19:49 UTC
Amiga & AROS As promised, Amiga Inc. has released the specifications of the low end Amiga machine which will be available this summer. It will have the Flex-ATX form factor, with a Freescale PC8349E SoC (400MHz to 667MHz depending on requirements and price target), one DDR2 DIMM slot for a maximum of 1GB of memory, and more. It will cost USD 489. Manufacturing partner and final ship schedule will be following soon. The device is supposed to run AmigaOS 4, but the recent developments may interfere with that.
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the ack board.
by _df_ on Mon 30th Apr 2007 22:14 UTC
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Not too surprised they went with the ACK board instead of the SAM board (sam being 10 layer + expensive).

there isnt a lot of difference between this at 400mhz and the 400mhz efika (more or less the same cpu core, 603e). The MPC8349E is a little better off as a SoC than the MPC5200.

at least the ack board has a half decent sound chip on it and gigabit ethernet (be interesting to see how taxing gigabit frames are on its 400mhz). Curiously the 8349 does have an "embedded security engine".

for those who wish to compare cores;
efika's MPC5200
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=MPC5...

ACK's MPC8349E
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=MPC8...

At least the ACK board is memory expandable...

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