Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Yes, I have them compared. It is not the Yosemite-board ACube is using today. It is the Sequoia-board, overclocked to 733 MHz and with extra memory.

http://www.appliedmicro.com/Embedded/EvalKit_Family.pdf

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elwood Member since:
2006-02-09

Check again: http://www.design-reuse.com/news/10766/amcc-comprehensive-cost-powe...

Sequoia is the eval board for the 440epx System-On-Chip but ACube uses the 440ep whose eval board is the Yosemite.

Anyway, the eval board and the sold boards are obviously not the same.

Edited 2009-07-14 17:59 UTC

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I'll be happy to stand corrected ;) - the only thing I need is a statement from ACube that they produce the boards (or more correctly design the boards, since ACube is another fabless company).

This opens another possibility: Having ACube basing a Samantha on the Freescale 8641D, perhaps reusing ideas from the stillborn Genesi-attempt on 8641D.

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