Hobbyist builds Amiga 600 based on fpga

Jul

16

2018

A user of the AmigaLove forum has built a Commodore Amiga 600 by using an fpga and the board for this in an original housing of the home computer. The build was not cheap according to him.

User mattsoft speaks of a tricky build, which together cost another 390 dollars, converted about 333 euros. He conceived the plan for the fpga-Amiga when he read about the MiSTer project , which also has a minimized AGA variant . Here, Amiga chipsets are thermally emulated with a fpga, a concept that the Dutchman Dennis van Weeren first applied in 2005.

Mattsoft used a Terasic DE10-Nano-pcb with an Altera Cyclone-fpga and an ARM Cortex-A9. Then he bought an original Amiga 600 housing on eBay and a keyboard on Amibay. He connected the latter with a Tynemouth Software A600 keyboard interface and also installed a Zero4U USB hub. He tried to make the I / O run as much as possible through the original locations of the interfaces and to adjust the housing as little as possible. For example, USB ports have been installed at the locations of the DB9 ports.

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