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Hardware: Microbotics MBX1230XA accelerator board information

The Microbotics MBX1230XA, or Paravision M1230XA, is an 68030-powered accelerator board for the Amiga 1200 computer. It connects to the Amiga 1200's internal "trapdoor" expansion port. It has one SIMM slot for up to 128MB of RAM, a socket for an optional 68882 FPU, and a battery backed up realtime clock.

These accelerator boards are very well-made, including the accompanying setup software, but seem to be very rare nowadays, making it difficult to find information and support in case of problems. Below is a list of sources that should help answering your questions about the M1230XA and keeping it running.


Amiga Hardware Database info page
Info, manual and installation disk download
http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/mbx1230

Manual: http://amiga.resource.cx/manual/M1230XA.pdf
Install disk: http://amiga.resource.cx/install/M1230XA-101.dms



Facebook group


"Microbotics MBX1230XA / M1230XA Amiga 1200 accelerator board"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/835269463294904/?ref=group_header


Articles


"Underclocking" acceleration
An interesting article about speeding up your M1230XA by slowing it down
https://elciudadanocableado.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/speeding-up-a-microbotics-1230xa-accelerator-for-the-amiga/

Microbotics / Paravision M1230XA accelerator board repair
Someone's trying to solve problems he has with RAM installed
http://amigaalive.blogspot.de/2017/05/help-microbotics-paravision-m1230xa.html


Reviews


"Microbotics 1230XA -- 68030 Accelerator for the Amiga 1200"
Amiga Report magazine review by Tom Mulcahy (Amiga Report issue 1.15 of 1993-07-02)
http://www.amigareport.com/ar115/p1-11.html

"Usenet Review: Microbotics 1230XA Accelerator for Amiga 1200"Another detailed review of the board, by Brian King (Amiga Report issue  1.23 of 1993-09-03)
http://www.amigareport.com/ar123/p1-9.html

"Matériel : M1230 XA"
A review in "Obligement" magazine, by Nelson Barata (of 1995-02)
http://obligement.free.fr/articles/m1230xa.php



Hints and bits: Random occurrences of the M1230XA on the net


A post from Mr. Jerry M. Robinson from 1997-03-24, claiming to be the designer and coder of the the M(BX)1230XA:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...re/ARRc3D74GC0

Timothy De Groote (Hyperion Entertainment) seems to have, or have had, an M1230XA ("Microbotix 1230")
http://www.generationamiga.com/2017/05/06/interview-timothy-de-groote-director-of-hyperion-entertainment-cvba/

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