Awesome news from the hardware scene: After numerous FPGA Amiga implementations, re-imagined Amiga 500 and 1200 mainboards, all sorts of new accelerator designs, and so on, the Amiga 1000 gets a major overhaul with "AMIGA A1100".
Miguel "Estrayk" Fides from Spain has just published information about his "A1100" mainboard, which is designed to fit a Amiga 1000 case. Using modern components along with some original ones, this new mainboard looks quite different from the original Amiga 1000 PCB - and it has a lot of impressive new features:
- CPU Motorola 68020@14Mhz (PGA)
- OCS/ECS chipset (original Paula / Agnus / Denise required)
- 2MB ChipRAM
- 64MB FastRAM
- 2.5'' IDE controller
- support for single and dual Kickstart ROMs (three sockets total)
- built-in flickerfixer and scandoubler with RGB, cinch and VGA connectors
- A1000 (86pin) and A1200 (150pin) expansion connectors
- A1200 clockport
- ATX power supply connector
According to SysInfo the A1100 is easily twice as fast as a stock Amiga 1200.
It looks as if currently there's no distribution or anything planned, but that doesn't mean it won't happen, the developer is evaluating possible options.
Here's a video showing the A1100 in action (2021-02-10):
Very nice, certainly a great piece of Amiga hardware to keep an eye on!