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Apollo Team Announces the Vampire V4page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 

Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 85
03 Aug 2017 15:56


After the big success of the Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+, Apollo Team is proud to announce their next generation FPGA device: the Vampire V4.
 
The Vampire V4 is made with a standard “one design to fit them all” and comes in three flavors depending on customer need:
  - The Vampire V4 Standalone System
  - The Vampire V4 for Amiga Classic compatible with
      - Amiga 1000/500/2000/CDTV
      - Amiga 600 with kippa’s adapter (if produced)
  - The Vampire V4 for Amiga 1200
 
  This new Vampire V4 packs many upgraded specifications and brings Amiga Classic systems to another new performance paradigm thanks to its new Altera Cyclone 5 A5 FPGA and fast DDR3 memory.
 
The Vampire V4 standalone system will be a complete new Amiga system powered by the 68080 CPU core and the complete SAGA chipset (AGA compatible).
 
Vampire V4 is powered by:
  - FPGA : Altera Cyclone V A5 (77k LE, 28nm technology)
  - RAM : 512MB DDR3 (up to 1GB/s)
 
And supports:
  - FastIDE with 40/44-pin connectors
  - Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz
  - Dual Kickstart-flashrom (for safety)
  - MicroSD Storage
 
Certification: Vampire V4 is CE, WEEE and RoHS compliant

EXTERNAL LINK 
PCB is populated by:
  1. IO Header #1
  2. IO Header #2
  3. IO Header #3
  4. Ethernet
  5. USB
  6. USB
  7. DB9 (standalone only)
  8. DB9 (standalone only)
  9. FastIDE 40-pin
  10. FastIDE 44-pin
  11. FPGA
  12. Digital Video Amplifier
  13. Digital Video Output
  14. DDR3 RAM
  15. JTAG Header
  16. MicroSD slot
  17. MicroUSB Power (standalone only)
 
All other details are documented in EXTERNAL LINK 
Apollo Team wishes you a GREAT summer :-)


Saladriel Amrael

Posts 61
03 Aug 2017 16:16


I simply lack words for this marvellous news...

Big thanks to all the Apollo/Vampire team(s) for all the effort they are putting in creating what is a dream for most Amigans




Aksel Andersen

Posts 103
03 Aug 2017 16:18


Stunned.. :)


David Wright

Posts 198
03 Aug 2017 16:22


1200 version is the last to be released. My understanding is that is was next in queue.


Roman S.

Posts 115
03 Aug 2017 16:37


Will be a nie piece of HW if you are able to introduce it. I have a couple of questions:

1. What about the drivers to the Ethernet port? Are they already written, or at least in some testing stage?

2. Will the USB ports be available for mouse/keyboard only, or will they be visible by the Poseidon (or Anaiis) stack (at least one of them)?

3. Will it be compatible with Keyrah V2?

4. Will it be possible to use both IDE ports simultaneously (for example one for system drive and one for DVD)?



Alessandro Bilbao

Posts 9
03 Aug 2017 16:53


Nothing for Amiga4000???


Josef Robbins

Posts 12
03 Aug 2017 17:11


Thumbs way up!


Crow Mohikan

Posts 51
03 Aug 2017 17:16


Where is 3000 and 4000?


Eric Gus

Posts 151
03 Aug 2017 17:18


crow mohikan wrote:

Where is 3000 and 4000?

Indeed was wondering that myself..


Crow Mohikan

Posts 51
03 Aug 2017 17:25


. Now the time for 3000/4000.
  A3000/4000 users must speak now. They must talk about vampire.


Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 13
03 Aug 2017 17:35


Great news from the Apollo Team. :-)

Wondering about USB, Network myself.

When can we order ?


Steve Ferrell

Posts 172
03 Aug 2017 18:17


Alessandro Bilbao wrote:

Nothing for Amiga4000???

Yes, it's called the standalone version.


Manfred Bergmann

Posts 28
03 Aug 2017 18:23


Good news, indeed.
But no distributor in Germany?

Manfred


David Wright

Posts 198
03 Aug 2017 18:25


England a lot closer to you than it is to us in the states.


Mr Niding

Posts 202
03 Aug 2017 18:35


Roger Andre Lassen wrote:

Great news from the Apollo Team. :-)
 
  Wondering about USB, Network myself.
 
  When can we order ?

Apollo Team expects first batch of Vampire V4 to be available in Q4’17. An official ETA will be announced once
first batch order is processed at factory.

Details given in the pdf;

EXTERNAL LINK


Szyk Cech

Posts 151
03 Aug 2017 19:13


I have question:
Whether will be produced the V600v2 and V500v2+ parallelly with v4?
I want to know whether will be they parallel products for different part of the market or the team will be focused entirely on v4?


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 67
03 Aug 2017 20:32


I will go for the v1200. But I'd like to have a kit with db9s and power adaptor to be able to "transform" it to standalone in case my 1200 stops working.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 673
03 Aug 2017 20:49


Renaud Schweingruber wrote:

 
  Vampire V4 is powered by:
  - FPGA : Altera Cyclone V A5 (77k LE, 28nm technology)
  - RAM : 512MB DDR3 (up to 1GB/s)
  Apollo Team wishes you a GREAT summer :-)

I ve read all the specs and documents, its more or less expected, kudos for 0,5GB RAM, but nowhere can I see the 080 Mhz frequency, which is crucial info for expected speed increase.

Could be V3, but hey, you decided to double the version numbers!


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 673
03 Aug 2017 20:58


Szyk Cech wrote:

I have question:
  Whether will be produced the V600v2 and V500v2+ parallelly with v4?
  I want to know whether will be they parallel products for different part of the market or the team will be focused entirely on v4?

I am speaking of what I read in PDF. So this is my guess, no official statement.

It seems no further V2 orders will be taken, so no paralellism, just progress (similar to V1 now).

However, those who prepaid V2 will have choice of "having V2" or paying price diffence to V4.


Crow Mohikan

Posts 51
03 Aug 2017 21:07


!

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