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Paolo Palmieri

Posts 7
05 Nov 2021 01:16

My 5 cents, a third option might be a board splitting:
- main board having everything except the cpu socket and related logic replaced by a connector like the one used for the A500 expansion board
- daughter board having only the cpu socket and acting also as relocator according to the needs
In this way the main board could be used also as a standalone solution with the connector that could potentially allow further expansions in the future, acting as an expansion bus (like zorro)

Andy Hearn

Posts 367
05 Nov 2021 20:46

another vote for a "Salamanda" here please :)

Ian Parsons

Posts 228
06 Nov 2021 12:58

I don't seem to be able to start a new topic so I'll post a thought here. I saw a render of the proposed Icedrake board on facebook with the external IO connectors all on the main board. A better solution may be a separate IO board for the rear trap door opening under the the floppy drive with a flat flex connection to the main Icedrake board (this is how PIStorm32 is going to do it).

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5581
06 Nov 2021 15:12

Ian Parsons wrote:

A better solution may be a separate IO board for the rear trap door

Of course you can also have an IO board at the trapdoor.
One does not exclude the other.

Mark Watson

Posts 1
07 Nov 2021 10:24

Iím interested in a Salamander card.

Just bought an A600 to house it, in preparation. It has the best form factor for my small house! Well the v4 stand-alone is better but I like the original case, keyboard, joy/mouse ports and floppy etc.

Analog video and/or analog audio out? Perhaps that could be plumbed to the original video and audio connectors? Exercise for the user maybe :)

Jeremy Buza

Posts 14
11 Nov 2021 17:25

Another vote from me for an A600 Salamander! Any idea of the planned final price?  Or not until you get them made?
Also, awesome work on the 68K / Standalone front guys, love what you're doing!

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