SAM 460ex to be demonstrated at AmiWest 2010

Amigakit and AMUC, the Amiga Users Group of Calgary, will have at least two SAM460ex computers up and running demonstrations of the latest OS 4.1 version at AmiWest 2010.

This newest member of the SAM family of boards from ACube Systems continues to extend the capacities of the new PPC Amiga computers. Here is the feature set of the new hardware mainboard from the ACube Systems website
(http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=hardware&pid=5):

“TECHNICAL SPECS

flex-ATX form factor (21.6 x 17 cm)
8 layers PCB
AMCC 460ex SoC: upto 1.066 Ghz
max 2 GB DDR2 Ram 200-pin SODIMM up to 533 Mhz
Silicon Motion SM502 embedded MoC (audio/video) max 64MB Gfx RAM
Audio 5.1 Realtek ALC655 codec

PCI-express 4x lanes slot (16x mechanical connector)
PCI-express 1x lane slot (* check notes)
PCI slot, 32 bit, 66/33 Mhz, 3.3V
1x SATA2 port (* check notes)
6x USB2 EHCI/OHCI ports
1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (another GigaEthernet is optional)

Lattice XP2 FPGA with 80 I/O pins expansion connector (optional)
UMTS/GSM module (optional requires add-on card)
512 MB NAND Flash (optional)
integrated SD USB card reader
RTC clock

Serial port, 8-wires
I2C and SPI/I2C buses
passive cooling (only on low speed CPUs)

U-Boot 2010.06

Notes: the SATA2 port and the PCI-e 1x slot are mutually exclusive, only one of them can be used at a time.”

This is an exciting time for Amigans with so much new hardware coming into production. Come see the latest in Amiga hardware (including the SAM460ex) and software October 22-24, 2010 at the new Holiday Inn Express, 2224 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821. 916.923.1100. And watch this blog for breaking news of AmiWest 2010 as it happens! You don?t want to miss it!

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