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 Post subject: ARM controller schematics available?
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Hello everyone,

Are the ARM controller schematics available? Maybe they are Open Source or some agreement can be made.
The goal is to mix the ARM controller and the Minimig board into one single PCB.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: ARM controller schematics available?
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:18 pm 
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On the FPGA-Arcade Replay board the same ARM chip is used.
Just in case ;)

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 Post subject: Re: ARM controller schematics available?
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Oh ok.

But I'm still interested as it seems people need to wait forever to have an FPGA arcade. :-(
So I could either:
- build my own solution
- enter an agreement to build big batches (> 100) of FPGA arcade boards

Of course I prefer the second solution but it seems nobody wants to build big batches whereas this is what Amigans need/want !!!! Damn, am I the only one that want to do something good for all Amigans?


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 Post subject: Re: ARM controller schematics available?
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Indeed, as for many MiniMig related projects, there are ony very few boards produced (MCC, C-One, MiniMig 2, FPGA Arcade, etc...)

Only Acube managed to get mass production of Minimig 1.1 boards for all Amigans out there. Other projects are only available in few quantities and no one knows really who to contact to have one.

Moreover, when presenting these jewels to the visitors of events (like we did during the Retro Games Alpes in France), noone can tell where to buy such product.

There is demand but it seems that everyone wants to keep MiniMigs likes secret or available for very little people.

I have to thank Acube which has democratized the MiniMig Boards around the world (which created interest in all these other projects).

They even could do the same for the FGPA Arcade or any other product requiring mass production (and lower the costs) but it seems no one is interested :-(


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 Post subject: Re: ARM controller schematics available?
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Maybe the answer would be to design and build a board along similar lines to the FPGA replay - but then market it not just as a Minimig, but also as a general-purpose FPGA dev board?

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