View Full Version : Regarding the XMOS chip in the soon to be released AmigaOne X1000
01-07-2010, 04:02 PM
I know very little (well actually almost nothing to be honest) about how a chip work, and this include the XMOS chip. But from what I have read, mostly in a huge thread at AW, the XMOS chip can be programmed to do basically anything as long as it can bare the load... True?
If this is true, would it then be possible to make it to work as an AGA chip? A Motorola 68040? And so on? If so, then it might be possible to somehow (someone else know how) kind of "port" UAE to the XMOS chip?
Or have I totally misunderstand what the chip is capable of?
01-07-2010, 04:06 PM
amigaworld.net (http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic_id=30398&forum=2&start=20&viewmode=flat&order=0#530974) see post #21. It can emulate some I/O chips concurrently but probably not AGA. I wouldn't be surprised if a new version of some of the chipset patches for backward compatibility got updated to use the new chip though (eg. CIAgent and Nalle Puh).
01-07-2010, 04:17 PM
Oh! So i have not missunderstand it then... Makes one a bit stunned, because the posibilities should be virtually limitless (within the performance limitations of the XMOS) then... If all this work and the X1000 comes out on the market and everyone that want one can buy one (not just a few 100s or 1000s) then this have all possibilities to be a new dawn for Amiga... :)
I will have no further use for my MicroA1 then. :]
01-07-2010, 04:26 PM
Since your sig is in German i give you a link to a German summary of the XMOS how I understood it: http://www.amiga-news.de/de/news/comments/243968.html
01-07-2010, 04:44 PM
Many thanks for the link zylesea. :) So the XMOS technology even lets one build a chain of XMOS chip, so if more punch is required, one just add more XMOS chip... This sounds so incredible!
The quote in my signature is from Erich Honecker by the way.
01-07-2010, 04:50 PM
Must admit I googled it to find out.
Looking forward to see what the XMOS can do.
01-08-2010, 01:32 AM
Xmos looks like lots of fun.
Just ordered one of the XC-3 dev kits to have a tinker with...
01-08-2010, 03:42 AM
It's probably one of the easier tasks for an XMOS chain to copy AGA.
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