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68060 UltraGoldCARD

Postby genetika » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:26 pm

Hi.
News about the UltraGoldCARD ?
68060, 8 mb , ql-sd ... :)

I need power on my real QL.

Thanks !
Massimo


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Re: 68060 UltraGoldCARD

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 pm

*giggles*


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Re: 68060 UltraGoldCARD

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:08 am

genetika wrote:Hi.
News about the UltraGoldCARD ?
68060, 8 mb , ql-sd ... :)

I need power on my real QL.

Thanks !
Massimo

Hi Massimo,

I doubt that a 68060 can be connected to the QL, the only option I can think of is the QXL card with a 68040 to 68060 adpater card on or a Q60.

But then you are stuck with an operating system that does not take advantage of the extra features of the more powerful CPU.

Why do you need more power?

I think there is more chance in seeing the mythical Issue 8 board, which maybe a rash statement on my part...


Regards,

Derek
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Re: 68060 UltraGoldCARD

Postby Chr$ » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:08 am

Derek_Stewart wrote:the QXL card with a 68040 to 68060 adpater card

Ooo, sorry to butt in, but what is this adapter card you speak of Derek and can I get one somewhere?


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Re: 68060 UltraGoldCARD

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:22 pm

Hi Chr$,

The boys in the Amiga world developed a 2 part PCB to adapt the 68040 CPU to 68060.

I am not certain a 50Mhz 68060 will work on the QXL. But the QXLII has a 50Mhz clock on it. The 68040 divides this to 25Mhz.

The 68060 maybe too fast for the QL Network and the QXL data bus.

The PCB is in 2 parts to the PCB because of the 68060 only uses 3.3v

It was a DIY job, which I have some PCBs to solder up, just not got around to it.

I also have some schematics and Gerber files.


Regards,

Derek

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