Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 Photo Software
Company
Vortex, Germany
 Date
1992 / 1993 / 1994
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 Autoconfig ID
8215 / 7,8,9
    IBM AT emulation
  • 80386SX @ 25 MHz or 80486SLC @ 25 MHz or 80486SLC2 @ 50 MHz (32 bit internal 16 bit external data bus, 1 kB cache inside, 2.4 times faster than 386SX)
  • optional FPU
  • optional HD/ED (1.2/1.44/2.88 MB) floppy disk controller kit (82077AA chip) for up to 3 drives (2 internal, 1 external)
  • internal floppy connector and a DB25 port for external floppies (HD kit required)
  • can use Amiga floppy drives as 360 or 720 kB
  • DB9 connector for the optional Monitor Master switch
  • built in IDE hard disk interface
  • hard disks can be emulated either as Amiga partitions formatted to MSDOS or via hardfiles
  • 27 different emulated video modes (from 4 color CGA to 2 color VGA or 8 color text only VGA)
  • emulated video modes can be displayed in 15 kHz
  • inserting an ISA display card automatically disables the video emulation
  • 512 kB on board + four SIMM slots max 16 MB, 2 or 4 MB can be used by the Amiga
  • 50% of Amiga RAM (this can be split between chip, fast, or public) can be used as RAM for the emulator
  • built in realtime clock, speaker, CMOS RAM
  • in server mode the Amiga can directly access the RAM and disk drives of the Golden Gate board
  • the Amiga mouse is emulated as a serial Microsoft mouse
  • the Amiga serial port can be used by the Golden Gate as either COM1 or COM2
  • the Amiga parallel port can be used as LPT1 or LPT2 by the Golden Gate
  • in A2000 an adapter is required under the 68000 (a simple capacitor is connected between two pins)
  • in A3000 at least Buster rev. 07 is required
    jumper settings
    J1 set reserved
    J4 open reserved
    J5 open reserved
    J8 set electronical speaker enabled
    J8 open electronical speaker disabled
     
    J2 J3
    open open Option ROM disabled
    set open 2MB for Amiga
    set set 4MB for Amiga

    Photo
    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 386SX  front side
    Golden Gate 386SX, front side

    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 386SX  back side
    Golden Gate 386SX, back side

    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 486SLC2  front side
    Golden Gate 486SLC2, front side

    Vortex Golden Gate 386SX & 486SLC & 486SLC2 - Golden Gate 486SLC2  back side
    Golden Gate 486SLC2, back side




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