Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



MegaLink Interface
Company
Sang Computersysteme, Germany
 Date
1988,1989
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
Zorro II, ISA
 
    interface for transputer cards
  • connects to a Zorro II slot
  • the transputer cards connect to XT slots
  • the interface card connects to the transputers externally
  • any number of transputer cards can be attached together
  • Helios operating system
    MegaLink 01 (1988)
  • four Inmos T414 or T800 processors
  • each processor has its own memory - 1 or 4 MB RAM in four 30 pin SIMM sockets
    MegaLink 02 (1989)
  • one Inmos T424 or T800 @ 20 / 25 / 30 MHz processor
  • 1, 2, 4 or 8 MB RAM with 16 ZIP chips
  • Inmos G300 programmable RAMDAC
  • 110 MHz video clock
  • 1 or 2 MB dual ported VRAM
  • resolutions from 512×512 to 8192×8192 (the latter with multiple boards)
  • video data may not only be written by the local transputer but by other ones too - parallel image processing
  • port for connecting a framegrabber or a U-Matic Video Machine
  • distributed overseas by Digital Animation Productions as Video Graphics Transputer
    MegaLink 03 (1989)
  • one Inmos T425 or T800 processor
  • up to 32 MB RAM
  • DMA interface
  • compatible and cascadable with all MegaLink boards and other Inmos B004/B008 compatible systems



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