Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



StarBoard 2 Manual Photo Software
Company
Microbotics, USA
 Date
1986
 Amiga
A1000
 Interface
side expansion port
 Autoconfig ID
1010 / 0
    memory
  • 512 kB, 1 or 2 MB zero-wait state RAM
  • 32 256k×1, 150 ns DIPs for 1 MB RAM (on "Main Deck")
  • optional "Upper Deck" module with 32 DIPs for the other 1 MB
  • both decks have four sockets for parity chips which can be utilized with the Multifunction module
  • two StarBoards can be connected together for 4 MB RAM total
    optional Multifunction module
  • 68881 @ 14 MHz
  • StickyDisk - rebootable ram disk with hardware write protection
  • allows parity checking of memory in the host StarBoard when extra parity RAM is installed - if a parity error is detected, the Amiga crashes with a GURU message
  • battery backed up clock
    optional SCSI controller - StarDrive
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • pseudo-DMA
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • battery backed up clock
    notes
  • one StarBoard can hold either a Multifunction or a SCSI module, as they connect to the same headers
  • connects to the A1000 side expansion port
  • removing the StarBoard's case, it can be installed in the A2000 using the SB2000 Zorro II adaptor card
  • passthrough connector

    Photo
    Microbotics StarBoard 2 - MultiFunction module  front side
    MultiFunction module, front side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 - MultiFunction module  back side
    MultiFunction module, back side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 -  front side
    front side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 -  back side
    back side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 - Upper Deck  front side
    Upper Deck, front side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 - Upper Deck  back side
    Upper Deck, back side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 - StarDrive module  front side
    StarDrive module, front side

    Microbotics StarBoard 2 - StarDrive module  back side
    StarDrive module, back side




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