PPC Laptop, something for MorphOS?
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 469 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Oh wow, I would not have expected that. Against the odds they succeeded after all!

    Does that mean they will be able to produce and sell the board after the CE phase is done? I had a look at their homepage but it's not quite clear whether they would be an additional donation phase?
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  • »25.05.22 - 00:44
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11631 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Does that mean they will be able to produce and sell the board after
    > the CE phase is done? I had a look at their homepage but it's not
    > quite clear whether they would be an additional donation phase?

    The certification phase has been the final phase and results in an open board design that can be manufactured by whoever has both the will and the means to. As it seems (see bottom of comment #223), there are plans by ACube (the board designers) to do this, but others (A-Eon?) may chime in.
    Unfortunately, for the reasons detailed in the article linked to from comment #224 (summary: components shortage and absurd price increases, resulting in the need for sourcing alternative parts), the electrical schematics and subsequently the PCB design will have to be adapted once again. I'm not sure whether or not all or any of the subsequent phases (fast SI bus simulations, prototype production, testing, certification) will have to be redone, at least partly, after this.
  • »25.05.22 - 09:25
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11631 from 2003/5/22
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    Update:

    > the electrical schematics and subsequently the PCB design
    > will have to be adapted once again.

    New schematics.
  • »17.07.22 - 22:32
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 132 from 2017/8/7
    what a great move donating ten grand, thanx.

    now there is hope this thing will come to live.
  • »18.07.22 - 18:45
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 469 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Yes, now it starts getting interesting. ;-)
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  • »19.07.22 - 10:39
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 132 from 2017/8/7
    Quote:

    our AMD retailer informed us that the new MXM video cards will not be available. There are other manufacturers producing MXM cards based on AMD GPUs, we are evaluating quotes from different producers.


    that's a bit concerning, tho.
  • »19.07.22 - 19:02
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 132 from 2017/8/7
    all the 1000% price increases are probably going down again in the future, as they are demand related for sure.
  • »19.07.22 - 19:15
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11631 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Update:

    >> the electrical schematics and subsequently the PCB design
    >> will have to be adapted once again.

    > New schematics.

    New PCB design.
  • »27.08.22 - 00:27
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 469 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Interesting GPU choice.. It's an Radeon RX550 Polaris-v4 card. I was not aware these actually work on PPC-BigEndian Linux..
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  • »28.08.22 - 00:31
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11631 from 2003/5/22
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    > Interesting GPU choice.. It's an Radeon RX550 Polaris-v4 card.

    Yes, Lexa/GCN4. This choice has already been made in 2018 (see comment #140) and just upgraded from E9172 to E9174 and thus to 4 GiB VRAM from 2.

    > I was not aware these actually work on PPC-BigEndian Linux.

    Indeed. Let's wait for the prototypes with Linux to see how they cope with this.
  • »28.08.22 - 01:24
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