X5000 with P5040 CPU?
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    Apparently there are a few of these in the wild. I've seen posts on Amiga sites from owners. Also, apparently support for them is already over. In general, is it fair to say that Aeon is done with the X5000 in general? No one seems to think that there will be any more made, limiting availability to the stock on hand at the resellers.
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    takemehomegrandma
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    Only Aeonkit can answer that. They suddenly stopped selling anything and everything with a Hyperion connection. Ask them.
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    I like my X5000 and hope that they will stay available for Amiga fans that don’t mind paying for a higher end Amiga. It’s also one of the few ways to run MorphOS on a newer system.

    [ Edited by discreetfx 09.08.2022 - 10:17 ]
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    Quote:

    takemehomegrandma wrote:
    Only Aeonkit can answer that. They suddenly stopped selling anything and everything with a Hyperion connection. Ask them.


    That doesn't bode well for Tabor. Does anyone have any idea what Aeon's game plan for the future is?
    Or for those who shall not be mentioned (um...Hyperion).

    I've been out of touch for awhile and missed whatever conclusions all the litigation came to.
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    The legal entanglements between Hyperion and the current incarnation of Amiga Inc are still ongoing as far as I know.
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    > That doesn't bode well for Tabor.

    Trevor's blog article from two weeks ago has some info on that:

    "The world of electronics supply is highly volatile at the moment with component shortage and prices sky-rocketing. Other components are either very scarce or not available. Against this backdrop of rising prices and continuing supply uncertainty we agreed with ACube to double the initial production order in an attempt to secure a lower price per unit. Enrico's latest news is the factory that made the prototype A1222+ boards is tied up until next year and another company he approached quoted double the original price. Enrico is waiting for quotes from two other manufacturers but warned lead times are long."

    (Btw, if you read further below in the article, don't get confused by Trevor quoting Ron van Herk that the "VideoMicrowave" exhibited at show events in 2002/2003 contained a Pegasos II board. Actually, it contained the predecessor board. The Pegasos II was yet to be developed at that point in time).
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    Totally messed up. Makes me glad the MorphOS developers decided to eventually switch ISAs.
    the price of PPC processors is rediculous considering their limitations.
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    Quote:

    Jim wrote:

    That doesn't bode well for Tabor.


    The Tabor? :lol: The definition of insanity…


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    Does anyone have any idea what Aeon's game plan for the future is?


    Trevor claims the ownership of OS4’s kernel and has developers working on it and A-Eon (or Amigakit or whatever) is developing their “Enhancer” software package that replaces OS4 components one by one, so… ;-)


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    Makes me glad the MorphOS developers decided to eventually switch ISAs.


    Well, that remains to be seen. And also what it will mean in practice if it ever happens…


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    the price of PPC processors is rediculous considering their limitations.


    PPC? It’s dead, Jim…
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    > the price of PPC processors is rediculous considering their limitations.

    The reported supply and price issues are a reality for electronic parts in general, not just processors, or even just Power(PC) processors (see also the related problems of the PowerPC notebook project).
    An additional issue for A-Eon might be NXP's March 2021 notification on last buy for P1022 and P5040 in September 2021, with last delivery in December 2023:

    https://www.nxp.com/pcn/202102034DN
    https://www.nxp.com/pcn/202102034DNU01

    We know A-Eon had secured one thousand P1022 CPUs years ago, but what about the P5040?

    (Btw, P5020 was already last buy in March 2020 and last delivery in September 2020.)

    Of course, as was the case with the PA6T, chip brokers usually stock quantities of discontinued parts for much longer time (but often at even higher prices).
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    I wasn't aware that so many processors had been eol'd. Are any new PPC processors in the pipeline?
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    > Are any new PPC processors in the pipeline?

    Considering that PPC was superseded by Power in 2006, the OpenPOWER Foundation thread is where this is being discussed :-)
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