What you have here is the first set of documents from old Commodore that I managed to assemble. This is definitely a work in progress, and it doesn't progress fast. Much of the Amiga stuff was done on Amigas, but unfortunately at different times. So I didn't necessarily still have the programs necessary to read and convert some of this documentation to ASCII and/or the portable document format (PDF, Adobe's Acrobat format, as close as you're likely to get to a universal format).
There are gaping holes in this stuff. For example, while I have a printout of Nyx specifications (Nyx was the AAA prototype), I don't seem to have the files anywhere. I also did a really nice paper on AAA for the 1993 DevCon, but that hasn't turned up yet either. (Editor note: A kind developer has scanned these for me and I have converted the scans to PDF, see below). I have the original paper on Acutiator, and some the drawings (in Art Expression form, but what did I do with my copy of Art Expression?), but I haven't yet found the PCI-level Acutiator main docs, such as the Abaca spec, or the full description of TPUs. At one point I had nearly every schematic, in the fairly useless Mentor format, stored away on disc, but I don't know what happened to it.
So this is a work in progress. Anyone with material to contribute should. I'm sending this out, to Team Amiga, to the Jay Miner Society, in the hopes of seeding a permanent record of the Amiga's technology, some of which has yet to be replicated in the mainstream.
- Dave Haynie
somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Notes from the editor:
All files and the directory structure remains in the same format as received from Dave Haynie, with the following exceptions:
|Buster specs (PDF)|
|AA - Lisa specs (PDF)||AA - Register bits (PDF)||AA - Register names (PDF)|
|A2620 documents||A2620 PALs|
|A2630 documents||A2630 PALs 1 / A2630 PALs 2||A2630 specs|
|A3640 documents / A3640 readme||A3640 PALs||A3640 scans / A3640 schematics|
|A3000+ specs (PDF)||A3000+ DSP3210 prog.notes (PDF)||A3000+ PALs|
|Acutiator specs (PDF)||Acutiator TPU specs (PDF/PS)|
|DoubleThink AT&T DSP3210+68040 CPU board specs (PDF)|
|AT&T DSP 3210 design notes (PDF)||AT&T DSP 3210 resource list (PDF)|
|Gemini Multi-CPU card, picture||Gemini Multi-CPU card, PALs|
|Nyx AAA prototype system, notes||Nyx AAA prototype system, netlist||Nyx AAA prototype system, PALs|
|Advanced Amiga Architecture (AAA) overview (PDF)|
|A3000 docs||A3000 PALs|
|Readme||A4091 PALs||BigRAM readme|
|Specification Addendum (PDF)||BigRAM docs|
|Issued patent (PDF)||BigRAM PALs|
|Other memorable items|
|In the beginning was CAOS, by Andy Finkel|
This page is maintained by Petter Nilsen(spamtrap, real address starts with pni, same domain).
Last changed: September 17th, 2000.