Apollo Team announces Vampire V4 with DDR3 RAM and Amiga 1200 version

After the big success of the Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+, Apollo Team is proud to announce their next generation FPGA device: the Vampire V4. This will become a nice upgrade from Vampire today as it will provide more RAM! Now almost all of the classic Amiga machines will be able to fly like everyone does in 2017!

The Vampire V4 Standalone System will move Classic Amiga a lot forward

The Vampire V4 is made with a standard “one design to fit them all” and comes in three flavors depending on customer need:

  • The Vampire V4 Standalone System
  • The Vampire V4 for Amiga Classic compatible with
    • Amiga 1000/500/2000/CDTV
    • Amiga 600 with kippa’s adapter (if produced)
  • The Vampire V4 for Amiga 1200

This means that Amiga 1200 owners will finally get a Vampire for their beloved classic Amiga home computer.

Vampire V4 with DDR3 RAM

photosource: Apollo Team – What to find on the new Vampire V4 card from Apollo Team as described on the image: 1. IO Header #1 2. IO Header #2 3. IO Header #3 4. Ethernet 5. USB 6. USB 7. DB9 (standalone only) 8. DB9 (standalone only) 9. FastIDE 40-pin 10. FastIDE 44-pin 11. FPGA 12. Digital Video Amplifier 13. Digital Video Output 14. DDR3 RAM 15. JTAG Header 16. MicroSD slot 17. MicroUSB Power (standalone only)

Up to 1GB/s for Vampire V4 with DDR3 RAM installed

This new Vampire V4 packs many upgraded specifications and brings Amiga Classic systems to another new performance paradigm thanks to its new Altera Cyclone 5 A5 FPGA and fast DDR3 memory. This means that you can start to use heavier tasks on your beloved classic Amiga!

The Vampire V4 standalone system will be a complete new Amiga system powered by the 68080 CPU core and the complete SAGA chipset (AGA compatible).

Vampire V4 is powered by

  • FPGA : Altera Cyclone V A5 (77k LE, 28nm technology)
  • RAM : 512MB DDR3 (up to 1GB/s)

And supports

  • FastIDE with 40/44-pin connectors
  • Digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz
  • Dual Kickstart-flashrom (for safety)
  • MicroSD Storage

The new Vampire V4 also meet the hardware certification standards like: CE, WEEE and RoHS compliant

There is no statement regarding the release, but with the current Vampire cards sold. I bet it won’t be too long. Finally, Amiga 1200 users will have the Vampire power. Read more about this announcement on Apollo Team website

Source
Apollo Team Announcement

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