plipbox 0.6 released

It took quite a while to finish the release (over a year :)) but I think it was worth the wait:

A new parallel burst transfer mode was added that really improves the I/O speed on this Amiga port. You will get up to 235 KiB/s across the lines! Added new test modes for performance . . . → Read More: plipbox 0.6 released

plipbox 0.5 released

plipbox nano attached to an A1200 (rear view)

Release 0.5 of plipbox is now available and contains a software-only update that ships both a new Amiga plipbox.device driver and a new AVR firmware.

New features are:

Most important change is the handling of the MAC address. While in previous versions you had to set the correct MAC in both the Amiga driver and . . . → Read More: plipbox 0.5 released

Networking on the Minimig with PPP and Roadshow

TC64 with SilverSurfer attached to Raspi

When working with an Amiga running on a Minimig platform then data transfer is not as convenient as one might think: You have an SD Card connected and copying files around with SD Card is not the biggest deal, but unfortunately your Amiga is currently running from a system drive stored on this card :/ . . . → Read More: Networking on the Minimig with PPP and Roadshow

plipbox 0.4 released

Huh? Yet another plipbox release in such a short time, you might ask. While last time it was a software only update this time its a hardware update! I found such a nice new HW platform for the plipbox project that is really worth an immediate release…

While browsing ebay for some interesting hacking hardware . . . → Read More: plipbox 0.4 released

plipbox 0.3 released

It took quite a while but now a shiny new release of plibbox is available: The new version 0.3 is an AVR firmware and Amiga driver update and works on the same hardware as presented in 0.1 and 0.2.

The major change in this release was motivated by Nitz76, one of my commenters in the . . . → Read More: plipbox 0.3 released

Emulating plipbox with FS-UAE

Recently, I had some time to spend and wanted to work on the plipbox project’s Amiga driver. Unfortunately, I only had my MacBook Pro with me and no Amiga or plipbox hardware.

What does a SW developer do if the real hardware is not at hand?

Yes, you write an emulator that represents the missing . . . → Read More: Emulating plipbox with FS-UAE