Amiga Storage Peripherals


Harlequin

> Company: Keybonus Ltd. / Amiga Centre Scotland, UK
> Date: 1991
> Amiga: Centre Scotland, UK
> Interface: Zorro II
> Autoconfig ID: ID2118 / 100

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The Amiga’S First 24 Bit Display Device
Designed To Provide Compatibility With Genlocks, Single Frame Controllers And Other Video Equipment
24 Bit Display And Realtime Animation
The Output Of The Harlequin Is Totally Independent From The Amiga Video
Multiple Harlequin Boards Can Be Installed In One Amiga, Each Driving A Separate Device And Outputting A Different Image
Optional 8 Bit Alpha Channel – Superimpose High Quality Graphics Onto Live Signal, Or Smoothly Blend Paint Images
Optional Double Buffering – Two 24 Bit Displays Instantly Available
Screen Modes:
740×486, 832×486, 910×486 (NTSC, 60 Hz)
740×576, 832×576, 910×576 (PAL, 50 Hz)
4, 8, 15 And 24 Bit Colour Depth
15 KHz Interlaced Or 31 KHz Non-Interlaced In All Resolutions
Models:
H1500 1.5 MB VRAM
H2000 2 MB VRAM – Alpha Channel
H3000 3 MB VRAM – Double Buffering
H4000 4 MB VRAM – Alpha Channel + Double Buffering
All Models Can Be Upgraded To Later Ones
Outputs (Two DB15 Connectors):
RGB + Composite Sync
Digital Key Output
Alpha Channel
Genlock Control Lines
Sandwich Card, It Occupies The Space Of Two Zorro Slots
Separate PAL And NTSC Versions

Images

Amiga Harlequin

Front: Harlequin front view