Amiga Network Peripherals


Hydra AmigaNet Network

> Company: Hydra System, UK
Date: 1990
Amiga: 2000, 3000, 4000
Interface: Zorro 2
Autoconfig ID: 2121/1

Ethernet interface
National Semiconductor DP8390 Ethernet controller
16 kB SRAM buffer using DMA to and from the DP8390

AmigaNet v1.0 and 1.1
DB15 AUI port (10Base5)
one or two BNC (10Base2) connectors – in case of two BNCs there is no need for T connectors, Hydras can be simply daisychained

AmigaNet v1.2
one BNC (10Base2) connector
one RJ45 (10BaseT) connector mounted on the card or one DB15 AUI connector mounted on a separate card plate
status LEDs
SANA II compatible driver (hydra.device)
30% slower than the Commodore A2065
supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD