Amiga Processor Peripherals


IVS Vector 030

Company: Interative Video Systems, US
Date: 1993
Amiga: 2000
Interface: CPU Slot
Autoconfig ID: 2112/242,243,244

Processor
68EC030 @ 25 MHz, PGA
68882 @ 25 MHz or up to 50 MHz with separate oscillator, PGA

Memory
eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 32 MB RAM
supports 1 or 4 MB SIMMs, 60 ns or faster
accepts SIMMs in groups of four giving 4, 8, 16, 32 MB RAM
two feature connectors intended for A2630 memory expansions
Access32 needs some rework, otherwise the SCSI controller does not work
for DKB 2632 compatibility the Extas (external address strobe) jumper has to be set to external
in 68000 fallback mode up to 8 MB of RAM remains in use – 4 MB (or all) can be disabled for BridgeBoard compability
burst RAM access can be disabled by jumper or software

SCSI controller
the same electronics as the Trumpcard Professional
53C80 controller IC
uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
50 pin internal header
50 pin Centronics external connector
a 3.5″ hard disk can be mounted on the card
autoboot ROM – autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
when booting from floppy disk, the hard disk is not mounted automatically in order to prevent virus infection – but pressing the left mouse button during startup forces the HD to be mounted
pressing the right mouse button during startup brings up the Vector Boot Options Menu
SCSI share networking – Vector’s SCSI ID can be set with jumpers
in 68000 fallback mode the SCSI controller still works
autoboot disable jumper and SCSI disable jumper
supported by NetBSD

Images

Amiga IVS Vector 030 Front

Front: IVS Vector 030 front view