Amiga Processor Peripherals

Microbotics VXL 30

Company: Microbotics, US
Date: 1991
Amiga: 500, 2000
Interface: 68000 socket
Autoconfig ID: 1010/68,69, 1010/136

68EC030 or 68030 @ 25 / 40 / 50 MHz
optional PLCC FPU up to 68882 @ 50 MHz

Optional VXL RAM-32 memory board
the VXL RAM-32 board needs a VXL-030 rev3.0 board, older revisions (v1.0 and v2.0) must be upgraded (exchange of 10 ICs)
2 or 8 MB RAM using sixteen 256k×4 or 1M×4 DIP chips
Kickstart socket for a 2.04 ROM – not accessed in 68000 mode
hardware maprom even from the motherboard ROM
burst RAM access selectable with a jumper – works only with 60 ns page mode DIPs
RAM access speed selectable with a jumper, 60 or 80 ns
the address space of the memory can be set inside or outside of the 68000 memory space
if set inside, DMA is supported into the 32 bit RAM
in 68000 mode the RAM is still usable, it just becomes 16 bit wide

the 68000 fallback mode is switchable either by software or jumper
connects into the 68000 socket – the 68000 is replaced onto the board


Amiga Microbotics VXL 30 Front

Front: Microbotics VXL 30 front view