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AmigaOne X1000

The AmigaOne represented an attempt to create an official successor to the Amiga computer series. It was produced from 2002 to 2005. The AmigaOne X1000 was developed by the company A-EON Technology at the end of 2011 .

Unlike the original Amigas based on m68k , the AmigaOne computers use a PowerPC CPU. The most popular desktop computers and servers that also relied on PowerPC were the Power Macintosh models from Apple between 1996 and 2005 .

About 10 years after the last 68k Amiga models, which were still being developed under the direction of Commodore , the British company Eyetech had new boards developed with their own specifications using the Teron mainboard design. Mai Logic's original Teron design was based on the design released by IBM in 2000 for a full CHRP reference board.

The associated operating system AmigaOS4 , which now runs natively on the PowerPC platform and is based on Commodore's AmigaOS 3.1 - supplemented by a new kernel - is being developed by the Belgian company Hyperion .

Originally the AmigaOne was only available with Linux , until the completion of the first beta version of AmigaOS almost a year passed.

Although there was no suitable hardware on the market from 2005 to September 2008, the operating system was further developed. AmigaOS 4.1 has been available for the PPC mainboards of the Sam440 series (since 2012: Sam460) from Acube Systems since October 2008.

The AmigaONE 500 from Acube Systems is also available, as is the AmigaONE X5000 in the foreseeable future (as of November 2016).

The AmigaONE X5000 is the latest PowerPC computer developed by A-EON Technology. The new board with the code name Cyrus Plus will be the replacement for the Nemo (AmigaONE X1000) board. A-EON-Technologie again commissioned Ultra Varisys to develop a new high-end prestige platform, which was specially developed for the operation of the AmigaOS. It also supports a number of other PowerPC operating systems such as Ubuntu and Debian etc. The Cyrus Plus board was designed in the course of Freescale's QorlQ P5 64-bit PowerPC CPU SoC. These high-performance, low-power, multi-core processors contain 64-bit e5500 cores made using 45 nm process technology.

In a few months (as of December 2016) the Tabor board (AmigaONE A1222) will also be delivered. Several copies are already in the hands of AmigaOS beta testers.


1st generation

The different mainboards available from Eyetech include:

  • AmigaOne SE (G3 CPU firmly soldered, 600 MHz, ATX)
  • AmigaOne XE (G3 / G4 CPU exchangeable, 750Fx / 745x 800 MHz - 1.3 GHz, ATX)
  • AmigaOne XC (G3 / G4 CPU exchangeable, not yet published, Micro-ATX)

The AmigaOne starter system consists of the following components:

  • AmigaOne-XE motherboard with G3 (750Fx / 800 MHz) or G4 (745x / 800 MHz)
  • Hard disk (40 GB)
  • 52 × CD-ROM drive
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Floppy drive
  • Creative Vibra 128 sound card
  • ATi Radeon 7000VE graphics card (32 MB)
  • PS / 2 keyboard and mouse
  • ATX midi tower case with 7 drive bays
  • Debian Linux PPC distribution & AmigaOne CD
  • LinuxPPC and UAE preinstalled
  • adapted U-Boot variant as BIOS
  • Onboard Ethernet
  • USB

The AmigaOne Power System consists of the following components:

  • AmigaOne-XE motherboard with G3 (750Fx / 800 MHz) or G4 (745x / 800 MHz)
  • Hard disk (80 GB)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • CD-RW drive
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Processor cooler
  • Floppy drive
  • Soundblaster Live 5.1 sound card
  • ATI Radeon 7000 graphics card (32 MB) or better
  • PS / 2 "multimedia keyboard"
  • optical or wireless mouse
  • 7-bay midi ATX tower case with plexiglass
  • Debian Linux PPC distribution & AmigaOne CD
  • LinuxPPC and UAE preinstalled
  • adapted U-Boot variant as BIOS
  • Onboard Ethernet
  • USB

Eyetech offered different basic configurations as Earlybird reference systems.

The µA1 from Eyetech (G3 / G4 CPU exchangeable, 800 MHz - 1.3 GHz, Mini-ITX), wrongly called "Micro AmigaOne", does not belong in this series, as it lacks the official license for the AmigaOne brand.

AmigaOS4 can also run on PPC mainboards from ACube, which also offer a complete system under the name AmigaOne 500.

  • AmigaOne 500 (Sam460ex - 1.15 GHz)

2nd generation

AmigaONE X1000:

  • Please complete

AmigaONE X5000:

  • X5000 PPC 5020 with two cores @ 2GHz board The board has the following interfaces:
    • 2 × SATA 2.0
    • 1 × PCI-e × 16
    • PCI-e × 4
    • PCI-e × 1
    • Xorro slot
    • 2 × PCI
    • 6 × USB 2.0 external
    • 2 × USB 2.0 internal connections
    • 1 × Gigabit Ethernet
    • Serial I / f
  • 4 GB submarine micro SD card
  • Flashback
  • Digital AmigaOS 4.1 license
  • Kingston 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz quality memory
  • RTL-8139 PCI network card
  • Fractal Design 3300 Tower with X5000 faceplate
  • 550 watt power supply with cable management
  • 256 GB SSD hard drive
  • DVD burner
  • Radeon HD R7 250X with 2 GB GDDR5 (Warp3 Nova capable)
  • CMI sound card
  • OEM versions of Enhancer Software Plus & PPaint

3rd generation

The Tabor board (AmigaONE A1222) will be equipped with the following features:

PowerPC-CPU: Freescale QorIQ P1022, 1.2 GHz, 32-bit, e500V2, dual-core

  • 1 × CPU fan + heat sink
  • 2 × fan connections


  • 64 bit interface
  • 400 MHz
  • supports up to 8 GB of RAM

RS232 serial

  • 1 × RS232
  • Level shifting from TTL UART serial levels to RS232 levels
  • Maximum baud rate 230,400


  • 2 × SATA 2.6


  • 2 external & 2 internal USB ports


  • 2 RGMII Ethernet PHYs, each with Gbit Ethernet


  • × 4 PCIe gen 1 link allows data rates of 2.5 Gb / s per line
  • × 16 PCIe connector with support for RadeonHD graphics cards


  • Audio CODEC - I2S Digital Audio

HDMI LCD interface

  • 24 bit color depth
  • Resolutions of the onboard graphics up to 1280 × 1024 (various RadeonHD graphics cards are supported)
  • HDMI 1.3


  • Support for user GPIOs

Micro SD

  • Micro SD card for the ROM

WCU prog

LED ports for power, CPU, HDD


On December 24th, 2006, after five years of development (and several beta versions), Hyperion released the final version 4.0 of AmigaOS, the first AmigaOS that no longer supports 68k processors, but runs exclusively on IBM's PowerPC series. Version 4.1 of the operating system appeared in August 2008. On January 14, 2010 version 4.1 for the SAM440ep models is no longer a beta version, but a full version with Update 1.

The AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition is now up-to-date (as of November 2016) and contains all updates and new functions that have been released to date. Further updates are distributed via the OnLine update function of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition. In addition, there is now an additional expansion package called "Enhancer Software" from A-EON Technology, which provides various system components with additional functions.

Web links

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