eX_Vampire_btm1 The Vampire 600 v2 has arrived. Found a 1 Euro coin and placed it next to it for size reference. The Vampire is tiny. The
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The Vampire 600 v2 has arrived. Found a 1 Euro coin and placed it next to it for size reference. The Vampire is tiny. The "empty socket" you see bottom right is…
eX_Vampire_top1 The more interesting side of the Vampire 600 v2 card. The big chip middle left is the Altera Cyclone III FPGA. Top left you have a micro SD reader, then below…
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The more interesting side of the Vampire 600 v2 card. The big chip middle left is the Altera Cyclone III FPGA. Top left you have a micro SD reader, then below…
eX_Altera_Cyclone_III_top1 This is where the magic happens. The Altera Cyclone III FPGA chip, tiny as it is, contains here a 68k compatible CPU faster even than a 100MHz 60060. But it…
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This is where the magic happens. The Altera Cyclone III FPGA chip, tiny as it is, contains here a 68k compatible CPU faster even than a 100MHz 60060. But it…
eX_Vampire_top_vs_68010 The chip above the Vampirte 600 v2 is a MC68010 CPU (Same size as a regular 68000). As you can see, the Altera Cyclone III  is tiny compared to the good old…
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The chip above the Vampirte 600 v2 is a MC68010 CPU (Same size as a regular 68000). As you can see, the Altera Cyclone III is tiny compared to the good old…
eX_A600_floppy_power1 Ok in order to secure the Vampire onto the mobo I need to remove the back shielding from the mobo. I begin by removing stuff that will get in the way.. Like the…
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Ok in order to secure the Vampire onto the mobo I need to remove the back shielding from the mobo. I begin by removing stuff that will get in the way.. Like the…
eX_A600_floppy_connector And here is the floppy connector on an A600.
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And here is the floppy connector on an A600.
eX_A600_mobo_and_Vampire600v2_overlay1 Just placing the Vampire where it will go onto the motherboard. It will sit ontop the MC68000 CPU. Here the metal shielding below the mobo is still on and needs…
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Just placing the Vampire where it will go onto the motherboard. It will sit ontop the MC68000 CPU. Here the metal shielding below the mobo is still on and needs…
eX_A600_mobo_shield1 Ok, lower shield removed from underside the A600 motherboard.
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Ok, lower shield removed from underside the A600 motherboard.
eX_A600_mobo_shield_removed1 Yes you need to remove all the small screws sitting next to the ports in the back in order to remove the shield below the A600 mobo.
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Yes you need to remove all the small screws sitting next to the ports in the back in order to remove the shield below the A600 mobo.
eX_A600_mobo_underside1 The underside of an A600 mobo with the shield removed.
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The underside of an A600 mobo with the shield removed.