PiStorm RevB

$90.00

The PiStorm itself is an adapter board intended to be paired with a Raspberry Pi Model 3A+. It goes in the DIP socket on and acts in place of the CPU, but functionality can be extended beyond simple CPU emulation. While the PiStorm should work with any DIP socket 16-bit 68000-powered system, the FC lines are currently not properly handled and no guarantees can be made for it working on anything except an Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000.

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The PiStorm itself is an adapter board intended to be paired with a Raspberry Pi Model 3A+. It goes in the DIP socket on and acts in place of the CPU, but functionality can be extended beyond simple CPU emulation. While the PiStorm should work with any DIP socket 16-bit 68000-powered system, the FC lines are currently not properly handled and no guarantees can be made for it working on anything except an Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000. General Performance with the current use of Musashi as the 68k CPU emulator is somewhere around a 70-80 MHz 68030. The intended Raspberry Pi model to use with the PiStorm is Model 3A+. 3B+ works, but due to component clearance issues it will not fit unless the Pi itself is modified (USB ports replaced) or a GPIO spacer/relocator is installed. The Raspberry Pi Zero and Model 2/4 cannot currently be used with the PiStorm, and support for these is not officially planned yet.

Since much of the initial work and testing for the PiStorm was done on Amiga computers, a number of extended features are available when the PiStorm is paired with for instance an Amiga 500:

Kickstart ROM mapping: 1.3, 2.0, 3.1, anything you might own and have dumped in a byteswapped format. Extended ROM mapping as well for instance with the CDTV extended BIOS. An A1200 3.1+ Kickstart ROM is currently recommended, as this one has the most dynamic automatic configuration on boot. Fast RAM: Z2, Z3 and CPU local Fast can be mapped for high performance memory available to the CPU only on the PiStorm side of things. Virtual SCSI: PiSCSI, a high performance virtual SCSI interface for mapping raw RDB disk images or physical storage devices connected to the Pi for use on the Amiga. RTG: PiGFX, a virtual RTG board with almost all P96-supported functionality supported and accelerated. Some other things: Most likely I forgot something while writing this, but someone will probably tell me about it.

*Does not include RaspberryPi

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 6 cm