List of compatibility

DENEB

DENEB was designed with all popular Zorro bus systems available on the market.
Current firmware does support the following bus systems: Up to now only a few quirks are known when operating the DENEB with non-original bus boards.
Problems may occur when operating the DENEB in bus boards offering more then the original five Zorro III slots. In this case Buster DMA control signals may be modified by the bus board, or DMA is only supported in five of the seven Zorro III slots. Operation in PIO mode should be possible in any slot.
In rare cases problems were reported when operating the DENEB in a Mediator 4000Di setup. We could not track this problem down up to now; in some cases changing the order of Zorro cards within the bus board may help.

HIGHWAY

The HIGHWAY has been developped according to the Zorro II CATS documents from Dave Haynie. Therefore a bus system compatible to this standard is needed for operation of the HIGHWAY.
Unfortunately, not all busboards on the market work according to this standard. Moreover depending on the busboard revision different kind of IC technologies have been used. Also the CPU card used in these systems is affecting timing on the bus.

We tried to check compatibiliy of the HIGHWAY card on as many busboards as possible. Results are given in two tables, one showing the busboard and CPU card, the other the expansion cards which were in the systems.

Computer Manufacturer Name Revision Buster CPU card CPU Status Remarks
A2000 Commodore Amiga 2000 motherboard n/a n/a n/a 68000 / 7.14 MHz works none
A2000 Commodore Amiga 2000 motherboard n/a n/a n/a 68040 / 40 MHz works none
A2000 Commodore Amiga 2000 motherboard n/a n/a n/a 68060 / 50 MHz works none
A3000T Commodore Amiga 3000T motherboard n/a 7 n/a 68060 / 50 MHz
604e / 233 MHz
works none
A4000T Commodore Amiga 4000T motherboard n/a 11 CyberStorm Mk I 68060 / 50 MHz works none
A4000T Commodore Amiga 4000T motherboard n/a 11 CyberStorm Mk III 604e / 200MHz
68040 / 40 MHz
works none
A4000 Commodore Amiga 4000 daughterboard n/a 11 Commodore 68040 / 25 MHz works none
A4000 Commodore Amiga 4000 daughterboard n/a 11 Commodore 68060 / 50 MHz
604e / 233 MHz
works none
A1200 Micronik A-1200 6860 Rev. 5.44 n/a Blizzard 1260 PPC 603 / 240MHz
68060 / 50 MHz
works none
A4000 Micronik A4000 Micronik 6960 4.0 11 CyberStorm PPC 604e / 233MHz
68060 / 50 MHz
works none
A1200 Elbox (?) Winner / Z4 n/a n/a Blizzard 1230/IV 68030 / 50 MHz works none
A1200 RBM Onboard ex 1200 V2.0 n/a Blizzard 1260 68060 / 50 MHz works (*) see comments
A4000 RBM Onboard 4000 n/a 11 Commodore 68040 / 25 MHz problems (**) see comments
DraCo MacroSystems Rastaban V 1.1 n/a MacroSystems 68060 / 50 MHz works none

Comment Detailed explanation
* Problems can occur when an activated ioblix ethernet module is present in the system. Zorro board jumper settings should be checked for correct setting before installing the HIGHWAY.
** This is a "passive" buasboard only extending the original Amiga 4000 Zorro bus.
Unfortunately it is designed only as a double-sided PCB, not as a multi-layer one (with dedicated ground and power layers) as requested in the Zorro III spec.
Our test sample showed up with random data errors, and operating the CyberVision 64 lead to errors in the graphic display.

Further information on expansion cards as well as photos can be found on
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Name Manufacturer Bus system Function Status Remarks
Xsurf individual computers Zorro II network works none
CyberVision64 phase5 Zorro III grafics works none
Picasso IV VillageTronics Zorro III grafics works none
Fastlane Z3 phase5 Zorro III SCSI /RAM works none
DKB3128 DKB Zorro III RAM works none
isdn blaster vmc Zorro II ISDN works none
CyberVisionPPC phase5 --- graphics works none
Ariadne I VillageTronics Zorro II network works none
Ariadne II VillageTronics Zorro II network works none
Multiface III bsc Zorro II I/O works none
2400zi Supra Zorro II modem works none
RJCT Ralf Jochheim Computer Tuning Zorro II RAM works none
A4091 Commodore Zorro III SCSI works none
ALF232C bsc Zorro II SCSI works none
VLab Motion MacroSystems Zorro II video works none
Toccata MacroSystems Zorro II audio works none
Buddha Flash individual computers Zorro II ATAPI works none
isdn surfer individual computers Zorro II ISDN works none
VarIO individual computers Zorro II I/O works pre-production card
Xsurf (II) individual computers Zorro II network works old / new version


SUBWAY

The SUBWAY has been especially designed for the original Amiga 1200 clockport. Nevertheless the bus interface is able to operate also on other clockports, like those found on several Zorro boards.

We can not guarantee that the SUBWAY will work on all these Zorro cards. We can only comment on clockports we could check in our laboratory. We will not comment on clockports we could not check ourselves.

For Amiga computers with Zorro bus using the SUBWAY on a Zorro card based clockport is not recommended. You should only choose this option if absolutely no Zorro connector is free anymore.
The far better alternative is using the HIGHWAY Zorro board, which has been especially designed for the needs of Zorro based Amiga computers.

For easy identification of cards the following table contains "manufacturer ID" (MID) and "product ID" (PID) as output by tools like ShowConfig or ListExp. Moreover you will find small pictures of boards used for checks.

Card Producer MID PID Tested in Status Version Photo Remarks
buddha flash individual computers 0x1212 0x00 A2000 / 68040 works normal production Buddha Flash "Buddhaspeed 0 4" not possible
VarIO individual computers 0x1212 0x07 A2000 / 68040 not tested pre-production card VarIO normal production ?
HIGHWAY E3B 0x0861 0xc8 A2000 / 68040 works preseries HIGHWAY none
isdn surfer individual computers 0x1212 0x05 A2000 / 68040 works normal production isdn surfer workaround
Xsurf individual computers 0x1212 0x17 A2000 / 68040 works normal production Xsurf workaround
Xsurf II individual computers 0x1212 --- A2000 / 68040 works normal production XsurfII workaround
Unity KatoDev 0x0861 0x81 A4000 / 68060 works Protoyp [no pic available] none

If your card is not listed here, then it has not been tested up to now.
Please feel free to contact us.
We try to test SUBWAY on as many boards as possible, but we can not guarantee to test all available Zorro clockport solutions.


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Michael Böhmer, 05.08.2010, webmaster