27-Mar-2017 18:21 GMT.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
[News] Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboardANN.lu
Posted on 17-Oct-2004 12:25 GMT by Not ArticiaP69 comments
View flat
View list
On this link you will see three pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard: http://lain.ziaspace.com/~ryu/a1. On the pictures you can see that it still uses the ArticiaS northbridge, as well as the VIA 686B southbridge, but a standalone Sil0680 IDE controller is there as well.
List of all comments to this article
Sorted by date, most recent at bottom
Comment 1Neil Thomas17-Oct-2004 11:25 GMT
Comment 2Adam Kowalczyk17-Oct-2004 12:15 GMT
Comment 3Joe17-Oct-2004 12:28 GMT
Comment 4Anonymous17-Oct-2004 13:22 GMT
Comment 5ikirRegistered user17-Oct-2004 13:23 GMT
Comment 6Anonymous17-Oct-2004 13:54 GMT
Comment 7Zylesea17-Oct-2004 14:55 GMT
Comment 8Neil Thomas17-Oct-2004 15:58 GMT
Comment 9Anonymous17-Oct-2004 16:06 GMT
Comment 10Undercover17-Oct-2004 17:25 GMT
Comment 11Alkis TsapanidisRegistered user17-Oct-2004 17:35 GMT
Comment 12Adam Kowalczyk17-Oct-2004 20:18 GMT
Comment 13JoannaK17-Oct-2004 20:55 GMT
Comment 14NekoRegistered user17-Oct-2004 21:51 GMT
Comment 15Anonymous17-Oct-2004 23:28 GMT
Comment 16Adam Kowalczyk18-Oct-2004 00:57 GMT
Comment 17Adam Kowalczyk18-Oct-2004 00:58 GMT
Comment 18Anonymous18-Oct-2004 05:15 GMT
Comment 19Anonymous18-Oct-2004 06:16 GMT
Comment 20Anonymous18-Oct-2004 06:29 GMT
Comment 21Anonymous18-Oct-2004 06:31 GMT
Comment 22Anonymous18-Oct-2004 06:35 GMT
Comment 23kalmar18-Oct-2004 06:38 GMT
Comment 24JoannaK18-Oct-2004 06:44 GMT
Comment 25Anonymous18-Oct-2004 06:45 GMT
Comment 26zylesea18-Oct-2004 06:49 GMT
Comment 27Anonymous18-Oct-2004 07:01 GMT
Comment 28Adam Kowalczyk18-Oct-2004 11:30 GMT
Comment 29Johan Rönnblom18-Oct-2004 13:31 GMT
Comment 30JoannaK18-Oct-2004 13:46 GMT
Comment 31Total Quality Experience18-Oct-2004 15:44 GMT
Comment 32Andreas Wolf18-Oct-2004 17:52 GMT
Comment 33Anonymous19-Oct-2004 00:19 GMT
Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard : Comment 34 of 69ANN.lu
Posted by priest (Registered user) on 19-Oct-2004 04:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Anonymous):
counter speculation:

"What was the main idea of including this PLD chip?"

To allow 6 bus masters. (if you could read, you would have figured it out)

"A) To solve problems with ArticiaS and VT82C686B communication? (VIA ATA-100 controller problems in UDMA mode)"

No. Because I model does not use 686B for IDE.

"If this PLD fixes this problem why additional ATA controller (Sil 0680) has been added on the uA1-I board?"

It is not said to fix anything. 0680 gives UDMA133 (not sure if it somehow also enables compact flash...).

"If this PLD does not solve this problem why Sil 0680 are not present on the uA1-C board?"

If the PLD is to enable 6 bus masters, perhaps 6 bus masters are not needed without PC104.

"Isn't it because C version was designed earlier, when VIA ATA-100 controller problem wasn't known?"

More likely it's because C version is more of a MAI desing rather than Ayetech design.

"B) Only for adding 6 (instead of 5 supported by Articia S) bus masters devices to BUS-0?
If yes, why support for only 6 bus master has been added? Why not 7?"

Only one more was needed?

"Support for 6 devices only means that one PCI device (RTL8110 NIC controller) had to be placed on BUS-1."

Via, Nic, 3*PCI/4*PC104, Sil0680. hmmm... it seems like that.... unless the 4*PC104 limits the use of something else...

"It means that BUS-1 have to be configured as 66MHz PCI without the AGP features. This downgrades Radeon 7000 capabilities from AGP x2 to AGP x0 (= PCI). Why they did it? Because Articia S do not support AGP x2 features in spite of MAI claims?"

Perhaps they did not do that? (there's something we do not know)
Perhaps Radeon7000 does not gain anything from AGP2x ?


btw. what's "PLD" in the first place ? ProgrammableLatchDevice ??? ;)
Jump...
#35 Anonymous #38 Anonymous #50 Anonymous
TopPrevious commentNext commentbottom
List of all comments to this article (continued)
Comment 35Anonymous19-Oct-2004 04:39 GMT
Comment 36priestRegistered user19-Oct-2004 05:15 GMT
Comment 37Anonymous19-Oct-2004 06:21 GMT
Comment 38Anonymous19-Oct-2004 06:29 GMT
Comment 39Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:03 GMT
Comment 40Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:09 GMT
Comment 41Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:12 GMT
Comment 42priestRegistered user19-Oct-2004 07:19 GMT
Comment 43Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:33 GMT
Comment 44Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:34 GMT
Comment 45priestRegistered user19-Oct-2004 07:34 GMT
Comment 46Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:51 GMT
Comment 47Anonymous19-Oct-2004 07:53 GMT
Comment 48Anonymous19-Oct-2004 08:07 GMT
Comment 49Anonymous19-Oct-2004 08:42 GMT
Comment 50Anonymous19-Oct-2004 10:20 GMT
Comment 51Johan Rönnblom19-Oct-2004 10:43 GMT
Comment 52Don CoxRegistered user19-Oct-2004 10:48 GMT
Comment 53priestRegistered user19-Oct-2004 11:11 GMT
Comment 54JoannaK19-Oct-2004 11:29 GMT
Comment 55Anonymous19-Oct-2004 13:22 GMT
Comment 56priestRegistered user19-Oct-2004 18:44 GMT
Comment 57JoannaK19-Oct-2004 20:21 GMT
Comment 58Anonymous20-Oct-2004 05:55 GMT
Comment 59priestRegistered user20-Oct-2004 12:58 GMT
Comment 60priestRegistered user20-Oct-2004 13:01 GMT
Comment 61Anonymous21-Oct-2004 05:25 GMT
Comment 62Anonymous21-Oct-2004 12:35 GMT
Comment 63Adam Kowalczyk21-Oct-2004 20:15 GMT
Comment 64takemehomegrandmaRegistered user22-Oct-2004 07:59 GMT
Comment 65Anonymous22-Oct-2004 09:14 GMT
Comment 66Adam Kowalczyk22-Oct-2004 10:10 GMT
Comment 67Agima22-Oct-2004 16:43 GMT
Comment 68Anonymous23-Oct-2004 16:37 GMT
Comment 69Adam Kowalczyk23-Oct-2004 16:58 GMT
Back to Top