discontinued since July 2003.
PCI 1200 opened the World of PCI cards for Amiga computers.
The Mediator is a PCI implementation for connecting PCI devices
in Amiga computers, allowing expansion of Amiga with all kinds
of industry standard hardware products like graphic, sound,
network, USB, TV tuner, ISDN and MPEG-2 hardware decoder PCI
Moreover, the Mediator PCI busboard is ready for SharkPPC
PCI cards based on the latest PowerPC G3 and G4 processors.
The minimum hardware configuration is: Amiga
1200 in tower case with a 4MB RAM expansion card.
The recommended configuration is: Amiga 1200 in E/BOX tower
case, any 68060 (or PPC with 68060) turbo card with 64MB RAM,
a SharkPPC G3/G4 card with 256MB SDRAM, a Voodoo3 graphic
The Mediator PCI 1200 features:
4 PCI slots (PCI 2.1 compatible)
simultaneous use of up to four PCI cards fully assimilated
in the Amiga environment.
33MHz PCI clock (66MHz with SharkPPC G3/G4)
the PCI clock running at 33MHz, data transfers are executed
with the bandwidth of up to 132MB/s and up to 264MB/s for
32-bit PCI datapatch
transfers are supported in all data transfer types: PCI to
Amiga, Amiga to PCI and PCI to PCI.
4GB PCI memory space
PCI 1200 allows access to the entire 4GB of the PCI memory
space. Access to the entire PCI memory space is executed through
the 8MB window in the A1200 memory space.
Busmastering/DMA in all PCI slots
PCI supports the busmastering mechanism in all its PCI slots.
The PCI cards in the busmaster mode can offer extremely fast
DMA access (up to 132MB/s) without any CPU load. Up to four
PCI busmaster cards may be used simultaneously in Mediator.
• SDRAM/SGRAM of PCI gfx card as
a DMA buffer
Mediator PCI 1200 uses part of the graphic card memory for
Amiga system needs. Thus, the entire system gains in effectiveness
as graphic card's SDRAM/SGRAM memory modules are about 10x
faster than FastRAM memory in Amiga turbo cards. With very
short access time in SDRAM/SGRAM, several PCI busmaster cards
may use this memory simultaneously. The PCI cards may then
rush at the data transfer rate of up to 132MB/s without any
CPU load whatsoever.
Address and data parity control support
and data parity are supported in all Mediator slots. Parity
support is necessary for using PCI cards like Sound Blaster
Audigy, Sound Blaster Live! or ForteMedia FM801-based PCI
Interrupt controller (4 lines to each PCI card)
The Mediator Interrupt Controller manages four independent
PCI interrupt lines.
PCI 1200 is compatible with all the major A1200 turbo card
Mediator PCI 1200 is designed for the following turbo cards:
Blizzard PPC/060, Blizzard PPC/040, Blizzard 1260, Apollo
1260, Blizzard 1240, Apollo 1240, Blizzard 1230 (III, IV),
Apollo 1230, GVP 1230, Elbox 1230 and M-Tec 1230.
Installation is very easy, see
Mediator PCI 1200 Quick Installation
Mediator PCI 1200 and
PCI cards in its slots fit perfectly in the following tower
Power Tower, Winner Tower, Infinitiv Tower, EZ-Z4 Tower.
Mediator PCI 1200 can be also installed in other Amiga towers
though this may require some physical modifications of these.
The following PCI cards are currently supported
in Mediator PCI 1200:
• Graphic cards,
• Ethernet 10Mbps cards,
• Fast Ethernet 100Mbps cards,
• TV tuner cards,
• Sound cards,
• USB cards.
complete list of the supported PCI card models: see the
Mediator Driver Guide.
The Mediator PCI 1200 is available with a standard software
pack: 2D and Warp3D Voodoo3 graphic drivers, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5
24-bit 2D graphic drivers, S3 ViRGE and S3 ViRGE DX 2D graphic
drivers and Ethernet 10Mbps network drivers.
Mediator PCI 1200 can also be obtained with an extended software
pack including the
on the current software versions is available in the DOWNLOADS
Mediator PCI 1200 (incl. MM CD) Suggested
Retail Price (VAT and local taxes excluded): see