Picasso II

Picasso II

Company

Village Tronic, Germany

Date

1993

Amiga

A2000, A3000, A4000

Interface

Zorro II

Autoconfig ID

2167 / 11,12,13

RTG graphics card

  • Cirrus Logic GD5426 or GD5428
    • 85 MHz in 8 bit modes
    • 45 MHz in 16 bit
    • 28 MHz in 24 bit
  • 1 or 2 MB 45 or 60 ns DRAM
    • 1 MB (eight DIPs) soldered to board
    • eight DIP sockets for additional 1 MB
    • accepts 256k×4 DIPs, 45-80 ns

screen modes

  • 1600×1280×8 interlace
  • 1152×864×16 interlace
  • 800×600×24 non-interlace

optional video encoder module – Pablo

  • FBAS and S-VHS outputs
  • only PAL compatible
  • 15 kHz overload protection
  • requires a time base corrector if used with a genlock

notes

  • maps its memory directly into the Zorro II address space – speeds up manipulation of graphics memory but limits the amount of fast RAM to 6 MB
  • with 8 MB Zorro II fast RAM the board has to be run in segmented mode – lower performance
  • two 15 pin VGA connectors
  • automatic passthrough
  • Picasso96, CyberGraphX 2, 3 & 4, EGS and PicassoRTG drivers
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD