ZZ9000 Compendium

Much more than a modern Amiga graphics card
Compiled by a ZZ9000 owner and enthusiast

Updated: July 7, 2020 | ZZ9000 is 2019-2020 MNT Research GmbH

Preface | Specifications | Requirements / Compatibility | Production / Shipping | Installation | Screen Modes
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Front view of main board with ZZ9000CX connector (native Amiga passthrough and scandoubling)Connector view
(top to bottom:
HDMI, Ethernet,
USB, MicroSD)
Back view of main board
FPGA-based graphics:
One Xilinx ZYNQ 7-series XC7Z020 chip
ARM Cortex-A9 processors:
Two 32-bit, 666MHz cores
Graphics output:
One HDMI port (DVI via non-HDMI compliant HDMI connector, with SiliconImage 9022 encoder)
One Gigabit Ethernet port (with Micrel KSZ9031 PHY)[Source]
Firmware storage:
One MicroSD port (not currently AmigaOS accessible), which supports MicroSD cards from 128MB to at least 32GB. The official maximum supported capacity is currently unknown.
USB Connectivity:
One USB v2.0 port (mass storage only, and no hotplug yet—insert USB stick before starting/resetting Amiga; requires stable 1.5.1 or higher drivers) [Source | Archived image]
Native Amiga (scandoubled/flicker-fixed) video throughput:
One ZZ9000CX video slot capture card with ribbon cable (34-pin 2.54mm-pitch Female/Female 34-wire IDC Flat Ribbon Cable)
Zorro II cable length: 55cm (21.6 in.)
Zorro III cable length: 10cm (3.9 in.)
Amiga Hardware Manufacturer ID:
"MNT Media and Technology Merlin Board" (ID: 28014, Product: 4, @$40000000 256M)