PRODUCTS

8/16 bits
NEW RETRO
COMPUTER

C256U/U+:
W65C816S @ 14Mhz

C256 GEN X:

CPU#1
W65C816S @ 14Mhz
CPU#2 (Your Choice):
MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz
MC68EC030 @ 40Mhz
MC68EC040 @ 25/50Mhz
i486DX2 @ 50Mhz
i486DX2 @ 66Mhz
Fully featured board with Sound Chips,the VICKY II/III Graphics Engine and lots of storage, plus more…

Hours of Fun…

 

C256 Foenix U/U+

C256 Foenix Gen X

C256 Foenix U/U+

Accessories

16/32 bits
NEW RETRO
COMPUTER

A2560U/U+:
MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz

A2560K:

MC68040V @ 25/50Mhz
A2560X (your choice):
MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz
MC68EC030 @ 40Mhz
MC68EC040 @ 25/50Mhz
i486DX2 @ 50Mhz
i486DX2 @ 66Mhz
Fully featured board with Sound Chips,the VICKY II/III Graphics Engine and lots of storage, plus more.

Hours of Fun…

A2560 Foenix U/U+

A2560X Foenix

A2560K Foenix

A2560K/U
Accessories

C256 FOENIX GEN X

Dual CPU New Retro Computer with full sound and graphical system. Based on the WDC65C816 8/16bits CPU, the C256 Foenix Gen X gives you the opportunity to install a more advanced 32bits CPU of your choice, like a member of the 68000 CPU family. The system has been designed to give you full freedom in your creativity. 

General Specifications

SYSTEM


Built-in CPU

WDC65C816 @ 14Mhz 

Built-in CPU Sub-system

8MBytes Static RAM – 1MBytes FLASH

Modular 32bits CPU Socket Choices

MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz (Release Date: Nov 2021)
MC68EC030 @ 40Mhz (Release Date: Dec 2021)
MC68EC040 @ 25/50Mhz (Release Date:Feb 2022)
MC68040V @ 25Mhz (Release Date: Feb 2022)
i486DX2 @ 50Mhz (Release Date: Jan 2022)
Cyrix 486DX2 @66Mhz (Release Date: Jan 2022)

Modular 32bits CPU Sub-system

4MBytes Static RAM – 4MBytes FLASH

System General Memory

64MBytes (16Mx32) of SDRAM Memory

VIDEO SUB-SYSTEM

Graphics Engine

VICKY III

Dual Head Graphics System

Resolutions

Full: 640 x 480 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 320 x 240
Full: 800 x 600 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 400 x 300
Full: 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 512 x 384*

Color Depth

256 Colors – 8bits Per Pixel – For All Modes. (8x LUT)
Full Color – 24bits Per Pixel – Special Modes TBD
*

Graphics Engine Features

2 Bitmap Layers
4 Tilemap Layers
64 Sprites
VDMA Engine (with blitter features)*
Hardware Bresenham line drawing Engine*
Enhanced text modes*
Etc…

*: New features that will be integrated in VICKY III

SYSTEM MISC


Media

3.5″ Floppy Drive
Full-Size SDCard
2.5″ HDD – 44pins IDE Connector Support (Laptop HDD)

Communication Ports

2x Full Support DB-9M RS-232 Ports
1x Full Support DB-25F Parallel Port
1x 10/100Mbits Ethernet Controller

Joysticks

4x DB-9M Atari Style Ports with Analog Inputs (2 ports only)
4x SNES Joypad Ports
4x NES Joypad Ports

Others

Internal Power Supply
Feature Selection Dipswitch
CPU Selection Button

AUDIO SUB-SYSTEM

Populated Chiptune Chips

OPM – JT2151SA ( FPGA Replication of the YM2151) on Socket
OPN2 – JT2612SA ( FPGA Replication of the YM2612) on Socket
PSG – SN76489 on Socket
OPL3 – YM262-M Soldered Onboard
SID – 2x FPGA Gideon SID Implementation

Unpopulated Sockets

2x SID with +9V/+12V power rail & Mono/Stereo select
Accessible Analog Input

Audio Sampling

Full ADC/DAC CODEC with 6 Inputs
2x Auxiliary DACs
Multi-Channel Integration in Hardware*

Supports

8bits/16bits Resolution
Mono/Stereo Mode
Sampling Rate: 48khz/44.1khz*/24khz*/22.05khz*
Memory to DAC SDMA Engine*

Misc

MIDI Connectivity
YM2612 & PSG audio level adjustment with POTs
Onboard 15W audio amplifier with speakers
RCA Stereo Line-In for Recording
RCA Stereo Line-Out
1/8″ inch Headphone Output Connector

*: New features that will be integrated.

MECHANICAL SPECS

 

Enclosure Dimension

9″ x 9 ” x 9″ (228.6mm x 228.6mm x 228.6mm)

Product Weight 

TBD

Enclosure Construction Materials

Internal Aluminum Sheet Encasing Structure
3D Printed External Support Structure
Laser Cut Aluminum Sheet Panel
Sheet Panel Finish – TBD

Enclosure Color Scheme

Black 3D Printed parts
Deep/dark Purple Panel

A2560X FOENIX

The A2560X Foenix is a full 32bits CPU system based on the CPU of your choice like a member of the 68000 CPU family. The system has been designed to give you full freedom in your creativity.

General Specifications

SYSTEM


Built-in CPU of your choice

MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz (Release Date: Nov 2021)
MC68EC030 @ 40Mhz (Release Date: Dec 2021)
MC68EC040 @ 25/50Mhz (Release Date:Feb 2022)
MC68040V @ 25Mhz (Release Date: Feb 2022)
i486DX2 @ 50Mhz (Release Date: Jan 2022)
Cyrix 486DX2 @66Mhz (Release Date: Jan 2022)

32bits CPU Sub-system

4MBytes Static RAM – 4MBytes FLASH

System General Memory

64MBytes (16Mx32) of SDRAM Memory

VIDEO SUB-SYSTEM

Graphics Engine

VICKY III

Dual Head Graphics System

Resolutions

Full: 640 x 480 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 320 x 240
Full: 800 x 600 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 400 x 300
Full: 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 512 x 384*

Color Depth

256 Colors – 8bits Per Pixel – For All Modes. (8x LUT)
Full Color – 24bits Per Pixel – Special Modes TBD
*

Graphics Engine Features

2 Bitmap Layers
4 Tilemap Layers
64 Sprites
VDMA Engine (with blitter features)*
Hardware Bresenham line drawing Engine*
Enhanced text modes*
Etc…

*: New features that will be integrated in VICKY III

SYSTEM MISC


Media

3.5″ Floppy Drive
Full-Size SDCard
2.5″ HDD – 44pins IDE Connector Support (Laptop HDD)

Communication Ports

2x Full Support DB-9M RS-232 Ports
1x Full Support DB-25F Parallel Port
1x 10/100Mbits Ethernet Controller

Joysticks

4x DB-9M Atari Style Ports with Analog Inputs (2 ports only)
4x SNES Joypad Ports
4x NES Joypad Ports

Others

Internal Power Supply
Feature Selection Dipswitch

AUDIO SUB-SYSTEM

Populated Chiptune Chips

OPM – JT2151SA ( FPGA Replication of the YM2151) on Socket
OPN2 – JT2612SA ( FPGA Replication of the YM2612) on Socket
PSG – SN76489 on Socket
OPL3 – YM262-M Soldered Onboard
SID – 2x FPGA Gideon SID Implementation

Unpopulated Sockets

2x SID with +9V/+12V power rail & Mono/Stereo select
Accessible Analog Input

Audio Sampling

Full ADC/DAC CODEC with 6 Inputs
2x Auxiliary DACs
Multi-Channel Integration in Hardware*

Supports

8bits/16bits Resolution
Mono/Stereo Mode
Sampling Rate: 48khz/44.1khz*/24khz*/22.05khz*
Memory to DAC SDMA Engine*

Misc

MIDI Connectivity
YM2612 & PSG audio level adjustment with POTs
Onboard 15W audio amplifier with speakers
RCA Stereo Line-In for Recording
RCA Stereo Line-Out
1/8″ inch Headphone Output Connector

*: New features that will be integrated.

MECHANICAL SPECS

 

Enclosure Dimension

9″ x 9 ” x 9″ (228.6mm x 228.6mm x 228.6mm)

Product Weight 

TBD

Enclosure Construction Materials

Internal Aluminum Sheet Encasing Structure
3D Printed External Support Structure
Laser Cut Aluminum Sheet Panel
Sheet Panel Finish – TBD

Enclosure Color Scheme

Black 3D Printed parts
Dark Teal Panel

A2560K FOENIX 

Integrated Keyboard Version

The A2560K Foenix is a full 32bits CPU system based on the CPU of your choice like a member of the 68000 CPU family. This is the fully integrated version with a Keyboard. Designed Specifically to interface to a MC68040V @ 25Mhz, it will be able to support other CPU if needs be. 

General Specifications

SYSTEM


Built-in CPU

MC68040V @ 25MHz (Release Date: Oct 2021)

32bits CPU Sub-system

4MBytes Static RAM – 4MBytes FLASH

System General Memory

64MBytes (16Mx32) of SDRAM Memory

VIDEO SUB-SYSTEM

Graphics Engine

VICKY III

Dual Head Graphics System

Resolutions

Full: 640 x 480 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 320 x 240
Full: 800 x 600 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 400 x 300
Full: 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 512 x 384*

Color Depth

256 Colors – 8bits Per Pixel – For All Modes. (8x LUT)
Full Color – 24bits Per Pixel – Special Modes TBD
*

Graphics Engine Features

2 Bitmap Layers
4 Tilemap Layers
64 Sprites
VDMA Engine (with blitter features)*
Hardware Bresenham line drawing Engine*
Enhanced text modes*
Etc…

*: New features that will be integrated in VICKY III

SYSTEM MISC


Media

3.5″ Floppy Drive
Full-Size SDCard
2.5″ HDD – 44pins IDE Connector Support (Laptop HDD)

Communication Ports

2x Full Support DB-9M RS-232 Ports
1x Full Support DB-25F Parallel Port
1x 10/100Mbits Ethernet Controller

Built-In Keyboard

80 Keys Keyboard with RGB Lighting

Joysticks

2x DB-9M Atari Style Ports with Analog Inputs
NES/SNES Expansion by using the SNES/NES Expander for the U/U+

Others

4 Prongs External  Dual Power Supply (Supplied)
Feature Selection Dipswitch

AUDIO SUB-SYSTEM

Populated Chiptune Chips

OPM – JT2151SA ( FPGA Replication of the YM2151) on Socket
OPN2 – JT2612SA ( FPGA Replication of the YM2612) on Socket
PSG – SN76489 on Socket
OPL3 – YM262-M Soldered Onboard
SID – 2x FPGA Gideon SID Implementation

Unpopulated Sockets

2x SID with +9V/+12V power rail & Mono/Stereo select
Accessible Analog Input

Audio Sampling

Full ADC/DAC CODEC with 6 Inputs
2x Auxiliary DACs
Multi-Channel Integration in Hardware*

Supports

8bits/16bits Resolution
Mono/Stereo Mode
Sampling Rate: 48khz/44.1khz*/24khz*/22.05khz*
Memory to DAC SDMA Engine*

Misc

MIDI Connectivity
YM2612 & PSG audio level adjustment with POTs
Onboard 15W audio amplifier with speakers
RCA Stereo Line-In for Recording
RCA Stereo Line-Out
1/8″ inch Headphone Output Connector

*: New features that will be integrated.

Mechanical Specs

 

Enclosure Dimension

approx: W: 13″ x L: 9.6″ x H: 3″ (228.6mm x 228.6mm x 228.6mm)

Product Weight 

TBD

Enclosure Construction Materials

Internal Aluminum Sheet Encasing Structure
3D Printed External Support Structure

Enclosure Color Scheme

TBD

C256 FOENIX U/U+ (Rev B)

The C256 Foenix U/U+ is the entry level into the C256 Foenix WDC65C816 based computer. It comes in 2 flavors, the U with 2MBytes of code Memory or the U+ with 4MBytes of Code memory.

General Specifications

SYSTEM


Built-in CPU
WDC65C816 @ 14Mhz 

Built-in CPU Sub-system

U Model:       2MBytes Static RAM – 512KBytes FLASH
U+Model: 4MBytes Static RAM – 512KBytes FLASH
The enclosure is sold separately

VIDEO SUB-SYSTEM

Graphics Engine

VICKY II

Single Head Graphics System

Resolutions

Full: 640 x 480 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 320 x 240
Full: 800 x 600 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 400 x 300

Color Depth

256 Colors – 8bits Per Pixel – For All Modes. (8x LUT) 

Graphics Engine Features

2 Bitmap Layers
4 Tilemap Layers
64 Sprites
VDMA Engine
Etc…

SYSTEM MISC


Media

Full-Size SDCard
2.5″ HDD – 44pins IDE Connector Support (Laptop HDD)

Communication Ports

1x Simple UART @ 115200 DB-9M RS-232 Port

Joysticks

2x DB-9M Atari Style Ports
SNES & NES Joypad Support with adapter
4x NES Joypad Ports

Others

Feature Selection Dipswitch

AUDIO SUB-SYSTEM

Populated Chiptune Chips

PSG – FPGA Implemented SN76489
OPL3 – YM262-M Soldered Onboard
SID – 1x FPGA Gideon SID Implementation

Audio Sampling

Full ADC/DAC CODEC with 6 Inputs

Supports

8bits/16bits Resolution
Mono/Stereo Mode
Sampling Rate: 48khz

Misc

RCA Stereo Line-Out
1/8″ inch Headphone Output Connector

 

MECHANICAL SPECS

 

PCB Dimensions

4.4″ x 7.13″ (111.76mm x 180.98mm)

Product Weight 

TBD

 

A2560 FOENIX U/U+

The A256 Foenix U/U+ is the entry level into the A2560 Foenix family of computers. It comes in 2 flavors, the U with 2MBytes of code Memory or the U+ with 4MBytes of Code memory. The CPU is a MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz.

General Specifications

SYSTEM


Built-in CPU
MC68SEC000 @ 20Mhz

Built-in CPU Sub-system

U Model:       2MB System RAM – 2MBytes FLASH
U+Model: 4MB System RAM – 2MBytes FLASH
The enclosure is sold separately

VIDEO SUB-SYSTEM

Graphics Engine

VICKY II

Single Head Graphics System

Resolutions

Full: 640 x 480 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 320 x 240
Full: 800 x 600 @ 60Hz – Pixel Doubling: 400 x 300

Color Depth

256 Colors – 8bits Per Pixel – For All Modes. (8x LUT) 

Graphics Engine Features

2 Bitmap Layers
4 Tilemap Layers
64 Sprites
VDMA Engine
Etc…

SYSTEM MISC


Media

Full-Size SDCard
2.5″ HDD – 44pins IDE Connector Support (Laptop HDD)

Communication Ports

1x Simple UART @ 115200 DB-9M RS-232 Port

Joysticks

2x DB-9M Atari Style Ports
SNES & NES Joypad Support with adapter
4x NES Joypad Ports

Others

Feature Selection Dipswitch

AUDIO SUB-SYSTEM

Populated Chiptune Chips

PSG – FPGA Implemented SN76489
OPL3 – YM262-M Soldered Onboard
SID – 1x FPGA Gideon SID Implementation

Audio Sampling

Full ADC/DAC CODEC with 6 Inputs

Supports

8bits/16bits Resolution
Mono/Stereo Mode
Sampling Rate: 48khz

Misc

RCA Stereo Line-Out
1/8″ inch Headphone Output Connector

 

MECHANICAL SPECS

 

PCB Dimensions

4.4″ x 7.13″ (111.76mm x 180.98mm)

Product Weight 

TBD

 

C256/A2560 FOENIX
Accessories

Over the last years some expansion cards and joystick adapters have been developed to complement your C256 Foenix Experience. Here they are:

EVID Card

Ethernet (NIC) + Text Video Card

 

Description

The purpose behind the EVID card was to give the user access to a second text monitor to enhance the development process. Instead of using a slow serial port for debugging the EVID allows you to display all the information you need fast and at hand.

Compatible with C256 Foenix FMX and C256 Foenix U/U+

ESID Card

Ethernet (NIC) + Dual Channel SID

 

Description

Nothing is better than having access to the sound of a real SID and evermore with 2 SIDs. This is all about giving the platform access to the legendary sound that people love so much… Twice!

Compatible with C256 Foenix FMX and C256 Foenix U/U+

SNES/NES Joypad Adapter

For the C256 Foenix FMX

 

Description

This allows the user to interface to 2 standard NES or SNES joypad. This unit works only with the C256 Foenix FMX. The cables connect in Port 1 and Port 2.

SNES/NES Joypad Adapter

For the C256 Foenix U/U+ & A2560K

 

Description

This allows the user to interface to 4 standard NES or SNES joypads. This unit work with C256 Foenix U/U+ or the upcoming A2560K. The cable will connect with Port 1.