A new QL!


Yes, after years of oblivion (the Q60 project has stopped in 2006!) it’s “Mist” time.
It’s a “multiform computer” which, with ARM CPU and FPGA, can emulate also other Mc68000 compatible computers (therefore also Amiga and Atari) and more.

Specifically, the CPU appears to have a tg68k core and its speed reaches 14 MHz, although during operation this clock speed is reduced to about 7.5 MHz. The RAM can reach 32 Mb. It’s equipped with a USB port managed by its own controller which, thanks to a displayed menu, allows to select various modes like the microdrive emulation in order to be completely transparent to the software.
Once purchased in the website  http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=96  for less than 200 Euros (price drops to about 175 Euros if you buy multiple boards) must be installed the operating system itself. The team that developed the software has made available it here:

The proposed case is a bit spartan (a simple metal box) although I think it is possible to place it within a mini-case because of the small size of the motherboard. On Youtube there are several videos:

You can get more information also in this website  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVKXTzqTFFU e https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VfFaG_XesU ) where is possible to watch the emulation (If it can be defined so) of a QDOS system with Minerva ROM, Toolkit  2 and also the use of the Pointer Environment; therefore potentially also SMSQ/E should run. To do this, however, it should also emulate the (Super) Gold Card: at startup, an SMSQ/E system loads in the (Super) Gold Card memory, which is a shadow memory for the QL system. To bypass the problem, we might think of a boot where at startup the user can decide whether to use the system in QDOS mode or boot directly into SMSQ/E as a different system, since at startup it’s already possible to choose his user mode (QL, Amiga, Atari, ZX81, Spectrum etc. and between them adding SMSQ/E).