Big Book of Amiga Hardware

 Mediator PCI 1200SX
 connects to: Trapdoor Slot (A1200)
Zorro II: None
Zorro III: None
ISA: None
PCI: 6 (Active, 2.1 compliant, 33Mhz)
Video Slots: None
Other: None

The Mediator PCI 1200SX is a busboard designed to give towered A1200s active PCI slots. It contains both AT and ATX power connectors, allowing the busboard as well as the Amiga to be powered from a standard PC power supply. It has been reported that the Mediator does not work with the Viper 1240 or Viper 1260 but is known to work with the 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.

PCI Features

  • 33MHz PCI clock (66MHz may need the as yet unreleased SharkPPC)
  • PCI transfers up to 132MB/sec (33Mhz), 264MB/sec (66Mhz)
  • PMI (Power Management Interface)
  • 4GB PCI memory space, accessed through an 8MB window in the A1200 address space
  • Busmastering/DMA in all PCI slots
  • Can use the SDRAM/SGRAM of a PCI graphics card as a DMA buffer
  • Address and data parity control support
  • Interrupt controller (4 lines to each PCI card)

The Mediator 1200SX is designed to be used with one of the following tower systems.

E-BOX 1200 (Winner Tower, Power Tower)
Infinitiv Tower
EZ Tower
Mirage 1200

At the time of writing, the following cards/chipsets are supported:

Graphics Cards Voodoo3 2000
Voodoo3 2000
Voodoo 3 3000
Voodoo 4 4500
Voodoo 5 5500
ViRGE 86C325 chipset
ViRGE/DX 86C375 chipset
Network Cards Compex RL2000
Holtek HT80232
Holtek HT80229
KTI ET32P2
NetVin NV5000SC
Realtek RTL 8029 chipset
SureCom NE34
VIA 86C926 chipset
Winbond 89C940F chipset
Realtek RTL8139B chipset
Realtek RTL 8139C chipset
Realtek RTL 8139D chipset
TV / Capture Cards Brooktree BT 848A chipset
Brooktree BT 849A chipset
Brooktree BT 878A chipset
Fusion 878A chipset
Fusion 879A chipset
Sound Cards CT 5880 chipset
ES 1370 chipset
ES 1371 chipset
ES 1373 chipset
EV 1938 chipset
Mixers EMU10K1 chipset
EMU10K2 chipset
ForteMedia 801 chipset
USB Cards Spider
Spider II
MPEG-2 / DVD Decoders EM 8300 chipset
EM 8400 chipset

For a more specific list, please see Elbox

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Parts of this page are © Elbox and are used with permission for inclusion in "The Big Book of Amiga Hardware"

Page contributors: Cernoch Zdenek, Elbox, Marguet Steve-David, Olivier Croquette
Updated: 1/12/2005 . Added: 12/22/2004