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August 26, 2015

The Atari Coldfire Project is proud to announce the new Web Site firebee.org and is now accepting pre-orders for the 2nd Series FireBee Computer System.

The FireBee is a new Atari-compatible computer. A FireBee is similar to an Atari Falcon and works very much like one. It will run most of the Atari compatible software that would run on a Falcon. Different to older Ataris and their clones, the FireBee is a modern computer that supports almost everything you'd expect from a today's machine, like USB ports, Ethernet, SD-card reader and more.

Technical Specifications:
  • ColdFire-Processor with 264 MHz.
  • Powerful FPGA with 128 MB Graphics- and Special-RAM, 512 KB SRAM and 8 MB Flash-Memory (ROM) for the Operating System. Firmware Updates are easily available via software.
  • Single Tasking operating system FireTOS (based on the Falcon-TOS 4.04) and the Open-Source operating System EmuTOS inside the Flash-ROM.
  • 512 MByte DDR SD-RAM.
  • DVI-I Monitor Connector (VGA per Adapter possible).
  • 5x USB 2.0 (4x external and 1x internal).
  • Ethernet 10/100, High Speed-Serial port.
  • Compact Flash- and SD-Card-Slot.
  • Sound: Line in, Line out, Mic (mono).

Atari-compatible connectors:
  • 2 TT/Falcon IDE-Busses, ST/TT Floppy, Atari-Keyboard with Mouse, Printer Port parallel, RS-232 serial, MIDI in/out/thru.

Operating Systems currently capable of running on a FireBee :
  • FireTOS – Atari based single tasking TOS OS.
  • EmuTOS - Open Source single tasking TOS OS.
  • uClinux – Linux for Microcontrollers.
  • FreeMiNT – Popular Atari Open Source highly customizable GEM based multitasking OS.

When purchasing the optional CF Card with FreeMiNT preinstalled about 50 programs are included such as Web Browser, FTP Client, Image Viewer, PDF Viewer, Help System, Development Software and more. High quality aluminium custom mini-cases are availaible in 4 different colours as optional addon. As the software, the entire hardware is Open Source, all construction files are availaible for the public.

For more information on the FireBee computer and how to pre-order please
go to: http://firebee.org/
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