ZZ9000 Compendium

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

Updated: January 4, 2021 | ZZ9000 is © 2019-2021 MNT Research GmbH

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Important: To use the ZZ9000 with an Amiga 500, you will need a Zorro II adapter like Rob Cranley's Z-500 or the Checkmate 1500 Zorro adapter.

A little interposer PCB that plugs into the Denise socket of your Amiga 500 (or other custom Amiga), and Denise then goes into ZZ9500CX's socket in turn.

The digital video output of Denise will then be available on the IDC Socket which you can connect to the ZZ9000 to gain scandoubler functionality on Amigas that have no video slot.

Warning: For advanced users only. Requires opening your Amiga and replacing a socketed chip, which can lead to damage if done improperly.

If you want to use this with your existing ZZ9000, please put the Amiga 500 firmware (BOOT.BIN) on the ZZ9000's microSD card for correct operation.

ZZ9000 Heatsink (ZYNQ chip)

To ensure a long life for your ZZ9000, use this highly recommended add-on.

LTN20069 is a passive heatsink for the ZZ9000's main ZYNQ chip:

The exact model is Vakefield-Vette LTN20069. If you're not in Europe, you might be able to get it cheaper from other distributors.

Pre-Release Firmware 1.7.0 Beta 1 includes temperature monitoring, also available to the Amiga side.


See also: English Amiga Board post notes.