openJAMMA Brings ROM Loading Functionality To Arcade Cabs

openJAMMA-Brings-ROM-Loading-Functionality-To-Arcade-MachinesWhile Krikzz and the many other flash cartridge manufactuers have producing all in one solutions to enjoy every game ever released for various consoles on one cartridge, where does this leave arcade gamers? Although there have been 'Multigame' solutions available for some time, none have quite offered the openness that gamers have desired. That is all about to change with openJAMMA.

openJAMMA is an all new open source JAMMA compliant arcade board. Running from an on-board SD card, coin-op gamers will now have quick access to a wide selection of MAME arcade games of their choice. The openJAMMA board will be able to output a VGA signal for the original CRT monitor based arcade machines, while the more modern alternatives can make use of the accompanying HDMI slot.

The device is also set to feature enough power to run a wide majority of coin-op classics. Harbouring a ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 1Ghz CPU with Graphics accelerator, 4G NAND flash for OS and 1G RAM, you can be sure this open source solution won't be leaving your arcade machine any time soon.

openJAMMA Specifications

ARM Cortex A8 CPU, with Hard Floating point support.
1Ghz CPU with Graphics accelerator
4G NAND flash for OS
SD card or Sata for data storage.
Ethernet for upgradeability
Open Software – hacker friendly!

I/O (input / outputs)

Video out (CVBS)
2 x USB
SD Card Slot
Hirose 4 Player extension (CPS2 Kick harness)
Audio out
Test switch

The openJAMMA arcade board is set to go on sale later this year for around $100.

Link: openJAMMA Official Website

Last Updated ( 08 April 2013 )  


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