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Amiga 2000 revision 6.2 motherboard re-done in KiCAD. WARNING: stability issue with Wicher 500i, could be noise related from accelerator speed.


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Amiga 2000 KiCAD Schematics and PCB


Current schematics are based on 6.0 plus known 6.2 fixes.

Deviations from the original 6.2:

  • The snapped resistor net around the 68k have been removed from schematics.
  • The two res net soldered to U603 and U604 have a dedicated footprint on PCB
  • The bridge C1/R1 also has footprint, same for R2 from U800
  • The PST reset have dedicated footprint, diode have been removed
  • There is an aditionnal header, J3, with OVR and INT2 breakout for accelerator cards, easier than clipping on chips
  • Jumpers should have a default working configuration labelled on the PCB plus various notes
  • The keyboard connector footprint have been modified to handle either the original one, or a standard MIDI one
  • The battery terminals are just a two pins header, just plug some wires and use any battery you want aside or glued or whatever


  • Check if there is no useless local labels that could have generated spurious nets connected in the PCB


The capacitors on the left of the POWER Connector are somewhat troubling if you don't have a lot of experience.

So the five caps should be placed like this (IGNORE the + footprint on the PCB):

  • C400, GND pin on left
  • C406, GND pin on left
  • C408, GND pin on right
  • C410, GND pin on left
  • C412, GND pin on right

If using an A500-Flash from Retro 7-bit, U540 and U203 can't be socketted or they will be too high.


The file amiga2000.csv contains a full Mouser BOM, around ~150€.

Memory and RTC chip should be got from eBay, same for the PST reset thingy (U1).

The ISA (8bit and 16bit connectors) fits perfectly a full-length connector got from like an old PC motherboard.

The the table at the bottom of this README for a list of DigiKey and Mouser P/N for ZORRO, CoPro, Video and ISA slots.

Other chips (paula, denise, CIA, etc.) are got from a donor motherboard.

If building it for real: first test the PCB for short between GND and the various power lines (+5V, -5V, +12V, +5V_USER, etc.), the zorro should have all.

Then solder all the electrolytics caps, connect power, re-test all the lines.

Solder everything else, don't populate ICs yet, re-power and re-test.

Then you can add ICs and run DiagROM and then enjoy.

DO NOT POPULATE: J1, J2, C902, C917, R901, FB904, FB906, RP904, RP906, RP905, C230, C240, they are unpopulated on factory 6.2 rev, so, let them as-is.


My first prototype have been tested with DiagROM v1.1.

Working: mouse, zorro listing of detected cards, composite video out, video out, serial (out at least), one audio ch (the other one should work too), keyboard. Booting a workbench from the accelerator CF sorta work until noise issue or something make any disk I/O hang and crash.

Left to test: floppy, parallel port, if the RTC works properly.

The DiagROM detects 1024kB of chipmem, the extended test goes all the way up to 1023kB and then throw an error, I'm not sure if it's a DiagROM issue or just expected.


Uses libraries from

Various tools

NOTE: Broken since format change with KiCAD 7.0

Use this script to quickly extract all Global Labels from wanted sheets.

./ agnus.kicad_sch amiga2000.kicad_sch chipram.kicad_sch coprocessor\ slot.kicad_sch denise.kicad_sch expansion\ logic.kicad_sch parallel.kicad_sch paula.kicad_sch pc\ slots.kicad_sch power.kicad_sch processor.kicad_sch serial.kicad_sch zorro.kicad_sch




My own dying 6.2 A2000 board.

This pre-6.2 schematics, best scan quality available...:

A big thanks for Floppie209 for his 1:1 board replica:

Whithout Floppie work I wouldn't have had enough motivation to sacrifice a sorta working board for measurements.

Documented 6.2 fixes:

Random parts numbers

for Digikey PN Mouser PN Manufacturer PN EOL
Zorro (100pins) A121376-ND 571-5645235-3 5645235-3 no
CoPro (86pins) A144213-ND 571-1-5530843-0 1-5530843-0 no
Video Slots and ISA16bit (36p) A31716-ND 571-5530843-3 5530843-3 no
ISA 8bit (62) A121053-ND 571-7-5530843-0 7-5530843-0 no
Full lenght ISA slots A101941-ND 571-5176139-2 5176139-2 no
Power connector, 14 pins 538-26-60-4140 26-60-4140 no



Amiga 2000 revision 6.2 motherboard re-done in KiCAD. WARNING: stability issue with Wicher 500i, could be noise related from accelerator speed.








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