Amiga video connector

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Amiga video connector
Type Analogue video connector
Designed 1980s
Video signal Analogue RGB and Digital Red-Green-Blue-Intensity
Pins 23
Male connector seen from the front [1]
Pin 1 XCLK External Clock
Pin 2 XCLKEN External Clock Enable
Pin 3 RED Analog Red
Pin 4 GREEN Analog Green
Pin 5 BLUE Analog Blue
Pin 6 DI Digital Intensity (47 Ohm)
Pin 7 DB Digital Blue (47 Ohm)
Pin 8 DG Digital Green (47 Ohm)
Pin 9 DR Digital Red (47 Ohm)
Pin 10 CSYNC Composite Sync (used for all monitor cables)
Pin 11 HSYNC Horizontal Sync (47 Ohm)
Pin 12 VSYNC Vertical Sync (47 Ohm)
Pin 13 GNDRTN Return for XCLKEN (don't connect to GND)
Pin 14 ZD Zero Detect (47 Ohm)
Pin 15 C1 Clock Out
Pin 16 GND red
Pin 17 GND green
Pin 18 GND blue
Pin 19 GND HVsync
Pin 20 GND video
Pin 21 -12 Volt DC (50 mA) / -5V
Pin 22 +12 Volt DC (100 mA)
Pin 23 +5 Volt DC (100 mA)
The Amiga 520 adapter allowed for RF modulated and composite video output, to be connected to a TV

The Amiga video connector is used on all Commodore Amiga computers. The 23-pin D-subminiature has signals for genlocking, RGB analog video (4096 colours), and a digital Red-Green-Blue-Intensity signal (16 colours).

The refresh frequency is 15 or 30 kHz HSync for standard Amiga video modes. This is not compatible with most VGA monitors but usually with most Televisions. A Multisync monitor is required for some higher resolutions.

The Commodore A520 RF modulator connects to the video port and outputs composite video and RF video.

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  1. ^ "Amiga Auckland Technical DB23 Video". Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. 080809 (originally Amiga 3000T manual)