TOSHIBA FS-TM1 RGB PINOUT

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By psodas

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06-07-2014, 13:06

Hi to all.
A totally new RGB pinout scheme from Toshiba. I dont know if applicable to all their own MSX computers.

http://postimg.org/image/41qxqx97r/

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By Manuel

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06-07-2014, 23:06

This seems to be quite a rare MSX computer. Can you tell more about it? (I didn't quickly find more info with Google.)

By mars2000you

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07-07-2014, 00:52

It seems to be an European version of the Panasonic FS-A1

Check this :

and compare with

Maybe someone could dump the roms ?

By maxis

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07-07-2014, 01:33

mars2000you wrote:

It seems to be an European version of the Panasonic FS-A1

Yes, HW wise it is Panasonic, but the PCB differs a lot both from FS-A1 and FS-A1F and of a very good quality. Plastic case and the keyboard are from A1 indeed. So, IMHO, it is another model in FS-A1xxx lineup. FW wise it is FS-A1. BTW, the PAL CVBS video has an exceptionally great image clarity, RGB too and there is a reason for it. When back home (after one week), I can dump the megarom.
Also, it seems that it was made for Italian market only (IMHO).

By mars2000you

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07-07-2014, 01:39

maxis wrote:

Also, it seems that it was made for Italian market only (IMHO).

Indeed, you find rare infos only on Italian sites and the picture on my previous post comes from the shop on Gamecast website.

By gdx

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07-07-2014, 02:25

Toshiba MSX2 Personnal Computer FS-TM1 specifications:

CPU: BUI8400A-PS (Z80A)
RAM: 64KB
ROM: 48KB
VDP: V9938
VRAM: 128KB
Sound: YM2149 (PSG Built-in S1985)
MSX Engine: S1985

Keyboard: QWERTY (Italian)
FDD Drive: Optional Internal (under the keyboard)

Connectors:

Cartridge port x2
Printer port
Data recorder port (Cassette)
General port x2 (Joystick, mouse,...)
RGB port
RCA Composite Analog Video and Sound
RF port
External AC-DC adapter (DC 9V & AC 18V)

Released: Italia

Pictures:

http://www.retrocomputing.net/parts/toshiba/FSTM1/

By maxis

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07-07-2014, 01:58

@Manuel
What would you like to know?

@gdx
There is no FDC controller on the mobo, no space for the drive in the case, PSU can't bear the drive load, so - FDC is not an option... Keyboard is the standard QWERTY.

By Manuel

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07-07-2014, 11:08

I'm very interested in the (all) ROM dumps and the slot layout and any specifics necessary for correct emulation of this machine Smile
(Note that the FS-A1 does not seem to have an S1985, so that also supports the statement that it's quite different from the FS-A1.)

By maxis

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07-07-2014, 12:19

Manuel wrote:

(Note that the FS-A1 does not seem to have an S1985, so that also supports the statement that it's quite different from the FS-A1.)

FS-A1 also has S1985...

FS-A1: S1985 + Mitsubishi M60002A gate array. 64KB main ram only
FS-TM1: S1985 + NEC upd65013G gate array (-375 mask). 64KB main ram (no standard board option for expansion)
FS-A1F: S1985 + NEC upd65013G gate array (-375 mask) + TC8566A(FDC). 64 KB main ram (+64KB as the board option)

In general FS-TM1 architecture is like FS-A1F without the FDC and with a completely different video output circuit (V9938 main clock is PLL based). FS-TM1 is equipped with the standard ROM, however, could be expanded with the megarom.

Manuel wrote:

I'm very interested in the (all) ROM dumps and the slot layout and any specifics necessary for correct emulation of this machine Smile

When @home, try helping you with the slot structure and the ROM dumpsSmile

By Manuel

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07-07-2014, 14:22

Which Panasonic machines have the S1985 then? Only FS-A1 and FS-A1F, I think, right?

By gdx

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07-07-2014, 15:02

FS-A1F has a S1985 but not the FS-A1FM.

http://usbsecretbase.michikusa.jp/a1f/index.html

http://usbsecretbase.michikusa.jp/a1fm/index.html

The FS-A1 and FS-A1MkII do not have floppy drive.

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