Misawa-Van CX-5
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Description

The Misawa-Van CX-5 is a rare MSX1 computer. It's actually the same computer as the Mitsubishi ML-TS1, but was released by Misawa-Van Corporation, a subsidiary of Misawa Home, as network terminal of its own professionnal system. The Mitsubishi logo has been replaced on front by the Misawa-Van logo.

This computer is the small brother of the MSX2 ML-TS2H telephone-computer, and was available in white instead of black for his big brother. The MSX logo does not appear on the machine.

This Telecom terminal includes a MSX1 firmware and was aimed at the Japanese market.

Note:It's not the same computer as the Yamaha CX5!

Brand Misawa-Van (Manufacturer: Mitsubishi)
Type CX-5
Year 1986
Region Japan
Original price ¥99,800 (included Van Network services)
RAM  ?64kB
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9928ANL
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine S1985)
Chipset probably Yamaha S1985
Extras Telecom firmware, Modem, probably MSX-Modem BASIC, Kanji-ROM level 1, dedicated telephone, ? slot doubler

Pictures

Misawa-Van CX-5
Misawa-Van system with two connected CX-5 computers

Specifications

The Misawa-Van CX-5 is a MSX1 with one or two cartridge slots, a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1) and probably an MSX-Engine S1985 from Yamaha. The modem speed is 300/1200bps. The keypad is made up of ten numbers and a RET key only. It is intended to dial a phone number.

Connections

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