Mitsubishi ML-F120
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Description

Computer

The Mitsubishi ML-F120 and ML-F110 are very similar.

The biggest differences are that the ML-F110 has only 16kB of RAM and no any build-in firmware while the ML-F120 has 32kB and comes with a application firmware.

Also the cases are colored differently; the ML-F110 is red and the ML-F120 is gray. Both models were sold in Japan with the LETUS nickname.

This model has been localised for the European and French markets - see the ML-F48 and the Yeno MX64.

Brand Mitsubishi
Type ML-F120
Year 1984
Region Japan
Original price ¥64,800
RAM 32kB in slot 0
VRAM 16kB
Media Cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918ANL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout {{{keylayout}}}
Extras Firmware (Household account book, Address book, File management, Performance management, Notepad, Health management, Robot manipulation, C-BOL)
Emulation ROMs dumped and emulated

Firmware

The ML-F120 has a built-in firmware including 8 applications: Household account book, Address book, File management, Performance management, Notepad, Health management, Robot manipulation (requires the ML-ROBO), C-BOL (a simplified programmation language to control the ML-ROBO).

Pictures

Computer

Mitsubishi ML-F120
Mitsubishi ML-F120 back
Mitsubishi ML-F120 label
Mitsubishi ML-F120 PCB
Mitsubishi ML-F120 manuals
Mitsubishi ML-F120 box and computer
Mitsubishi ML-F120 manual
Mitsubishi ML-F120 C-BOL manual

Firmware

Mitsubishi ML-F120 firmware - general menu
Mitsubishi ML-F120 firmware - Robot manipulation
Mitsubishi ML-F120 firmware - C-BOL menu

Specifications

The ML-F120 has 2 cartridge slots (top and rear). The Z80A comes from NEC (D780C-1).

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh RAM Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM Firmware
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Connections

Upgrades

As designed, this machine is not compatible with the addition of a disk drive. If a disk drive is added, it is no longer possible to exit the firmware menu to BASIC, as the system will instead reboot and go back to the firmware menu. A modification is required to use slot 1 instead of slot 3 for the built-in firmware, or to disable the firmware menu altogether. Changing the firmware to use slot 1 has another side effect, cartridge programs such as games will no longer automatically start on boot. Instead you will go to the firmware menu and will have to select BASIC to start them. Disabling the built-in firmware has no such side effect.

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