RGB (8-pin DIN 45326)
This page was last modified 10:21, 1 January 2018 by Gdx. Based on work by Wernerkai and Mars2000you and others.

Here is the description of RGB output for all MSX systems that use a DIN connector.

The RGB output connector used on MSX is generally DIN 45326 with 8-pin. There are two versions of this connector:

  • DIN 45326 type 8A, with pins 6,7 displaced at 45°, also called DIN 8 270°
  • DIN 45326 type 8B, with pins 6,7 displaced at 41°, also called DIN 8 262°

Type A has its pins laid out like a "C", or horseshoe. Type B pins instead has more the form of a "U" (See picture).

Unfortunately the differences do not end there, as the pin-out also varies. Look for the relevant vendor or system below to see which pin-out and DIN type it uses.

Connector DIN 45326, 8 pin, type A & B


Contents

Canon V-20 and Yashica YC-64 released in France

These computers use DIN 45326 type B. The pinout is described in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 YS Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
2 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
3 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)
4 SYNC RGB Synchro (connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)
5 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
6 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)
7 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)
8 AV Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)


Daewoo CPC-300, CPC-300E, CPC-400, CPC-400S and Mitsubishi ML-F80 (AZERTY)

These computers use DIN 45326 type A. The pinout is described in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)
2 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
3 SYNC RGB Synchro (connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)
4 AV Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)
5 YS Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
6 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
7 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)
8 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)


Fujitsu FM-X, Pioneer PX-7, Pioneer PX-V7 and Pioneer PX-V60

These computers use a DIN 45326 type A as other MSX but signals are Digital RGB output (D8A), an old Japanese standard. If you use this connector only 8 colors can be displayed. The pinout is described in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 VCC +12V (FM-X) / N.C. (Palcom)
2 GND Ground
3 I N.C.
4
HSync
Horizontal synchronisation
5
VSync
Vertical synchronisation
6 R Red signal
7 G Green signal
8 B Blue signal


Monitors that support digital RGB are rare. If you still want to use the RGB output, try the diagram below to make an adapter to RGB21. It is based on this diagram. (Not tested, the diagram is probably adaptable for the SCART.)

Digital RGB to RGB21 Adapter Diagram

Gradiente MSX computers

These computers use DIN 45326 (type A). The pinout is described in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 SYNC RGB Synchro (connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)
2 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
3 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
4 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)
5 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)
6 AV Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)
7 YS Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
8 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)


National/Panasonic (except the FS-A1WSX), Sony, Yamaha MSX computers - Sanyo MSX2/2+ computers

These computers use DIN 45326 type A. This is the official RGB pinout for the MSX, described in the MSX-Datapack and shown in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
2 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)
3 AV Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)
4 CSYNC Composite Sync (1.8Vpp. Connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)
5 YS Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
6 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
7 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)
8 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)


Panasonic FS-A1WSX

This computer use DIN 45326 type A. The connector has two functions, RGB output or CMT output/input.

Pin Name Description
1 YS/CMT GND Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
2 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)
3 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
4 AV/CMT IN/OUT Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)
5 CSYNC Composite Sync (1.8Vpp. Connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)
6 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)
7 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
8 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)


Diagram to make a Data Recorder (CMT) cable:
CMT cable for FS-A1WSX.png

Sanyo PHC-28, PHC-28S, PHC-28L and Olympia PHC-28

These computers use DIN 45326 type A. The pinout is described in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)
2 YS Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
3 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
4 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
5 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)
6 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)
7 AV Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)
8 SYNC RGB Synchro (connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)


Toshiba FS-TM1

This computer uses DIN 45326 type A. The pinout is described in the following table.

Pin Name Description
1 YS Fast switch (connect it to pin 16 of the SCART)
2 GND Ground (connect it to all corresponding ground of the SCART)
3 B Blue signal (connect it to pin 7 of the SCART)
4 SYNC RGB Synchro (connect it to pin 20 of the SCART)
5 R Red signal (connect it to pin 15 of the SCART)
6 AV Slow switch (connect it to pin 8 of the SCART)
7 AUDIO Audio (connect it to pin 6 of the SCART)
8 G Green signal (connect it to pin 11 of the SCART)