RGB (8-pin DIN 45326)
This page was last modified 21:29, 23 July 2017 by Wernerkai. Based on work by Gdx 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

This 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
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


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, 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)


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)