Samsung SPC-800
This page was last modified 09:39, 15 March 2018 by Gdx. Based on work by Mars2000you and Rderooy.

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Description

The SPC-800 is the only MSX computer ever released by the Korean company Samsung. Its originality is its build-in speaker, with a volume button.

There are two versions of this computer:

  • the first version has many colored keys and a reset button, the volume button and the RF connector are on the right side, the printer connector is on the left side with a location reserved for an optional RS-232C interface
  • the second version is less colored and without reset button, the volume button and the RF connector are on the back, the printer connector on the right side and there's no any location for an eventual RS-232C interface

The second version has been localised for the Italian market (see Fenner SPC-800).

Brand Samsung
Type SPC-800
Year 1984
RAM 64kB in slot 2
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9118NL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras Hangul BASIC, build-in speaker with volume button, (only version 1) reset button, (optional on version 1) RS-232C interface

Pictures

Samsung SPC-800 box
Samsung SPC-800 label
Samsung SPC-800 version 1
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 left side
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 back
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 right side
Samsung SPC-800 version 2 back
Samsung SPC-800 version 2 right side
Samsung SPC-800 version 2
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 PCB (left part)
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 PCB (right part)

Specifications

The SPC-800 is a MSX1 without MSX-Engine. The CPU is a Z80A from Zilog in version 1 or from Goldstar (GSS Z8400A PS) in version 2.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Bank C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot
64kB RAM Expansion
Bus
Bank 8000h~BFFFh Hangul ROM
Bank 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Bank 0000h~3FFFh

Note: Hangul ROM size is 8kB (8000h~9FFFh)

Connections