Sanyo MPC-2500FD
This page was last modified 19:26, 13 April 2019 by Rderooy. Based on work by Mars2000you and Gdx.

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Description

The Sanyo MPC-2500FD is the adaptation of the MPC-25FD computer, also known as the Wavy 25, for the Soviet Union. It was not sold in shops and could only be used in some schools or administrations.

This computer comes with only 1 cartridge slot and 1 disk drive, but there's a location planned for the addition of a second disk drive. It has a Russian keyboard and a non-standard modem with DIP (Dual Inline Package) switch (CALL COMINI does not work). It was used in network with the MPC-2300.

From MSX-BASIC, the terminal software can be launched with CALL INIT or _INIT.

Brand Sanyo
Type MPC-2500FD
Year 1986
Region USSR
Original price
RAM 128kB (? in slot 3-2)
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges, DD floppy disks
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine S3527)
Chipset Yamaha S3527
Extras 1 or 2 720kB 3,5" floppy disk drives, non-standard modem + switch + terminal software

Pictures

Sanyo MPC-2500FD
Sanyo MPC-2500FD back

Specifications

The MPC-2500FD is a MSX2 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1) and an MSX-Engine S3527 from Yamaha.

Slot Map

Help needed
The below slot-map is an assumption, it needs to be checked on a real machine.
Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3-0 Slot 3-1 Slot 3-2 Slot 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot
Sub-ROM
Mirror
Mirror 128kB
Memory
Mapper
Page 8000h~BFFFh Mirror
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM Disk ROM Firmware
Page 0000h~3FFFh Sub-ROM Mirror
  • The 16KB Sub-ROM is mirrored over pages 0 to 3 in slot 2.
  • The Disk ROM is a 16kB ROM - 4000h-7FFFh. However, the FDC registers are visible on all 4 pages.
  • The Firmware ROM is a 8kB ROM - 4000h-5FFFh

Connections

  • RGB output
  • Analog sound & Composite video
  • Keyboard connector
  • Tape recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 1 cartridge slot
  • 1 serial port connector