Sanyo MPC-6
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Description

The Sanyo MPC-6, a.k.a Wavy6, is same computer as the MPC-10, with more RAM, but the lightpen interface has been removed. The integrated light-pen holder is typically covered by a plastic cover plate with 64K written on it.

However, there's an expansion bus: it can be used as second cartridge slot with an adapter.

This computer was aimed at the Japanese market.

Sanyo released also the MPC-X, a Graphic Expander Unit which an extra VDP that adds 4 bitmap modes with 16, 4 or 2 colors on a palette of 512, high-resolution, superimposing, still function and zooming and uses lightpen. This expander needs to be connected to the MEB-01 slot expander, itself connected to the expansion bus of the MPC-6.

This computer was officially viewed as Videotex terminal when the Sanyo MPC-CAP1 Captain Unit was also bought and the contract was signed with the Captain company. It got then an additional label MPC-S1, meaning that it was good for this extra using.

Brand Sanyo
Model MPC-6
Year 1985
Region Japan
Launch price ¥55,800
RAM 64kB in slot 3
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918ANL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JP50on
Extras reset button, 'hidden' hole for lightpen
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated. The rear expansion port is handled like a regular MSX cartridge slot.

Pictures

Sanyo MPC-6
Sanyo MPC-6 back
Sanyo MPC-6 right side
Sanyo MPC-6 inside
Sanyo MPC-6 PCB
Sanyo MPC-6 cables
Sanyo MPC-6 box
Sanyo MPC-6 label
Sanyo MPC-6 Videotex label

Specifications

The MPC-6 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1).

Slot Map

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

Connections

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