Sanyo PCT-100
This page was last modified 11:40, 26 February 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and Rderooy.

Contents

Description

Presented at Japan Electronics Show '86, the Sanyo PCT-100 is a computer especially dedicated to telecomunication terminal. It's a computer with an integrated telephone on a specific tablette that replaces the keyboard.

These features are based on a Turbo CPU, probably a Z180 (HD64180) at 6,144 MHz but some sources speak about a 16bit CPU.

Japanese MSX Magazine 1986-12 (page 106) mentions there is a switch Z80A/16bit CPU to start in MSX mode or in PCT mode (terminal and built-in word processor).

The unit have one cartridge slot and one 3.5" disk drive on right side. This model seems to be very rare.

The PCT-100 was aimed for the Japanese professional market. Official price was never communicated.

Brand Sanyo
Type PCT-100
Year 1986
RAM unknown
VRAM 64 or 128kB ?
Media MSX cartridges, 2DD floppy disks
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine?)
Chipset  ?
Extras One 720kB 3.5" floppy disk drive, tablette with telephone handset, CPU switch, firmware (Word Processor)

Pictures

Sanyo PCT-100
Sanyo PCT-100 right side
Sanyo PCT-100 tablette

Specifications

The PCT-100 is a MSX2 with two CPUs, a Z80A and probably a Z180 (HD64180) at 6,144 MHz but some sources speak about a 16bit CPU. A switch allows to choose between the 8bit MSX mode and the Turbo/16bit terminal mode with word processor.

Connections

  • Two RJ11 modular connectors for modem (line in and telephone out)
  • Video input
  • Analog sound & Composite video
  • Tablette connector
  • Data Recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Paddle controlers, etc)
  • 1 cartridge slot