Toshiba FS-TM1
This page was last modified 13:27, 24 February 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and Rderooy.

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Description

Computer

The FS-TM1 is the Panasonic FS-A1 localised for the Italian market by Toshiba. The keyboard layout is "International" QWERTY.

The computer comes with an external power adapter, it includes a pause button that allows users to pause the system at will.

Brand Toshiba (Manufacturer: Panasonic)
Type FS-TM1
Year 1986
RAM 64kB in slot 3-0
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (integrated in MSX-Engine S1985)
Chipset Yamaha S1985
Extras DESKPAC firmware, pause button

Firmware

The firmware is launched automatically when you boot the machine. Bypassing this software on startup requires the user to press the DEL key during boot until a Beep sound.

The built-in firmware is the first version of the well-known Panasonic DESKPAC firmware (Clock, Stopwatch, Alarm, Calendar, Calculator). Note that the Message Board application, available on the Panasonic FS-A1, is not included.

Pictures

Computer

Toshiba FS-TM1 with its box
Toshiba FS-TM1
Power Supply adapter for the FS-TM1

Firmware

DESKPAC Menu
DESKPAC Clock
DESKPAC Stopwatch
DESKPAC Alarm
DESKPAC Calendar
DESKPAC Calculator

Specifications

The FS-TM1 is a MSX2 with 2 cartridge slots (one at the top, one at the back), a Z80A from ROHM (BU18400A-PS) and an MSX-Engine S1985 from Yamaha.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3-0 Slot 3-1 Slot 3-2 Slot 3-3
Bank C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
64kB
Memory
Mapper
Bank 8000h~BFFFh DESKPAC 1 DESKPAC 2
Bank 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Bank 0000h~3FFFh Sub-ROM

Connections

  • RGB output (The pinout differs from the Panasonic FS-A1!)
  • RF output
  • Analog sound & Composite video
  • Tape recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 2 cartridge slots

Fixes, Repair and Upgrades

  • If you use the CF/IDE Sunrise get the Bios v2.50b here. With this version, the DEL key is replaced by the STOP key to de-activate the partitions.