Toshiba FS-TM1
This page was last modified 09:41, 19 January 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy and Gdx.

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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 FS-AA52 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
Region Italy
Original price
RAM 64kB in slot 3-0
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (integrated in MSX-Engine S1985)
Chipset Yamaha S1985
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Extras pause button, DESKPAC firmware
Emulation ROMs dumped and emulated

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 and uses function keys to access the different options:

  • F1 - Clock
  • F2 - Stopwatch
  • F3 - Alarm
  • F4 - Calendar
  • F5 - Calculator
  • F8 - MSX-BASIC

Note that the Message Board application, available on the Panasonic FS-A1, is not included.

Pictures

Computer

Toshiba FS-TM1
Toshiba FS-TM1 underside
Toshiba FS-TM1 with its box
Toshiba FS-TM1 inside
Toshiba FS-TM1 back

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

Connections

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.