Yamaha SKW-01
This page was last modified 12:31, 20 April 2019 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx and Rderooy.


The module SKW-01 is a Kanji Word Processor Unit without disk support for MSX1 and higher computers. It was made and sold by Yamaha and includes a non-standard Kanji-ROM (JIS1) with 3564 characters.

Extra characters, words and short sentences can be saved.

It is only for a Yamaha or derivative computer (Victor, Sakhr) with 60 pins slot. It does not fit in a regular MSX cartridge slot, without using the UCN-01 Unit Connector.

The cartridge also has a printer connector at the top.

This same unit was also sold by Sanyo as the KA-MAP-06 package, including a Unit Connector referenced as KA-MAP-07, so it can fit a regular MSX cartridge slot

Official price: first ¥49,800 then decreased to ¥39,800


Yamaha SKW-01 box
Yamaha SKW-01 back of box, manual and module
Yamaha SKW-01 Word Processor