Zemmix Neo
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Description

The Zemmix Neo is a computer originally created by a team in Korea. It was never commercially released, and only a 100 units were created. The system is based on the design of the One Chip MSX, with the addition of a scanline generator.

The team subsequently created a cost reduced version, the Zemmix Neo Lite, the main difference being the aluminium casing. This version was created in slightly larger numbers and bought by various users outside Korea.

The Zemmix name is a homage to the Daewoo Zemmix game consoles, and means 'It's Fun' in Korean.

The Korean team has said they would not create any more Zemmix Neo machines, but they did create a limited number of Mini IQ-3000 systems in 2014.

In 2015, a Brazilian team created their own Zemmix Neo, but with a plastic case instead of Aluminium.

In 2018, 8bits4ever out of Spain created another Zemmix Neo, this time with a 3D printed case.

Brand Retroteam Neo
Type Zemmix Neo
Year 2013
RAM 4MB in slot 3-0
VRAM 128kB
Media SD Card, MSX Cartridges
Video Emulated V9958 by the FPGA
Audio Emulated PSG, MSX-MUSIC and SCC by the FPGA
Chipset Altera Cyclone EP1C12Q240C8N FPGA chip
Extras FPGA, 2x USB, VGA connector, Scanline generator, PS/2 connector, can run at 8MHz, Kanji-ROM level 1, MSX-MUSIC BASIC, Kanji BASIC, X-BASIC, MSX-DOS2 with FAT16 support, MEGA-SCSI compatible support for SD card as primary drive

Pictures

Zemmix Neo Collection
Zemmix Neo Stack

Zemmix Neo

Zemmix Neo in Red
Zemmix Neo rear-side in Red

Zemmix Neo Lite

Zemmix Neo Lite in Red
Zemmix Neo Lite rear view in Blue

Brazillian Zemmix Neo

Brazillian Zemmix Neo stack
Brazillian Zemmix Neo stack rear

Spanish Zemmix Neo

Spanish Zemmix Neo

Specifications

... (see the LInks section)

Slot Map

Slot Slot
0-0 0‑1 0-2 0-3 Slot 1 Slot 2 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-3*
Bank C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
4MB
Memory
Mapper
Bank 8000h~BFFFh
Bank 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM Kanji
driver
BASIC
Kun
Disk ROM
Bank 0000h~3FFFh MSX-Music Sub-ROM

(*) Slot 3-3 contains the IPL rom whose function is to launch the hardware-emulated MSX2+ computer

  • The Disk ROM is combined with MSX-DOS 2.31 (special version for Mega-SD), it's a 64kB ROM with a specific mapper.

Connections

  • S-Video mini-DIN
  • RCA/CINCH Composite Video connector
  • RCA/CINCH Stereo Audio connectors
  • VGA output
  • PS/2 keyboard port
  • 2 general connectors (joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 2 cartridge slots
  • 2 USB ports
  • SD card slot

Links

Brazillian Zemmix Neo

Spanish Zemmix Neo