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Goupil 2

Goupil was the old french word for fox (renard). The Goupil was designed to be modular. It could be used as a home computer but its maim purpose was to be used in French schools in connection with other computers, or as a small server thanks to its built-in 300-baud modem.

The system was composed of a backplane used as a backbone to connect various cards: CPU card (a 6808 with 2 KB VRAM), RAM card (56 KB), disk controller, I/O card (keyboard and Parallel Centronics), acoustic modem, graphic card (with 24 KB VRAM).

The Goupil 2 was sold with a monochrome or color monitor, both could run simultaneously.

Frédéric G.Marand reports to us :
The standard configuration had 16k RAM and 12k Basic in ROM. This Basic was quite.... basic, as it didn't allow to do much things : all display access, apart from PRINT, was calling the BIOS. There were no peripheral apart from the keyboard and the screen. Only one standard interface : tape interface (that I never managed to use). On the other hand, there were a lot of options available, up to a network disk for 4 stations (Corvus Constellation).

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

Does anyone have any software or manuals for this machine please?

          
Monday 8th October 2018
Ross (United Kingdom)

 

NAME  Goupil 2
MANUFACTURER  SMT
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  France
YEAR  1981
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Basic (12 KB)
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke AZERTY 102-key keyboard with editing and numeric keypads. 12 function keys
CPU  Motorola 6808 (Same as the 6800 with built-in ROM)
SPEED  1 MHz
RAM  16 KB (up to 64 KB)
VRAM  2 KB (Monochrome card) + 24 KB (Colour card)
ROM  16 KB
TEXT MODES  16 x 64, 24 x 80
GRAPHIC MODES  Optional 256 x 256 dots card with 8 colors
COLORS  8
SOUND  1 voice, built-in speaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  52.5 (W) x 55 (D) x 12.5 (H) cm / 10 Kg
I/O PORTS  Tape recorder, Parallel Centronics, Serial RS232, 5'' & 8'' FDD, RGB & Composite video, Acoustic modem
OS  FLEX (optional)
POWER SUPPLY  built-in power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  5
PRICE  16 KB model = 6995 FF (France, july 1982)




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