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Panasonic
FS A1

The Panasonic FS-A1 is a MSX2 system. There are two versions: red or black case.

There is DESKPAC software built-in which starts automatically when the system is booted. It offers several interesting utilities : world time clock, chronometer, alarm, calculator, calendar and diary (see software section for screenshots). From here you can also choose to go directly to MSX Basic v2.0.

Concerning audio and music, the FS A1 is equiped with an AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) which is the very typical 3-voice square wave PSG with whitenoise. The computer is equiped with a pause button which hangs the system at will!

Some times later, the FS A1 MK2 (MaKe 2) will be released, offering some improvements (which ones?) like a numeric keypad above the cursor keys.

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.

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Saturday 6th April 2013
Roger Jowett (Ulster Londonderry)
sam coupe

Main board of FS-A1 and FS-A1 MKII the same.

          
Friday 14th October 2011
JJ (WWW)

I forgot to add my mail! ;o)

          
Tuesday 9th November 2004
Bjorn (Sweden)

 

NAME  FS A1
MANUFACTURER  Panasonic
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1986
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  MSX Basic V2.0 + DESKPAC software
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard with 5 function keys and 4 arrow keys.
CPU  Zilog Z80A
SPEED  3.58 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Video Display Processor : V9938 (MSX-VIDEO)
RAM  64 KB
VRAM  128 KB
ROM  64 KB
TEXT MODES  40 x 24 / 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  64 x 48 / 256 x 192 / 256 x 212 / 512 x 212
Interlace mode: 256 x 424, 512 x 424
COLORS  512
SOUND  AY-8910-3 chipset (or the YM2149 variant/clone) offering 3-voice square wave PSG with whitenoise.
I/O PORTS  Joysticks, Cartridge(2), Tape(1200/2400 baud), RGB, Composite Video, Centronics, External Audio
OS  MSX DOS 2.0
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply (9V, 1.2A DC for main operation and 18V 0.17A AC)
PRICE  29 800 yen (Japan, 1986)


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