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FS-A1 WSX

Panasonic Co. (Japan)

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Name FS-A1 WSX Panasonic Co. 
Manufacturer Panasonic Co. (Japan) Type Desktop
Production start (mm-yyyy) 1989 Production end (mm-yyyy) -
RAM 64Kb + 128Kb VRAM + 16Kb S-RAM ROM 1552 Kb
CPU Z80B - 3,579 / 5.38 Mhz
Operating System MSX 2+: MSX BASIC v 3.0 + MSX Disk v 1.0
Text (Cols x Rows) 80x24, 40x24, 32x24
Graphics 256x192@16 colors - 32 sprites; 512x212/424@19268 colors
Sound 3 sound channels (8 octaves) and a channel of white noise
Storage memory 720 Floppy Disk Drive
Serial port Parallel port
Others port SVHS (S-Video), RGB
Original price   Currency original price
Units sold
Note It use a MSX-Engine T-9769x with a Zilog Z-80B compatible CPU built-in. The CPU can be switched from 3,58MHz to 5,38MHz by one I/O Port.
Includes in ROM the FM-PAC cartridge that provides 9 FM sound channels without drums or 6 FM sound channels with 5 FM drums. 
Configurations The WSX has various tools in ROM: calendar, MSX Word Processor in color (Japanese), configuration of color printer, screen,...
The 1552 Kb of ROM are divided of the following way:
  • MSX BASIC v 3.0: 80Kb
  • MSX Disk BASIC v 1.0: 16Kb
  • Music BASIC (FM BIOS): 16Kb
  • JIS 1st & 2nd class Kanji Support: 256Kb
  • MSX-JE: 512Kb
  • MSX-JE/WP (MSX Word Processor): 656Kb
They also has 16Kb of S-RAM (Static RAM) to save the configurations.
The Panasonic FS A1 WSX also has features lite the Rensha Turbo, which is a built-in auto-fire system. The repetition speed can be adjusted with a slider.  
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