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FM 8 (Micro 8)

Fujitsu (Japan)

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Name FM 8 (Micro 8) Fujitsu 
Manufacturer Fujitsu (Japan) Type Desktop
Production start (mm-yyyy) 5 - 1981 Production end (mm-yyyy) -
RAM 64Kb + 48Kb VRAM ROM 44Kb
CPU 6809 x 2 - 1 Mhz
Operating System F-BASIC
Text (Cols x Rows) 40/80 x 25
Graphics 640 x 200 8 colors
Sound
Storage memory Tape (1600 baud)
Serial port RS232 Parallel port Parallel/Centronics
Others port RGB, Composite, TV RF, Joystick (2), ROM/RAM cartridges, expansion bus
Original price   Currency original price 218000 YEN
Units sold
Note This is the first personal computer built by Fujitsu. 
Configurations It can use Bubble Memory Cartridges, although their price are very high: 35.000 Yens for 32Kb.
The 44Kb of ROM are used by:
  • F-BASIC.
  • Boot Loader that allows boot from the ROM (F-BASIC), from the floppy disk (DOS) or from the Bubble Memory.
  • SUB-Monitor, used by the second CPU.
Also support JIS 1st level 
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