Superbrain

Intertec Data Systems Superbrain
 
The Intertec Superbrain was an all-in-one commercial microcomputer first sold by Intertec in 1979. The machine ran the operating system CP/M and was somewhat unusual in that it used dual Z80 CPUs, the second being used as a disk controller. In 1983, the basic machine sold for about $2000.
 
Construction:              Single unit
Microprocessors:        Two Zilog Z80s (one for CPU, one for I/O)
Word size:                 8 bits
Execution time:          1.0 microseconds register to register
Machine instructions:  158
Interrupt mode:           All interrupts are vectored and reserved
Disk drives:                Two 5.25" 180KB floppy drives
Memory:                    32KB + 1K static RAM + 2K ROM
Screen:                     12" diagonal 24x80 chars, 5x7 character matrix
Serial interface:          Two RS-232 max speed = 9600bps
Character set:            ASCII (128 characters)
Software:                   CP/M 2.2, 8080 assembler, debugger, text editor, PIP
Weight:                     45 pounds
Dimensions:             14.6" x 21.4" x 23.1"
 
Our unit was very kindly donated by Mr G S Cope
Serial No: 208024

Manufacturer: Intertec Data Systems
Date: 1979

Superbrain Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Superbrain User's Manual Intertec 01-09-1980
Hardware Information on the Superbrain Jonathan W Platt 1981
SuperBrain Miscellany Intertec October 1982
SuperBrain Documentation and Manuals Intertec 1983

Other Systems Related To Superbrain:

Item Manufacturer Date
Superbrain Intertec Data Systems 1979

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH1781. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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