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
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