Intel Intellec MDS-800 Development System

The Intellec Microcomputer Development Systems (MDS) were complete computers intended for the development of Intel microcomputer based products. They included a main unit with CPU, RAM, ROM, I/O and interrupt circuitry, as well as all necessary software: Assembler, linker, and debugger. 

Optional EPROM programmer and In-Circuit Emulator (ICE) allowed real-time emulation and diagnostics into user configured system before saving final program into an EPROM. 

The Intellec MDS was launched in around 1975. It featured an 8080 processor and could implement MCS-80 (8080) based computers and Intel Series 3000 systems. The main unit needed a Serial video terminal or an ASR-33 Teletype to be connected, as well as a paper tape puncher/ reader and/or floppy drive unit. Siemens sold in Germany a local version of the first Intellec called SME-800.

MANUFACTURER Intel
U.S.A. 1975
KEYBOARD 10 switches on front panel
CPU Intel 8080
SPEED 2 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR Intel 8080 I/O dedicated
RAM Up to 64 KB
ROM 2 KB Boot ROM + 2 KB Monitor
TEXT MODES 80 columns x 25 rows (video terminal)
I/O PORTS Multibus expansion slot, Serial port, 24-bit Parallel port
BUILT-IN MEDIA 8'' floppy drive
OS ISIS operating system
PERIPHERALS EPROM programmer; In-Circuit Emulator, CTR terminal, Paper Tape Reader, TTY
terminal and Paper Punch

Model No: MDS 800
Serial number: BN 5495
SD: 1/79

Our Intellec MDS-800 together with the twin 8" S.D and D.D drives, an Intel MDS 721, manuals, software and documents were all very kindly donated by Dennis Philips

 

Manufacturer: Intel
Date: January 1979

Intel Intellec MDS-800 Development System Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
AT&T Technical Journal Volume 67 Number 1 - January/February 1988 Unknown
Apple Communications Interface Card Apple Unknown
Modular One User Manual CTL 1969
Intel 8080 Assembly Language Programming Manual Intel 1974
Cybernet Services Control Data Corporation 16 Feb 1976
Cybernet Services Microprocessor Support Software Control Data Corporation 16 Feb 1976
Cybernet Services Microprocessor Support Software Control Data Corporation 16 Feb 1976
ZEN Z80 Editor Assembler 1979
HP Terminal Basic Manual Hewlett Packard Apr 1979
Micro Focus - RCC 80 Coral 66 Operating Guide (ISIS) Micro Focus Ltd May 1982
Micro Focus - RCC 86 Coral 66 Operating Guide (ISIS) Micro Focus Ltd May 1982
Pascal/MT+ Digital Research Feb 1983

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Item Manufacturer Date
Byte December 1992 Unknown
Personal Computer World - May 1996 Unknown
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Popular Electronics - July 1976 Jul 1976
Personal Computer World - September 1978 Sep 1978
Practical Computing - October 1978 Oct 1978
Practical Computing - October 1979 Oct 1979
Practical Computing - November 1979 Nov 1979
Computer Age - September 1980 Computer Age Sep 1980
Your Computer - September 1982 Sep 1982
Personal Computer World - February 1983 Feb 1983
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Call-A.P.P.L.E. - May 1984 May 1984
Byte May 1984 May 1984
Hard Core June 1984 Hard Core Jun 1984
Call-A.P.P.L.E. - August 1984 Aug 1984
Perspective November 1984 Number 11 Nov 1984
Personal Computer World - April 1985 1 Apr 1985
Personal Computer World - May 1985 1 May 1985
Personal Computer World - July 1985 1 Jul 1985
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Unix Systems February 1986 Feb 1986
Call-A.P.P.L.E. - April 1986 Apr 1986
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide Apr 1986
Call-A.P.P.L.E. - June 1986 Jun 1986
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Dragon User - January 1987 1987
Personal Computer World - February 1987 1 Feb 1987
Personal Computer World - May 1987 1 May 1987
Personal Computer World - July 1987 1 Jul 1987
Call-A.P.P.L.E. - September 1987 Sep 1987
Personal Computer World - July 1988 1 Jul 1988
Byte August 1988 Aug 1988
Personal Computer World - August 1988 1 Aug 1988
The Micro User - September 1988 - Vol 6 No 7 Database Publications Ltd Sep 1988
Supercomputing Review - April 1989 Apr 1989
Personal Computer World - May 1989 1 May 1989
Dragon Update - June 1989 Jun 1989
Byte January 1990 Jan 1990
Personal Computer World - March 1990 1 Mar 1990
Personal Computer World - June 1990 1 Jun 1990
Personal Computer World - March 1991 Mar 1991
Personal Computer World - July 1993 1 Jul 1993
Byte August 1993 Aug 1993
Byte September 1993 Sep 1993
Personal Computer World - February 1995 Feb 1995
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Personal Computer World - July 1997 1 Jul 1997
Personal Computer World - October 1997 1 Oct 1997
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Overload - Issue 30 - February 1999 C++ SIG Feb 1999
Acorn User - October 2002 2002
PC Plus - February 2004 Future Publishing Feb 2004
Edge - Issue 152 - August 2005 Future Publishing Aug 2005
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Acorn User - March 1987 25 Mar 2009
Acorn User - February 1990 3 Jun 2009
Acorn User - April 1990 3 Jun 2009
Acorn User - September 1991 10 Jun 2009
Acorn User - July 1996 15 Jul 2009
Acorn User - August 1996 15 Jul 2009
Practical Computing - April 1980 25 Aug 2009
Practical Computing - May 1980 25 Aug 2009
Practical Computing - January 1981 9 Sep 2009
Byte December 1989 16 Sep 2009
Byte November 1993 23 Sep 2009
Byte January 1994 23 Sep 2009
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Byte August 1996 29 Sep 2009
Byte October 1996 29 Sep 2009
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Edge - Issue 214 - May 2010 Future Publishing May 2010

Other Systems Related To Intel Intellec MDS-800 Development System:

Item Manufacturer Date
Intel desktop unit Intel Unknown
Intellec 8 Intel 1973
Intel MDS 80 - Microcomputer Development System Intel 1983

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH21821. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Intel Intellec MDS-800 Development System

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