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
Apple Communications Interface Card Apple
Modular One User Manual CTL 1969
Intel 8080 Assembly Language Programming Manual Intel 1974
Cybernet Services Control Data Corporation 16-02-1976
Cybernet Services Microprocessor Support Software Control Data Corporation 16-02-1976
Cybernet Services Microprocessor Support Software Control Data Corporation 16-02-1976
ZEN Z80 Editor Assembler 1979
HP Terminal Basic Manual Hewlett Packard April 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 February 1983

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

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

 

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