Intel Intellec MDS-800 Development System
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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.
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
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.
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