Samurai Micronetworks KDS 7861
The Samurai KDS 7861 is a small business computer from Nissei Sangyo, a subsidiary of Hitachi which was distributed in the UK by Micro Networks.
The Samurai uses the Intel 16-bit 8086 microprocessor at 4.608 MHz and supports 20 bit of addressing (1 megabytes of storage). The system provides high performance devices including four channels of 20 bit Direct Memory Access (DMA, three 16 bit timer counter channels and 16 levels of interrupts. The system supports both ROM (8 KB) and RAM (128 KB) Read/Write memory and contains space for 8 kilobytes EPROM.
The monitor provides the high resolution display and has a 12-inch screen in high persistence green phosphor. 25 lines of 80 characters.
Dual 8-inch double density floppy disk drives using a general purpose NEC uPD765 compatible controller. The disks have a capacity of 1.18 MB (formatted).
The 8085 processor adapter makes possible the use of CP/M. The main processor uses MS-DOS
The Samurai KDS 7861 was manufactured in 1983, and ours has a serial number of 0169.
This quite unique computer was very kindly donated by Bill Edenhouse.
Manufacturer: Micro Networks/Nissei Sangyo
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