Panasonic MSX Computers
- MSX 2
MSX2+ and beyond
MSX I/O Ports
The follwing sections details the Standard MSX I/O ports that are available on every MSX.
The MSX Standard calls for all MSX computers to have a standard data-cassette port. This port transports the audio-in/out signals to and from the datarecorder and the computer has a relay-switch on board to turn the recorder on and off.
The MSX Cartridge system uses a 50-pin flat-edge connector to connect to the systems expansion bus. The cartridge slot maps into one of the main- or sub-slots.
MSX Cassette Pin Layout
MSX Cartridge Connector
MSX Joystick Connector
R800 @8MHz Memory 256K RAM, 128K VRAM Sound 3 wave channels + white noise
9 FM Channels Sprites 16 color, 16x16, 8/scanline, 64 total Display 512x212 16 of 512 RGB, 256x212 19k colors Display Chip Yamaha V9958 VDP Sound Chip PSG - General Instruments AY-3-8910 FM - Yamaha YM2413 CPU Class Z80/R800 Developed by Panasonic