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X1 (computer)

Index X1 (computer)

The, sometimes called the Sharp X1, is a series of home computers released by Sharp Corporation from 1982 to 1988. [1]

19 relations: Bank switching, Central processing unit, Compact Cassette, Computer keyboard, General Instrument AY-3-8910, Home computer, Japanese yen, Joystick, NEC, PC-8800 series, Personal computer, Programmable sound generator, Sharp Aquos, Sharp Corporation, Sharp MZ, TurboGrafx-16, X68000, Yamaha YM2151, Zilog Z80.

Bank switching

Bank switching is a technique used in computer design to increase the amount of usable memory beyond the amount directly addressable by the processor.

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Central processing unit

A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

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Compact Cassette

The Compact Audio Cassette (CAC) or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called the cassette tape or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.

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Computer keyboard

In computing, a computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches.

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General Instrument AY-3-8910

The AY-3-8910 is a 3-voice programmable sound generator (PSG) designed by General Instrument in 1978, initially for use with their 16-bit CP1610 or one of the PIC1650 series of 8-bit microcomputers.

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Home computer

Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.

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Japanese yen

The is the official currency of Japan.

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Joystick

A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.

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NEC

is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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PC-8800 series

The, commonly shortened to PC-88, are a brand of Zilog Z80-based home computers released by Nippon Electric Company (NEC) in 1981 in Japan, where it became very popular.

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Personal computer

A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.

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Programmable sound generator

A programmable sound generator, or PSG, is a sound chip that generates sound waves by synthesizing multiple basic waveforms, and often some kind of noise generator (all controlled by writing data to dedicated registers in the sound chip, hence the name) and combining and mixing these waveforms into a complex waveform, then shaping the amplitude envelope of the resulting waveform using attack, decay, sustain, and release time periods, so that the resulting waveform then mimics a certain kind of sound.

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Sharp Aquos

The Sharp Aquos is a range of LCD televisions and component screens made by Sharp Corporation of Japan.

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Sharp Corporation

is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai.

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Sharp MZ

The Sharp MZ is a series of personal computers sold in Japan and Europe (particularly Germany and Great Britain) by Sharp beginning in 1978.

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TurboGrafx-16

The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, known in Japan and France as the, is a home video game console jointly developed by Hudson Soft and NEC Home Electronics, released in Japan on October 30, 1987 and in the United States on August 29, 1989.

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X68000

The is a home computer created by Sharp Corporation, first released in 1987, sold only in Japan.

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Yamaha YM2151

The Yamaha YM2151, also known as OPM (FM Operator Type-M) is an eight-channel, four-operator sound chip.

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Zilog Z80

The Z80 CPU is an 8-bit based microprocessor.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X1_(computer)

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