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The Memotech MTX500, MTX512 and RS128 were a series of Zilog Z80A processor-based home computers released by Memotech in 1983 and 1984. They were technically similar to MSX computers, but were not compatible. The Zilog Z80 is an 8-bit microprocessor designed and manufactured by Zilog from 1976 onwards. ... Company who did MTX 500 /512 and RS 128 computers, computers very similar to MSX family but incompatible. ... MSX official logo Sony MSX 1, Model HitBit-10-P MSX is the name of a standard for home computers in the 1980s. ...


The MTX500 had 32KB of RAM, the MTX512 had 64KB, and the RS128 had 128KB (a significant amount at that time). Sharma Ram (disambiguation) Ram Sharma is an amazing, talented teenager that lives in Canada His talents include rapping, comedy, and cooking He is bound to success! ...


Although the Z80A could only address a maximum of 64KB at a time, the RS128's extra memory was accessible via assembly language programming via the technique of page switching. Assembly language commonly called assembly or asm, is a human-readable notation for the machine language that a specific computer architecture uses. ... Bank switching (also known as paging, but only loosely related to the ordinary meaning of this term in computing) was a technique common in 8-bit microcomputer systems, to increase the amount of addressable RAM and ROM without extending the address bus. ...


The computers featured an all-aluminum case and full size keyboard with real keys (unlike others of the same vintage such as the Sinclair ZX Spectrum). In addition to the standard (for the time) BASIC language interpreter, it included some interesting variations: Sinclair Research Ltd was a home computer company founded by Clive Sinclair in Cambridge, England. ... The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research. ... In computer programming, BASIC (an acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code[1]) refers to a family of high-level programming languages. ...

The computers also featured support for plug-in ROM cartridges (a little like the BBC Micro). The most popular of these was the ISO Pascal language which was much faster than interpreted BASIC. Assembly language commonly called assembly or asm, is a human-readable notation for the machine language that a specific computer architecture uses. ... HyperCard HyperCard is an application program and a simple programming environment produced by Apple Computer which runs natively only in Mac OS versions 9 or earlier (it can still be used in Mac OS Xs Classic mode). ... In computer graphics, a sprite is a two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. ... Read-only memory (ROM) is a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. ... The BBC Micro, affectionately known as the Beeb, was an early home computer. ... Pascal is an imperative computer programming language, developed in 1970 by Niklaus Wirth as a language particularly suitable for structured programming. ...


A considerable addition to any Memotech system was the hugely-expensive FDX system which added 5.25" floppy disk drives, Winchester hard disks and CP/M 2.2 operating system. A floppy disk is a data storage device that is composed of a ring of thin, flexible (i. ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... CP/M is an operating system originally created for Intel 8080/85 and Zilog Z80 based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc. ...


Unfortunately, although they were generally well-received, the computers were not a commercial success, and Memotech went into receivership in 1985. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... This article is about the year. ...


The MTX512 did manage a minor cinematic appearance in the film Weird Science as the computer the two lead male characters use to hack into the Pentagon mainframe- however, it is highly unlikely that the impressive 3D graphics it was supposedly displaying were genuine. It has been suggested that Weird Science (TV series) be merged into this article or section. ... In geometry, a pentagon is any five-sided polygon. ... Mainframes (often colloquially referred to as big iron) are large and expensive computers used mainly by government institutions and large companies for legacy applications, typically bulk data processing (such as censuses, industry/consumer statistics, ERP, and bank transaction processing). ...


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