PC1512 SD
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Setname:  pc1512   
Year: 1986
Manufacturer: Amstrad plc
Status: good  works
Type: Buisness Computer / Terminal
Clones: PC1512 DD,
PC1512 HD10,
PC1512 HD20
Emulation info
   
Overall emulation:  good   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  good  
Savestates:  supported   

Tech info
 Base hardware: (available in all slot configurations)
Chips
I8086 ("ic120")cpu 8000000 Hz
I8048 ("pc1512_keyboard:ic801")cpu 6000000 Hz
AM9517A ("ic130")cpu 4000000 Hz
Speaker ("mono")audio
Filtered 1-bit DAC ("speaker")audio
Screens
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 640 x 192 @ 50.000000
Media devices
Media devices for this system
depend on the chosen expansions
BIOS options
v1 Version 1
v2 Version 2
v3 Version 3
RAM options
512K 524288
544K 557056
576K 589824
608K 622592
640K 655360
Software lists
pc1512original

 Optional hardware: (available with specific slot configurations)

 Configure the slot options for pc1512:
 Slot Value
 centronics 
 ic112:0 
 ic112:1 
 isa1 
 isa2 
 isa3 
 rs232 
 


Show detailed info about 'DipSwitches' of this system
DipSwitches

NameValue
Language English
 German
 French
 Spanish
 Danish
 Swedish
 Italian
 Diagnostic Mode
Memory Size 512 KB
 640 KB
ROM Size 16 KB
 32 KB
Character Set Default (Codepage 43
 Portugese (Codepage
 Norwegian (Codepage
 Greek
Floppy Ready Line Connected
 Not connected


Show detailed info about 'Slot Options' of this system
Slot options

NameValueCompatible device(s)
centronics ap2000ap2000
 covoxcovox
 covox_stereocovox_stereo
 ex800ex800
 lx800lx800
 lx810llx810l
 pl80comx_pl80
 printer centronics_printer
ic112:0 525dd floppy_525_dd
ic112:1 525ddfloppy_525_dd
isa1 3c503el2_3c503
 adlibisa_adlib
 agaaga
 aga_pc200aga_pc200
 cgacga
 cga_ec1841ec1841_0002
 cga_mc1502cga_mc1502
 cga_poisk2cga_poisk2
 comisa_com
 dectalkdectalk_isa
 egaega
 fdcisa8_fdc_superio
 fdc344fdc344
 fdcmagfdcmag
 fdc_atisa8_fdc_at
 fdc_ps2isa8_fdc_ps2
 fdc_smcisa8_fdc_smc
 fdc_xtisa8_fdc_xt
 finalchsfinalchs
 gblasterisa_gblaster
 hdchdc
 herculesisa_hercules
 ibm_mfcibm_mfc
 lptisa_lpt
 mdaisa_ibm_mda
 mpu401isa_mpu401
 ne1000ne1000
 num9revnumber_9_rev
 pdsisa_pds
 sblaster1_0isa_sblaster1_0
 sblaster1_5isa_sblaster1_5
 side116side116
 stereo_fxstereo_fx
 svga_et4ket4000
 wd1002a_wx1wd1002a_wx1
 wdxt_genwdxt_gen
 xtidextide
isa2 3c503el2_3c503
 adlibisa_adlib
 agaaga
 aga_pc200aga_pc200
 cgacga
 cga_ec1841ec1841_0002
 cga_mc1502cga_mc1502
 cga_poisk2cga_poisk2
 comisa_com
 dectalkdectalk_isa
 egaega
 fdcisa8_fdc_superio
 fdc344fdc344
 fdcmagfdcmag
 fdc_atisa8_fdc_at
 fdc_ps2isa8_fdc_ps2
 fdc_smcisa8_fdc_smc
 fdc_xtisa8_fdc_xt
 finalchsfinalchs
 gblasterisa_gblaster
 hdchdc
 herculesisa_hercules
 ibm_mfcibm_mfc
 lptisa_lpt
 mdaisa_ibm_mda
 mpu401isa_mpu401
 ne1000ne1000
 num9revnumber_9_rev
 pdsisa_pds
 sblaster1_0isa_sblaster1_0
 sblaster1_5isa_sblaster1_5
 side116side116
 stereo_fxstereo_fx
 svga_et4ket4000
 wd1002a_wx1wd1002a_wx1
 wdxt_genwdxt_gen
 xtidextide
isa3 3c503el2_3c503
 adlibisa_adlib
 agaaga
 aga_pc200aga_pc200
 cgacga
 cga_ec1841ec1841_0002
 cga_mc1502cga_mc1502
 cga_poisk2cga_poisk2
 comisa_com
 dectalkdectalk_isa
 egaega
 fdcisa8_fdc_superio
 fdc344fdc344
 fdcmagfdcmag
 fdc_atisa8_fdc_at
 fdc_ps2isa8_fdc_ps2
 fdc_smcisa8_fdc_smc
 fdc_xtisa8_fdc_xt
 finalchsfinalchs
 gblasterisa_gblaster
 hdchdc
 herculesisa_hercules
 ibm_mfcibm_mfc
 lptisa_lpt
 mdaisa_ibm_mda
 mpu401isa_mpu401
 ne1000ne1000
 num9revnumber_9_rev
 pdsisa_pds
 sblaster1_0isa_sblaster1_0
 sblaster1_5isa_sblaster1_5
 side116side116
 stereo_fxstereo_fx
 svga_et4ket4000
 wd1002a_wx1wd1002a_wx1
 wdxt_genwdxt_gen
 xtidextide
rs232 keyboardserial_keyboard
 loopbackrs232_loopback
 null_modemnull_modem
 printerserial_printer
 terminalserial_terminal

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
40044.ic1328192 f72f15827781d4717917262805d514b331ba113b1e05a247goodv1
40043.ic1298192 668fcc9474002f5cc542df442eec9e2e7a18db3598d8c482goodv1
40044v2.ic1328192 1aec54fab12fd73cfc35a240ed6da4dcc4b6c9910be611e0goodv2
40043v2.ic1298192 d2d4d2dec376fd1ad23025081ae16c7949e88eea7f56e1bbgoodv2
40044-2.ic1328192 ea527e6eb77fa44767a71a0b321a88bb0a394f1125b7c220goodv3
40043-2.ic1298192 532c385418a17b710f9eb079d9d7216d07807030f904cedagoodv3
40045.ic1278192 dd5e030f7d858bbb2e8d6143aa67ab712edf5f753c2788a7goodv3
40078.ic1278192 ae9c0d04bc8dc4dcedeea5bc1c04986b1f105ad93cb2ebcdgoodv3
40078.ic1278192 ae9c0d04bc8dc4dcedeea5bc1c04986b1f105ad93cb2ebcdgoodv3
Sysinfo



Features


* CPU: Intel 8086 8 MHz
* RAM: 512 KB (up to 640 KB)
* ROM: 16 KB
* Text Modes: 40 x 25 / 80 x 25
* Graphic Modes: 320 x 200 / 640 x 200 (CGA graphic modes) + 640 x 200 / 16 colors (Amstrad specific mode)
* Colors: 4 (CGA colors) / 16 (in Amstrad Mode)
* Sound: Beeper
* I/O Ports: Centronics, RGB, RS232, Mouse (proprietary), Joystick, 8 bit ISA slots (3)
* Keyboard: Full-stroke professional keyabord, with function keys, numeric keypad and editing keys
* Built In Media: One or two 5.25" disk-drives
* OS: MS-DOS or DR-DOS


Known Issues


Basically the same as MESS ibmpc emulation

* Emulated: special keyboard, special mouse, special joystick, unique dipswitches, unique color graphics adapter mode

* CHARACTER ROM dump is missing, and so multinational character support

Work stopped until more information available or character ROM available


History and Trivia


IBM XT compatible desktop with modified CGA Monitor. Sold as Schneider PC1512 in Germany

The Amstrad PC 1512 was launched in 1986. After the Amstrad CPC 464, the CPC 664 and the CPC 6128 (three home computers based on the Z80) and the PCW 8256 and the PCW 9512 (both dedicated word processing computers based on the Z80 as well), Amstrad decided to make
its first low-cost PC clone. It was a great European success, capturing more than 25% of the European computer market (impressive now and phenomenal then).

This cheap computer was, however, complete and offered more than some others did. The small power supply (57 W) was integrated into the monitor.

Eight models were offered: The PC 1512 SD/DD (with one or two 5.25" floppy disk drives) and two models with hard disk (HD10 with 10 MB hard disk and HD20 with 20 MB hard disk). FD and HD versions could be acquired with a monochrome or colour monitor.

The Amstrad used an "enhanced" CGA graphic mode, which could display 640x200 pixels with 16 colors (or grayscale). It was sold with MS-DOS 3.2, DR-DOS plus 1.2 (an operating system from Digital Research), GEM (a graphic interface, also used in the Atari ST, TT & Falcon), GEMPAINT and GEM BASIC.

The mouse port, although using 9 pins like a COM port, is proprietary to Amstrad. The port is female and is only for use with an Amstrad mouse.

(info from old-computers.com)


Links


* Amstrad 1512 Page -- http://www.amstrad1512.co.uk/
* PC 1512 at old-computers.com -- http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=183



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