Sam Coupé Specifications


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ItemDescription
CPUZilog Z80B
SPEED6MHz
VIDEOMotorola MC1377P Video Chip for PAL encoding, ASIC acts as GPU.
LOGICCustomised VLSI 10,000-gate ASIC chip.
RAM256 kB onboard expandable to 512 kB (256K x 4 100nS DRAM) via the Memory Expansion and up to 4 MB with external One Meg units and a SamBus (4.5 MB total)
ROM32K x 8 ROM, 150nS (BASIC, BIOS & disk bootstrap)
TEXT MODES32 x 24, 85 x 24
GRAPHIC MODESSee Screen Modes
COLOURS16 (4 in MODE 3) from 128 colours of the Palette
SOUNDPhilips SAA1099 soundchip.
MIDIBuilt-in MIDI interface (in, out, through via software)
NETWORKVia MIDI Ports
SIZE / WEIGHT2.26 kg
I/O PORTSRF video output (UHF, channel 36), RGB scart video output, Joystick connector (Atari standard), audio output, tape input, Lightpen input, 64-way EuroConnector for peripherals
BUILT IN MEDIAOne or two Sam Drive units
DOSSamDOS, MasterDOS, B-DOS, Pro-DOS
POWER SUPPLYExternal PSU (12V/5V)
POWER CONSUMPTION11.2 Watts
SHOCK3G operating 60G non-operating
VIBRATION5 to 500 Hz / 0.5 G operating 5 to 500 Hz / 2 G non-operating.
AMBIENT TEMPOperating 4-45C Storage -20-50C
HUMIDITYRelative Humidity Wet Bulb Maximum 29.4C, nil condensation.
RELIABILITYMTBF: 10,000 POH MTTR: 30mins Component Life: >5 Years.

Trivia:

Your Sinclair Specifications Article from March 1990, courtesy of The YS Rock ‘n’ Roll Years.


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