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Cidco MailStation as a Z80 Development Platform

   
HardwareThe article Cidco MailStation as a Z80 Development Platform is interesting. Not just because the hardware is interesting, but because these things still are available on eBay.

The hardware
  • Z80 cpu (8, 10 or 12 MHz)
  • 128 kByte SRAM (8 bankeable pages)
  • 1 MByte (64 bankable pages of OS code, referred to as "codeflash") & 512 kByte (32 bankable pages of user data such as downloaded e-mails, referred to as "dataflash") FLASH
  • rtc
  • screen: LCD 320 x 128, monochrome
  • Rockwell RCV336DPFSP 33.6kbps modem with caller ID
  • Bidirectional parallel port
  • 72-key QWERTY keyboard
  • "New Mail" LED
There is a terminal program msTERM, mailstation-tools,

See the Mailstation development pages at Fybertech. z88dk lists the MailStation as "unsupported".

 

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