[Coco] FM-7

Alex Evans alxevans at concentric.net
Wed Feb 1 22:19:11 EST 2006

On Feb 1, 2006, at 1:52 AM, PaulH96636 at aol.com wrote:

> Wasn't it the FM-7 that had the dual processor someone was asking   
> about?
> James Jones gave it up for auction at a Cocofest a coupla years ago.
> Produced in
> Japan.  Don't recall who won the auction, if he's still active  
> here,  or what
> progress he's
> had in exploring the FM-7.        -ph

There are a few designs like this.  The Motorola Four Phase Systems  
S2000 has a 6809 which handles I/O along with a 68010 and a 6809 for  
running software (two separate OSes, an OS-9 variant on the 6809 and  
a UNIX variant on the 68010).  Getting more off topic, the DEC  
Rainbow also had a Z80 for I/O (which was also capable of running CP/ 
M) and a 8088 which could run MS-DOS (definitely *not* PC compatible,  
it had a RAM cap of 768k rather than 640k).

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