Synonyms for microbee or Related words with microbee
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(Micro Bee) was a series of home computers by Applied Technology, later known as
The wav2dat software converts audio data into
A few books were written about the
It was later known as
Systems, Microworld and Honeysoft.
Many memorable games were written for the
In the '80s parody movie Kung Fury, Hackerman is hacking the timeline with
computers (along with a ZX Spectrum and a Power Glove) and Kung Fury himself also rides in the cyberspace on a
Systems also designed a PC clone, called the "Matilda", or 640TC, which ran an NEC V40 (see NEC V20 chip), and emulated the
CP/M systems in software.
"Halloween Harry" was originally written and released commercially in 1985 by John Passfield as a game for the Australian
brand has re-launched after almost 20 years with a limited edition (100 unit only) kit, the Premium Plus.
computers use and conform loosely to the "Kansas City" standard. A frequency of means "0", means "1". At , one bit lasts , at , one bit lasts .
MikroKOM is a KOM (BBS) style BBS software written in Turbo Pascal. Originally it was written to run under CP/M on a
128K, but was later ported to MS-DOS.
The final version of the
, released in 1987, was the 256TC. This increased the memory to of dynamic RAM and had a new keyboard with numeric keypad. The computer had a built in disk drive supporting both (DSDD) and (SSDD) formats. Bundled software included "Videotex" (a videotex terminal program), "Simply Write" (a word processor) and "Telcom" (a serial terminal emulator program).
Applied Technology, was founded by Owen Hill in 1975 in Australia. He was a pioneer producer of home computers that ran CP/M on Zilog Z80 microprocessors. Their
computer (1982) was the first commercial personal computer manufactured in Australia. The computers were used by schools in Australia and Sweden and by BMW car dealers in Australia.
The B-ETI was a
-based serial terminal. It could emulate either an ADM-3A or Televideo 912 terminal. The display format was monochrome and it supported communication at either 300 or 1200 baud. An advertisement for a "special introductory offer" with an asking price of appeared in the December 1983 issue of Electronics Today International magazine.
Contemporary "Pengo" clones include "Pengi" for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron, "Percy Penguin" for the Commodore 64, "Block Buster" for the VIC-20, "Chilly Willy" for the
, "Pengon" for the Atari 8-bit family, "Pengy" for the Atari ST, and "Freez'Bees" for the ZX Spectrum.
The VDU Expansion Board (VDUEB) was an enhanced video display board for the Super-80 developed by Microcomputer Engineering (MCE). The VDUEB gave the Super-80 an 80×25 video display with limited graphics capabilities. It was based on a 6845 CRTC I.C. and had its own 2kB of video RAM and 2kB of character generator RAM. Installation of the VDUEB board was a one-way process, as it required major modifications to the Super-80 printed circuit board including cutting of tracks and soldering in many wire links between various parts of the board. The VDUEB was then connected via three I.C. sockets formerly occupied by the original video display circuitry. Removal of the original DMA based video display effectively doubled the performance of the computer, since the CPU was no longer being disabled 50 times per second for video display refreshes. The board gave the Super-80 similar video display capabilities to the Applied Technology
computer, released about six months after the Super-80. This led to many
games being ported to the VDUEB equipped Super-80. The VDUEB proved to be a popular modification, with a users' group forming for owners of VDUEB equipped computers - The "Super-80 VDUEB Users' Club".
computer was designed in Australia by a team including Owen Hill and Matthew Starr. It was based on features available on the DG-Z80 and DG-640 S-100 cards developed by David Griffiths, TCT-PCG S-100 card developed by TCT Micro Design and MW6545 S-100 card developed by Dr John Wilmshurst. It was originally packaged as a two board unit, with the lower "main board" containing the keyboard, Zilog Z80 microprocessor, Synertek 6545 CRT controller, of "screen" RAM, of character ROM (128 characters) and of Programmable Character Graphics (PCG) RAM (128 characters). Each byte in the screen RAM addressed a character in either the character ROM or PCG RAM. A second board, termed the "core board", contained the memory, and on later models also included a floppy disk controller.
The Z80(i) was an improved implementation of the Intel 8080 architecture, which was faster, more capable, and much cheaper; alongside the 6502 it was one of the most popular 8-bit processors for general purpose microcomputers and other applications. It was used in the Nintendo Game Boy, Sega Master System, the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum and the Amstrad CPC home computers as well as the MSX architecture and the
and Tandy TRS-80 series—among many others. More so than simply sparking improvements in the budding field of home computing and gaming, the Z-80 also sparked a revolution in electronic music, as the first truly programmable polyphonic synthesizers (as well as their peripherals) relied heavily on implementations of this CPU.
Jacaranda Software was an Australian developer and publisher of educational computer games for children. It was based in Brisbane, Australia and published under the "inspirational" leadership of John Collins. The team worked as a department of Jacaranda-Wiley; the Australian imprint of American publishing company, Wiley. While it was considered initially as an experimental venture, it proved to be profitable from its first year through to its closure in the early 1990s. Jacaranda Software released titles for a range of computer systems, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh,
and BBC Micro. After the department closed, former employees David Smith, Bruce Mitchell, and Steve Luckett continued to write software for schools, under the name Greygum Software. They bought remaining stock, rights, and equipment from Jacaranda. As of 2015, several popular former Jacaranda titles are still available in Windows and Macintosh versions from Greygum Software, including Goldfields, , Desert Quest and Crossing the Mountains.
The articles in "Your Computer" catered for beginners to computing, through to highly technical programming techniques, industry updates, resources, user group and microcomputer-specific columns, and published many special features of Australian technology companies. Articles were written by both full-time magazine staff and freelance contributors, including Les Bell, Matt Whalen, Bill Bolton, Stewart White and Lloyd Borrett. Cartoonist Brendan J Ackhurst was also a frequent contributor of illustrations to the magazine. The magazine was launched in the pre-PC era, and so for many years, the magazine was focused on the then home computers such as the Commodore 64, Apple II,
and many others; however unlike most publications of this type, it never completely specialized on any one market, and so catered for hobbyists, serious hobbyists, and professionals, and remained platform agnostic.
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