Apple Computer. A truly complete microcomputer system on a single
PC board. Based on the MOS Technology 6502 micro- processor,
the Apple also has a built-in video terminal and sockets for
8K bytes of onboard RAM memory. With the addition of a keyboard
and video monitor, you'll have an extremely powerful computer
system that can be used for anything from developing programs
to playing games or running BASIC.
Combining the computer, video terminal and
dynamic memory on a single board has resulted in a large reduction
in chip count, which means more reliability and lowered cost.
Since the Apple comes fully assembled, tested & burned-in
and has a complete power supply on-board, initial set-up is
essentially "hassle-free" and you can be running within
minutes. At $666.66 (including 4K bytes RAM!) it opens many
new possibilities for users and systems manufacturers.
You Don't Need an Expensive Teletype.
Using the built-in video terminal
and keyboard interface, you avoid all the expense, noise and
mantenance associated with a teletype. And the Apple video terminal
is six times faster than a teletype, which means more throughput
and less waiting. The Apple connects directly to a video monitor
(or home TV with an in- expensive RF modulator) and dis- plays
960 easy to read characters in 24 rows of 40 characters per
line with automatic scrolling. The video display section contains
its own 1K bytes of memory, so all the RAM memory is available
for user programs. And the
Keyboard Interface lets you use almost
any ASCII-encoded keyboard.
The Apple Computer makes it possible for many
people with limited budgets to step up to a video terminal as
an I/O device for their computer.
No More Switches,
to switches and LED's, a video terminal can dis- play vast amounts
of information simultaneously. The Apple video terminal can
display the contents of 192 memory locations at once on the
screen. And the fimrware in PROMS enables you to enter,display
and debug programs (all in hex) from the keyboard, ren- dering
a front panel unnecessary. The firmware also allows your programs
to print characters on the display, and since you'll be looking
at letters and numbers instead of just LED's, the door is open
to all kinds of alphanumeric software (i.e., Games and BASIC).
8K Bytes RAM in 16 Chips!
The Apple Computer uses the new 16-pin 4K dynamic memory chips.
They are faster and take 1/4 the space and power of even the
low power 2102's (the memory chip that everyone else uses).
That means 8K bytes in sixteen chips. It also means no more
28 amp power supplies. The system is fully
expandable to 65K via an edge connector which carries both the
address and data busses, power supplies and all timing signals.
All dy- namic memory refreshing for both on and off-board memory
is done automatically. Also, the Apple Computer can be upgraded
to use the 16K chips when they become availa-
ble. That's 32K bytes on-board RAM in
16 IC's --the equivalent of 256 2102's!
A little Cassette Board that
Unlike many other cassette
boards on the marketplace,ours works every timeIt plugs directly
into the upright connector on the mainboard and stands only
2" tall.And since it is very fast (1500 bits per second),
you can read or write 4 K bytes in about 20 seconds.All timing
is done in software, witch results in crystal-controlled accuracy
and uniformity from unit to unit.
unlike some other cassette interfaces witch requires an expensive
tape recorder, the Apple Cassette Interface works reliably with
almost any audio-grade cassette recorder.
A tape of APPLE BASIC
is inclued free with the Cassette Interface.Apple Basic features
immediate error message and fast execution, and let's you program
in a highter level language immediately and without added cost.Also
avialable now are a dis-assembler and many games, with many
software packages,(including a macro assembler) in the works.And
since our philosophy is to provide software for our machines
free or at minimal cost, you won't be continually paying for
access to this growing software library.
The Apple Computer is in stock al almost all major computer
stores.(if your local computer store doesn't carry our products,
encourage them or write us direct).Dealer inquiries invited.