Entering the Winners Lootbox is a set of boards to create Omega, a new MSX2 compatible computer
From the MsxMakers, the MSX compatible computer called Omega is added to the Winners Loot box of MSXdev21. The boards, created by Sergey Kiselev, is a DIY kit to make a machine compatible with the second generation of MSX computers.
The Omega’s architecture is based on a Z80 chip and other components mounted on a main board. This board fits nicely underneath a common keyboard to create a compact machine reminiscent of the layout used for many original MSX machines. The Omega plates are a base set to assemble your own computer from scratch. A unique item for any handyman with soldering skills.
The main features of Omega are as follows:
- Zilog Z80 CPU (CMOS version Z84C00) at 3.58MHz
- 512KB S-RAM, expandable up to 4MB using an additional board
- 256KB or 512KB FlashROM
- Yamaha V9939 or Yamaha V9959 video chip with 128KB VRAM
- composite, S-Video and RGB video outputs
- a PSG Yamaha YM2149 or General Instrument AY-3-8910
- 2 MSX-compatible cartridge slots
- joystick, printer and tape player interfaces
This item was added to the Winners Loot Box by MsxMakers. The sponsored set includes a bare mainboard and keyboard PCB.