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[ Products ] - Premium Plus Kit Computer
Limited Edition (120 units total) Kit
The Premium Plus kit is our flagship model - the first new Microbee
product to be released in 20+ years after the relaunch of the brand.
Information on the Premium Plus is included here as a information only
page as the Limited Edition run has all been sold.
“ We have put together a limited quantity of the Premium Plus Microbee.
These kits include original circuit boards, all components, and a
comprehensive construction manual. We've also added some extras to
make the Premium Plus, the best microbee yet. “
By designing a new coreboard, we’ve put in new technology enabling the
Premium Plus to be a Dual Processor computer!
All of the normal Microbee functionality has been retained and it still uses
a Z80 processor but now we’ve added a Freescale Coldfire processor into
the mix which opens up a whole new world of software availability
running under uClinux!
Here are the specifications :
Dual Microprocessors - * Z80 microprocessor @ 3.375Mhz * Coldfire V2 (MCF52259) @ 80Mhz^
2 Mb Ram (1Mb shared space, 1Mb exclusive to the Coldfire processor )
32k PCG Ram, 2K Color Ram, 2K Attribute ram, 4K font rom
Original Premium Series Case,
Full 64 Key Keyboard with newly sourced keyswitches & keytops.
Microbee standard DB15 Parallel port, Microbee standard DB25 Serial port,
Second serial port for up to 115k baud^,
Physical Floppy disk interface supporting up to 2 external floppy drives (option)^,
SD Card interface for file storage, with Floppy Disk emulation in ‘Z80’ mode
status indicator LED for SD activity^.
Ethernet Network port (10/100) including status indicator LEDs for Link Valid & Speed^.
Monochrome composite Video out, Color composite Video out (option), Color TTL video (to CGA monitor)
Full, new release Microbee Shell / CCP / INIT / TRANSFER / BACKUP software to support 800k ram disk.
Built in software :
Disk boot prom, Self Test, Machine Langauge Monitor. ^ indicates functionality / feature
Other software on SDcard : uCLinux, is part of the new coreboard design.
Z80 mode Microbee Shell etc.