Megatel Quark/100

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Title

Megatel Quark/100

Subject

computer hardware: single-board computer

Description

The Quark/100 single-board computer was designed and manufactured by Megatel Computer Technologies -- a Toronto-based company that specialized in designing and manufacturing of small format single-board computers for OEM market. It was released around 1984.

The Quark/100 technical specifications:
  • CPU: Z80
  • RAM: 128KB
  • ROM: 512B
  • Programmable Character Set memory:  2KB
  • external storage: can be interfaced with 3.5",  5.25", and 8" diskette drives
  • display: can be used with most direct-drive and composite monitors that can display 80 characters per row
  • keyboard: can use most ASCII encoded 7- or 8-bit parallel output keyboards
The Quark/100 could also be used with a computer terminal providing both the display and keyboard. Such terminals must offer a full-duplex RS-232C asynchronous serial interface capable of operating at 1200 baud.

Megatel Quark  documentation at YUCoM:
  • The Megatel Quark Family of Component Computers. Megatel Quark Manual For CP/M Plus, Megatel Computer Corp. (1984)
  • The Megatel Quark/100 Single Board Computer, Megatel Computer Technologies (1984)
  • Megatel Quark/100 Complete Component Microcomputer, Megatel Computer Corp.  (1984)
  • The Megatel Quark/100 Single Board Computer,
  • The Megatel Quark/300 schematic diagram (1984)
  • Quark/300 Component Microcomputer with Hard Disk Controller, Megatel Computer Technologies (1984)
  • Quark Transition Board QTB-3 User's Manual, Megatel Computer Technologies (1984)

Creator

Megatel Computer Technologies

Date

1980s

Files

Megatel_Quarc_100_small.jpg

Citation

Megatel Computer Technologies, “Megatel Quark/100,” York University Computer Museum Canada, accessed October 22, 2021, https://museum.eecs.yorku.ca/items/show/321.

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