TRS-80 Color Computer (Platform)
The RadioShack TRS-80 Color Computer (later marketed as the Tandy Color Computer and sometimes nicknamed the CoCo) is a line of home computers based on the Motorola 6809 processor. The Tandy Color Computer line started in 1980 with what is now called the CoCo 1 and ended in 1991 with the more powerful CoCo 3. All three CoCo models maintained a high level of software and hardware compatibility, with few programs written for the older model being unable to run on the newer ones.
Despite bearing the TRS-80 name, the Color Computer is a radical departure from the earlier TRS-80. In particular it has a Motorola 6809E processor, rather than the TRS-80's Zilog Z80. The machines in the Color Computer line are not compatible with software made for the earlier TRS-80.
|Operating System||Color BASIC 1.0 / 2.0 / OS-9||CPU||Motorola 6809E @ 0.895 MHz / 1.79 MHz|
|Memory||4 KB / 16 KB / 32 KB / 64 KB / 128 KB / 512 KB||Storage|
|Graphics||MC6847 Video Display Generator (VDG)||Sound|