Visual Memory Unit / Visual Memory System (Platform)
The Visual Memory Unit is the primary memory card produced by Sega for the Dreamcast home video game console. The device features a monochrome liquid crystal display (LCD), multiplayer gaming capability (via connectors at the top), second screen functionality, a real-time clock, file manager, built-in flash memory, and sound capability.
While its most basic function is as a removable storage device, the VMU may also serve as an auxiliary display during normal gameplay and, through the use of additional software (distributed as extras on Dreamcast GD-ROMs), acts as a handheld game console. Console-like features of the VMU include a screen, speaker, proper directional pad, four action buttons, the ability to connect and interact with other VMUs, and the ability to download additional games.
PLATFORM TYPE:Portable console
|Operating System||CPU||8-bit Sanyo LC8670|
|Memory||28KB Flash Memory||Storage||100KB Flash Memory|
|Graphics||Sound||1-channel PWM sound source|
|Online service||Output||1.46 in × 1.02 in LCD|
|Supported Resolutions||48x32 dots||Connectivity||Multi-purpose connector for linking to Dreamcast controller and other VMUs|