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Details wanted on 8085 card

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:17 pm

Ok so I purchased a T3200SX and it had this badboy in it:

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The drivers on the laptop detected the card OK but couldn't find any other software on there to make use of it.

I wasn't able to find any information on the internet so far, but here are the details:

Company: AICOM
Model: Accent PC
CPU: AMD 8085 (c) 1981
1 ROM chips labelled Accent 3.1, and two ROM chips labelled Accent 3 with a UM6264-12 below it
Other interesting chips - Votrax SC02, Toshiba TMP8251AP, and a Hyundai HY6116AP-12 8845A
Rest are basic 74 series chips (mostly), DIP switches, and a 5 pin power connector that wasn't connected in the laptop.
External ports: 25 pin unlabelled, and what looks ike a speaker/headphone jack with a variable resistor above it (guessing volume control)

It has a blown cap which has taken out a chip, but if its worthy it could be repaired easily, still gets picked up by the driver despite this.

Just want more info if anyone out there knows anything or could guess anything, much appreciated. My theory was to allow older software to run from DOS?
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Re: Details wanted on 8085 card

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:18 pm

Argh, don't you hate it when you finally get around to posting about something, repeat google search and find the answer almost immediately.
I swear I couldn't find anything a year ago.

It's a speech synth for people who are visually impaired.

Aicom Accent
Comes in two models: Accent-PC is IBM-PC, XT, and AT compatible and Accent-SA uses a standard RS-232C serial port for interface with any host computer. Converts ordinary ASCII text into intelligible speech and can speak in the text mode or the spell mode. Please call Aicom for the dealer nearest you.
Aicom Corporation, $595, $795
Blazie Engineering, PC, $745; SA, $995
Carolyn's, ACCPC, $745; ACCSA, $995
Electronic Visual Aid Specialists, 3AC-PC, $595; 3AC-SA, $795
HEDJ Group, $595, $795
LS&S, PC, $595; SA, $795
Maxi-Aids, PC, $595; SA, $795
Missing Link Technologies, $795
Technologies for the Visually Impaired, PC, $530; SA, $760


Now to find the manual or instructions :/ I would love to hear a hardware synth from 1989
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