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Synertek Systems SYM-1


Description
Manufacturer Synertek Systems
Model Sym-1
Date Announced 1978
Date Canceled Unknown
Number Produced About 50,000
Country of Origin United States
Price $240
Current Value $50+
Specifications
Processor MOS 6502 (manufactured by Synertek)
Speed 1 MHz
RAM 1K-4K onboard
ROM 4K
Storage Typically Cassette Tape
Expansion Expansion bus for various peripherals, 4 ROM sockets for additional functionality.
Bus Semi-proprietary, shared with Rockwell AIM-65.
Video 6 character LED
I/O Serial and Cassette IO on-board
OS Options Monitor, BASIC and other ROM options
Notes The Synertek SYM-1 was a 6502 evaluation system designed to showcase the 6502, much like the KIM-1. Built later, the SYM-1 offered several things the KIM-1 did not including on-board ROM and an on-board speaker.
Related Items in Collection KIM-1, Rockwell AIM-65 and others.
Related Items Wanted Manuals, additional ROMs, software, keyboard and other expansions.


The SYM-1 was a nice, relatively inexpensive single board computer that offered a lot for its day.

The SYM-1 in my collection is not currently working.


(Submitted January 10, 2015 21:13:54 by (a href=mailto:tweddell)Colin(/a))

I have a new in-box unused SYM-1 and two others set up as prototypes. We used them to control drain-out solar hot water systems. Please make offer if interested.


(Submitted November 20, 2012 23:07:57 by Keith)

I purchased one and it came with a casette loaded with programs. (Appears to be company made) I can't find any info about (loading the programs and executing them) program names. Tried loading 0 and 1, but to no avail. Would appreciate any info.


(Submitted December 17, 2009 20:38:07 by Barney Lejeune)

I purchased one of these new way back when. There was even a quasi computer group for SYM-1 owners that was run by a college professor in California. I think I still have copies of the monthly or semi-monthly newsletters published by the professor in a binder someplace. I still have my SYM-1 even though I have not turned it on in years. There was even a SYM ASCII terminal built for it. I still have the terminal too. I interfaced my SYM-1 to a floppy drive because I got tired of using cassette tapes, but it was slow and difficult to use. I sold the floppy drive, but kept all of the other components.


(Submitted September 15, 2009 10:39:20 by john morehart)

i picked up two of these boards and would like to know more information about them sym 1 can you tell me more about them john

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