Computers‎ > ‎Others‎ > ‎

Sanyo PHC 3100

Sanyo PHC 3100

The Sanyo PHC 3100 is a TMS 9900 based computer developed by Sanyo. This computer was given to us by one of the founders of Larma Control AB, Hans Bolöv. Thank you very much! 

The interesting is the story that former owner told me. For fifty years he had his own business developing hardware. During the late seventies his company developed a series of rack-mount Eurocard boards based on the TMS9900 processor. During this time they were contacted by Sanyo who were interested in their system. A number of Japanese engineers travelled to Sweden and got full description of the design and then went back to Japan and designed the PHC 3000 computer. He got this machine from Sanyo when the product was ready. However in 1981 IBM released the PC and the rest is history. Sanyo cancelled their product. 

With the machine came 32 floppy disks. 40 tracks, double-sided, FM encoded for a total of 160kbyte per disk.