The Z88 Motherboard Hardware and periphial cards

The Z88 is organized around four integrated circuits: the Z80 microprocessor, a specialized gate-array called 'Blink', the ROM chip and a pseudo-static RAM chip. There are 8 connectors on the motherboard. This part describes the pinout, the usage and modifications if they are possible.

  • Integrated circuits
  • Z80 CPU (IC1)
  • RAM (IC2)
  • ROM (IC3)
  • Blink gate-array (IC4)
  • Connectors
  • Slot connector
  • Expansion port
  • Serial port
  • Keyboard connectors
  • LCD connector
  • External hardware via slot connector
  • Flash EPROMs.

The following pages will detail each of the above.