IMSAI 8080 Microcomputer (1975)

The IMSAI 8080 was available in December 1975 from IMS Associates, Inc., of San Leandro, California. The IMSAI used the Intel 8080A processor and the S-100 bus. It was available in kit form for about $439 and in fully assembled form for about $621.

The IMSAI 8080 came in a heavy gauge aluminum cabinet with a lucite display panel, front switches, LED indicators, and a 24 amp, 8 volt power supply. It came with 256 bytes of RAM. I\O boards, floppy disk drives, printers and other peripherals were optional.

IMS also provided Altair 8080 users with the ability to plug their Altair MPU cards into the IMSAI 8080 box and run them in parallel with the IMSAI 8080.

Inside the IMSAI

 

 


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