Compupro computers and docs

[Compupro system]

This page last updated Aug 19 2009

The photo is of my Compupro system with Heath H-19 terminal. The processor card in use is often the 85/88 dual processor with 8085 and 8088, similar to the dual-processor Heath/Zenith Z-100. Compupro was previously known as "Godbout", after founder Bill Godbout. An author of one of the era's books on the S-100 bus suggested that "Bill Godbout's unflagging support of the S-100 Bus and his company's innovative products for it were in large part responsible for the success the S-100 bus achieved".

A little bit of history on the late model Compupro's was given to me by Henry Broekhuyse via the comp.os.cpm newsgroup. I quote it in the file referenced by this link.

Early in Godbout's business, they offered parts kits or boards for PAIA electronic music projects, notibly from the Craig Anderton book "Electronic Kits for Musicians". PAIA is still around in 2006; here's a link to the book and kits at their site.

For a list of available Compupro docs look below.
Also see my Morrow documentation.
Documents from Digital Research Inc. (DRI) for Compupro are also on my DRI Web pages.
For a list of all S-100 docs click there.
I have some Compupro ROM and PAL images at this links page..

The Compupro DISK 1 floppy disk controller, uses the Intel FDC chip 8272 or the NEC FDC chip 765. Here's some DISK 1 test code, copied from the manual, courtesy of Rolf Harrmann. In Aug 2009 he told me: "Look on my Homepage Site [for more work]. I tested also my N8VEM DiskIO-Board with Dan's Software FDCMON.ASM. [this is the N8VEM Web site.] - Rolf"

Here is how to order S-100 stuff and email @ me.

Compupro and Godbout S-100 docs list

Some Compupro manuals have internal document numbers, some have dates 
and card version numbers. "half size" means the manual is about 8" by 5"; 
it will be copied two
pages at a time, single sided, and so per page costs will be HALF.

Promotional, info or catalogs:

              Compupro 1973-83 product catalog, 60 pgs, illustrated
              Compupro Product Data, 1983, 64 pages
                 products as late as 68K, 286, Disk 3, Disk 1, RAM 21
                 23 cards, several systems, software. one page per item
              Compupro Product Data, 1982, 56 pages
                 products as late as 86/87, Disk 2, RAM 21
                 21 cards, several systems, software. one page per item
              "IEEE 696 / S-100 Modular Microprocessor Bus", description
                 of bus, 9 pages (from Product User Manuals)

Hardware-specific manuals:

              CPU 8085/88, Nov 1981, 161F, 20 pgs
              CPU 8085/88, Feb 1983, 161F, 20 pgs
              CPU-Z, Feb 1983, 160K, 20 pgs
              CPU-Z, July 1985, 257E, 40 pgs
              CPU-68K, Dec 1982, 184C, 24 pgs
              CPU-68K, Nov 1983, 184D, 24 pgs
              SP186 Tech Manual, March 1986, 366A, 72 pgs, (half size)

              4K X 8 RAM Kit (Godbout), 6 pgs
              4K X 8 RAM (godbout) Econoram Kit, 4 pgs
              (Godbout) EPROM 5204, 1979, 2 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram II Data Sheet, 1977, 4 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram IIa, 139, 1979, 10 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram III, 199, 1979, 7 pgs (may be lost to me)
              (Godbout) Econoram IV, 113, Mar 1979, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram VII, 122D, July 1978, 6 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram VIIa, 122, July 1978, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram IX, 127, Feb 1979, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram X, 129, Jan 1979, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram Xa, 129, 6 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XI, 130, Jan 1979, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XII, 140, Jan 1979, 10 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XIII, 141, Jan 1979, 6 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XIII, 141, Jan 1979, 6 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XIIIa, 147, Feb 1980, 10 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XIV, 143, Feb 1980, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) Econoram XX, 164, Aug 1980, 8 pgs
              (Godbout) EconoRom 2708, 125, Jan 1979, 8 pgs
              Ram 16, April 1982, 180A, 12 pgs
              Ram 17, 175C, 15 pgs
              Ram 20, July 1981, 164A, 16 pgs
              Ram 21, 190B, 12 pgs
        11989 Ram 22, May 1984, 198A, 10 pgs
              Ram 23, Aug 1984, 235, 14 pgs
              Ram 24 - copy, ask
              MDrive/H (512K), March 1983, 197B, 24 pgs
              MDrive Install. Manual, 5 pgs

    8251-0011 Compupro 286 USer Guide, Oct 1985, 44 pgs
    8251-0011 Compupro 286 Installation Guide, Oct 1985, 16 pgs
              Bits Bytes and Buzzwords, 1983, 26 pgs
              Compupro Price List, Sept 1987, 26 pgs
              PC Video INstallation Manual, 229D, Sept 1985, 30 pgs (half size)
              PC Video Tech Manual, 229G, Sept 1985, 132 pgs (half size)
              PC Video Tech Manual, A493, 1985, 120 pgs
              (Godbout) Spectrum, 144, Apr 1980, 16 pgs

        11530 System Enclosure & Motherboards, 8 pgs
              System Enclosure, 1981, 4 pgs
              System 816 A standard switch settings & cables, 4 pgs
              System 816 model 68K standard switch settings & cables, 10 pgs

              Motherboard Users Manual, 6/12/20 slot w/reset, Aug 1980, 4 pgs
              Motherboard Instructions, 10/11 & 18 slot, 4 pgs
              (Godbout) Memory Manager, 151, Aug 1979, 6 pgs
              (Godbout) Active Terminator, 106, 1980, 2 pgs

              System Support 1, 162G, Nov 1981, 9511 info, 100 pgs (half size)
              System Support 1, 162G, Nov 1981, 9511 info, 100 pgs
              -- uses floating point chips described on this Web page
              Interfacer, 133G, Nov 1980, 16 pgs
              Interfacer 1, 133H, June 1981, 16 pgs
              Interfacer 2 - copy, ask
              Interfacer 3, 184C Dec 1985, 40 pgs
              Interfacer 3, 174C Jan 1982, 40 pgs
              Interfacer 4, 187A June 1982, 60 pgs
              Interfacer 4, 187C, prob. 60 pgs
              Net 100/101 Tech Manual, Nov 1984, 60 pgs
              MPX1 Tech Manual (Interrupt processor), Nov 1984, 60 pgs

              Disk 1, 171F, 130 pgs (half size)
              Disk 1, 171F, w/BIOS 2.2H and ROM BOOT 2.2F source, 125 pgs
              controller test code available at this link
        12036 Disk 1A,  July 1984, 203D, rom boot F 68/85/86, 30 pgs
              Disk 2 & Selector Channel, 172B, April 1982, 36 pgs
              Disk 3, 194G, May 1985, 30 pgs (half size)
              Disk 3, 194G, May 1985, 30 pgs

Other docs:

    IEEE 696/S100 description by George Morrow: 6 pages (from Product User
              manual compilation)

    Software docs (some from Digital Research Inc.) include:

        17110 System 8/16 Single User Guide 2nd ed. Aug 1983, 80 pgs
              TMXBIOS.A86 for CP/M 86 v1.1 and */16, ??? pages
        15299 CP/M 2.2 Tech manual & Installlation, Dec. 1984 40 pgs
        15017 CP/M 2.2 Installation Procedures, 1982, 5 pgs
        15040 MP/M 8/16 Tech. Manual & Install, June 1983, 28 pgs
              MP/M 8/16 Tech. Manual & Install, Sept 1982, 30 pgs
        15084 CP/M 8-16 supplmt. for CP/M 86, NOv. 83, 4 pgs
        15039 CP/M 86 Tech. Manual & Installation (incl Disk 3), March 1984, 40 pgs
              CP/M 86 Tech. Manual & Instal., Jan 1983, 34 pgs
              CP/M 86 Tech. Manual & Instal., July 1982, 34 pgs
              CP/M 86 Release Notes Rel 1.1, Feb 1982, 36 pgs (half sized)
    8222-0035 Concurrent Dos 8-16 Install and Customization Guide, Nov 85, 90 pgs
  8222-0007C1 Supplement to  (8222-0035) , 40 pgs
    8222-0051C Concurrent Dos 8-16 Inst. & Custom. Guide V5, Apr 87, 142 pgs (half)
    8221-0022 Customization Guide for Concurrent Dos 8-16, July 85, 20 pgs
              Concurrent DOS 8-16 Installation Guide, Ver 3.1x, 1985, 70 pgs (half)
              MS-Dos 2.11 install/Users (LIfeboat Assoc. SB-86), 31 pgs
              MP/M 8-16 Ref Manual (Gifford Comp. Sys.), Dec 1982, 75 pgs
              MP/M 8-16 User Guide (Gifford) Dec 1982, 27 pgs
              FORTH tech manual, 1982, 46 pgs

              DRI PL/I-80 applications Guide, 1980, 180 pgs
              DRI PL/I-80 language manual, 1980, 110 pgs

**C-PRO user's group**

   C-PRO,  National User's Group for Compupro Computer Owners.
   Newsletters from 1984 through 1986. Letters from members, BBS emails,
   Compupro updates, articles, ads, more! A lot of bits of info, history.
   A lot of the content is messages from the C-PRO BBS about Compupro;
   and some tech notes, bulletins and announcements from Compupro.
   If you have additional issues I'd like a copy, I do not know if these
   are a complete set. BBS apparently run by Don Kelley, newsletter
   edited by Curt Hess. Note: half sized pages copied as one 8.5 X 14
   page and counted as one page for our copy service.

              Volume 1 Edition 1, Jan 1984, 3 half-sized pages
              Vol 1 Edn 2 & 3, Feb/Mar 84, 80 half-sized pages
              Vol 1 Edn 4, May/June 84, 66 half-sized pages
              Vol 1 Edn 5, Aug 84, 64 half-sized pgs
              Vol 1 Edn 6, Sept 84, 72 half-sized pgs
              Vol 1 Edn 7, Oct 84, 29 full sized pages
              Vol 1 Edn 8, Nov/Dec 84, 56 full sized pgs
              Vol 2 Edn 1, Jan/Feb 85, 61 pgs
              Vol 2 Edn 2, Mar/Apr 85, 63 pgs
              Vol 2 Edn 3, May/Jun/Jul 85, 53 pgs
              Vol 2 Edn 4, 1985, 69 pgs
              Vol 2 Edn 5 & Vol 3 Edn 1, Winter Edition, 85-86, 88 pgs

   Vol 1 #2&3 has: Compupro 1982-84 history note; Compupro model 10
       announcement; Compupro op sys current version numbers.
   Vol 1 #4 has: Compupro system brief descriptions; Compupro product
       release dates; Computer HOuse's MS-DOS package PC-PRO; BBS
       discussion of "panic trap" problems; Gifford's "Virtual Terminal"
       product; C program to read SS1 clock
   Vol 1 #5 has: fix to keep drive heads loaded on Disk 1
   Vol 1 #6 has: Compupro software version numbers; Disk 3 firmware problems;
     several page intro to RS-232; review of System 816/F and /G (80286
     system), Concurrent DOS 8-16, tech bulletins from Compupro
      

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