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• $169.95
• 250,000
1976 •
Gen 2 •

Fairchild Channel F

NAME Channel F
MANUFACTURER Fairchild
ORIGIN U.S.A.
YEAR 1976
END OF PRODUCTION 1978 (1983?)
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES Hockey,Tennis
CONTROLLERS Two `grip-stick’ controllers attached to main unit with dedicated wires. 8 way digital movement, forward/backwards, left/right, pull knob down/pull up and twist counter-/clockwise
CPU Fairchild F8
SPEED 2 MHz
RAM 64 bytes
COLORS 8, only four different colors per line, unless black/white palette were chosen, then only these two colors on the whole line.
SOUND First models : played through the console, built-in speaker
System II : played through TV
I/O PORTS TV out
MEDIA Cartridges
NUMBER OF GAMES 26 programmable cartridges with between 2 and 4 games on each.
POWER SUPPLY External power supply unit
PRICE $170 (USA, 1976)

CPU Fairchild F8
1.79 MHz (PAL 2.00 MHz)

Memory 64 bytes main RAM
2 kB video RAM (2×128×64 bits)

Video
Resolution: 102×58 to 128×64 pixels visible (128×64 framebuffer)[12]
Colors: 8 colors, maximum of 4 per scanline

Audio Mono audio with:
500 Hz, 1 kHz, and 1.5 kHz tones (can be modulated quickly to produce different tones)