Rare and vintage THE POQET PC Computer w/POQET LINK CABLE. Poqet PC "Classic" (Model PQ-0164) and. POQET LINK CABLE (Model PQ-0545) and soft pc case.
Great collectible for any electronics enthusiast!! Runs on 2 AA batteries included. LOTUS 1-2-3 pcmcia module and 2 a 512k RAM pcmcia module that are installed. POQET pc normally and did a dir at the prompt showing files.
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Please let me know if you have any questions and Thanks for looking! What is the Poqet PC? The Poqet PC is the worlds first handheld, 1 pound, IBM/PC-XT compatible computer. About the size of a videocassette, The Poqet PC is fully MS-DOS compatible and is about 99.9% compatible with the original IBM/PC-XT desktop computer. Size: 8.8" x 4.3" x 1 22.3cm x 10.9cm x 2.5cm Weight: 1.2 lb (0.54 kg) w/batteries Battery life: 50-100 hours (about 2-3 weeks) Microprocessor: 80C88 / 0-8Mhz Memory: 640 KB SRAM Display: reflective DSTN (no backlight) Display compatibility: MDA: 80 x 25 characters CGA: 640 x 200 pixels PCMCIA: 2-Type I, Revision 1.0 memory card slots SRAM cards must operate a 3.3v Does not support Revision 2.0 modem and network cards.
Secondary storage: Drive A: 512 KB - 2 MB PCMCIA (not included) Drive B: 512 KB - 2 MB PCMCIA (not included) Drive C: 768 KB ROM drive with MS-DOS 3.3 and PoqetTools Drive D: 22K volatile RAM drive Built-in software: MS-DOS 3.3, PoqetLink, and PoqetTools. PoqetLink is a file transfer program that will allow you to upload and download files with another IBM-compatible computer. PoqetTools is a basic PIM that contains the following utilities.
PoqetCalc - a simple calculator. PoqetWrite - a basic text editor. PoqetSchedule - a calendar program with alarms.
PoqetAddress - an address-book program. PoqetTalk - a serial communications program. How many different versions of The Poqet PC are there?There are three versions of the Poqet PC. The Poqet PC "Classic", Model PQ-0164, is the oldest of the three Poqet PC models. The Poqet Classic has 512 KB of conventional memory and a shiny bezel in front of the display. The Poqet PC "Prime", Model PQ-0181, is the "middle" Poqet PC. The Prime has the same case as the Poqet Classic, with the following modifications. The bezel has a non-glare surface. The Poqet logo on the front of the computer is flat, not rounded, and. There are stops on the Prime that keep you from opening the cover past 180 degrees.
The Poqet PC also has 640 KB (instead of 512 KB) of main memory, as well as some enhancements in the BIOS, including better power management, and an additional power management mode, called Communications Mode. This new mode runs the system in a continuous low-clock-speed, low-power state. Because the clock never stops in Communications Mode, communications program will run correctly with less power consumption. Model PQ-0201, is the latest Poqet PC.
It differs significantly from its predecessors, both in appearance and functionality. The Poqet PC Plus is larger and heavier than the other Poqet PC's, and uses a proprietary Nickel-Cadmium battery pack instead of standard AA alkaline batteries.The Poqet PC Plus has a "transflective" display, which allows for an optional backlight. The PC Plus also uses Release 2.0, Type II PCMCIA slots, 2 MB of memory (640 KB conventional + 768 extended/RAM disk), and a flash-programmable disk drive. Few of the Primes and even fewer of the Plus's made it to the outside world. Most of them were used by corporations, who generally discarded the computers after they were of no more use.
In some cases, however those corporations did sell their equipment to surplus computer warehouses like California Digital. What accessories can I get for the Poqet PC? Well, there's what was made for the Poqet PC, and then there's what you can actually find. Although the Poqet PC was produced in great quantities (which is why you can still find it today), the accessories were not produced in matching quantities, so they can be rather difficult to find. Here's a list of the accessories that were originally made for the Poqet PC.
The Poqet PC Serial/Modem Cable. This cable plugs into the back of the Poqet PC and provides a standard RS-232 interface through a male DB-25 connector. Modems, serial printers, and other serial devices can be connected to this cable. The Poqet PC Serial Adapter. This adapter plugs into the back of the Poqet PC and provides a standard RS-232 interface through a male DB-25 connector.
The Serial/Modem cable and the Serial Adapter provide the same functionality, except the Serial/Modem cable has a cable on the end, and the Serial Adapter has a connector, but no cable. The Poqet PC Link Cable. This cable plugs into the back of the Poqet PC and provides a null-modem connection to another PC for the purposes of file transfer. The Poqet PC Parallel Port Cable. This cable plugs into the back of the Poqet PC and provides a standard Centronics Parallel Port interface.Parallel printers, parallel-interface floppy disk drives, and other parallel devices can be connected to this cable. The Poqet PC Floppy Disk Drive.
The Poqet PC FDD is a standard disk drive that can read and write 3.5, 1.44MB DOS-formatted floppy disks. It connects to the Poqet PC via a proprietary Poqet Floppy Disk cable. The smaller sizes became worthless as the prices dropped, however. Although it may be difficult to find Poqet-labelled SRAM cards, other manufacturers' SRAM cards will work, as long as they are 3-volt compatible.
The FAQ contains more information. On using PCMCIA SRAM cards with the Poqet PC.These cards could be programmed by a desktop computer with a PCMCIA adapter, and then they were read-only on the Poqet PC. Basically, a user could use these flash cards to create their own pre-programmed "ROM" cards.
This FAQ contains more information. On using Flash cards and the Poqet PC. Several different programs were packaged on pre-programmed ROM cards. These included Lotus 1-2-3, AlphaWorks, Lotus Agenda, XyWrite, and WordPerfect 5.1. Lotus 1-2-3 and AlphaWorks were actually re-written to be "ROM Executable".
Now, Poqet PCs can usually be found only in the used marketplace. Accessories are even harder to come by. People tend to sell their old Poqet equipment on the Poqet PC Mailing List. Where is Poqet Computer now?The company that resulted from that buyout, Fujitsu Personal Systems, Inc. Was then merged with Fujitsu PC Corporation in 1999.
Fujitsu PC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. And can be reached at. Fujitsu PC Corporation is no longer working in the palmtop/PDA market, but is concentrating on high-end, pen-based computers, high-quality notebook computers, and high-performance Intel-architecture servers.
What other Poqet resources are available on the Internet? There are several Internet resources for information on the Poqet PC. The Poqet PC Web Site. Contains lots of information about the Poqet PC (including this FAQ) as well as links to other Web resources related to the Poqet PC. Newsgroup contains much information about all different kinds of palmtop computers, including the Poqet PC.
The Poqet PC Mailing List. Is an Internet mailing list devoted exclusively to the discussion of the Poqet PC.
More information on the mailing list can be found on the Poqet PC Web Site. Is the Poqet PC "Year 2000" compliant? Yes, the Poqet does appear to be Year 2000 compliant.The date can be set past the year 2000 in DOS, the time and date will correctly roll over from 31 December 1999 to 1 January 2000, and PoqetSchedule can manipulate dates past the year 2000. What do those symbols at the bottom of the screen mean? Those indicators inform you of the state of may of the Poqet PC's functions. A bar over a symbol means that symbol's function is active. The following table describes what each symbol means and which Poqet Key/Function Key combination, if any, toggles the function. The alarm is enabled and will sound at the preset time.
The AA batteries need to be replaced. The display is set to CGA compatible mode. There is activity on the indicated drive. If this indicator is not solid (a broken bar), then the battery in the SRAM card needs to be replaced. The Poqet key is being depressed with another key.
A function key (F1 - F10) is being pressed. The Shift key is being pressed. The numeric keypad is active. What kinds of rechargeable batteries can I use in my Poqet PC? Most kinds of rechargeable AA batteries will work in the Poqet PC, but there are some differences in performance due to the way in which different batteries discharge.The low and dead battery detection circuitry on the Poqet PC was calibrated for standard alkaline batteries, so using rechargeable batteries can result in some undesirable problems. Rechargeable alkaline batteries work the best in the Poqet PC because their discharge characteristics are similar to normal, non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. Their disadvantage is the limited number of times that alkaline batteries can be recharged. Rechargeable alkaline batteries have the longest battery life of all rechargeable battery types -- about 65-70% of standard alkalines. The voltage dropoff characteristics of Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries is pretty good, but not as good as rechargeable alkalines. Whereas the voltage on alkaline batteries drops gradually, the voltage on NiMH batteres drops quickly, with the result that you get the "dead battery" warning shortly after the "low battery" warning. Memory is maintained after the batteries "die", however, and the your information in memory is available once the batteries are recharged. The advantage of NiMH over rechargeable alkalines is that rechargeable alkalines have a limited number of charges in them whereas NiMH batteries can be discharged and recharged from 300-500 cycles before there is a noticeable degradation in battery life. The battery life of Nickel-Metal Hydrides is about 40-45% of standard alkalines. Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd or Nicad) batteries are probably the worst for use in the Poqet PC.
The voltage dropoff as Nicad batteries discharge is very steep, with the result that the "dead battery" warning may immediately follow the "low battery" warning. The result is that you won't have enough time to save your work before the batteries die. In addition, there is not enough charge left in Nicad batteries to keep the memory intact, so you there is a good chance that you will lose whatever was stored in memory and not saved to the SRAM cards.NiCad batteries have about 25-30% the battery life of standard alkalines. Battery life is stated as a percentage of the battery life of non-rechargeable alkalines. What are the pin outs for the expansion connector on the back of the Poqet? The pin outs for the connector are as follows this data is taken from.
The Poqet PC Technical Developers Manual. This line must be used by external devices to guarantee a common ground reference 2 SRESET Out System Reset. Used to reset or initialize the system logic when the Reset Button on the keyboard is depressed. 3 VDD Out Power Supply Output Voltage.Supplies the positive voltage from the PQXT power supply. There are extreme limits on the use of this pin. The power drain limitations are explained later in this chapter.
4 IRQ2 In Interrupt Request 2. Used to signal the micro- processor that an I/O device needs attention. The request is generated by bringing the IRQ2 line to a high level from a low level and holding it high until it is acknowledged by the micro- processor.
5 Reserved --- Do not use. This pin would normally be used for -5V on a standard XT system.
5V is not sup- ported in the PQXT. 6 DRQ2 In DMA Request 1.
This line is used by a peripheral device to gain access to the DMA service of PQXT. It is generated by bringing the DRQ2 line to a high level and leaving it there until the DACK2 line goes active.7 Reserved --- Do not use. This pin would normally be used for -12V on a standard XT system. 12V is not sup0 ported in the PQXT. 8 Reserved --- Do not use. 9 Reserved --- Do not use.
This pin would normally be used for +12V on a standard XT system. +12V is not sup0 ported in the PQXT. 10 GND --- See description for pin 1 (GND) above. 11 MEMWN Out Memory Write Command. Instructs the memory device to store the data that is present on the data bus.12 MEMRN Out Memory Read Command. Instructs the memory device to place its data on the data bus.
Active Low 13 IOWN Out I/O Write Command. Instructs the I/O device to store the data present on the data bus. 14 IORN Out I/O Read Command.Instructs the I/O device to place its data on the data bus. 15 DACK3N Out DMA Acknowledge 3. Used to acknowledge the DRQ3. 16 DRQ3 In DMA Request 3. See description for pin 6 (DRQ2). 17 DACK1N Out DMA Acknowledge 1. See description for pin 15 (DACK3N) above. 18 DRQ1 In DMA Request 1. 19 Reserved --- Do not use.
This pin would normally be used for DRAM refresh on a standard XT system. DRAM refresh is not supported in the PQXT. 20 SYSCLK Out System Clock. 21 IRQ7 In Interrupt Request 7. See description for pin 4 (IRQ2) above.22 IRQ6 In Interrupt Request 6. 23 IRQ5 In Interrupt Request 5. 24 Reserved --- Do not use. This pin would normally be used for IRQ4 on a standard XT system. IRQ4 is not sup- ported in the PQXT. This pin is used internally for the PQXT communications port and must be left open. 25 IRQ3 In Interrupt Request 3. 26 DACK2N Out DMA Acknowledge 2. 27 TC Out Terminal Count. Generates a pulse when the DMA channel being used has reached its terminal count. 28 SALE Out Address Latch Enable. Provided on the I/O channel as an indicator of a valid address -- when used with the AEN signal. The address is latched on the falling edge of ALE.
29 VDD Out See description for pin 3 (VDD) above. 30 Reserved --- Do not use. This pin would normally be used for a 14.31818 MHz clock signal on a standard XT system. This clock line is not available in the PQXT. Any peripheral that requires it must generate it in the expansion card.
31 GND --- See description for pin 1 (GND) above. 32 TxD Out Transmit Data. 33 RTS Out Request To Send. 34 DTR Out Data Terminal Ready.
35 Key --- Used to ensure proper mating connector orientation. 36 RxD In Receive Data. 37 CTS In Clear To Send. 38 DSR In Data Set Ready. 39 DCD In Data Carrier Detect.40 BATT In Battery Voltage. Used to externally power the PQXT during manufacturing test and burn-in. This pin is connected directly to the battery terminals and must never be connected to expansion devices. 41 IOCHCKN In I/O Channel Check. Provides the microprocessor with error information on the I/O channel.
When this pin is low, an error is indicated. 42 EXPP7 I/O Data Bit 7. This line provides bit 7 of the data bus for the I/O expansion channel.
43 EXPP6 I/O Data Bit 6. 44 EXPP5 I/O Data Bit 5. 45 EXPP4 I/O Data Bit 4. 46 EXPP3 I/O Data Bit 3. 47 EXPP2 I/O Data Bit 2.
48 EXPP1 I/O Data Bit 1. 49 EXPP0 I/O Data Bit 0.
50 IOCHRDY In I/O Channel Ready. When this open drain pin is pulled low (not ready) by an I/O channel device, the memory or I/O cycle that is currently taking place will become lengthened. Any slow external device should drive this line low immediately upon detecting a valid address and a read or write command.
Machine cycles are extended an integral number of SYSCLK cycles when this line is active as described above. 51 AEN Out Address Enable. Used to de-gate the processor and other devices from the I/O channel during a DMA cycle. 52 SA19 Out System Address Bit 19. Used to address the memory and I/O devices within the system.
One MB of memory can be accessed with address bits SA0-SA19. 53 SA18 Out System Address Bit 18. See description for pin 52 (SA19) above.
54 SA17 Out System Address Bit 17. 55 SA16 Out System Address Bit 16.
56 SA15 Out System Address Bit 15. 57 SA14 Out System Address Bit 14. 58 SA13 Out System Address Bit 13. 59 SA12 Out System Address Bit 12. 60 SA11 Out System Address Bit 11.
61 SA10 Out System Address Bit 10. 62 SA9 Out System Address Bit 9. 63 SA8 Out System Address Bit 8. 64 SA7 Out System Address Bit 7. 65 SA6 Out System Address Bit 6.66 SA5 Out System Address Bit 5. 67 SA4 Out System Address Bit 4. 68 SA3 Out System Address Bit 3.
69 SA2 Out System Address Bit 2. 70 SA1 Out System Address Bit 1. 71 SA0 Out System Address Bit 0.
72 Reserved --- Do not use. This pin supports Poqet-specific functions. It is of no use to any I/O channel device and must be left unconnected.
73 Reserved --- Do not use. 74 Reserved --- Do not use.
75 Key --- Used to ensure proper mating connector orientation. 76 Reserved --- Do not use. 77 Reserved --- Do not use. 78 EMCS3 Out ROM Chip Select.
For manufacturing test use only. No connections may be made to this line by an I/O expansion device.
79 MRESETN In Master Reset. Pulling this pin low is equivalent to pressing the Master Reset pin on the system keyboard. The entire system will reset itself and all data will be lost. It is normally used only during manufacturing test, but you may use it to reset the system. However, extreme care should be exercised before activating this signal.
A min- imum pulse width of 5 microseconds is recommended. 80 DISEXPP Out Disable Expansion Bus.When this line is high, no device on the expansion bus is allowed to drive the data bus (EXPP0-EXPP7). This pin must be incorporated into any external memory decoding logic to ensure that no memory device is accessed while the line is high. The item "VERY Rare Vintage THE POQET PC Computer withPOQET LINK CABLE. Boots up fine" is in sale since Tuesday, August 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Manuals & Merchandise". The seller is "nappycoughman" and is located in Beaverton, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.