MPC Level 1 Specification

<multimedia> The original Multimedia Personal Computer specification.

Minimum requirements are a 16 MHz 386SX with 2 megabytes of RAM, a 30 MB hard disk drive, and a CD-ROM drive with a sustained data transfer rate of 150 KB/s at no more than 40% of CPU bandwidth and reading at least 16 KB blocks.

The maximum average seek time is 1 second and the Mean Time Between Failure 10000 hours.

Capability Mode 1.

The computer must have 8-bit digital sound and an 8-note synthesizer with MIDI playback.

Sample rates of 22.05 and 11.025 kHz must be supported by no more than 10% of CPU bandwidth, preferably 44.1 kHz at no more than 15% of CPU bandwidth.

The synthesizer must support multi-voice, multi-timbral generation of six simultaneous melody notes and two simultaneous percussive notes with internal mixing capabilities to combine input from three sources and present the output as a stereo, line-level audio signal at the back panel.

The video display must have a resolution of at least 640 x 480 in 16 colours.

MIDI, I/O, and joystick ports must be previded.

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