Toshiba HX-32
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Description

Computer

The HX-32 is an improved version of the HX-31 as it comes with a Kanji ROM, stereo PSG sound and an optional RS-232C interface with switch.

Another switch at the back allows to choose mono or stereo for the PSG sound. The Kanji-ROM is the same as the one included in the HX-M200 cartridge.

This machine was released for the Japanese market with the "Pasopia IQ" label.

Although it's a MSX1 computer, it can use a part of the MSX memory to create a Memory Disk (feature generally reserved for MSX2 and higher computers).

Brand Toshiba
Type HX-32
Year 1985
Region Japan
Original price ¥79,800
RAM 64kB
VRAM 16kB
Media Cartridges
Video Toshiba T6950
Audio PSG (YM2149F)
Chipset Toshiba TCX-1012/TCX-1008
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JIS
Extras firmware (Japanese Word Processor - Kanji-Kun v.2.3), Kanji-ROM level 1, MemoryDisk BASIC, Printer BASIC, stereo PSG sound, (optional) RS-232C interface + switch + RS-232C BASIC
Emulation ROMs dumped and emulated

Firmware

The built-in firmware is a Japanese Word Processor. From BASIC, it can be launched with CALL JWP or _JWP. It includes the additional BASIC instructions for Memory Disk, RS-232C and printer.

The Japanese Word Processor is version 2.3 of the same software available in versions 2.0 and 2.5 on the Toshiba HX-2x series.

The main menu includes 6 options:

  • Japanese Word Processor - if you press twice on ESC, you can access many WP features
  • Conversion Tools
  • Load and Save
  • Printer Settings and Print
  • Full Book Deletion
  • Tools for Idioms and Short Sentences

CTRL+STOP can be used to go back to the previous menu or the main menu, except if you are in the first option. You need to reboot to quit the Japanese Word Processor.

Pictures

Computer

Toshiba HX-32 + manuals
Toshiba HX-32 box
Toshiba HX-32
Toshiba HX-32 back

Firmware

Toshiba JWP 2.3 - Intro screen
Toshiba JWP 2.3 - Menu
Toshiba Japanese Word Processor
Toshiba JWP - Screen after ESC key
Toshiba JWP - Conversion Tools
Toshiba JWP - Load and Save
Toshiba JWP - Printer settings
Toshiba JWP - Full Book Deletion
Toshiba JWP - Idioms + Short Sentences

Specifications

The HX-32 is a MSX1 computer with 2 cartridge slots (one at the top, one at the back) and a Z80A from Sharp (LH-0080A). The 2 joystick ports are located on the right side of the computer.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3-0 Slot 3-1 Slot 3-2 Slot 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
64kB
RAM
Page 8000h~BFFFh Firmware
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Connections