Sharp PC-1600

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Sharp PC-1600
Typepocket computer
Entry modeBASIC
User memory16K
Firmware memory96K

The Sharp PC-1600 was a pocket computer introduced by Sharp in 1986 as a successor to the PC-1500. The PC-1600 provided compatibility with its predecessor through the use of a slave CPU that could run assembly language programs targeting the older machine. It could also switch into a compatibility mode so that programs written for the single line display of the PC-1500 could work with the four line display of the PC-1600.

PC-1500 peripherals such as the CE-150 cassette interface were also supported.

Technical specifications[edit]

  • SC7852 CMOS 8 bit microprocessor, equivalent to the Z-80A, 3.58 MHz[1]
  • LH-5803 slave CPU compatible with PC-1500, 1.3 MHz
  • LU57813P sub CPU, 307.2 kHz
  • 96K ROM
  • 16K RAM, expandable to 80K
  • 26 column, 4 line LCD with a 5x7 character matrix
  • 156x32 dot graphics
  • Real time clock
  • RS-232C interface
  • Optical serial port
  • Analogue interface for connection to sensors
  • 390 g in weight with batteries


  • CE-1600M program module providing 32K of battery backed storage
  • CE-1600P Printer/Cassette interface
  • CE-1600F 2.5-inch double-sided pocket disk drive providing 64K of storage per side with CE-1650F media[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sharp PC-1600 Operation Manual, 1986.
  2. ^ "Model CE-1600F". Sharp PC-1600 Service Manual (PDF). Yamatokoriyama, Japan: Sharp Corporation, Information Systems Group, Quality & Reliability Control Center. July 1986. pp. 98–104. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-23.

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