Tandy VIS


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NCR Corporation, Memorex BV, Tandy Corporation

Units sold:

11000 (1993)


499 $ (1993) – 399 $ (1995)


  • Wireless remote
  • Save’It (CyberCard)
  • 56kb/s Modem (cancelled)
  • Wired Keyboard (cancelled)

Note: Only sold in RadioShark Stores (EEUU).

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1 x 80286 AMD (N80L286-12/S)
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices
Type: Microprocessor
Introduced: 1982
Name (codename): 286-12 (?)
Code (Copyright): N80L286-12/S (1982 Intel)
Specification number: no
Core speed: 12.5MHz
BUS: 12.5MHz, 16-bit
Transistors (Die size): 134 000 (47mm square)
Technology: 1.5-micron NMOS
L1/L2 cache: no / no
Can address: 16 MB of physical and 1 GB of virtual memory
FPU: Co-processor 80287
Drystone ALU: 2.66MIPS
V core (typical): 5V
Power dissipation (max.): 2.89W
Operating temperature (min./max.): 0 – 85°C
Package (Socket): Plastic LCC-68pin (68-pin PLCC Socket)
Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 4mm
2 x 256k@4bits Samsung DRAM (KM44C256CJ7)
Number of Words: 256k
Bits Per Word: 4
t(acc) Max. (S): 70n
tW Min (S): 130n
Output Config: 3-State
P(D) Max.(W) Power Dissipation: 600m
Nom. Supp (V): 5
Package: SOJ-20/26
Pins: 26
Military: N
Technology: CMOS
NCR, LSI Logic (X07901200, X04990200, X04990300)
More information wanted!
Cirrus Logic (CL-GD5200-80PC-A)
Max Relative Accuracy (LSB): 1.5
Volt or Cur. Mode: Current
Input Arithmetic Code: A
V(IL) Max.(V)Lo Level In.Volt.: 0.8
V(IH) Min.(V)Hi Level In.Volt.: 2.0
Vsup(+) Nom.(V) Pos.Sup.Volt.: 5
Package: DIP
Pins: 28
Technology: CMOS
CD Player: 
Mitsumi (CRNC-FR002L)
Audio CD AIFF output
IDE Output/input
Power: 5V@0.4A, 12V@1.0A
Yamaha 16-bits (YMF262-M)
Maximum Clock Frequency (Hz): 16M
Vsup Nom.(V) Supply Voltage: 5
Package: SO
Pins: 24
Technology: CMOS
OPL3 SPEC. Compatible
DAC for CD-Audio Playing

Transmition: 2 x InfraRed (IR)

Bus Controller: Dallas Semiconductor DS1280FP6
Memory Controller: CMOS Memory to non-volatile mem. (Dallas Semiconductor DS1221)
Memory: 32768 words x 8bits CMOS (Sony CXK58257)

Operative System

Microsoft 16-bits Modular Windows for Tandy VIS

  • Compatibility with MS Windows 3.1x applications
  • Compatibility with MS-DOS applications


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Relased Games
America in Space
America’s Parks
American Vista
Bible Lands and Stories
Comptons Encyclopedia (1992)
December 24th
Electronic Cookbook
Encyclopedia of Animals
Encyclopedic Dictionary
English, Vampire’s Coffin
Fitness Partner
Great Lives Biographical Series
Healthy Cookbook
Henry & Mudge First Books
Henry & Mudge Sparkle Days
Hosea Freeman’s Environmental Mystery
Jesse Bear 1
Jesse Bear 2
Just Grandma and Me
Kid Fun (sing along)
Kids Can Read!: A Long Hard Day on the Ranch
Kids Can Read!: Aesop’s Fables
Kids Can Read!: Cinderella
Kids Can Read!: Heather Hits Her First Home Run
Kids Can Read!: Moving Gives Me a Stomach Ache
Kids Can Read!: Mud Puddle
Kids Can Read!: Scary Poems for Rotten Kids
Kids Can Read!: The Cask of Amontillado
Kids Can Read!: The Necklace
Kids Can Read!: The Night Before Christmas
Kids Can Read!: The Paper Bag Princess
Kids Can Read!: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Kids Can Read!: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Kids Can Read!: The Tell-Tale Heart
Kids Can Read!: Thomas’ Snowsuit
Learn the Guitar
Math Challenge
Meeting of the Minds
Mosaic Magic
Mosaic Magic
My Paint
Our House
Peter and the Wolf,
Playing With Language: English
Playing With Language: French
Playing With Language: German
Playing With Language: Japanese
Playing With Language: Spanish
Race the Clock
Rick Ribbit’s Early Learning
Rodney’s Funscreen
Sail with Columbus
Search for the Sea
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes II
Smart Kids Challenge
Survey of Western Art
Talking Stepping Stones
The Family Multimedia Bible
The Links Golf
The Night Before Christmas
The Time Almanac
The Video Movie Guide 1993
Time Table of Arts & Entertainment
Time Table of Business & Politics
Time Table of Science
Title Sampler
U.S. Presidents
Wild Animals
Word Challange
World Vista

Cancelled Games

Bake & Taste
Easy Street
Eco Quest: Search for Cetus
Inspector Gadget!
Jones in the Fast Lane
King’s Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder!
Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra
Mixed-Up Mother Goose
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
The Sleeping Beauty

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DISCIS and MULTICOM Drivers for Tandy Sensation!

Instructions to setup DISCIS and MULTICOM drivers

Internal Radioshark note #1

Required DLL for run some VIS titles

Developer of Tandy VIS Titles