Elektronika BK

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Elektronika BK
DesignerElektronika
ManufacturerElektronika
CPU3-4 MHz K1801VM1
GPUK1801VP1-037 VDC
RAM32 KiB RAM, 8 KiB ROM
Mediacassette tape
5¼ inch floppy disk (via the KNGMD)
Release1983-1993
Added to museumБК-0010.01: November 30, 2019
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Elektronika BK (Электроника БК) is a series of Soviet computers by Elektronika. БК stands for бытовой компьютер, which means household computer.

They are 16-bit computers that are compatible with the DEC PDP-11.

Development

The BK series of computers was developed at the Scientific Research Institute of Precise Technology at the Scientific Center (a subordinate of the Ministry of the Electronics Industry) in Zelenograd, Moscow, USSR.

Extension blocks

  • MSTD (МСТД, Monitor System of Test Diagnostics): The block for the BC-0010.01 includes the Focal programming language and diagnostic tests. The block for the BC-0010 includes only the diagnostics.
  • IRPS (ИРПС): A serial adapter block that connected it to a DVK (ДВК) computer via the KUVT-86 (КУВТ-86) local network for educational use in schools.
  • KNGMD (КНГМД): A floppy drive interface that allowed connection of a 5¼ inch floppy disk drive.