This 103-page manual explains how to write programs for the Fairchild F8 microprocessor system.
The Fairchild is a control microprocessor whose architecture is considerably different from most machines in the same price and performance class. This article is the review of the F8 CPU.
This patent describes the VideoBrain's video hardware in exact detail, but it is very technical.
Kurt Woloch, a member of the Channel F and VideoBrain Yahoo discussion group, wrote an overview of the entire VideoBrain patent written in understandable language. If you don't want to read the patent, then Kurt's overview is a great way to get at least get an idea of what it contains.
The industry is now viewing the microprocessor, not only for games, but for viable home computing systems. One company in particular, VideoBrain of Sunnyvale, California, has recently developed one of the more exciting entrants to the new field of consumer computers. This new device is named the VideoBrain.
The VideoBrain is the first true turnkey computer system built with the general consumer in mind. Built around the F8 microprocessor the VideoBrain does not require any computer expertise on the part of the user.
The VideoBrain is designed to be the very first computer system to take full advantage of current technological know-how, and remove the mystery surrounding computers. The VideoBrain provides for man machine interface by utilizing familiar objects found in the home, the color TV and telephone. The basic application design provides something for everyone with the greatest emphasis placed on the homemaker.