The Memotech MTX Series
This page hosts links to various development tools available
on the web that may be useful for programmers who want to target
the MTX, or other Z80, computers. Tools on this page are
intended to be run in a Windows environment and will likely have
a graphical user interface (GUI)
and potentially provide an integrated development environment (IDE).
These features make editing, assembly and linking of programs
much more user friendly than the tools available at the time.
Of course, for the real "retro" experience, you can still use
contemporary tools such as the Microsoft Macro-80
Assembler (M80) and companion linker, Link-80
(L80), either on a real Memotech computer, or on a PC using
MEMU. Legacy tools such as
these are shown in the
CP/M section of the site.
Z80 Compatible Cross Assemblers (PC
|Title / Description
Publisher / Link
|Frank's Cross Assembler
Version 1.42 Assembler for i8080-Z180
Claus Baekkel for his Z80 game
Zilog Development Studio I Version 3.68
includes an assembler that can target older Zilog
devices, the original Z80 is not supported but setting
the target to a Z180 is fine.
The software is available as a free download from the
[Used by Martin Allcorn to re-assemble his
MTX ROM source
Zilog Download Area
links to Downloadable Software)
Platform Cross Assembler Package
Win-32 Binaries available
[Used by Paul
Daniels to assemble his
Hardware Programming Tools
PAL / GAL
Monolithic Memories Inc., inventor of the original
software to program the devices. PALASM in a DOS
application which does not appear to run in a DOS box
under either WindowsXP or Windows 7. A number of
alternatives are are shown below
|National Semiconductor's Opal Jr.
Another very old program, comes in
both DOS and Windows versions, although they won't run
under Windows 7, both of then will run in Windows XP
|Lattice Semiconductor, ispLEVER
This software is available as a free
download from the Lattice site. You will need to
register on the site in order to get a (free) license to
run the software. The current version supports Windows
7, Vista and XP.
software is available as a free download from the Atmel
site. You will need to register on the site to download
the software. The current versions runs on Windows XP.