In September 1986, NEC announced an engineering workstation, the EWS4800, equipped with the UNIX OS, and a CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) microprocessor as its CPU. This machine was designed as an engineering workstation to improve the efficiency of a variety of software engineering tasks, including computer-aided engineering, scientific/engineering computation, experimental data collection and analysis, and software development.
1) It allowed integrated use of all types of data: text, drawings, images, video and audio.
2) It was equipped with a dedicated high-speed graphics processor and a graphics processor for multi-window control, and this enabled high-speed drawing of 75,000 vectors per second and processing of a maximum of 48 windows.
3) It was equipped with a large 20-inch display, with high resolution of 1,280 by 1,024 dots.
|Announcement date||September 1986|
|Main memory capacity||8MB/16MB/32MB|
|Graphics processor||Display||16 colors|
|Color pallet||343 colors|
|Number of multiple windows||Max. 48|
|Graphics control||Display||256 colors|
|Color pallet||16 million colors|