The latest IBM-compatible microcomputer, this portable machine can run all IBM system software, and it costs less than the Personal Computer.
[author : Mark Dahmke]
Our Senior Editor braved the crowds and the clamor of the fifth Personal Computer World Show to bring us this firsthand account.
[author : Gregg Williams]
The final installment describes the design of the MPX-16, which is I/O compatible with the IBM Personal Computer.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
This microcomputer-controlled robot demonstrates the principles of automation and robotics.
[author : Steven Leininger]
IBM Instruments Inc. manufacturers a 68000-based instrumentation computer that could become a powerful business machine.
[author : Chris Morgan]
Before too long. integrated-circuit manufacturers will be marketing single-chip processors that directly implement high-level languages in hardware.
[author : Timothy Stryker]
A system design combines the advantages of a single-processor multiuser system with those of both loosely and tightly coupled networks.
[author : Mark Garetz]
A recent study shows that the market potential for the next decade is enormous.
[author : Greggory S. Blundell]
A first-person report of the $ 12.5-million high-tech rock concert sponsored by Steve Wozniak.
[author : Philip A. Schrodt]
An introduction to a powerful cryptographic system for use on microcomputers.
[author : John Smith]
The Atari computer offers a unique way to manipulate graphics in a BASIC program.
[author : Paul S. Swanson]
Develop a problem oriented program with simplified data input.
[author : Mark Finger]
A closer look at a benchmark prime-number program and various Pascal and C compilers.
[author : Jim Gilbreath and Gary Gilbreath]
How to incorporate machine-language graphics into your BASIC programs.
[author : Dan Rollins]
Computer-aided design for hobbyists.
[author : Robert McDermott]
The tireless industry critic mourns Ezekial and seeks comfort from the exquisite Adelle, who happens to be an Otrona Attache.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
[author : James A. Pope]
[author : Larry Reid and Andrew P. McKinlay]
[author : Jack L. Abbott]
[author : Billy Garrett]
[author : Christopher O. Kern]
The microcomputer industry is still moving along at a good clip. New and improved products proliferate and the battle for shelf space and consumers' cash is as heated as ever. This month we feature several of the latest offerings and look ahead at the shape of things to come. Showcased in our cover photo, by Paul Avis, are three such items: the Compaq computer, a portable unit that boasts complete compatibility with the IBM Personal Computer; the HERO-1 Robot from Heath Co., an educational device that demonstrates principles of automation and robotics; and the Epson QX-10/Valdocs System, a machine noteworthy for the way in which its software and hardware are integrated (for a product description see September 1982 BYTE, page 54). Chris Morgan describes "IBM's 'Secret' Computer: the 9000," Billy Garrett reviews "The Timex/Sinclair 1000," Timothy Stryker discusses "The Next Generation of Microprocessor," and Greggory S. Blundell looks at "Personal Computers in the Eighties." Gregg Williams reports on his recent trip to the Personal Computer World Show in London in "Microcomputing, British Style." Philip A. Schrodt gives us a first-person report of the U.S. Festival, a high-tech rock concert, in "Meet You at the Fair." Steve Garcia concludes his three-part article "Build the Circuit Cellar MPX-16 Computer System." Plus we have our regular features and reviews.