Vol.8 n°6 june 1983

Vol.8 n°6 june 1983

p.2 In the Queue (table of contents)

Themes

p.52 16-Bit Designs

Powerful 16-bit microprocessors coupled with greater memory capacity and, advanced memory-management techniques promise to elevate the micro to new levels of power and speed. And the winners are the users. In our theme articles you'll read about what's new in the 16-bit arena.

[author : Phil Lemmons]

p.54 Sunrise Systems

This Texas-based startup company produces portable 8- and 16-bit microcomputer systems that are labeled and marketed by OEMs.

[author : Bruce Roberts]

p.74 The Gavilan Mobile Computer

Lightweight powerful, and portable, this battery-powered 16-bit computer can go anywhere. And its optional printer fits in a standard-size briefcase right along with the computer.

[author : Phil Lemmons]

p.96 Digital's Professional 300 Series

Owning a 325 or 350 is almost like having a personal minicomputer. They both share the PDP-11 instruction set and memory management and provide about 90 percent of the throughput of a PDP-11/24.

[author : Wesley Melling]

p.104 A DEC on Every Desk?

A look at Digital Equipment Corporation's representatives in the microcomputer world.

[author : John J. Snyder]

p.110 Tight Squeeze: The HP Series 200 Model 16

How Hewlett-Packard crammed a powerful 16-bit microcomputer into one square foot of desk space.

[author : John Monahan]

p.128 Texas Instruments' 99/2 Basic Computer

Software compatible with the 99/4A. this 16-bit, less-than-$100 machine makes a good home computer.

[author : Harry Littlejohn and Mark Jander]

p.138 Implementing Minicomputer Capabilities In a Desktop Microcomputer

Multiple users, Xenix, and local-area networks characterize the Altos 586.

[author : Colin Nayler]

p.150 A Machine for All Processors: The Fujitsu Model 16s

Its plug-in processors allow the Model 16s to run a variety of operating systems and applications programs.

[author : Wayne Clingingsmith]

p.168 The Pronto Series 16

An explanation of the design philosophy behind this business-oriented Intel-80186 based microcomputer.

[author : Skip Hansen]

p.188 A Sleek Import: The Docutel/Olivetti M20

A personal computer that marches to the beat of a different drummer-the Z8000.

[author : Sergio Mello-Grand]

p.194 Modular Architecture

Some insights into designing a modular computer around the IBM Personal Computer.

[author : Sudha Kavuru]

p.208 Digital Research's DR Logo

This userfriendly language comes of age.

[author : Gary Kildall and David Thornburg]

p.230 An Inside Look at MS-DOS

The history of and design decisions behind MS-DOS, how it works, and where it's going.

[author : Tim Paterson]

p.256 BYTE West Coast: A Guided Tour of Visi On

Visicorp's Bill Coleman discusses in detail the development workings, and operation of Visi On, the company's new operating environment.

[author : Phil Lemmons]

Features

p.35 Use ADPCM for Highly Intelligible Speech Synthesis

Integrated circuits from Oki Semiconductor compress digitized speech data efficiently.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.282 NEC PC-8201

Yet another portable computer vies for a place in the executive briefcase.

[author : Stan Wszola]

p.306 The User Goes to the Faire

Our redoubtable critic reports on his journey from Chaos Manor to the Eighth West Coast Computer Faire.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.339 Design Philosophy Behind Motorola's MC68000, Part 3: Advanced lnstructions

Special MC68000 instructions allow programmers to write complicated code quickly and compactly.

[author : Thomas W. Starnes]

p.352 The Bazeries Cylinder

How to create ciphertext using methods based on the Bazeries Cylinder's time-proven cryptographic principles.

[author : Rinaldo F. Prisco]

p.387 AVL Trees

Introducing a scheme for searching and updating sorted data efficiently.

[author : W. D. Maurer]

p.395 Build a Simple Light Pen for the Apple II

Avoid complex hardware by using software strategically.

[author : David J. Lilja]

p.411 User's Column: Zenith Z-100, Epson QX-10, Software Licensing, and the Software Piracy Problem

Our intrepid columnist shoots from the hip and takes a little flak.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.450 The 8086-An Architecture for the Future, Part 1: Introduction and Glossary

The advanced 8086 microprocessor overcomes the limitations of previous designs.

[author : Stephen A. Heywood]

Reviews

p.288 HMS3264 EPROM Programmer

This program package lets an Apple II handle the programming tasks for a variety of software-development tasks.

[author : Marvin L. DeJong]

p.298 Electrohome Supercolor Board and Color Monitor

A color-graphics display system for the Apple II.

[author : Jon N. Swanson]

Nucleus

p.4 Editorial: High-Tech Morrill Act

p.7 MICROBYTES

p.10 Letters

p.364 Programming Quickies: Novel Methods of Integer Multiplication and Division

p.379 Technical Forum: Random Numbers from an All-Digital Generator

p.446 Book Review: 6502 Assembly-Language Subroutines

p.458 Clubs and Newsletters

p.462 Ask BYTE

p.466 Software Received

p.470 Event Queue

p.479 Books Received

p.482 What's New?

p.541 Unclassified Ads

p.542 BOMB, BOMB Results

p.543 Reader Service