Vol.9 n°12 november 1984

Vol.9 n°12 november 1984

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.100 INTRODUCTION

p.102 THE DATA GENERAL/ONE

This battery-powered portable offers remarkable power per pound.

[author : Gregg Williams and Ken Sheldon]

p.110 CIARCIAS CIRCUIT CELLAR : THE LIS'NER 1000

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

Steve's low-cost, high-performance speech-recognition system uses the General Instruments SP1000 chip.

p.125 A Go BOARD FOR THE MACINTOSH

The ancient strategy game finds a new setting in MacFORTH.

[author : Bruce F. Webster]

p.129 A TRAVESTY GENERATOR FOR MICROS

Nonsense imitation requires clever text processing.

[author : Hugh Kenner and Joseph O'Rourke]

p.132 THE PICK OPERATING SYSTEM, PART 2: SYSTEM CONTROL

The concluding article of this series covers programming capabilities and control elements.

[author : Rick Cook and John Brandon]

p.134 AGAT: A SOVIET APPLE II COMPUTER

More than 25 years after Sputnik, the Soviets bring out an Apple II.

[author : Leo D. Bores, M.D.]

THEME: NEW CHIPS

p.140 INTRODUCTION

p.143 INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS

A professor discusses what they are and how they work.

[author : Alan R. Miller]

p.159 THE MC68020 32-BIT MICROPROCESSOR

The latest member of Motorola's 68000 family includes on-board cache and virtual memory.

[author : Paul F. Groepler and James Kennedy]

p.179 THE XTAR GRAPHICS MICROPROCESSOR

Two Xtar executives tell how this chip set draws filled-in polygons at superhigh speed.

[author : Terry Coleman and Skip Powers]

p.191 RISC CHIPS

RISC means longer programs but faster execution.

[author : John Markoff]

p.211 GALLIUM ARSENIDE CHIPS

A new semiconductor technology offers blazing speed.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

p.231 THE 80286 MICROPROCESSOR

Intel's marketing manager for special programs, a former engineer, writes on the head of the iAPX 286 family.

[author : Paul Wells]

p.247 THE PF474

This coprocessor is optimized to perform string-search operations on text files.

[author : Steve Rosenthal]

REVIEWS

p.258 INTRODUCTION

p.261 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.262 THE HP 150 COMPUTER

The 8088-based touchscreen computer.

[author : Mark Haas]

p.276 THE COLUMBIA MULTIPERSONAL COMPUTER-VP

An IBM PC-compatible, transportable system.

[author : Peter V. Callamaras]

p.287 LEADING EDGE AND MULTIMATE

Two word-processor programs for the IBM PC.

[author : C J Puotinen]

p.303 POLYFORTH AND PC/FORTH

Two FORTH development systems for the IBM PC.

[author : Ernie Tello]

p.319 SAMNA WORD III

A word processor for the IBM PC.

[author : Rubin Rabinovitz]

p.335 THE MANNESMANN TALLY SPIRIT 80 PRINTER

[author : Mark J. Welch]

p.341 THE BROTHER HR-15 LETTER-QUALITY PRINTER

[author : Peter V. Callamaras]

p.348 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.359 INTRODUCTION

p.361 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR : NCC REFLECTIONS

Can hobbyists survive in an industry dissolving in hype?

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.381 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.387 BYTE WEST COAST: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Three West Coast editors report on a dBASE compiler, new printer technology, pfs:Plan. and how to make the Macintosh talk.

[author : John Markoff, Phil Robinson, and Ezra Shapiro]

p.401 BYTE JAPAN: TECHNOLOGY SHOCK

Our Tokyo correspondent discovers some surprising U.S. trends.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.413 BYTE U.K.: A PLETHORA OF PORTABLES

A whole family of Apricots and a pocket computer from Psion are in the news.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.425 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS : TOGGLING FUNCTIONS

This month's recreation involves an eccentric jailer's strange way of granting amnesty.

[author : Michael W. Ecker]

p.430 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: THE MYTH OF THE ISO-TECHIE

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.39, 520 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 ASK BYTE

p.59 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.83 EVENT QUEUE

p.495 BOOKS RECEIVED

p.505 APPLICATION NOTE

p.573 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.574 BYTES ONGOING MONITOR Box, BOMB RESULTS

p.575 READER SERVICE

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