Vol.10 n°12 november 1985

Vol.10 n°12 november 1985

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.86 INTRODUCTION

p.89 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: THE WORLD'S SMALLEST 1200-BPS MODEM

This flexible device has many applications, three of which Steve describes.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.122 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: AN ASSEMBLER FOR VM2

This assembler will let you write programs using instruction mnemonics and symbolic names for data.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.123 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: EXTENDING TURBO PASCAL

Bruce looks at five small libraries he created for Turbo Pascal under MS-DOS.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.137 CD-ROMs AND THEIR KIN

Optical storage devices, featuring storage capacities in the hundreds of megabytes, claim several advantages over traditional magnetic media.

[author : Richard S. Shuford]

p.151 HIGHS AND LOWS OF PARAMETER PASSING

Interface low-level languages to high-level languages for more speed and flexibility.

[author : Michael Kilian]

p.161 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: GAME-PADDLE CONTROL LINEARITY TEST

Use the game-paddle inputs on the Apple II to measure physical properties.

[author : Marvin L. De long]

THEMES

p.169 THE AMIGA'S CUSTOM GRAPHICS CHIPS

BYTE interviews chip designer Jay Miner.

[author : Phillip Robinson]

p.187 RASTER OPERATIONS

BitBlt operations integrate text and graphics in high-performance systems.

[author : John Bennett]

p.207 MOVING PICTURES

The developer of the SLAM graphics chip discusses real-time graphics system design.

[author : Stefan Demetrescu]

p.219 HIGH-RESOLUTION PRINTER GRAPHICS

You can address the individual dots used to generate dot-matrix characters.

[author : Mark Bridger and Mark Goresky]

p.237 THE μPD7281 PROCESSOR

This non-von Neumann chip is designed for high-speed parallel processing of images.

[author : Tom Jeffery]

REVIEWS

p.250 INTRODUCTION

p.253 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Glenn Hartwig]

p.254 THE DATA GENERAL/ONE

An 11-pound portable computer with a liquid-crystal display.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.266 SANYO MBC-775

A portable IBM PC-compatible with a built-in color monitor.

[author : Bruce Roberts]

p.275 FIVE C COMPILERS FOR THE MACINTOSH

Aztec C, Hippo-C, Mac C, Megamax C, and Softworks Macintosh C.

[author : Tim Field]

p.337 MAGIC/L

Loki Engineering's FORTH descendant moves to 8-bit machines.

[author : Michael W. Gilbert and Albert S. Woodhull]

p.355 IBM's PROFESSIONAL GRAPHICS SYSTEM

A high-resolution color monitor paired with a graphics-controller board.

[author : Rik Jadrnicek]

p.361 JUKI'S 6300 DAISY-WHEEL PRINTER

A letter-quality printer featuring Diablo compatibility.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.367 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.370 INTRODUCTION

p.373 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: OLD FAVORITES AND NEW ONES

The subject of computer conferencing finds Jerry discussing the old ARPANET and the new BIX.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.399 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

Jerry's readers write, and he replies.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.401 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: MEMORIES

Because of a memory upgrade from Levco. Bruce begins to use his Macintosh for major word processing.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.419 BYTE U.K.: LIVING C-PERSONAL

Living C-Personal is a new product from the U.K. that offers an editor, interpreter, animator, and tracer/debugger all rolled into one menu-driven windowing environment.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.433 MATHEMATICAL RECREATIONS: REPEATING DECIMALS

Learn some of their properties and a few possible uses.

BYTE JAPAN: COMPARING FUJITSUS

[author : Robert T Kurosaka]

p.445 BYTE JAPAN: COMPARING FUJITSUS

Bill describes his latest computer purchase-the Fujitsu FM-16β.

[author : William M. Raike]

p.450 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

Steve answers project-related queries from readers.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL: A TALE OF FOUR COVERS

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.33 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.37, 452 WHAT'S NEW

p.44 ASK BYTE

p.54 CLUBS AND NEWSLElTERS

p.57 BOOK REVIEWS

p.82 EVENT QUEUE

p.509 UNCLASSIFIED ADS

p.510 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX, BOMB RESULTS

p.511 READER SERVICE