Vol.11 n°7 july 1986

Vol.11 n°7 july 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.82 INTRODUCTION

p.85 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: PARALLEL INTERFACING: A TUTORIAL DISCUSSION, PART 1: BASICS

Steve reintroduces parallel interfacing, concentrating on application examples.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.96 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: BUILD A SPREADSHEET PROGRAM

Some interesting design considerations make for a challenging project.

[author : Jonathan Amsterdam]

p.113 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: ANAGRAM SOLVING IN PASCAL

How do you turn excitation into intoxicate? ANAGRAM.PAS uses a probability table.

[author : Bob Keefer]

p.120 THE DEFINICON 68020 COPROCESSOR, PART 1: THE HARDWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM

This plug-in board provides 32-bit computing power and math processing for IBM PCs and compatibles.

[author : Trevor Marshall, Christopher Jones, and Sigi Kluger]

p.145 ENGINEERING ON A MICRO

A walk through Truss2, a BASIC program that assists engineers in the designing of truss-type structures.

[author : Chris Pedicini]

THEME: ENGINEER'S TOOLBOX

p.162 INTRODUCTION

p.165 SIMULATING CIRCUITS : COMPUTER CIRCUIT SIMULATION

An introduction to the problems inherent in circuit modeling, including linearizing nonlinear elements and solving large simultaneous equations.

[author : Wolfram Blume]

p.170 SIMULATING CIRCUITS : ANALOG CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

Based on the circuit analysis program SPICE, this modeling and simulation routine runs on a Commodore 64.

[author : David Mc Neill]

p.181 AN 8031 IN-CIRCUIT EMULATOR

An emulator that can help you debug assembly language programs.

[author : George Dinwiddie]

p.199 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

This finite-element method works on an IBM PC

[author : Robert W. Johnson and Fernando G. Loygorri]

p.219 STRESS ANALYSIS

A technique for stress analysis using a coupled boundary-element/finite-difference method.

[author : D. Lee Petersen and Steven L. Crouch]

p.235 A MATERIAL SELECTION PROGRAM

You can weight options and do "what if" searches with this program written in Turbo Pascal.

[author : Brother Tom Sawyer and Michael Pecht]

p.253 SMALL-SCALE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

With these two programs, you can estimate critical properties and liquid viscosities and build a database for physical property estimation.

[author : J. Neil Stone]

REVIEWS

p.264 INTRODUCTION

p.267 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.269 THE COMMODORE 128 PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEM

A machine with 128K bytes of RAM, two microprocessors, and a C-64 mode.

[author : William Wiese Jr.]

p.281 THE ITT XTRA XP

An IBM PC AT clone capable of operating even faster than the AT.

[author : John D. Unger]

p.289 THE CONQUEST TURBO PC

An IBM PC XT compatible that is hardware-switchable between 4.77 MHz and 8 MHz.

[author : John D. Unger]

p.293 BYSO LISP AND WALTZ LISP

Two implementations of LISP with different levels of functionality and support.

[author : William Wong]

p.297 EXPEROPS5

A version of the OPS5 programming language designed for the Macintosh.

[author : William Jacobs]

p.303 FIVE LABORATORY INTERFACING PACKAGES

A look at five software packages for running A/D boards.

[author : Patricia Wirth and Lincoln E. Ford]

p.315 THE IBM WHEELPRINTER E

A no-nonsense daisy-wheel printer that delivers high-quality output.

[author : Robert D. Swearengin]

p.319 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.322 INTRODUCTION

p.325 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: TRAVELING COMPUTERS

Lapboard computers and new products make portable computing easier.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.347 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: PROGRAMMING TOOLS

A small segment of the software industry has turned into a significant market.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.363 BYTE U.K.: PERSONAL SUPERCOMPUTERS

Dick gives an update on the Transputer and describes the Computing Surface.

[author : Dick Pountain]

p.371 BYTE JAPAN: A JAPANESE COMDEX AND MORE

[author : William M. Raike]

Besides Japan's COMDEX. Bill looks at new NECs and Oki's laptop.

p.381 APPLICATIONS ONLY: CHEAP STUFF

Is it worth overlooking flaws to get inexpensive software?

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

BEST OF BIX

p.393 AMIGA

p.397 ATARI ST

p.403 IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES

p.407 MACINTOSH

(Nucleus)

p.6 EDITORIAL : BIX UPDATE

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.14 LETTERS

p.29 WHAT'S NEW

p.48 CLUBS AND NEWSLETTERS

p.49 FIXES AND UPDATES

p.50 ASK BYTE

p.54 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.63 BOOK REVIEWS

p.78 EVENT QUEUE

p.391 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.459 DISKS AND DOWNLOADS

p.460 THE CAUZIN SOFTSTRIP

p.462 BYTE's ONGOING MONITOR BOX. BOMB RESULTS

p.463 READER SERVICE