Embedded Systems Programming, March 1990
Table of Contents
FEATURES"DSPs in Perspective"
by Michael K. Stauffer.
Use of digital signal processors has expanded dramatically in the last decade to the point where DSPs have become the weapon of choice in many designers' arsenals. How do these chips differ from the CISC and RISC microprocessors used before? In addition to an overview of DSP characteristics, you can sample the flavor of code with some examples for the DSP56000.
"From BASIC to ROM"
by Rick Naro.
Everyone knows BASIC, and everyone knows it isn't a good match for embedded systems. Or is it? Naro, our champion of MS-DOS migration, investigates a new third-party library for Microsoft's QuickBASIC that makes BASIC a serious competitor with C. More importantly, he details the steps necessary to transform your BASIC code into a ROMable application.
by Jack Woehr.
Distributed processing doesn't have to entail a maze of Ethernet and minis--it can be as simple as combining some twisted-pair wiring with single-board controllers. Here's how it's done in 68000 assembly language.
by L. Brett Glass.
Thinking about dumping your imported EPROM programmer for something that can handle the new multimegabit devices? Whether you're looking for a budget burner or a top-of-the-line universal programmer, you'll want to review these caveats before you sign the purchase requisition.
"The HP64000-UX Development System"
by Larry Mittag.
COLUMNS#include: "Win-Win Design"
by Tyler Sperry.
Real-Time: "Benching and Moaning"
by Tyler Sperry.
When in ROM: "Intel's New RISC"
by Ray Duncan.
Programmer's Sourcebook: "The Alphabet from A to D"
by Bruce A. Bergman.
State of the Art: "Learning C++"
by P. J. Plauger.
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