Early 80's electronic/computer design books
rdawson16 at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 26 00:20:19 CDT 2009
Here are a few I like:
Donald E. Lancaster
Microprocessor Interfacing Techniques
Programming the 6502
And then there is the faster stuff:
Bit-slice Microprocessor Design
ISBN: 0070417814 / 0-07-041781-4
Bit Slice Design: Contollers and ALUs
Donnamaie E. White
The Architecture of Supercomputers: Titan, a Case Study
> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:26:58 -0400
> From: keithvz at verizon.net
> Subject: Early 80's electronic/computer design books
> I'm interested to learn the titles of some standard reference books on
> electronic and microcomputer design from the early 1980's. I've been
> reverse engineering many aspects of the Commodore Amiga. While I have a
> decent library of Amiga books, I'd like to expand the collection to
> include the "de facto standard" reference texts of the day --- to give
> me more of an insight into the minds of the designers.
> I've read some "history of the amiga" columns, "Life on the edge",
> various interviews and so on.
> If you could go back, what books would you find on the bookshelves of
> these engineers? If you graduated college or a technical school in
> 1980, what were the popular reference texts used?
> 68000 reference books?
> 6800 reference books?
> standard information on bus arbitration, or memory controllers, or maybe
> LSI chip layout?
> standard OS design practices?
> I know I'm all over the place.
> I've started playing with FPGA's and while I'm wholly unqualified to be
> doing so, I'm enjoying it --- but would like to understand how this
> stuff was done prior to the modern age. It's like learning the command
> line first, so that when the gui-front end comes, you know what's
> happening in the back.
> P.S. I'd almost be willing to bet there is one or two books called
> "contemporary microcomputer design" or "contemporary electronic design"
> both with a copyright date of 1980. I could be wrong. :)
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