More on mystery system

Ian King IanK at vulcan.com
Mon Jul 26 12:55:32 CDT 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-
> bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Brent Hilpert
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 10:15 AM
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: More on mystery system
> 
> 
> On 2010 Jul 26, at 7:52 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> 
> > I'm plowing throught the 6 or so hard-sector floppies that I have
> > from this thing and I ran across a few ASCII text strings.   Here's
> > the largest one and perhaps it furnishes a clue to what I've got:
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > * INSTRUMENT CONTROL SUBROUTINE
> > *
> > * FAIRCHILD SERIES 70/76
> > *
> > * WAVETEK 172A FUNCTION GENERATOR
> >
> > SUBROUTINE SETUP,FG_2 SHAPE @1:C,DC_OFFSET @2:S,MODE @3:C
> > SET @1="W172A-2; 15/MAY/83";
> > IEEE_SEND(1:7)"S", at 1,"I";
> > B  DECLARE S:0,I:0,C:0;
> > SET LC0 = "2";
> > SET LC0 = "1";
> > SET LC1 = "2";
> > *        ( ISSUE 26 APR 1981 )        *
> > OUTPUT /LC3 "SHAPE:", at 1/;
> > OUTPUT /LC3 "MODE:", at 3/;
> > SET @1="W172A-2;
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > It would seem that I'm dealing with something from an old piece of
> > ATE equipment.  Does "Fairchild Series 70/76" conjure up any
> > memories?  Does anyone have a clue to what processor this thing might
> > have used?
> >
> 
> I scanned the Osborne book, didn't spot anything with a D3 opcode for
> branch/jump/call.
> 
> Stating the obvious by this point perhaps, but considering the function
> and the "IEEE_SEND", I would suspect some HP computer being used as an
> HPIB/IEEE-bus instrument controller.
> 

IMHO HP would NOT use the term "IEEE_SEND" but rather "HPIB_SEND".  Branding, branding, branding....  



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