Circuit Cellar Ink 36
July 1993

Table of Contents


Ken Davidson

Editor's INK

Code on the Fly


Reader's INK

Letters to the Editor


Harv Weiner

New Product News


Mike Podanoffsky

Object-oriented Programming in Embedded Systems

The quest for the perfect programming methodology never ceases. The newest craze, OOP, provides experts and beginners alike a different perspective in the art of writing code. Read on to get the scOOP.

Download: OOP.ZIP


H. Bradford Thompson

PC Parent-Child Programming: A Path to Multitasking Under DOS

Who says multitasking under MS-DOS can't be done? While ordinary interrupt redirection can be used, it is fraught with perils. The parent-child paradigm, though, is a clean way to accomplish the task.

Download: PAR-CHLD.ZIP


Michael Swartzendruber

High-speed Modem Basics: The Working Hardware

Following up on last month's introduction to modem theory and some of the more popular standards, Michael shows how to build your own modem using a chip set from Exar and a DAA from Cermetek.


Ed Nisley

Firmware Furnace

Memories are Made of This: The '386SX Project Goes Nonvolatile

Need to remember something? Ed adds some EPROM and EEPROM to the Firmware Development Board and shows how to add your own routines to the existing BIOS.

Download: FF36.ZIP


Jeff Bachiochi

From the Bench

Breathing Life into an Old Friend: Revisiting the Z8

Is there a surgeon in the house? Jeff performs a heart transplant on an off-the-shelf 8031 processor board to install the venerable Zilog Z8 and gets a speed demon out of the deal. Who said newer is better?

Download: FTB36.ZIP


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

Talking Chips

Still seeking that single-chip solution to add voice to your next project? Forget CODECs, ADCs, and DACs. The latest from Information Storage Devices records your voice using analog techniques.

Download: SU36.ZIP


John Dybowski

Embedded Techniques

The Art of Battery Management

More and more equipment these days is battery operated. Battery technology continues to improve, but to maximize a battery's useful life, the charge management circuitry must be properly designed.


Russ Reiss

Patent Talk


Advertiser's Index


Ken Davidson

ConnecTime -- Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS


Steve Ciarcia

Steve's Own INK

PC Clone $5,000

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