Circuit Cellar Ink 40
November 1993

Table of Contents


Ken Davidson

Editor's INK

Circuit Cellar and the Internet


Reader's INK

Letters to the Editor


Harv Weiner

New Product News


Ron Stence

Speed up Your M68040 with an Interleaved Bursting EPROM Interface

Looking to improve the performance of your latest MC68040 or MC68060 design without locking yourself into a sole source of specialized memory devices? Explore one alternative that uses standard EPROMs.


Del Hatch

Designing with FPGAs

Part 1: An Overview

It started with the transistor, then led to SSI, MSI, LSI, VLSI, PALs, and now Field-programmable Gate Arrays. There is a whole range of FPGAs available on the market. How do you pick which one to use?


Brad Hunting

Loader31: A Pseudo EPROM Emulator

Tired of having to spend $$ to develop embedded firmware by means of EPROM burning or emulation? Look no further because Loader31 provides the same solution, only at a lower cost.



Ed Nisley

Firmware Furnace

Booting C: Writing a Micro-C BIOS Extension for the '386SX Project

After much cajoling on the BBS, Ed has finally relented and agreed to show how to write a BIOS extension using Micro C. It isn't as hard and doesn't use as much memory as you might think.

Download: FF40.ZIP


Jeff Bachiochi

From the Bench

Talk on the Phone Without a Word

We've all heard of people who can't walk and talk at the same time. Jeff shows you how to let your fingers do the talking while letting them do the walking. It works even if you are tone deaf...

Download: FTB40.ZIP


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

The Swiss Army Sends in the Special Forces

Moving on to bigger and better chips, Tom takes a look at WSI's heavyweights in the PLD arena. The PSD4xx and PSD5xx pack a lot of punch for the money.


John Dybowski

Embedded Techniques

Decoding Magnetics

With the growing proliferation of credit cards with magnetic stripes, it only makes sense that you might want to use one with your next project. It turns out most stripes are encoded in much the same way, and reading them isn't hard.


Russ Reiss

Patent Talk


Advertiser's Index


Ken Davidson

ConnecTime -- Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS


Steve Ciarcia

Steve's Own INK

Lest We Forget that Chips Can ... and Will

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