Circuit Cellar Ink 65
December 1995

Table of Contents


Ken Davidson

Editor's INK

Start Ups


Reader's INK

Letters to the Editor


Harv Weiner

New Product News


Stuart Ball

In-System-Programmable PLDs from Lattice

While PLDs have been around for many years, Lattice has put a new twist on an old workhorse. With their line of ISP parts, the devices can be programmed without taking them out of the circuit.


David Van den Bout

Building a Low-Cost CPLD Development System

Unlike Steve, David prefers software. You can easily fix errors, document through variables, and reuse modules. Hence, the CPLD fits his bill. He shows us how to build a complete CPLD development system.


Fred Eady

Take Your PIC

A Look at the PIC16Cxx Family

After taking a close look at the common architecture of the PIC16Cxx family, Fred details each subfamily's unique features. He wraps up his article by touching on how to program PICs.


Janice Marinelli

7th Annual Circuit Cellar Design Contest Winners

Embedded PC


Harv Weiner

Nouveau PC

Embedded PC


Dennis Fredette

NEST: Novell's Embedded Networking Solution

With NEST, Novell extends their desktop networking expertise into the embedded market. After overviewing the NEST architecture, Dennis delves into what makes up each specific layer of the network.

Embedded PC


Larry Fish

Thirty-two-bit Tricks for Embedded Controllers

Larry shows us how to get all the benefits of a 32-bit unsegmented architecture and still operate happily under DOS and BIOS. You can get at the power of the 80386 processor with conventional OS code.

Embedded PC


Ken Prada

PC/104 Quarter

PC/104 Embedded Systems in Oceanographic Instruments

In ancient days, before PCs, oceanographic research used embedded systems. Ken traces the evolution of those systems to today when many are based on PC/104 architecture.

Embedded PC


Russ Reiss

Applied PCs

Embedded PC Buses and CPU Boards

This month, Russ compares various bus options for embedded PCs. ISA, EISA, VLB, and PCI buses mix with newer standards such as PC/104 and IndustryPack. Tips for choosing the most suitable bus round things off.


Ed Nisley

Firmware Furnace

Journey to the Protected Land: Behind the Interrupt Curtain

Wrapping up this leg of the journey, Ed checks out how interrupts are handled while in 32-bit Virtual-86 mode. The necessary overhead may surprise you.


Jeff Bachiochi

From the Bench

Carrier Current Modem: Part 2: Alternative Control

This month Jeff shows us how to shrink a computer into one of the power-line modem interfaces to control appliances. With this method, you gain X-10 power-line advantages and closed-loop confidence.


Tom Cantrell

Silicon Update

PC Times in Silicon Valley

Back on the conference circuit, Tom gives us the latest on Hot Chips and Silicon Valley PC. News on buses, DRAM, and SCSI gives way to the latest "limit" in silicon, which seems to have more to do with wallets than walls.


Advertiser's Index


Ken Davidson

ConnecTime -- Excerpts from the Circuit Cellar BBS


Steve Ciarcia

Steve's Own INK

The Powers that Be

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