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Experimental networking of microcomputers and a minicomputer

Patnaik, LM and Anvekar, Dinesh K (1984) Experimental networking of microcomputers and a minicomputer. In: Interfaces in Computing, 2 (1). pp. 17-29.

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The objective of this paper is to discuss some hardware and software features of an experimental network of 8080 and 8085 microcomputers named Micronet. The interprocessor communication in the ring network is established using ring interfaces consisting of universal synchronous-asynchronous receivers-transmitters (USARTs). Another aspect considered is the interfacing of an 8080 microcomputer to a PDP-11/35 minicomputer and the development of the software for the microcomputer-minicomputer link which has been established over a serial line using the USART interface of the microcomputer and the DZ11 module of the minicomputer. This is useful in developing a host-satellite configuration of microcomputers and the minicomputer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Interfaces in Computing
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2010 12:11
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2010 12:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23814

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