OS and/or compilter for Compupro CPU-32016

From: Dave Rand <dlr_at_bungi.com>
Date: Fri Feb 11 15:57:10 2005

> From: Steve Jones <classiccmp_at_crash.com>
> Looking at one of the first few posts Dave made to the pc532 list,
> Dave and George were responsible for the PD-32 design that I think
> was published (in Byte?), the Definicon DSI-32 PC add-in card, and
> I *think* they may have been part of the team or outright created
> the ICM-3216 design, but I can't find evidence to support that
> right now.

No, we were not part of the ICM-3216, but George and I each purchased one from
National early on (but well after we had done the DSI-32, which Trevor
Marshall was also involved in). One of the first incantations of "bungi.com"
was on the ICM, with the stack-on serial card to give me more modem access,
and was kind of the basis for the concept of the PC-532, years later.

The ICM was designed by Bill Fox (who, coincidentally, also lives in the bay
area, and ended up spending a lot of time with me over the years).

The 32016 card that George and I did was published in the great Micro
Cornucopia magazine. A fair number of those went out too, and I (still) think
that the unique bi-di port that we used on that was a great idea.

I went on to do some of the microcode for the new instructions of the NS32CG16
processor at National. It was great fun to see some of the interior works
of how that processor worked, and it enjoyed a modest success in the
printer market.

I still enjoy programming the 32000 series. New processors are faster,
no doubt, but getting performance out of a complex instruction set still
is way more fun for me :-)

Received on Fri Feb 11 2005 - 15:57:10 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:37 BST