Next Meeting:
Saturday, February 26th

Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA

The museum is wired for wireless net access. Everyone should feel free to bring their favorite internet access device.

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Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


Software for Posterity - Sellam Ismail
Sellam is the newly hired Curator of Software at the Computer History Museum. He'll describe his role and the direction the CHM is taking in preserving the source code, executables, and even the experience of historical and soon-to-be historical software.


Lunch - options include: Togos across the street or bring your own


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, Gossip, and Random Discussions
Topics include: elections, speaker and topic suggestions, lunch options for March, and changing frequency of SVFIG meetings.


Visible Storage Tours - Sellam Ismail
Tour of the Museum's Visible Storage area.


Short Tutorial on the Anachip PA7540 Programmable Electrically Erasable Logic Array - CH Ting
"I am studying the Programmable Electrically Erasable Logic Array (PEEL) PA7540 which has 40 logic cells and a 42x84 product term array. It is quite powerful and I will try it to use it to replace the digital logic chips in the Digitial Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) design. Anachip (ICT) makes this series of CPLD's with GAL's and other chips. The most interesting stuff is the design and simulation tools WinPLACE, which can be downloaded free from"


The First Application of AM Research's 8051 Forth-based Web Gadget - Al Mitchell
The long-awaited first application for AMR's Web Gadget! The device is online most of the day.


Possible Beers and Dinner
Venues include Tied House in Mountain View.

Future Meeting Ideas:
  • Math Secrets of Mosaic Industries' QED-Forth
  • Robot Parts and Pieces - vendor(s) from the RoboNexus show
  • misc8051 Forth - Charley Shattuck
  • Smart Dust
  • A USB Device Enumerator in SwiftForth
  • PID Control
  • SVFIG meeting or meeting fragments as Webcast

SVFIG welcomes everyone's participation at its monthly meetings. There are many ways to contribute:

  • bring in a hardware or software item to discuss,
  • present a topic in an area of expertise,
  • discuss a book, paper, website, new product, new application, or an article in Forthwrite, or
  • talk about a current project.

If you would like to present at an SVFIG meeting, contact Kevin Appert.

Meeting Notes

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