Meeting Agenda for
Saturday, April 14, 2001

Second Saturday
Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

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Coffee and Donuts


Technical Session:

P24 Release - C.H. Ting
The package includes the VHDL for Xilinx FPGA and also the eForth operating system for application development. CDs will be available for purchase!

LPC10 - C.H. Ting
LPC10 is the Federal Standard 1015 on compressed speech transmission at 2.4 kbits/sec. Ting has succeeded in coding the package in Forth using only integer operations. He will demostrate his program on the computers at Cogswell College.


Networking, demonstrations, and tutorials
Sign up for inpromptu talks by name and topic on the white board


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Gossip


Featured Talk: CAD II - Chuck Moore
This is Chuck's new chip design system which is a Forth based scripting language describing a chip design. It will produce a GDS II file ready for chip fabrication.


Break for afternoon tea
Networking and demonstrations.


Embedded Systems Conference Panel - Trade Show attendees
Those who attended the show at Moscone 04/09-11 are invited to report on their findings.



Next Business Meeting: Monday, April 30th, 2001, 7pm
Those with ideas for the next agenda and would like to get more involved in the general meeting process are invited to attend the Business Meeting at Jack's Pizza, 212 2nd Ave., 1/2 block west of "B" St. in San Mateo (650/343-9229).
Future Meetings:

The May meeting will feature the use of Forth in the Unix/Linux environment. The morning session will focus on what had to be developed to develop in that environment and the afternoon session will focus on the experience in using the environment for application development. So, anyone that has experienced Forth with these operating systems and has something to present should contact John D. Carpenter,

Perhaps in June, the theme will be a Testing Forth. Those who use Forth in development, testing, debugging, and maintaining of hardware will be invited to present their experiences and tools.

Meeting Notes

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