Forth Day 2005

Saturday, November 19th
Third Saturday
Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at Cogswell,
so bring your laptop computer and wireless card!

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Note early start time! Networking and Coffee


Chairman's Welcome - George Perry


New Products for Forth Embedded Systems - Dave Jaffe
Dave will survey some newly introduced microcontrollers and I/O peripherals that can provide useful and unique capabilities to Forth embedded systems.


Forth Stamps - CH Ting
Ting finally has a stamp computer now. It is based on Analog Devices's ADuC7020. A single chip computer having a 1 MSPS, ADC, and 4 DAC, and many other peripherals.




SwiftForth - Bob Nash


Carbon MacForth - George Perry


Lunch - catered by CH Ting


Introductions, announcements, rumors, and gossip


Treasurer's Report - John Rible


Forth Chip Infrastructure - Jeff Fox
A ROM BIOS for parallel Forth, service providers, a ram server and the concept of Forthlets. Stories of developing development environments and the use of Forth in many flavors.


Sudoku - John Rible
Recoding Robert Spykerman's Sudoku code for Chuck's multiprocessor chip.


Using the Forth Multiprocessor Chip - Michael Montvelishsky
Michael will present on the parallel paradigm, how parallel hardware changes the algorithm options. He will also talk about generating cascaded parallel digital filters and implementing a forthlet interpreter.


Fireside Chat - Chuck Moore




Dinner - Golden Wok in Mountain View

Please register your interest for these future meeting topics:

  • Forth Success Stories - look at the ones on FIG's and FORTH, Inc.'s webpages and bring your own!
  • TI's free SPICE distribution
  • Name that antenna
  • Introduction to Linux
  • George Perry's experiences installing Linux
  • Linux installation party
  • Smart Dust
  • Math Secrets of Mosaic Industries' QED-Forth
  • Robot Parts and Pieces - vendor(s) from the 2004 RoboNexus show
  • misc8051 Forth - Charley Shattuck
  • Smart Dust
  • SVFIG meeting or meeting fragments as Webcast
  • Space-rated Forth chip
  • Forth-based mass-market appliance computers - Canon Cat and/or QX10

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

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

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

Meeting Notes and Group Photograph

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