1999 Summer Short Course

Firmware Engineering

Time and Place

Tuesday to Thursday - June 15, 16, & 17, 1999
8:15 am - 5:15 pm
Santa Clara University
Engineering Continuing Education
School of Engineering


This course teaches the principles and practices of firmware engineering based on Forth, a programming language and operating system best suited for firmware development. Hands on experiments using a 8051 based board facilitate the learning of Forth and moving applications into firmware. Only through the tools and techniques provided in Forth can such a difficult discipline be presented clearly and effectively in a short course.


C. H. Ting earned a Ph. D. in Chemistry at University of Chicago, but has been in firmware engineering for the last 25 years. He is currently with Fortrend Corp building automated wafer transfer systems. He is an expert on the programming language Forth, applying it to a broad spectrum of embedded applications. His hobbies include building Forth microprocessors and digitizing Bach's organ music.



Santa Clara University
Engineering Continuing Education
School of Engineering, Room 324
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0588
408/554-2334 or 408/554-6864
408/554-5474 fax


Course Fees: $825

Fees include all course notes. Fees are payable by check, purchase order and credit card (MasterCard or Visa). In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be received five working days prior to the beginning of a course. Cancellations received less than five working days are subject to a $100 service charge. Substitutions may be made to fill a cancellation.