July 2006 Meeting Notes

Compiled by Dave Jaffe

Contributions from Kevin Appert


Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


Assembler for a Massively Parallel Processor Array - CH Ting
"I am using eP32 to control a parallel processor array. I will discuss the problems in mating these two completely different systems and the challenges in writing programs for this integrated system."

Slideshow presentation in pdf


Lunch - sponsored by CH Ting


Interesting Items, Volume 5 - Dave Jaffe
Dave will continue his survey of interesting newly-introduced microcontrollers, I/O peripherals, sensors, products, and gadgets that can provide useful and unique capabilities to Forth embedded systems. If anyone has come across anything that fits this category, pass them along to him for inclusion in his presentation.

Slideshow presentation in pdf - 636 Kb


IntellaSys Update - John Rible and Dave Guzeman
The IntellaSys duo will update us on the status of their chips and supporting software.

Trade press coverage:


Presentation notes:

  • SEAforth is the hardware implementation
  • VentureForth is the software, but it is NOT ColorForth, it uses ascii text, not quite ANSI, it is the chip's assembly language
  • ColorForth is the software development environment, with OKAD extensions, not visible to users
  • Native ColorForth - meant to be run anywhere, to be introduced soon, reprogrammable user interface, and keyboard input
  • Home Theatre Wireless System - first commercial application - to equalize and balance setup of speakers
  • Altera FPGA processor inplementation of SEAforth now runs at 250 Mhz
  • 40 core version of the chip will have more A/D capabilities


Random Access
Discussion of next month's meeting agenda and Forth Day activities.




Other items:

Meeting Announcement

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