Accession Number : ADA018305

Title :   The Data General Nova 800 Minicomputer as a Digital Controller.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pounds,John William , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : The Data General Nova 800 minicomputers is described in detail. An analysis is made of its instruction set and a description is given of available peripheral equipment. The specification criteria for A/D and D/A devices is discussed and the selection of specific devices is supported. The DT 1620 data acquisition system and the DT 212 D/A converter are described. The interface considerations for adapting the A/D and D/A converters to the Nova system are discussed. Programming examples for the combined system are given. A system operation tutorial is offered which includes a programmed instruction section to efficiently familiarize the prospective user. Finally, examples of system use as a digital controller are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Minicomputers, Analog to digital converters, Digital to analog converters, Programmed instruction, Interfaces, Data acquisition, Computer programming, Input output processing, Arithmetic units, Costs, Theses, Core storage, Memory devices, Multiplexing, Control systems, Digital systems

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE