Accession Number : ADA116352

Title :   JOVIAL/Ada Microprocessor Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Apr 80-Nov 81,


Personal Author(s) : Devine,Terence E ; Dunbar,Terry L ; Littlejohn,Michael B ; White,Kerry

PDF Url : ADA116352

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : The initial intent of this effort was to study the Microprocessor industry for a period of eighteen months and to configure a Microprocessor System capable of hosting an Ada compiler or at least a JOVIAL/J73 compiler. Shortly into the study, the JOVIAL portion of the effort was eliminated. Basically, the study investigated the following areas: (a) current and future microprocessors technology, (b) existing compilers on small hosts, (c) advantages and disadvantages of hosting a development system on a microprocessor, (d) ada language issues, and (e) the design of an Ada Integrated Environment (AIE) for a microprocessor. The study concluded that a workable Ada capability can be hosted on a Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z8000, Intel 8086, Intel 432 or the soon-to-be-marketed National Semiconductor 16032. A practical micro-based system would support one of the above mentioned microprocessor, a terminal (CRT or hand copy), floppy disks, a Winchester disk, applicable disk controllers and 256 Bytes of RAM. Obviously, each application directs the particular hardware required to satisfy that application. At the time of this report, several manufactors were advertising partial implementations of Ada hosted on a variety of hardware configurations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microprocessors, *Microcomputers, *Compilers, Configurations, Specifications, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE