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IBM Series/1 - EDL Compiler and EPROM Writer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046988D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Alewine, NJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The EDL (Event Driven Language) Compiler provides a high level language for application development on microprocessor-based manufacturing systems. The system also provides EPROM (Eraseable Programmable Read-Only Memory) writing of programs. Manufacturing tools are using more microprocessors for integrated machine control, data collection, report generation and host communication. With such application, the system development typically requires an appropriate Microprocessor Development System (as a capital investment), plus application programming in the microprocessor assembler language. The latter effort requires extensive knowledge of the microprocessor operation and instruction set. This also places an added burden on maintenance personnel.

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IBM Series/1 - EDL Compiler and EPROM Writer

The EDL (Event Driven Language) Compiler provides a high level language for application development on microprocessor-based manufacturing systems. The system also provides EPROM (Eraseable Programmable Read-Only Memory) writing of programs. Manufacturing tools are using more microprocessors for integrated machine control, data collection, report generation and host communication. With such application, the system development typically requires an appropriate Microprocessor Development System (as a capital investment), plus application programming in the microprocessor assembler language. The latter effort requires extensive knowledge of the microprocessor operation and instruction set. This also places an added burden on maintenance personnel. The present development provides a high level language capability, specifically IBM Series/1 EDL instructions, for application development. A variety of microprocessors, such as the Intel 8085, can be utilized. Using a 8085 macro library as an example, the EDL application is converted to executable 8085 machine code. This latter step provides direct execution of the program rather than an interpretive execution as done on the Series/1. This reduces both storage requirements and run time on the 8085. Once assembly time errors have been detected and corrected, the Series/1 provides a program interface (via DI/DO) to a Pro-Log M900B universal PROM writer, allowing the user to write ...