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#1 14-09-2008 10:48:57

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Mostek FLP-80 Assembler

Many Assembler programs written on the NewBrain Computer back in 1981 were done using the Mostek FLP-80 Assembler. This Assembler was originally part of the Mostek Z-80 Development System for Main Frames and was first released on 8 inch Floppy Disks. It was later released on 5.25 inch Floppy for CP/M System. Has anyone got a copy of the FLP-80 Assembler program?

 

#2 06-04-2010 02:26:56

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Re: Mostek FLP-80 Assembler

Someone out there must have a copy of the Mostex FLP-80 Assembler software. We need it on 5.25 Floppy ideally.

Does anyone actually have any software on 8 inch floppy. A rare bird indeed. Might be a good idea the extact programs from the 8 inch floppys and get onto a PC Hard Drive for future use on the NewBrain CP/M System.

 

#3 06-04-2010 02:36:39

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Re: Mostek FLP-80 Assembler

Re: Data transfer from 9895 8 inch floppy
Message #2 Posted by Vassilis Prevelakis on 17 May 2007, 11:24 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Wilbert Wilson

Wilbert Wilson wrote:

> Hopefully someone can help me with this.I have several 8 inch inch
> floppy disk and would like to transfer the data and program files
> from the 8 inch media to a media able to be read by a PC. The
> HP9895A disk drive is connected to a HP9835A desktop computer.

First WOW! I really would like to get my hands on such a machine.

Now a couple of assumptions I need to make:

1. The HP9895A and HP9835A are operational.

2. You want to transer the programs and data so that you can port the applications to a new computer.

3. The HP9835A has a working HP-IB interface (it should to be able to talk to the HP9895A).

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Given the above, you'd be better off sending everything as ASCII over HP-IB, rather than getting the stuff off the floppies. This is because you'd then have to decode the info inside the retrieved files. This would involve de-tokenizing the BASIC programs and reverse engineering the structure of the data files, so that you can extract the data.

One easy way to get your HP9835A to send the programs and data as ASCII is to set up an HP-IB "printer" and then use the combination of your HP9895A and HP9835A to "print" the programs and data to the HP-IB "printer". Since I have these equipement handy, I'd use the HP82164A HP-IL/RS-232 Interface connected to the serial port of my PC (running, say, kermit to pick up the data received over the serial link). Note that the HP82164A is an HP-IL device, so I'd use the HP82169A HP-IL/HP-IB Interface to link my HP-IB equiped computer to the HP82164A.


+---------+        +----------+        +----------+       +--------+
| HP9835A +--------+ HP82169A +--------+ HP82164A +-------+   PC   |
+---------+        +----------+        +----------+       +--------+
            HP-IB               HP-IL               RS/232

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Alternatively, if you happen to have an HP-IB ISA or PCI card for your PC, you may want to read the

"[3] Transferring Files Over HP-IB"

section of this article found at:

http://www.series80.org/Articles/xfer-to-dos.txt

Regards

**vp

 

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Re: Mostek FLP-80 Assembler

8-inch floppy drives that once existed.

Calcomp 140M OEM Reference manual, 40 pgs
Calcomp 142M Tech manual, 42 pgs
Calcomp 143 Tech manual, 50 pgs
Control Data spec sheets, 9406-4 4 pgs, color photos
Control Data brochure, 9406 9404 and 9408 9409. 4 pgs color
Control Data (CDC) (MPI) BR803, BR8A3, BR8A2, BR8A5, BR8A6 models, 76 pgs. Includes adaption to Shugart-like signals.
Dysan 360/2A 8-inch alignment disk instructions, 1978, 8 pages
Dysan Maxi 48 TPI Diagnositc diskette manual, for 808-100, 808-200, 808-300, 808-400; 4 pgs
iCOM - see this Web page
IMI 5007 disk drive, Cromemco HD5 manual #023-6028, January 1982, 104pp.
Innovex 200M Floppy Disk Drive Maintenance manual, Oct 1975. 68 pgs
Magnetic Peripherals Inc (CDC) (MPI) BR803, BR8A3, BR8A2, BR8A5 models, 76 pgs. Includes adaption to Shugart-like signals. 76 pgs
Mitsubishi M2894-63 Standard Specifications, 46 pgs
Mitsubishi M2896-63 manual by Mitsubishi, standard specifications 68 pgs, schematics
...this version has all small IC's oriented PARALLEL to 50-pin edge connector
Mitsubishi M2896-63 manual sold by Heath/Zenith, 60 pages, schematics
...this version has IC's between power and head connectors PERPENDICULAR to 50-pin edge connector
Matsushita JA-751A specification, 36 pgs
NEC FD1165 maintenance manual, copy, 100 pgs
NEC FD-1165 Product Description manual, copy, 44 pgs
PerSci 299B disk drive technical manual, Cromemco #023-6000, April 1981, 50 pp.
PerSci 277 disk drive allignment procedure, Cromemco #023-6008, March 1980, 15 pp.
PerSci model 277 diskette drive product spec, Cromemco #023-0057, 25 pp.
PerSci 277 disk drive instruction manual (parts list and schematics), Cromemco #023-0016, May 1980, 50 pp.
PerSci 1070 INtelligent Diskette drive controller. 16 pgs
-- includes 2-page data sheets on model 70 model 270 floppy drive. No schematics
-- controller has parallel interface plus serial interface for commands.
(Imsai) PerSci 277 Diskette drive manual, 100 pgs
(Imsai) PerSci/IMSAI runnup procedure, 75 pgs
(Imsai) PerSci Maintenance manual, 40 pgs
Pertec FD400 FD410 FD500 FD510 etc.:
...see my MITS/Altair Web page for other Pertec docs
Qume DataTrak 8 (full height) (DT8) Product Specifications, Apr 1979, 13 pgs
Qume DataTrak 8 maintenance manual, Jan 1980, half sized, 80 pgs
Qume DataTrak 8 maintenance manual, Jan 1980, full sized, first 40 pages plus HALF of last 40 pgs
QumeTrak 842 drive - same as Qume DataTrak 8 or DT8 as above
QumeTrak 842 maintenance manual, Dec 1981, 96 pgs (from copy)
Qume 242 (half height) product manual, 27 pages (from copy)
Qume 242 maintenance manual, schematics 92 pgs (from copy)
Siemens (Singer, World Disk Drives) FDD100-8 manual, 90 pgs
Siemens (Singer, World Disk Drives) FDD200-8 OEM manual, 42 pgs

Shugart SA800, SA801 manuals below from 1977: 25100-25017 models (small IC chips)
Shugart SA800 Double Density Design Guide - App. Bulletin, 1977. 33 pgs.
Shugart SA800 SA801 OEM manual, 42 pgs (jumper and use information)
Shugart SA800 SA801 maintenance manual, 30 pgs (schematics, testing advice)
Shugart SA800 SA801 illustrated parts catalog, 16 pgs (parts diagrams& lists)
Shugart SA800 SA801 Theory of Operation,31 pgs (parts diagrams& lists)
Shugart Spare parts price list, see below

Shugart SA800, SA801 manuals below for PC board #25136 (all small IC chips) and 25229 (w/ large LSI chip)
--- also numbers 2510X, 2517X, 25229
Shugart SA800 SA801 Service manual, 1981.Theory, maintenance, 100 pgs
Shugart Spare parts price list, see below

Other Shugart manuals:
Shugart SA850, SA851 service and maint. manual, copy, 100 pgs
Shugart application note, "replacing an SA850/851 with an 860", 8 pgs
Shugart Spare parts price list, 1980 and 1981. For SA 800, 801, 810, 850, 860? drives. 30 pgs.
Shugart SA810, SA860 OEM manual, 54 pgs
Shugart SA810, SA860 OEM and service manual, 112 pgs
Shugart SA809 drive exercisor manual, from copy, 8 pgs
Shugart SA900, 901, 902 maintenance manual. schematics. 74 pgs
Shugart SA900, SA901 OEM manual, 38 pgs

Synetic FDS-2 - see this Web page
Tandon TM848-1, TM848-2 Product Specification, 16 pgs
Tandon TM848(-1,-2) 8" drive technical manual, Cromemco #023-6040, Dec 1982, 96 pp.
Tandon TM848-1E, -2E OEM, oper., service manual, 93 pgs
Wangco 82 floppy drive oper. & maint.manaual, Cromemco #023-0058, 1981, 50 pp.
Y-E Data YD-174 Two-Sided Diskette Drive, schematics, 10 pgs

 


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