Software Product Description ~D~DDmD MINC/BASIC,

Software Product Description ~D~DDmD MINC/BASIC,
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Software Product Description
PRODUCT NAME:
MINC/BASIC,
Version 1.2
DESCRIPTION:
BASIC is a conversational language developed at
Dartmouth College that uses simple English languagelike statements and familiar notations to perform computer programming operations. MINC/BASIC is an
implementation of BASIC designed specially for the
MINC system. It operates as a computational, graphics
and laboratory data acquisition and control package
for scientific and clinical applications.
MINC/BASIC can be used to control all MINC system
resources. All features of the operating system are
accessible from BASIC. MINC/BASIC systems are distributed in a pregenerated form so the user is in BASIC
when the system is turned on. No knowledge outside of
BASIC is.required to operate this system. With MINC/
BASIC, even users previously unfamiliar with computers are able to quickly and easily program successful
laboratory and data acquisition applications.
MINC/BASIC has a variety of features for writing, editing, and running user programs. The screen text editior
uses special function keys to make program editing
easier.
The graphics calls in MINC/BASIC plot two singlevalued functions on the console CRT with a resolution
of 512 points on the X-axis and 190 pOints on the Yaxis. Other graphics features include automatic scaling, shading, and interpolation.
MINC/BASIC includes commands for the control and
monitoring of experiments through the standard IEEE488 Interface or optional MINC plug-in modules for
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Analog to digital conversion
Analog preamplification
Analog multiplexing
Digital to analog conversion
Digital input
Digital output
Timekeeping (crystal clock)
MINC/BASIC commands display characters on the
console CRT screen in a variety of formats including
reverse video, flashing, boldface, underline, and
combinations.
There are a total of four serial line ports: the first is used
for the VT105 console terminal; the second, an
optional line printer; and, the remaining two are for
general ASCII instrument support.
June 1980
SPD 14.47.3
Included with MINC/BASIC is the MINC Applications
Package that provides stand-alone applications programs written in BASIC. These programs are useful
computational aids that can serve as a basis for user
program development. Each program is selected from
a simple menu list. The package is divided into five
sections:
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Numerical
Statistical
Regression Analysis
Financial
Miscellaneous
MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIRED:
MNC11-B
MNC11-C
MNC11-E
OPTIONAL HARDWARE:
A maximum of eight MNC laboratory modules can be
supported at one time. The maximum number for any
individual module is given below. In no case can the
total number of installed modules be greater than
eight. However, modules can at any time be interchanged, subject to nine configuration guidelines.
The total number of A/D channels (single-ended or
differential) supported by the software is 64.
The LA34, LA35-H or LA38 (EIA only) is supported as
an optional line printer.
MODULE
DESCRIPTION
MNCKW
Programmable
Real-Time Clock
AID Converter
Dual Multiplexer
Preamplifier
DIA Converter
Digital Input
Digital Output
MNCAD
MNCAM
MNCAG
MNCAA
MNCDI
MNCDO
MAXIMUM NUMBER
2
7*
5*
4
4
4
*MNCAD required
PREREQUISITE SOFTWARE:
None
OPTIONAL SOFTWARE:
None
AE-H170D-TC
SPD 14.47.3
MINC/BASIC, Version 1.2
-2TRAINING CREDITS:
None
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION:
CUSTOMER INSTALLED
MINC/BASIC is a software product engineered to be
installed by the customer and includes other Software
Product Support services listed below.
SUPPORT CATEGORY:
DIGITAL SUPPORTED
MINC/BASIC is a DIGITAL Supported Software
Product.
All source licensed software is furnished only under
the terms and conditions of a separate Software Program Sources License Agreement between Purchaser
and DIGITAL.
The following key (X, Z) represents the distribution
media for the product and must be specified at the end
of the order number, e.g., QJV31-HX = binaries on
RX02 Double Density Diskette.
X = RX02 Double Density Diskette
Z = No hardware dependency
MNC11
-8-MINC03 Hardware single-use license,
binaries, documentatiuon, support services
MNC11
-E-MINC23 Hardware single-use license,
binaries, documentation, support services
SOFTWARE PRODUCT SUPPORT:
The Customer is entitled to free telephone support by
the MINC Product Service Center (PSC) for a gO-day
period commencing either from the date of first use by
the Customer or thirty (30) days after delivery,
whichever occurs first.
The MINC Applications Package is offered as Customer Supported/Customer Installed software. The
above telephone support does not apply for the MINC
Applications Package.
ORDERING INFORMATION:
All binary licensed software, including any subsequent
updates, is furnished under the licensing provisions of
DIGITAL's Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale,
which provide in part that the software and any part
thereof may be used on only the single CPU on which
the software is first installed, and may be copied, in
whole or in part (with the proper inclusion of the
DIGITAL copyright notice and any DIGITAL proprietary noti.ces on the software) only for use on such CPU.
Update Options
Users of MINC/BASIC whose specified Support Category warranty has expired may order under license the
following software update at the then current charge
for such update. The update is distributed in binary
form on the appropriate medium and includes no
installation or other services unless specifically stated.
QJV31
-H- Binaries, documentation (media: X)
QJV31
-H- Right to copy for single-use (under existing license), no binaries, no documentation (media: Z)
Miscellaneous Options
QJV31
-G- Documentation only kit (media: Z)
ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
None
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