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Microprocessors in CRT terminals

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2 Author(s)
Cropper, L.C. ; Beehive Medical Electronics ; Whiting, J.W.

In late 1971, with Intel's announcement of the first processor on a chip, the staff at Beehive Medical Electronics began almost immediately to consider the advantages of using a microprocessor in a CRT terminal. Discussions evolved to serious definition of a new terminal design incorporating the following features: • Self test (as minicomputers do) • Standard hardware (capable of being customized by software changes only) • Simple implementation of polling protocols • Less random logic design • Stand-alone editing and computing capabilities

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Computer  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 8 )