Microdisk Drive - After a meeting with John Honig, George
Nishura defined the pin/interface specification. It
is a DIN connector with 14 pins.
MUFFY - Dave Sovey designed the MUFFY simulator and Michael
Wooding is building it. In the event that Wooding is
assigned to another project, Songly Mu will be able to
bring it to completion. Peter Atesian has indentified
a vendor that will commit to a schedule of Sept. 20;
however, a purchase order will need to be issued. Randy Hoopai
is entering the MUFFY schematic into the MENTOR system.
KERI - Peter Atesian informed me that ASG is developing a test
program for KERI. However, the Note from the previous
status report is still a primary concern.
SCHEDULE - enclosed with this status report.
FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION - The 1450 specs is on the VAX; and
it can be modify for the XL product. Randy Hoopai will
be generating the XL specs.
MANUAL - Phil Suen will determine whether under the new guideline,
the project is responsible for the manual.
SCHEMATIC - Sonly Mu is continuing the drafting of the schematic.
It is still waiting on the MUFFY pinout specification that will
be finalized on Aug. 15. Randy Hoopai and Gary Rubio will
help to enter the schematic onto the MENTOR system.
PARTS LIST - this will be generated when the schematic is finished.
BOX & PACKING MATERIALS - same as the manual
DISK FIRMWARE - Mike Barall finished writing the 8049 firmware.
It cannot be tested until the 6502 disk handler is written.
OS - It was decided to put a FMS (DOS routines) in ROM. Mike
Barall is commited to having a working OS by Oct. 31 and
Tom Brightman will continue to keeping the Data General
as the development tool. "Working" OS is defined as one
that can be demostrated to the customers.
TEST SOFTWARE(S) - John Hinman is designing a complete test
program for MUFFY.
The initial pacing item is the availability of MUFFY. Once
MUFFY is available, then the pacing item will be the system
KERI and MUFFY will have to have test programs and equipment
to qualify them during production. Currently, Peter Atesian
said that we do not have the equipment of testing a 68 pins