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HP Nano Processor
08-05-2015, 01:03 AM (This post was last modified: 08-05-2015 02:15 AM by Paul Berger (Canada).)
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HP Nano Processor
For anyone interested in the nano processor which was a control processor designed in the early 1970s that was used in some HP desktop machines as well as instruments. I was given a document called "Nano Processor User's Guide" by its creator Larry Bower. A scan of this document is available at Some of the listing in the document are not good as they where already quite faded in the original document.
Hmmmm well this is very odd if I attempt to include it using the "link" button or even as plain text the forum software seems to put extra characters into the link, copy the text below into uRL input field of your browser adding an 'h' at the beginning.

ttps://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwZMBH1UdIEYfkZsMllIRFN2TlowY0JzLXNGbnFtMGhyVDNKUHU0Y3VwREVmVWVfb​FdEelk&usp=sharing

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08-05-2015, 01:37 AM (This post was last modified: 08-05-2015 01:38 AM by Katie Wasserman.)
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Paul,

This sounds interesting but the the link to your scanned document is not working.

Thanks,

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08-05-2015, 01:39 AM
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Hello Paul,
Thank you for sharing, but the link is not working.
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08-05-2015, 01:43 AM
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Wow, Paul, that will be terrific! The Nano Processor was used in all sorts of things, even including HP Logic Pulser probe - using a programmable device to create different pulse trains would be trivial today but unusual for such a slim device in the 1970s.

Larry Bower was the source of many amazing things in Santa Rosa's Instrument Division (later split into Network Analysis and Signal Analysis divisions; now the headquarters of Keysight Technology, HP's electronic test and measurement spin-off). He designed, laid out and built his own high-end 6502 based computer for fun from scratch in parallel with the Apple ][, wrote code for same and generally kept us junior engineers in awe. I've long wanted to know about the Nano Processor and look forward to reading what he sent.

Many thanks again -
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08-05-2015, 02:12 AM
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The link from this page seems to work. It doesn't when placed here directly.

Weird.


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08-05-2015, 02:17 AM (This post was last modified: 08-05-2015 02:19 AM by Paul Berger (Canada).)
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Yes I posted it on the hp_agilent_equipment yahoo newsgroup as well since that is where I originally obtained the document. See my updated post at the beginning, the forum software seems to be messing with the link.

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08-05-2015, 02:36 AM
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The yahoo link worked, thank you!
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11-19-2015, 06:05 PM
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Thanks

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