1981 – HP Journal Index

January 1981 v.32 n.1

Cover: Model 82153A digital bar-code wand for use with the HP-41C Calculator

Handheld Scanner Makes Reading Bar Codes Easy and Inexpensive. This lightweight wand contains the light source, reflected-light sensor and digital signal shaping circuitry needed for scanning bar-code patterns reliably, by Edward G. Weaver, Jr., Donald L. Lubin, John J. Uebbing, pg 3-10. HEDS-3000, HEDS-1000, 82153A.

What is a Bar Code? pg 7-8

[Authors:] Edward [Eddie] G. Weaver, Jr., Donald [Don] L. Lubin,  John J. Uebbing, pg 9

Reading Bar Codes for the HP-41C Programmable Calculator. A new accessory for HP’s most powerful handheld calculator quickly enters data and programs from printed bar code, by David R. Conklin, Thomas L. Revere III, pg 11-14. 82153A.

[Authors:] Thomas [Tom] L. Revere III, David [Dave] R. Conklin, pg 14

A High Quality Low-Cost Graphics Tablet. It enables the user to interact easily with a computer graphics system to generate illustrations using predefined and user-defined shapes, point-to-point plotting, and continuous line drawing or tracing, by Donald J. Stavely, pg 15-24. 9111A.

Capacitive Stylus Design. The stylus for the 9111A Graphics Tablet is slim, rugged and provides tactile feedback, by Susan M. Cardwell, pg 17-18

[Author:] Susan M. Cardwell, pg 17

Programming the Graphics Tablet. Software packages for several HP computers use the tablet’s built-in capabilities to create diagrams, figures and charts, by Debra S. Bartlett, pg 20-21

[Author:] Debra [Debbie] S. Bartlett, pg 21

Tablet/Display Combination Supports Interactive Graphics. A graphics tablet combined with vector-scan display system provides a powerful, inexpensive graphics workstation, by David A. Kinsell, pg 22-23

[Author:] David [Dave] A. Kinsell, pg 23

[Author:] Donald [Don] J. Stavely, pg 24

Programming for Productivity: Factory Data Collection Software. DATACAP/1000 is a software tool for designing and managing data collection networks. Running on an HP 1000 Computer System, it is flexible, easy to use, and compatible with user-written routines, by Steven H. Richard, pg 25-31. HP1000, 92080A.

A Terminal Management Tool. It provides a reentrant environment for HP 1000 Computers, simplifying the development of multiterminal applications, by Francois Gaullier, pg 30-31

[Authors:] Francois Gaullier, Steven [Steve] H. Richard, pg 31

February 1981 v.32 n.2

Cover: Model 8662A Synthesized Signal Generator

A High-Purity, Fast-Switching Synthesized Signal Generator. When the lowest possible noise is a critical requirement for a programmable frequency source, this generator can do the job. Rapid switching and high output-level accuracy are two of its other advantages, by Roland Hassun , pg 3-7. 8662A.

Spectrail Purity, by Roland Hassun, pg 4

[Author:] Roland [Rolly] Hassun, pg 7

Digital Control for a High-Performance Programmable Signal Generator. Front-panel, internal and remote control of a complex instrument calls for a microprocessor-based controller, by Hamilton C. Chisholm, pg 8-11. 8662A.

8662A Power-On and Self-Test Sequences. The ROM and RAM tests have some clever twists, by Albert W. Kovalick, pg 9-10

[Author:] Albert [Al] W. Kovalick, pg 10

[Author:] Hamilton [Ham] C. Chisholm, pg 11

Low-Noise RF Signal Generator Design. Seven phase-locked loops and some innovative techniques did the job, by Dieter Scherer, Donald W. Mathiesen, Fred H. Ives, Bill S. Chan, William J. Crilly, Jr., pg 12-22. 8662A.

A Switching Power Supply for a Low-Noise Signal Generator. An unusual  choice, because of switching noise, but the benefits outweighed the problems, by Gerald L. Ainsworth, pg 20. 8662A.

[Author:] Gerald [Jerry] L. Ainsworth, pg 20

[Authors:] Fred H. Ives, Dieter Scherer, Donald [Don] W. Mathiesen, pg 21

[Authors:] William [Skip] J. Crilly, Jr., Bill S. Chan, pg 22

A High-Purity Signal Generator Output Section. This section supplies a low-noise output with unprecedented level accuracy, by Donald T. Borowski, David L. Platt, pg 22-27

[Authors:] Donald [Don] T. Borowski, David [Dave] L. Platt, pg 26

Product Design for Precision and Purity. Shielding and reliability are major considerations, by Robert L. DeVries, pg 28-30. 8662A.

[Author:] Robert [Bob] L. DeVries, pg 30

Verifying High Spectral Purity and Level Accuracy in Production. The question is how to test a state-of-the-art product without losing production-line efficiency, by John W. Richardson, pg 30-32. 8662A.

[Author:] John W. Richardson, pg 32

March 1981 v.32 n.3

Cover: A piece of cultured (laboratory-grown) quartz

New Display Station Offers Multiple Screen Windows and Dual Data Communications Ports. This versatile computer terminal can act like four virtual terminals. It’s designed for data entry and program development, by Gary C. Staas, pg 3-8. 2626A.

[Author:] Gary C. Staas, pg 7

Display Station’s User Interface is Designed for Increased Productivity. Easy access to an extensive feature set requires a thorough, thoughtful approach to the user interface, by Gordon C. Graham, pg 8-12. 2626A.

[Author:] Gordon C. Graham, pg 11

Hardware and Firmware Support for Four Virtual Terminals in One Display Station. The goals were 2645A compatibility, improved price/performance and reliability and ease of use, manufacturing and service, by John D. Wiese, Srinivas Sukumar, pg 13-15. 2626A, 2645A.

[Authors:] Srinivas Sukumar, John D. Wiese, pg 15

A Silicon-on-Sapphire Integrated Video Controller. Integration was considered mandatory to make the display system practical and reliable, by Jean-Claude Roy, 16-19. 2626A.

[Author:] Jean-Claude [Jean] Roy, pg 19

SC-Cut Quartz Oscillator Offers Improved Performance. This compact oscillator is designed to serve as a built-in precision frequency source. New technology and packaging provide lower power consumption, faster warmup, better stability and lower phase noise, by Robert L. Wilson, J. Robert Burgoon, pg 20-29. 10811A/B.

The SC Cut, a Brief Summary. First introduced in 1974, the stress compensated cut has many virtues, by Charles A. Adams, John A. Kusters, pg 22-23

[Authors:] Charles A. Adams, John [Jack] A. Kusters, pg 23

Flexible Circuit Packaging of a Crystal Oscillator. Selectively stiffened flexible circuitry is a radical approach that meets tough objectives, by James H. Steinmetz, pg 26-28. 10811A/B.

[Author:] James [Jim] H. Steinmetz, pg 28

[Authors:] J. Robert [Bob] Burgoon, Robert [Bob] L. Wilson, pg 29

New Temperature Probe Locates Circuit Hot Spots. Use it with any general-purpose digital multimeter and some HP oscilloscopes to get readings directly in degrees Celsius, by Marvin F. Estes, Donald Zimmer, Jr., pg 30-32. 10023A.

[Authors:] Marvin F. Estes, Donald [Don] Zimmer, Jr., pg 32

April 1981 v.32. n.4

Cover: Materials Management/3000

An Interactive Material Planning and Control System for Manufacturing Companies. Drawing on HP’s own experience, this powerful software for the HP 3000 Computer makes it easier to deal with the complexities of operating a manufacturing company, by Robert M. Steiner, Nancy C. Federman, pg 3-12. Material Management/3000, 32260A.

[Authors:] Nancy C. Federman, Robert [Bob] M. Steiner, pg 12

A Novel Approach to Computer Application System Design and Implementation. The Application Customizer helps designers construct generalized application systems and gives users tools to tailor these systems to their own research, by Loretta E. Winston, pg 13-18. Application Customizer, Application Monitor.

[Author:] Loretta E. Winston, pg 18

Automating Application System Operation and Control. The Application Monitor schedules, initiates and controls all interactive and background activities in an application system, by Barry D. Kurtz, pg 19-22

[Author:] Barry D. Kurtz, pg 22

Precision DVM Has Wide Dynamic Range and High Systems Speed. This digital voltmeter makes precision laboratory measurements with 100-nanovolt dc resolution and two-ppm linearity. Variable integration time allows four-digit measurements at 300 readings per second, by Charles A. Clark, James J. Ressmeyer, Lawrence T. Jones, pg 23-32. 3456A.

Voltmeter Stores Measurement Instructions and Data, pg 30. 3456A.

[Authors:] Charles [Chuck] A. Clark, James [Jim] J. Ressmeyer, Lawrence [Larry] T. Jones, pg 31

May 1981 v.32 n.5

Cover: The exposure end of HP’s Electron Beam Lithography System

A Precision High-Speed Electron Beam Lithography System. This very fast electron beam system is designed for mask making or direct writing on wafers in an integrated circuit production environment, by Ronald K. Scudder, John C. Eidson, Wayne C. Haase, pg 3-13

Electron Beam Lithography, by Frank Ura, pg 5

Proximity Effect Correction by Processing, pg 6

[Authors:] Ronald [Ron] K. Scudder, Wayne C. Haase, John C. Eidson, pg 12

SAWR Device Fabrication, pg 13

A Precision, High-Current, High-Speed Electron Beam Lithography Column. The column’s field emission electron gun contributes to the system’s high speed, by Heui Pei Kuo, John Kelly, Timothy R. Groves, pg 14-20

A Precision X-Y Stage and Substrate Handling System for Electron Beam Lithography. This systems positions wafers and masks within 16 nanometres of the desired position, by Charles L. Merja, Earl E. Lindberg, pg 16-18

[Authors:] Earl E. Lindberg, Charles [Chuck] L. Merja, pg 18

[Authors:] Huei P. Kuo, Timothy [Tim] R. Groves, John Kelly, pg 20

Software Control for the HP Electron Beam Lithography System. A large, complex software package makes the system’s capabilities readily available to the user, by Bruce Hamilton, pg 21-23

[Author:] Bruce Hamilton, pg 23

Pattern Data Flow in the HP Electron Beam System. The pattern data turns the electron beam on and off at rates as high as 300 MHz, by Howard F. Lee, Michael J. Cannon, Robert B. Lewis, pg 24-27

[Authors:] Robert [Bob] B. Lewis, Howard F. Lee, Michael [Mike] J. Cannon, pg 26

Calibration of the HP Electron Beam System. Precision is achieved by measuring distortions and correcting them with software and electronics, by Geraint Owen, Faith L. Bugely, Ian F. Osborne, Robert B. Schudy, pg 27-33

Software for Octopole Calibration, pg 29

[Authors:] Robert [Bob] B. Schudy, Ian F. Osborne, Faith L. Bugely, Geraint Owen, pg 33

Digital Adaptive Matched Filter for Fiducial Mark Registration. Detecting registration marks on substrates is a problem of extracting a known signal from noise, by Tsen-gong Jim Hsu, pg 34-36

[Author:] Tsen-gong Jim Hsu, pg 36

June 1981 v.32 n.6

Cover: VLSI Design and Artwork Verification

Viewpoints: Marco Negrete on Structured VLSI Design, pg 3-4

[Author:] Marco R. Negrete, pg 4

VLSI Design Strategies and Tools. A survey of present approaches and possible future directions at Hewlett Packard, by Daniel J. Griffin, William J. Haydamack, pg 5-12

Advanced Symbolic Artwork Preparation (ASAP). ASAP is the top end of HP’s bipolar design methods, by P. Kent Hardage, Kyle M. Black, pg 8-10

[Authors:] P. Kent Hardage, Kyle M. Black, pg 10

VLSI Makes 32-Bit CPU Chip Possible, pg 11

[Authors:] William [Bill] J. Haydamack, Daniel [Dan] J. Griffin, pg 12

Design and Simulation of VLSI Circuits. Logic simulators, circuit simulators, and schematic editors aid the designer, by Richard I. Dowell, Ravi M. Apte, Louis K. Scheffer, pg 12-18

Transistor Electrical Characterization and Analysis Program (TECAP). More accurate models are needed as simulation becomes more important, by Ebrahim Khalily, pg 16-17

[Authors:] Ebrahim Khalily, Louis [Lou] K. Scheffer, pg 17

[Authors:] Richard [Dick] I. Dowell, Ravi M. Apte, pg 18

An Interactive Graphics System for Structured Design of Integrated Circuits. Multilevel symbolic representation and incremental design rule checking facilitate the creation of physical IC layouts, by William J. McCalla, Diane F. Bracken, pg 18-25. IGS.

IC Layout on a Desktop Computer. This small but powerful system has many of the capabilities of IGS and is compatible with it, by Thomas H. Baker, pg 20-21

[Author:] Thomas [Tom] H. Baker, pg 21

[Authors:] Diane F. Bracken, William [Bill] J. McCalla, pg 25

VLSI Design and Artwork Verification. Geometric and circuit level checking verify proper operation, by Michael G. Tucker, William J. Haydamack, pg 25-29.

See Also: Correction: Replacement for the figure on page 26 in the article “VLSI Design and Artwork Verification”, page 32 in the July 1981 issue

[Author:] Michael [Mike] G. Tucker, pg 28

University and Industrial Cooperation for VLSI. The benefits flow in both directions, by Merrill W. Brooksby, Patricia L. Castro, pg 29-33

A Process Control Network. Many small computers smooth the flow of wafers and help make processes transportable, by Christopher R. Clare, pg 30-31

[Author:] Christopher [Chris] R. Clare, pg 31

[Authors:] Merrill W. Brooksby, Patricia [Pat] L. Castro, pg 32

Benefits of Quick-Turnaround Integrated Circuit Processing. Going quickly from designs to chips aids the design process and improves yields, by Patricia L. Castro, Merrill W. Brooksby, Fred L. Hanson, pg 33-35

[Author:] Fred L. Hanson, pg 35

Viewpoints: David Packard on University and Industry Cooperation, pg 36

[Author:] David [Dave] Packard, pg 36

July 1981 v.32 n.7

Cover: Model 3054A Automatic Data Acquisition and Control System

Instrument System Provides Precision Measurement and Control Capabilities. Measurement and control instruments are integrated in a system package designed for easy use in data acquisition and control situations. This system is supported by software for common monitoring and actuating applications, by Virgil L. Laing, pg 3-8. 3054A.

Thermocouple conversion and Transducer Curve Fitting, pg 4

Why Compensate Thermocouples? Pg 5

Precision Data Acquisition Teams up with Computer Power. This data acquisition/control system includes HP’s most powerful technical computer, by Lawrence E. Heyl, pg 6. 3054C.

[Author:] Lawrence [Larry] E. Heyl, pg 6

Data Logging is Easy with an HP-85/3054A Combination. Here’s a compact data recording and display system with easy-to-use software, by David L. Wolpert, pg 7-8

[Authors:] David [Dave] L. Wolpert, Virgil L. Laing, pg 8

Versatile Instrument Makes High-Performance Transducer-Based Measurements. This instrument serves as the eyes, ears, and hands for a computer-controlled system that acquires data from transducers and controls equipment and processes, by Thomas J. Heger, James S. Epstein, pg 9-15. 3497A.

Internal Control of the 3497A Data Acquisition/Control Unit, pg 13

[Authors:] James [Jim] S. Epstein, Thomas [Tom] J. Heger, p15

Plug-in Assemblies for a Variety of Data Acquisition/Control Applications. There are units for multiplexing, counting, digital and analog inputs and outputs, and thermocouple measurements, among others, by Thomas J. Heger, Patricia A. Redding, Richard L. Hester, pg 16-22. 9915A.

[Authors:] Patricia [Pat] A. Redding, Richard [Rick] L. Hester, pg 22

Desktop Computer Redesigned for Instrument Automation. Combining the system development ease of a desktop computer with the configuration flexibility of a board computer provides the instrumentation system designer with a new alternative for automation, by Vincent C. Jones, pg 23-32. 9915A.

A Unifying Approach to Designing for Reliability. Strife testing can help the designer realize a more reliable product, by Kenneth F. Watts, pg 24-25

[Author:] Kenneth [Ken] F. Watts, pg 25

Designing Testability and Serviceability into the 9915A. A computer that tests itself makes it easier to diagnose and fix system problems, by David J. Sweetser, pg 27-28

[Author:] David [Dave] J. Sweetser, pg 27

Operator Interface Design. You don’t get a keyboard or CRT display with a modular computer, but you can add them if you want to, by Robert A. Gilbert, pg 29-30. 9915A.

[Author:] Robert [Bob] A. Gilbert, pg 30

Cost-Effective Industrial Packaging. A rugged low-cost package is essential for a modular computer, by Eric L. Clarke, pg 31

[Author:] Eric L. Clarke, pg 31

[Author:] Vincent [Vince] C. Jones, pg 32

Correction: Replacement for the figure on page 26 in the article “VLSI Design and Artwork Verification”, page 25 in the June 1981 issue, pg 32

August 1981 v.32 n.8

Cover: HP power MOSFET fits in the schematic diagram of a 65000A Power Supply

200-kHz Power FET Technology in New Modular Power Supplies. These small, reliable 50-watt supplies are designed for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) use anywhere in the world, by Richard Myers, Robert D. Peck, pg 3-9. 65000A.

Magnetic Components for High-Frequency Switching Power Supplies. The goals were small size, 200-kHz operation, safety, and semiautomated manufacturing, by Winfried Seipel, pg 8-9

[Authors:] Richard [Rich] Myers, Winfried [Win] Seipel, Robert [Bob] D. Peck, pg 9

Laboratory-Performance Autoranging Power Supplies using Power MOSFET Technology. State-of-the-art components and circuit design enable this new generation of laboratory and system supplies to set new standards for performance and flexibility, by John W. Hyde, Dennis W. Gyma, Paul W. Bailey, Daniel R. Schwartz, pg 11-17. 6024A, 6012A.

[Authors:] Paul W. Bailey, John W. Hyde, Dennis W. Gyma, Daniel [Dan] R. Schwartz, pg 16

The Vertical Power MOSFET for High-Speed Power Control. A vertical semiconductor device structure provides a power MOSFET that can switch high currents and voltages very rapidly which makes it useful for power supplies, pulse drivers, and switching amplifiers, by Victor Li, Dah Wen Tsang, Robert L. Myers, Karl H. Tiefert, pg 18-24. 6501.

Power MOSFET Performance Useful for Many Applications, pg 19

[Authors:] Karl H. Tiefert, Robert [Bob] L. Myers, Dan Wen Tsang, Victor Li, pg 23

MOSFET Fabrication Requires Special Care, pg 24

Power Line Disturbances and Their Effect on Computer Design and Performance. Noise induced on the ac power line by machinery, lightning, and even appliances can be deterimental to computer performance. By becoming familiar with the nature of the noise and its causes, the designer and user can take steps to minimize the effect on computers, by Arthur W. Duell, W. Vincent Roland, pg 25-32

Definitions: ac Power Anomalies, pg 27

[Authors:] W. Vincent [Vince] Roland, Arthur [Art] W. Duell, pg 32

September 1981 v.32 n.9

Cover: HP Model 47210A Capnometer

A Reliable, Accurate CO2 Analyzer for Medical Use. Measuring the amount of carbon dioxide in a patient’s breath is an important medical diagnostic tool. This instrument makes the measurement quickly and easily without cumbersome calibration requirements, by Rodney J. Solomon, pg 3-21. 47201A.

Infrared Absorption, pg 4

A Miniature Motor for the CO2 Sensor (with Thanks to Kettering). The rotor contains optical elements, is the size of a coin, and rotates at 2400 r/min, by Edwin B. Merrick, pg 8-9

[Author:] Edwin [Ed] B. Merrick, pg 8

Fabrication of Sensor Requires Special Care, pg 10-11

An End-Tidal/Respiration-Rate Algorithm. An infrared absorption signal is processed digitally to yield CO2 level and rate of breathing, by John J. Krieger, pg 12-13

[Author:] John J. Krieger, pg 13

In-service CO2 Sensor Calibration. Quick and easy calibration is essential for a medical instrument, by Russell A. Parker, Rodney J. Solomon, pg 16-18. 47210A.

[Author:] Russell [Russ] A. Parker, pg 18

Making Accurate CO2 Measurements. This system produces accurate gas mixtures for CO2 sensor calibration, by John J. Krieger, pg 19-20

[Author:] Rodney [Rod] J. Solomon, pg 20

A Versatile Low-Frequency Impedance Analyzer with an Integral Tracking Gain-Phase Meter. This instrument measures impedance parameters, gain, phase, and group delay of individual components, circuit sections, and complete circuits. The measurements are automatic, wideband, and made under variable frequency and/or dc bias voltage conditions, by Kanuyaki Yafi, Takeo Shimizu, Yoh Narimatsu, pg 22-28. 4192A.

[Authors:] Yoh Marimatsu, Kazuyuki Yagi, Takeo Shimizu, pg 28

A Fast, Programmable Pulse Generator Output Stage. A new pulse generator supplies fast-transition pulses for testing 100k ECL, advanced Schottky TTL and other fast logic families, by Peter Aue, pg 29-32. 8161A.

[Author:] Peter Aue, pg 32

October 1981 v.32 n.10

Cover: A portion of the recording mechanism of the 4700A Cardiograph

Development of a High-Performance, Low-Mass, Low-Inertia Plotting Technology. A new vector plotter technology makes possible small, inexpensive graphics products that provide high-quality plots quickly, by Charles E. Tyler, Lawrence LaBarre, Wayne D. Baron, Robert G. Younge, pg 3-7. 4700A, 7580A.

Digital Control Simplifies X-Y Plotter Electronics, by W. D. Baron, pg 5-6

[Author:] Charles [Chuck] E. Tyler, Lawrence [Larry] LaBarre, Robert [Rob] G. Younge, Wayne D. Baron, pg 7

Plotter Servo Electronics Contained on a Single IC. This integrated circuit chip greatly simplified the design of products using HP’s new plotting technology, by Clement C. Lo, pg 8-9

[Author:] Clement C. Lo, pg 9

An Incremental Optical Shaft Encoder Kit with Integrated Optoelectronics. This kit can be assembled easily by an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) to provide accurate digital information about shaft position and velocity in digitally controlled electromechanical systems, by John J. Uebbing, Mark G. Leonard, Howard C. Epstein, pg 10-15. HEDS-5000.

[Authors:] Mark G. Leonard, Howard C. Epstein, John J. Uebbing, pg 15

New Plotting Technology Leads to a New Kind of Electrocardiograph. A low-mass, low-inertia plotting mechanism provides high-quality ECG’s in a variety of convenient formats, by Peter H. Dorward, Martin K. Mason, Steven J. Koerper, Steven A. Scampini, pg 16-24. 4700A.

What Is an Electrocardiogram? pg 20

[Authors:] Martin [Marty] K. Mason, Steven J. Koerper, pg 23

[Authors:] Steven [Steve] A. Scampini, Peter H. Dorward, pg 24

November 1981 v.32 n.11

Cover: 7580A Drafting Plotter

Development of a Large Drafting Plotter. Developing a large X-Y plotter that provides drafting-quality drawings, requires minimal floor space and costs less than half comparable machines was not easy. This article outlines the history and performance features of HP’s largest X-Y plotter, by George W. Lynch, Marvin L. Patterson, pg 3-7. 7580.

[Authors:] George W. Lynch, Marvin L. Patterson, pg 7

Aspects of Microprocessor and I/O Design for a Drafting Plotter. The use of a powerful microprocessor allows the designer to provide desirable features without increasing the complexity of the hardware, by Neal J. Martini, Hatem E. Mostafa, Dale W. Schaper, Lowell J. Stewart, pg 7-11. 7850A.

[Authors:] Neal J. Martini, Lowell J. Stewart, Hatem E. Mostafa, Dale W. Schaper, pg 11

Motor Drive Mechanics and Control Electronics for a High-Performance Plotter. HP’s low-mass, low-inertia design greatly simplifies the mechanical drive and servo control electronics, by Myungsae Son, Terry L. Flower, pg 12-15. 7580A.

[Authors:] Terry L. Flower, Myungsae [Myron] Son, pg 15

Firmware Determines Plotter Personality. This firmware provides drafting-quality lettering, keeps track of pens and plotting parameters, and minimizes the need for operator adjustments, by Mark A. Overton, Larry W. Hennessee, Richard B. Smith, Andrea K. Frankel, pg 16-25. 7580A.

New Language Tools Aid Plotter Firmware Development, by Andrea K. Frankel, pg 24

[Authors:] Richard [Rick] B. Smith, Larry W. Hennessee, Mark A. Overton, Andrea K. Frankel, pg 25

Y-Axis Pen Handling System. An adaptive pen-lift mechanism, automatic pen selection and storage, and a sturdy drive system are key elements of this design, by David J. Perach, Samuel R. Haugh, Robert D. Haselby, pg 25-32. 7580A.

[Authors:] Samuel [Sam] R. Haugh, David [Dave] J. Perach, Robert [Bob] D. Haselby, pg 32

X-Axis Micro-Grip Drive and Platen Design. Moving paper accurately with grit-covered wheels requires careful attention to platen design and grit-wheel fabrication, by Ronald J. Kaplan, Robert S. Townsend, pg 33-36. 7580A.

[Authors:] Robert [Bob] S. Townsend, Ronald [Ron] J. Kaplan, pg 36

December 1981 v.32 n.12

Cover: a 280-megahertz SAW resonator

Surface-Acoustic-Wave Delay Lines and Transversal Filters. Novel, simple and compact electronic devices can be realized by exciting and detecting acoustic waves electrically on the surface of a solid. Technological advances in low-loss delay lines and bandpass filters are discussed, by William R. Shreve, Waguih S. Ishak, H. Edward Karrer, pg 3-8. SAW.

[Authors:] H. Edward [Ed] Karrer, William [Bill] R. Shreve, Waguih S. Ishak, pg 8

Surface-Acoustic-Wave Resonators. By reflecting acoustic waves back and forth on the surface of a crystal one can obtain resonant devices for frequencies in the UHF range, by Scott S. Elliott, Peter S. Cross, pg 9-17. SAW.

SAWR Fabrication. The process used to make surface acoustic-wave resonators is similar in many ways to the processes used to make integrated circuits, by Robert C. Bray, Yen C. Chu, pg 11-13

[Authors:] Yen C. Chu, Robert [Bob] C. Bray, pg 13

280-MHz Production SAWR. It’s the first SAW component designed for use in an HP instrument, by Marek E. Mierzwinski, Mark E. Terrien, pg 15-16

[Authors:] Mark E. Terrien, Marek E. Mierzwinski, pg 16

[Authors:] Peter S. Cross, Scott S. Elliott, pg 17

Physical Sensors using SAW Devices. Novel force and pressure transducers sense the effects of mechanical stress on surface wave velocity and resonant frequency, by J. Fleming Dias, pg 18-20

[Author:] J. Fleming Dias, pg 20

Proximity Effect Corrections by Means of Processing: Theory and Applications. HP’s electron beam lithography system has been used to evaluate methods of reducing the unwanted effects of electron scattering, by Paul Rissman, Michael P.C. Watts, pg 21-27

Monte Carlo Simulations for Electron Beam Exposures. A computer model of electron scattering aids research into this effect, by Armand P. Neukermans, Steven G. Eaton, pg 24-25

[Authors:] Steven G. Eaton, Armand P. Neukermans, pg 24

[Authors:] Paul Rissman, Michael P. C. Watts, pg 27

Index: Volume 32 January 1981 through December 1981. PART 1: Chronological Index, pg 28-29. PART 2: Subject Index, pg 29-31. PART 3: Model Number Index, pg 31. PART 4: Author Index, pg 31-32.

1981 – MEASURE Magazine

January-February 1981 Keeping HP Healthy: A Progress Report to 57,000 Jobholders

  • Summary of cover story examines different aspects of the company’s health. 2
  • HP sees sales growth despite recession in economy; employees reveal thoughts about HP success, including attitude of employees and how HP treats them, HP’s investment in R&D, and managing product strategy. 3 6
  • Overall compensation program examined and changes made in life and medical insurance, dental care, pay curves. 7 10
  • HP’s non-stop, around the world construction plans keep up with staff growth; new facilities include Penang and Houston; pull-out map of HP facilities world-wide. 11 14
  • Summary of HP general managers meeting at Pebble Beach includes discussion of engineering productivity, strategies for PCs and ICs, and recruitment. 15 18
  • New posters emphasize quality at Waltham division; Montana medical center nicknames defibrillators “Dr. Hewlett Packard”; HP gives job to struggling African student; HP-41C’s 10 musical tones enable blind students to complete math courses; HP 1000 computers used in Marine Corps marathon in Washington. 19
  • John Young discusses pay practices. 20 21

March-April 1981 ICs: The Competitive Edge

  • Dr. Deming, statistician, gives HP seminar; thesis is necessity for total involvement with statistical methods. 2
  • How semiconductor technology makes major contributions to success of HP products, giving them the competitive edge. 3 7
  • HP’s company exchange program between HP employees who teach at a minority institution and professors at such institutions working at HP for a year. (diversity) 8 9
  • Replacing typewriters with computers helps productivity; computers solve office “headaches.” 10 12
  • Open Line (employee survey with 17 categories) final results reported. 12
  • Dr. Barney Oliver, head of HP’s R&D since 1952, invented many products. 14 17
  • HP partners with Gordos Corp. to address defected parts made by Gordos and purchased by HP; leads to zero defects. 18 19
  • HP Singapore science quiz; HP PC and software for the winning school. 20
  • HP sponsors liquid chromatograph symposium near Munich. 20
  • Prehistoric artifacts found at site of archaeological excavation on HP property, Andover. 22
  • Industrial robot used at Corvallis for monotonous job. 21
  • HP medical devices used on airborne emergency hospital. 21
  • John Young discusses benefits philosophy in response to survey results. 23

May-June 1981 E-Beam Brightens the Future

  • HP employee, Carson Kan, recovers from cancer; much of the medical equipment produced by HP. 3-6
  • First live satellite broadcast from HP TV studio in Palo Alto to 1200 employees. 7 9
  • History of the advent of the coffee break at HP. 10 11
  • E-beam lithography is new technology in making integrated circuits; offers higher speed and accuracy in design and production. 12 16
  • HP retiree clubs in Waltham, San Diego, Palo Alto are featured. 18 19
  • HP Labs employee designs original tool for handling wafers. 20
  • HP-41C calculators used on flight of Columbia space shuttle. 20
  • HP-41C calculator used by Beech Aircraft Corp. 21
  • HP Handicapped Awareness Day. (diversitiy) 21
  • New products include HP9826 computer, Hospital Accounting System 3000. 22
  • Ground breaking begins for Lake Stevens Instrument Division. 22
  • John Young discusses first-half results, focusing on Europe, Southeast Asia, and Japan. 23

July-August 1981 Handled with Care: Emergency Team Responds to Mock Chemical Spill

  • Standards are discussed and how they govern product design. 2
  • Mock chemical spill tests HP’s response program and employee safety. 3 7
  • HP’s moving and consolidating Corporate’s computer operations in Palo Alto. Earl Lindberg with general Motors studies laws of roundness and its ramifications. 8 10
  • HP’s Founder’s Club focuses on professional selling. 14 16
  • Chemical fingerprints and the uses of gas chromatography and mass spectronomy. 18 19
  • HP finishes second in Corporate Cup Relays national championships. 20
  • Swiss Mayor places bottle of local wine in cornerstone of HP’s new European headquarters. 20
  • Corvallis division encourages alternative transportation. 21
  • HP’s first television advertising scheduled for September 5. 22
  • John Young discusses training opportunities. 23

September-October 1981 Teaming Up for Quality

  • Company’s affirmative action conference decides future course of affirmative action activities. (diversity) 2
  • 500 quality teams bring more energy, enthusiasm and improve product quality and personal growth. 3 8
  • Queensferry Telecom Division, Scotland, spelunkers describe cave exploration. 9
  • Various views about the HP Way of management are presented (insert). 11 14
  • Considerations when divisions relocate. 15 17
  • HP operations in hospitals and supplies. 18 19
  • Videotape uses special affects to sell new HP-125 small business computer. 20
  • Handicapped employee climbs Mt. Rainier.
  • Anniversary of HP-35, first handheld, scientific calculator. 21
  • New board game based on Silicon Valley. 21
  • New products include slim-line programmable calculators: HP-11C and HP-12C. 22
  • John Young talks about TV advertising and HP’s first televised ad. 23

November-December 1981 When a Horse is more than a Hobby

  • Importance of good corporate citizenship is emphasized. 2
  • HP philanthropic activities stem from a citizenship objective. 3-6
  • China Hewlett-Packard Representative Office opens in Beijing. 7
  • HP holds olympics competition between the New Jersey and Avondale Divisions. 8 9
  • New corporate offices in Palo Alto. 12 13
  • HP enters office automation market; Packard receives Distinguished Information Science Award from Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). 14 16
  • International manufacturing strategy is presented; 50 percent of sales dollars comes from outside U.S. 17 19
  • Engineers of Civil Engineering Division use toy trains for research for HP 3850 industrial distance meter. 21
  • New products include HP 1000 with high-performance graphics. 22
  • John Young discussed fiscal year results; record year for growth rate. 23

1981 – Packard Speeches

Box 4, Folder 32 – General Speeches


November 4, 1981, Data Processing Management Association, San Francisco, CA


11/4/81, Typewritten text of speech


Packard says he would like to make some observations about the future of this [electronics] industry. A future that he says is “tremendous.”


“One of the things I think that we ought to continually remind ourselves is that this industry really has only two basic assets. The most important, of course, is people….the success in the future is going to be very highly dependent on whether the industry is going to be able to attract and develop enough people to do all the jobs that are going to need to be done.


“The other important ingredient in the future, of course, is knowledge and as I look back on what has happened in this industry we find that it’s been some breakthroughs in basic knowledge that provided the foundation on which we could move ahead and in a very rapid way. Of course, the most recent examples – two or three very simple ones – when we were able to move from core memories to solid-state memories, that opened up a whole new ball game of things that you could do….And then, of course, the more fundamental step from individual core corners to the large scale integrated circuits was another breakthrough.


Packard stresses the importance of maintaining good relationships with colleges and universities. “I feel very strongly about this matter because the success of our company was to a very large degree dependent on and determined by the close relationship we had with Stanford University in the early days. That relationship provided two things for us. It provided some new ideas and over the years there sere several instruments that we were able to develop and put on the market because the ideas were generated in the laboratories at Stanford University. The very first one, of course, was the audio-oscillator that Bill Hewlett developed which was the beginning of our company. The other thing that our relationship with Stanford University has done for our business is to provide us a continual supply of bright, young people to come into our business and help build it.


“There has been a good deal of concern in recent years about whether this country is keeping up in its level of research and development and, of course, when we talk about research and development we generally talk about a wide range of things and very seldom are we talking about the same thing. But I think the important element that we need to put more emphasis on is on the field of basic research. Most of our companies, and I say this without intending to be deprecating in any way, but most of our companies develop very little new knowledge. We’re generally users of knowledge, not creators of knowledge. And I think that’s got to be changed. There are some companies that have been creators of knowledge. Of course, the Bell Telephone Laboratories is probably the best example and I feed, since talking about that, as a matter of fact, I’m going to testify this Friday against the government and it will be a very serious disaster to this industry for the telephone company to be broken up because the Bell Labs, as you know, have been the source of a great deal of  knowledge that has benefited all of our companies and the entire electronic industry.”


“Now, the other aspect …is people. And here again, the colleges and universities and schools of all levels are important to us…. Our company has found over the years that if we can develop a close relationship with a number of colleges and universities, we have an opportunity to attract the best people and we also have an opportunity to influence the content and the direction of the courses and I think industry and education working together are going to be a very important element for us to work on to determine our future.”


Packard switches to a discussion of productivity, actually, productivity and reliability “because,” as he says, “they kind of go together. …Our industry has an exceedingly good record in this regard and it’s really because we have had increasing technology….I think that our contribution to productivity and reliability has been very, very important. There’s no question but that computers are going to be more and more pervasive in every aspect of our society and you know that better than I and this, of course, is the thing that makes it so exciting. But it means that for these devices to be effective they’re going to have to be reliable; they’re going to have to be inexpensive and, fortunately, the industry is moving in that direction and I think generating some very, very good progress.


“The question of reliability of course is one that is extremely important. One criticism has been made of our industry – at least some parts of our industry – that we tend to have too short a range in our outlook. This, of course, is encouraged by the investment community that’s looking at your quarterly reports and if your earnings are up a little but, well, the price of your stock goes up and if the earnings are down a little bit….It’s a very bad incentive. We really ought to be thinking about things four or five years out or ten years out. I think most of the companies do that, but I would encourage you to keep that on the agenda and to encourage everyone who’s involved in this business to forget about what’s going to happen next quarter; let’s think about what’s going to be happening the next five or ten years because it’s these long-term commitments that are important.


“Now of course, all of this has something to do with the current worry about Japanese competition and I thought I might say a word or two about that….I might say that our company has had a joint venture in Japan for some 15 years now and we have a little familiarity with the Japanese management practices and some of the things they’re doing. Matter of fact, I’m kind of amused by the current emphasis and enthusiasm about the Japanese management approach because when we joined forces with our Japanese partner, we didn’t really understand very much about Japanese culture and we insisted that we were going to run this joint venture our way, not their way. And fortunately they thought well enough of us or were intimidated or something and they agreed to do so….And it worked out quite well and after a few years our Japanese partner decided that, well, maybe they ought to pick up some of the principles that we had introduced in our joint venture and use those in the parent Japanese company.”


“I do not think that the Japanese threat is anywhere near as bad as a great many people would make it out to be. The real concern came from their invasion in the LSI business, particularly some memory chips and the problem really was that our own industry here kind of fell down on the job. Our companies had a policy to buy American components even at some price differential up to 10 percent or so. If the quality isn’t good, we can’t afford to buy them at any price and in this case there were certain components where the Japanese quality was simply so much better than the American quality that we had no choice but to buy Japanese components in that area….I’ve been doing my best to talk to all of my friends in the LSI very sensitive about it and working very hard and I don’t think that aspect of it is going to continue.”


“Well, you can judge I’m really very optimistic about the future for this industry. I’m kind of jealous that here you fellows are only 30 years along in a course of a long life time and I’m sort of at the end of my professional career….”


“Let me just close by passing on a comment that my father made to me early in my life that I’ve remembered and used on many occasions: You men and women have made a tremendous contribution in your industry and just remember that good work deserves still more good work. Thank you very much.”


11/2-4/81, Copy of printed program for the conference

5/12/81, Internal HP memo to Packard from Roy Verley saying that the Data Processing Management Association would like to nominate Packard as one seven candidates for their annual ‘Distinguished Information Sciences Award.’ Verley mentions that Paul Ely thinks it would be advantageous from a marketing stand point.

5/19/81, Copy of a note from Packard to Verley saying he is not anxious for any more awards, but if he and Ely think he could be of help he would be willing to be nominated.

6/29/81, Copy of a letter to Donald E. Price from Lane Webster of HP Public Relations submitting a nomination form.

7/29/81, Letter to Packard from Roger Fenwick President of the DPMA informing him that he has been selected as the recipient of DPMA’s Distinguished Information Sciences Award for 1981

7/29/81, Letter to Packard from Edward J. Palmer Executive Director of the DPMA congratulating him on being selected as the 1981 recipient of the Distinguished Information Sciences Award, and giving information on the conference.

8/19/81, Copy of a letter from Packard to Roger Fenwick thanking him for the selection.

8/25/81, Copy of a letter from Lane Webster of HP to Roger Fenwick sending the required registration form

8/20/81, Memo from Roy Verley to Packard offering to help with Packard’s speech if need be

9/18/81,Copy of a memo from Packard to Roy Verley suggesting they give him a short memo listing a few subjects they think would be of interest to the Data Processing Management Association people

10/13/81, Memo from Roy Verley to Packard telling him that the Business Computer Group is about to release 20 new products that are designed to simplify computer use to the extent that everyone in the office can use computers. He adds that DPMA staff has told him that many of their membership are ‘old line computer gurus’ and are resisting the decentralization of data processing and fear the advance of minicomputers.

10/22/81, Copy of an HP memo from Betty Gerard to the Public Relations staff giving information about the conference

10/30/81, Letter to Packard from John Diebold of  ‘The Diebold Group, Inc., congratulating him on the award



Box 4, Folder 33 – General Speeches


November 18, 1981, County Supervisors Association of California, Fresno, CA


11/18/81, Typewritten text of Packard’s speech


No written text of Packard’s luncheon speech was retained. He was invited by Quentin Kopp, President of the Association, to speak at their 87th Annual Meeting. In his invitation to Packard, Kopp mentions ‘pressures’ which California counties are facing, such as affordable housing, efficient transportation, jobs need for skilled workers, health care, capital financing,  and he suggests Packard talk about ways ‘the public and private sectors can forge new alliances to meet these challenges.’


The Sacramento Newsletter, commenting on the meeting quotes Packard as saying “Let’s work together to solve our problems, “ and they add that he called for greater involvement by business in helping to solve economic and social problems, & recommended generous use of “good old common sense.”


The Fresno Bee newspaper says that Packard called for “greater involvement by business leaders in helping to solve government problems,” and a better public-private dialogue leading to “something seriously lacking – good old common sense.”


The paper adds that, when talking to reporters after the luncheon, he said “Fresno has a lot of qualities his company looks for as a place to do business,” but he added that, “we’re trying to limit our expansion in California.”


11/18-20/81, Copy of the program for the meeting

8/18/81, Letter to Packard from Quentin Kopp, President of the County Supervisors Association and Denny Valentine, Executive Director. They invite Packard to speak at the annual meeting of their association.

8/25/81, Copy of a letter from Packard to Quentin Kopp and Denny Valentine saying he accepts their invitation

10/28/81, Letter to all speakers at the meeting from Peggy Brownlow, PR Director, asking for an outline or a copy of remarks they plan to give at the meeting

11/13/81, Internal HP memo from Dave Kirby to Packard discussing members of his staff who will accompany him to Fresno

11/17/81, Internal HP memo from LaJune Bush to Packard giving information on public-private relationships

11/19/81, Clipping from The Fresno Bee newspaper referred to above

11/30/81, Copy of the Sacramento Newsletter referred to above

Undated, unnamed newspaper column clipping mentioning a humorous problem involving Packard at the County Supervisors Association meeting when a photographer was trying to take his picture but someone else was inadvertently blocking the view

Box 4, Folder 34 – General Speeches

6/24/81, Letter to Packard from James W. Glanville, Chairman of The John Fritz Medal Board of Award, informing Packard he has been selected to receive this award and asking that he select which of the member engineering societies he would like to make the presentation.

7/10/81, Copy of a letter from Packard to James W. Glanville saying he feels “humble” and “pleased” to have been selected to receive the John Fritz Award. Packard suggest he receive the Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers “since that is my profession.”

7/2/81, Letter to Packard from Eric Herz of the IEEE saying that they are pleased to hear that he has been selected to receive the John Fritz Award, and expressing the hope that he will ask the IEEE to make the presentation.

7/10/81, Copy of a letter from Packard to Eric Herz  saying it would be “most appropriate” for the IEEE to make the presentation – and the date of May 23, 1982, at the week of ‘ELECTRO’ in Boston would be appropriate.

7/20/81, Letter to Packard from John A. Zecca, of the Board of Award, asking for a biography

7/22/81, Letter to Packard from James W. Glanville saying they have noted his request to have the IEEE present the award

8/21/81, Another letter to Packard from John A. Zecca following up on the request for a biography

9/17/81, Copy of the program from the 1981 annual meeting

1981 – Hewlett Speeches

Box 3, Folder 38 – General Speeches


February 26, 1981 – “Human Values in a Competitive Environment –A Personal Reflection,” Stanford Business School


2/26/81, Outline of talk handwritten by Hewlett


This is a brief recap of the start of HP. Hewlett says it is not easy to describe this history without sounding self-righteous. But he starts out  “to take you through some of the early formative years, when things were simpler and clearer.” He admits that they did indeed start in a garage – “one car at that time.”


He recalls two important factors that need to be kept in mind:


1)    Both he and Dave Packard were products of the depression

2)    Because they both did all of the work around the place, they had great empathy for their people.


Several factors marked their early period:


1)    They wanted no ‘hire and fire’ policy

2)    Because they were a small, informal, company they had close personal relationships with their people

3)    Had the novel idea of sharing their profits

4)    Followed an ‘open door’ policy

5)    Wrote a statement of corporate objectives in 1957


In a later period they:


1)    Acquired companies

2)    Expanded outside the U.S. and outside California

3)    Certain problems became acute – early employees had peaked – always had worked to “re-pot” before – now had to let go

4)    Willingness to experiment with ideas that would accommodate employee life-style wishes in company  – flexible hours, 4-day work week

5)    9 day fortnight during recession

6)    Communications lunches




“I know that [our practices] were the product of very strong beliefs that Dave and have always shared re the dignity of fellow man. They are a product of our home background, our religious teaching and our ability to observe.”