1987 – HP Journal Index

January 1987 v.38 n.1

Cover: HP 3562A Analyzer

Low-Frequency Analyzer Combines Measurement Capability with Modeling and Analysis Tools. HP’s next-generation two-channel FFT analyzer can be used to model a measured network in a manner that simplifies further design, by Eric J. Wicklund, Michael L. Hall, Edward S. Atkinson, Gaylord L. Wahl, Jr., Steven K. Peterson, pg 4-16. 3562A.

Applications, pg 7

Measurement Modes and Digital Demodulation for a Low-Frequency Analyzer. Swept sine and linear and logarithmic resolution modes and demodulation using digital signal processing algorithms provide greater accuracy and measurement convenience, by Edward S. Atkinson, Ronald W. Potter, James A. Vasil, Raymond C. Blackham, pg 17-25. 3562A.

Demodulation Example, by Ronald W. Potter, pg 22-23

Analyzer Synthesizes Frequency Response of Linear Systems. Pole-zero, pole-residue, or polynomial models can be synthesized for comparison with measured responses of low-frequency filters and closed-loop control systems, by James L. Adcock, pg 25-32. 3562A.

Curve Fitter for Pole-Zero Analysis. This curve fitting algorithm can derive the poles and zeros of measured frequency responses, by James L. Adcock, pg 33-36. 3562A.

Authors January 1987: Gaylord L. Wahl, Jr., Michael [Mike] L. Hall, Edward [Sandy] S. Atkinson, Eric J. Wicklund, Steven [Steve] K. Peterson, Raymond [Ray] C. Blackham, Ronald [Ron] W. Potter, James A. Vasil, James [Jim] L. Adcock, James [Jim] R. Callister, Craig W. Pampeyan, pg 36-37

Performance Analysis of the HP 3000 Series 70 Hardware Cache. Measurements and modeling pointed the way to improved performance over the Series 68, by Craig W. Pampeyan, James R. Callister, pg 38-48

Measurement Tools, pg 39

The Series 70: Not Just a Cache, pg 40

How a Cache Works, pg 42

Realistic Cache Simulation, pg 45

February 1987 v.38 n.2

Cover: The detector assembly of the HP 81520A Optical Head

A New Family of Precise, Reliable, and Versatile Fiber Optic Measurement Instruments. The family members are an average power meter, two optical heads, three LED sources, two optical attenuators, and an optical switch, by Michael Fleischer-Reumann, pg 4-5. 8158B, 8154B, 8152A, 8159A, 81521B.

A Color-Coding Scheme for Fiber Optic Instruments and Accessories, pg 5. 81050BL.

Stable LED Sources for a Wide Range of Applications. Three models provide power at 850, 1300 and 1550 nm, by Michael Fleischer-Reumann, pg 6-8. 8154B.

An Accurate Two-Channel Optical Average Power Meter. Accuracy is as high as ±0.15dB. Resolution is 10-pW, by Horst Schweikardt, pg 8-11. 8152A.

Optical Power Meter Firmware Development. Objectives included a friendly operating concept and effective support for the hardware designers, by Bernhard Flade, Michael Goder, pg 12-15. 8152A.

Detectors for Optical Power Measurements. Silicon is best for short wavelengths only. Germanium has broader bandwidth, by Josef Becker, pg 16-21

Precision Optical Heads for 850 to 1700 and 450 to 1020 Nanometers. On-board calibration data and a precision optical interface contribute to accurate measurements, by Hans Huning, Michael Fleischer-Reumann, Siegmar Schmidt, Emmerich Muller, pg 22-27. 8152A, 81521B, 81520A.

Optical Power Splitter, by Siegmar Schmidt, pg 25

A High-Precision Optical Connector for Optical Test and Instrumentation. Key characteristics are reliability, long lifetime, repeatability, temperature stability and low insertion loss, by Wilhelm Radermacher, pg 28-30. Diamond HMS-10/HP.

Design Approach for a Programmable Optical Attenuator. A fiberless design makes the long-wavelength model suitable for both single-mode and multimode applications, by Michael Schlicker, Bernd Maisenbacher, Siegmar Schmidt, pg 31-35. 8158B.

A Programmable Fiber Optic Switch. Its main features are good repeatability and low insertion loss, by Michael Fleischer-Reumann, pg 36. 8159A.

Authors February 1987: Michael Fleischer-Reumann,  Horst Schweikardt, Michael Goder, Bernhard Flade, Josef [Jo] Becker, Johannes [Hans] Huning, Siegmar Schmidt, Emmerich Muller, Wilhelm Radermacher, Michael Schlicker, Bernd Maisenbacher, Louis [Lou] J. Salz, Gleen E. Elmore, pg 37-38

Quality Microwave Measurement of Packaged Active Devices. A special fixture, the HP 8510 Microwave Network Analyzer and the concept of de-embedding provide a solution to a formerly difficult measurement problem, by Louis J. Salz, Glenn E. Elmore, pg 39-48

HP 8510 Software Signal Processing, by Michael Neering, pg 47

March 1987 v.38 n.3

Cover: Model 840/Series 930 Processor, an 8M-byte memory module and a system monitor

Hardware Design of the First HP Precision Architecture Computers. The HP 3000 Series 930 and the HP 9000 Model 840 are implemented with commercial TTL logic, by Allan S. Yeh, Ross V. La Fetra, Edward M. Jacobs, David A. Fotland, Simin I. Boschma, William R. Bryg, John F. Shelton, pg 4-17

An Automated Test System for the First HP Precision Architecture Computers. Besides testing for proper operation, the system gathers specific failure information and generates summary statistics to be used in improving the manufacturing process, by Randy J. Teegarden, Long C. Chow, Thomas B. Wylegala, pg 18-20. HP 9000 Model 840, HP 3000 Series 930.

A Distributed Terminal Controller for HP Precision Architecture Computers Running the MPE XL Operating System. Up to 48 terminals or printers connected to each controller communicate with HP 3000 Series 930 or 950 Computers over an IEEE 802.3 local area network, by Olivier Krumeich, Eric Lecesne, Jean-Pierre Picq, Gregory F. Buchanan, Francois Gaullier, Heng V. Te, pg 21-28. 2345A.

Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture Compiler Performance. Using a combination of simple instructions, optimized in-line code, and highly specialized Millicode routines, HP Precision Architecture machines perform many complex operations faster than CISC machines, by William B. Buzbee, Karl W. Pettis, pg 29-35

Authors March 1987: Edward [Ed] M. Jacobs, Ross V. La Fetra, Allan S. Yeh, William [Bill] R. Bryg, John F. Shelton, Simin I. Boschma, David [Dave] A. Fotland, Long C. Chow, Randy J. Teegarden, Thomas [Tom] B. Wylegala, Eric Lecesne, Heng V. Te, Jean-Pierre Picq, Gregory [Greg] F. Buchanan, Olivier Krumeich, Francois Gaullier, William [Bill] B. Buzbee, Karl W. Pettis, Zvonko Fazarinc, pg 35-37

Viewpoints: A Viewpoint on Calculus. Presented to the Mathematics Panel of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on April 5, 1986: Should infinitesimal calculus be taught at all?, by Zvonko Fazarinc, pg 38-40

See Also: Reader Forum: Letter from Alain Maruari regarding “A Viewpoint on Calculus”;  letter from author Zvonko Fazarinc in response, page 22-23 in the June 1987 issue

April 1987 v.38 n.4

Cover: Finite element analysis of a printed circuit board subpanel

Digital Signal Generator Combines Digital and Analog Worlds. This new generator provides 24 parallel or two serial data channels, two arbitrary waveform analog channels, or a combination of digital and analog outputs, by Michael Vogt, Friedhelm Brilhaus, Frank Husfeld, Uwe Neumann, pg 4-12. 8175A.

User Interface and Software Architecture for a Data and Arbitrary Waveform Generator. Timing diagrams and arbitrary waveforms are easily created by means of a powerful graphic editor, by Wolfgang Srok, Rudiger Kreiser, Ulrich Hakenjos, pg 12-20. 8175A.

A Planning Solution for the Semiconductor Industry. Semiconductor device manufacturing has several situations that complicate normal production scheduling and medium-range planning. PL-10, part of HP’s Semiconductor Productivity Network, was developed to deal with these peculiarities, by Clemen Jue, Kelly A. Sznaider, Edward L. Wilson, pg 21-27

Authors April 1987: Uwe Neumann, Frank Husfeld, Michael Vogt, Friedhelm Brilhaus, Wolfgang Srok, Rudiger Kreiser, Ulrich Hakenjos, Clemen Jue, Edward [Ed] L. Wilson, Kelly A. Sznaider, John H. Lau, George E. Barrett, Duane E. Wolting, H. Dean Drake, pg 27-28

A Study of Panel Deflection of Partially Routed Printed Circuit Boards. Finite element analysis was used to show that the stress and deflection of partially routed boards during handling will be within allowable limits, by George E. Barrett, John H. Lau, pg 29-34

Deflections, Forces, and Moments of a Printed Circuit Board, pg 33-34

Reliability Theory Applied to Software Testing. The execution-time theory of software reliability is extended to the software testing process by introduction of an accelerating factor. It is shown that the accelerating factor can be determined from repair data and used to make prerelease estimates of software reliability for similar products, by H. Dean Drake, Duane E. Wolting, pg 35-39

Reader Forum: Letter from Yoav Talgam regarding “Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture: The Processor”, page 4 in the August 1986 issue; letter from Michael J. Mahon regarding RISC-style processor architecture, pg 40

May 1987 v.38 n.5

Cover: HP DesignCenter Mechanical Engineering Series 5 and Series 10 systems

State-of-the-Art CAD Workstations for Mechanical Design. Part of HP’s DesignCenter, the ME Series 5/10 workstations simplify the creation of part drawings and the design of mechanical assemblies. A shared data bases improves communication among designers on a project and the results can be formatted automatically for use by NC manufacturing machinery, by Heinz P. Arndt, Dieter Sommer, Karl-Heinz Werner, Dieter Deyke, Wolfgang Kurz, pg 4-15. Mechanical Engineering.

ME Series 10 Link to HP-FE, by Guenter Voss, pg 14

The ME Series 10 NC Links, by Berthold Hug, pg 15

ME CAD Geometry Construction, Dimensioning, Hatching and Part Structuring. Construction lines and circles aid layout, and dimensioning and hatching adapt automatically to part design changes, by Friedhelm Ottliczky, Harold B. Prince, Heinz Diebel, Karl-Heinz Werner, Stephen Yie, pg 16-29. Mechanical Engineering.

Alpha Site Evaluation of ME Series 5/10. The best way to evaluate a CAD system is to design a real product with it, by Paul Harmon, pg 30-33. Mechanical Engineering, ME Series 10.

Authors May 1987: Karl-Heinz Werner, Dieter Sommer, Dieter Deyke, Wolfgang Kurz, Keinz P. Arndt, Harold [Hal] B. Prince, Friedhelm M. Ottliczky, Stephen Yie, Heinz Diebel, Paul Harmon, Robert [Bob] A. Piety, pg 34

Intrabuilding Data Transmission using Power-Line Wiring. An investigation of the transfer and noise characteristics of intrabuilding power lines has indicated the feasibility of their use for local data communication at data rates greater than 100kbits/s. Within certain constraints, data rates of 1Mbits/s or greater are possible. This paper discusses typical power-line characteristics in the 1-to-20-MHz region and one implementation of a 100-kbits/s spread spectrum data link operating in the 3.5-to-10.5-MHz range, by Robert A. Piety, pg 35-40. Carrier-current communication.

June 1987 v.38 n.6

Cover: HP 45911A Graphics Tablet

Permuted Trace Ordering Allows Low-Cost, High-Resolution Graphics Input. A scheme that substantially reduces the number of trace drivers required provides an inexpensive, but high-performance graphics tablet for HP’s HP-HIL family, by Thomas Malzbender, pg 4-7. Human Interface Link, 45911A.

The Hewlett-Packard Human Interface Link. Connecting human-input devices to personal computers and workstations is simplified by the definition of an interface link that adapts to the devices on the link and allows them to be added or disconnected during operation, by Robert R. Starr, pg 8-12. HP-HIL.

HP-HIL Input Devices, pg 9

Software Verification Using Branch Analysis. Imposing branch coverage requirements on a software testing project can be counterproductive unless a comprehensive branch analysis methodology is followed, by Daniel E. Herington, Paul A. Nichols, Roger D. Lipp, pg 13-22

Advantages of Code Inspections, by Dan Herington, pg 21

Reader Forum: Letter from Alain Maruari regarding “A Viewpoint on Calculus”, page 38 in the March 1987 issue;  letter from author Zvonko Fazarinc in response, pg 22-23

Authors June 1987: Thomas [Tom] Malzbender, Robert [Rob] R. Starr, Paul A. Nichols, Daniel [Dan] Herington, Roger D. Lipp, Yoshio Nishi, Marvin [Marv] L. Watkins, pg 23

Viewpoints: Direction of VLSI CMOS Technology. Will CMOS ICs be the technology driver of the future?, by Yoshio Nishi, pg 24-25

Software Architecture and the UNIX Operating System: An Introduction to Interprocess Communication. Signals, pipes, shared memory, and message queues are some of the facilities provided by the UNIXâ operating system for communication among software modules. The strength and weaknesses of each facility are discussed, by Marvin L. Watkins, pg 26-36

Benchmarking UNIX IPC Facilities, pg 31

July 1987 v.38 n.7

Cover: HP 3709A Constellation Display

Dedicated Display Monitors Digital Radio Patterns. One way of displaying the complex waveforms generated in digital radio systems is the constellation display, a method that allows rapid visual evaluation of a system’s performance, by John R. Pottinger, Murdo J. McKissock, David J. Haworth, pg 4-13. 3709A.

Automated Timing Jitter Testing, by David Robertson, pg 11

Constellation Measurement: A Tool for Evaluating Digital Radio. Statistical analysis of displayed constellation clusters helps determine digital radio impairments, by Murdo J. McKissock, pg 13-17. 3709A.

Authors July 1987: John R. Pottinger, David J. Haworth, Murdo J. McKissock, Geoffrey [Geoff] Waters, Anthony [Tony] Lymer, Dayananda [Daya] K. Rasaratnam, John A. Duff, pg 18

A Digital Radio Noise and Interference Test Set. This instrument facilitates the measurement of the bit error ratio (BER) for a digital communication system under simulated path fade conditions. A desired C/N or C/I ratio can be established and maintained in the presence of received radio signal variations, by Geoffrey Waters, pg 19-26. 3708A.

Noise Crest Factor Enhancement, by Dayananda K. Rasaratnam, pg 22

Noise Bandwidth Measurement, by Ian M. Matthews, pg 23

Microprocessor-Enhanced Performance in an Analog Power Meter. A custom thermal converter and an autozero circuit are key design components, by Anthony Lymer, pg 26-30. 3708A.

An Accurate Wideband Noise Generator and a High-Stability Reference Source. These modules make it possible to adjust the injected noise level automatically to maintain a desired carrier-to-noise ratio, by Dayananda K. Rasaratnam, pg 30-36. 3708A.

General-Purpose Wideband Thick-Film Hybrid Amplifier, by Geoffrey Waters, pg 33-34

Automated Radio Testing Shortens Test Time and Enhances Accuracy. This system can reduce the time required to measure flat fade performance by 60 to 90 percent, by John A. Duff, pg 36-40. 3708A, 3708S.

A Reusable Screen Forms Package, pg 38-39

August 1987 v.38 n.8

Cover: HPL-18C Business Consultant and the HP-28C Scientific Professional Calculator

A Handheld Business Consultant. The latest model in HP’s line of calculators designed for business and financial applications features a menu-driven user interface for selecting any of its many built-in functions or custom equations entered by the user, by Susan L. Wechsler, pg 4-9. HP-18C.

Cash Flow Analysis Using the HP-18C, pg 7

The Equation Solver Menu in the HP-18C, by Paul Swadener, pg 8-9

History and Inspiration of the Solve Interface, by Chris M. Bunsen, pg 10

An Evolutionary RPN Calculator for Technical Professionals. Symbolic algebraic entry, an indefinite operation stack size, and a variety of data types are some of the advancements in HP’s latest scientific calculator, by William C. Wickes, pg 11-17. HP-28C.

HP-28C Plotting, by Gabe L. Eisenstein, pg 15

Mechanical Design of the HP-18C and HP-28C Handheld Calculators. A folding case and two keyboards enhance functionality while reducing label clutter, by Mark A. Smith, Judith A. Layman, pg 17-20

Symbolic Computation for Handheld Calculators. A special operating system was developed to allow processing of a variety of data types from simple numbers to alphanumeric expressions, by Charles M. Patton, pg 21-25. ROM-based procedural language, RPL.

A Multichip Hybrid Printed Circuit Board for Advanced Handheld Calculators. All of the electronics and the display are mounted on a single 1.5-inch by 3-inch board, by Paul R. Van Loan, Robert E. Dunlap, Cornelis D. Hoekstra, Bruce R. Hauge, Chong Num Kwee, pg 25-30. HP-18C, HP-28C.

An Equation Solver for a Handheld Calculator. A combination of direct and iterative solving algorithms is used, by Paul J. McClellan, pg 30-34. HP-18C, HP-28C.

Electronic Design of an Advanced Technical Handheld Calculator. Custom CPU, ROM, and display driver ICs are key elements, by Preston D. Brown, Megha Shyam, Gregory J. May, pg 34-39. HP-28C.

Authors August 1987: Susan L. Wechsler, William [Bill] C. Wickes, Judith [Judi] A. Layman, Mark A. Smith, Charles [Charlie] M. Patton, Chong Num Kwee, Cornelis [Casey] D. Hoekstra, Robert [Bob] E. Dunlap, Bruce R. Hauge, Paul R. Van Loan, Paul J. McClellan, Megha Shyam, Preston D. Brown, Gregory [Greg] J. May, pg 39-40

September 1987 v.38 n.9

Cover: Processor boards from the HP 9000 Model 825 Computer (smaller board) and the HP 9000 Model 850S/HP 3000 Series 950 (larger board) and an unmounted pin-grid array package housing an NMOS-III VLSI chip

A VLSI Processor for HP Precision Architecture. The processor uses a set of ten custom VLSI chips fabricated in HP’s high performance NMOS-III technology, by Darius F. Tanksalvala, Steven T. Mangelsdorf, Darrell M. Burns, Paul K. French, Charles R. Headrick, pg 4-11

Pin-Grid Array VLSI Packaging, by John E. Moffatt, Asad Aziz, pg 10-11

HP Precision Architecture NMOS-III Single-Chip CPU. The chip implements all 140 of the architecture’s instructions on an 8.4-mm-square die containing 115,000 transistors, by Eric R. Delano, Jeffry D. Yetter, Mark A. Forsyth, William S. Jaffe, Jonathan P. Lotz, pg 12-18

Execution Unit, by Jeffry D. Yetter, pg 13-14

A Precision Clocking System, by William S. Jaffe, pg 17

Design, Verification, and Test Methodology for a VLSI Chip Set. Delivering ten complex chips concurrently takes more than a casual approach to organization and planning, by Tony W. Gaddis, Daniel L. Halperin, Stephen R. Undy, Charles Kohlhardt, Robert A. Schuchard, pg 18-26.

VLSI Test Methodology, by Don Weiss, pg 24-25

A Midrange VLSI Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture Computer. It’s designed for mechanical and electrical computer-aided design, computer integrated manufacturing, real-time control, and general-purpose technical applications, by Robert J. Horning, Howell R. Felsenthal, Russell W. Mason, Thomas O. Meyer, Mark A. Ludwig, Thomas V. Spencer, Leith Johnson, Craig S. Robinson, pg 26-34. HP 9000 Model 825.

[Authors:] Darius F. Tanksalvala, Steven [Steve] T. Mangelsdorf, Charles [Bob] R. Headrick, Paul K. French, Darrell M. Burns, Eric R. DeLano, Jeffry [Jeff] D. Yetter, Mark A. Forsyth, Jonathan [Jon] P. Lotz, William [Bill] S. Jaffe, Stephen [Steve] R. Undy, Robert [Bob] A. Schuchard, Tony W. Gaddis, Charles [Charlie] Kohlhardt, Daniel [Dan] L. Halperin, Thomas [Tom] O. Meyer, Howell R. Felsenthal, Thomas [Tom] V. Spencer, Mark A. Ludwig, Russell [Russ] W. Mason, Robert [Bob] J. Horning, Craig S. Robinson, Leith Johnson, Richard Chin, Gerald [Gerry] R. Gassman, Marlin Jones, Ayee Goundan, Robert [Bob] D. Odineal, Michael [Mike] W. Schrempp, pg 35-37

VLSI-Based High-Performance HP Precision Architecture Computers. The same system processing unit powers two computer systems, one running the MPE XL operating system for commercial data processing and one running the HP-UX operating system for technical and real-time applications, by Robert D. Odineal, Marlin Jones, Ayee Goundan, Michael W. Schrempp, Gerald R. Gassman, Richard Chin, pg 38-48. HP 9000 Model 850S, HP 3000 Series 950.

October 1987 v.38 n.10

Cover: A CAD system simulation of the 82240A printer’s paper door rotation

In-service Transmission Impairment Testing of Voice-Frequency Data Circuits. This transmission impairment measuring set operates on the live modem signal instead of special test signals. It warns of problems while the channel is in service, so preventive maintenance can be scheduled, by Norman Carder, W. Gordon Rhind, James H. Elliott, David W. Grieve, William I. Dunn, pg 4-15. 4948A.

Processing Passband Signals in Baseband, pg 11

LMS Algorithm for Equalizer Update, pg 13

Digital Phase-Locked Loops, pg 15

An Infrared Link for Low-Cost Calculators and Printers. Since the sender of this unidirectional link gets no feedback from the receiver, allowances must be made for worst-case conditions, by Robert S. Worsley, Bruce A. Stephens, Steven L. Harper, pg 16-21.

A Low-Cost Wireless Portable Printer. Based on a unidirectional infrared transmission path, this small thermal printer can provide hard copy of HP-18C and HP-28C calculations, by David L. Smith, Masahiko Muranami, pg 21-23. 82240A.

Manufacturing State-of-the-Art Handheld Calculators. Robots and special fixturing help keep costs low, by Richard W. Riper, pg 24-27. HP-18C, HP-28C.

Information Technology and Medical Education. This paper discusses the use of information technology in an experimental curriculum at Harvard Medical School and describes several of the computer-based educational modules that have been developed for the program, by Ethan A. Foster, Gordon T. Moore, M.D., G. Octo Barnett, M.D., Judith L. Piggins, pg 28-35. Harvard Medical School.

Authors October 1987: Norman Carder, William [Ian] I. Dunn, David W. Grieve, James [Jim]  H. Elliott, W. Gordon Rhind, Robert [Bob] S. Worsley, Bruce A. Stephens, Steven [Steve] L. Harper, Masahiko [Jack] Muranami, David [Dave] L. Smith, Richard [Rick] W. Riper, G. Octo Barnett, Gordon T. Moore, Judith [Judy] L. Piggins, Ethan A. Foster, Robin M. Gallimore, Derek Coleman, pg 35-36

A Framework for Program Development. This paper present a framework for recording a software design activity as a directed acyclic design graph, where each node denotes a fragment of the design and each arrow represents some kind of design decision that has been made, by Robin M. Gallimore, Derek Coleman, pg 37-40. Framework for Program Development, FPD.

November 1987 – no issue published. As of December 1987, the Hewlett-Packard Journal will be published six times a year, in December, February, April, June, August and October.

December 1987 v.38 n.11

First bimonthly issue. As of December 1987, the Hewlett-Packard Journal will be published six times a year, in December, February, April, June, August and October.

Cover: A three-dimensional model of a type of signal used in modern radar systems – the frequency chirp

Vector Signal Generation and Analysis. This issue contain several articles describing the development of the HP 8780A Vector Signal Generator and the HP 8980A Vector Analyzer. To appreciate the nature of these products it is useful to discuss some of the concepts of vector modulation and its applications, by Allen P. Edwards, pg 4-5

Hardware System Design for a Vector Analyzer, by Andrew H. Naegeli, Juan Grau, pg 6-17. 8980A.

Quadrature and Phase Errors in Vector Demodulation, by Juan Grau, pg 15

Firmware System Design for a Vector Analyzer, by Stanley P. Woods, Brian S. Messenger, Peter H. Fisher, pg 17-24. 8980A.

Vector Modulation in a Signal Generator. The HP 8780A offers a wide variety of modulation in both analog and digital formats. By combining the different modulation types, diverse signals such as Doppler-shifted QPSK for satellite communication can be simulated, by David L. Gildea, Donald R. Chambers, pg 25-29

Firmware for a Vector Signal Generator, by Eric D. McHenry, James E. Jensen, pg 30-33. 8780A.

Low-Noise Synthesizer Design, by Thomas J. Carey, John C. Lovell, Thomas L. Grisell, pg 34-38. 8780A.

Digital and Vector Baseband Circuits for a Vector Signal Generator. By using a vector modulator instead of conventional amplitude and frequency modulators, the HP 8780A has the ability to generate complex digital and vector modulations. The baseband system is vastly different from those found in conventional signal generators. This system also provides the instrument with some special features, by Chung Y. Lau, pg 39-44

A GaAs IC Current Switch, pg 41

Describing Signals in the I-Q Domain, pg 42-43

A Wideband FM Subsystem for a Low-Noise Synthesizer Module, by Eric D. McHenry, pg 45-48. 8780A.

Vector Modulator, Output Amplifier, and Multiplier Chain Assemblies for a Vector Signal Generator, by Mark J. Woodward, Eric B. Rodal, Wayne M. Kelly, Pedro A. Szente, James D. McVey, pg 48-52. 8780A.

Baseband Calibration, by Paul S. Stafford, pg 50

A Combinational Board Test System. The HP 3065AT Tester provides a completely integrated set of resources for testing analog, hybrid, and digital circuits incorporating surface mounted devices, application specific ICs and VLSI circuits, by Michael E. Gravitz, pg 53-64

Interactive Graphical Debugging Package, by George Booth, pg 58-59

Authors December 1987: Allen P. Edwards, Juan Grau, Andrew [Andy] H. Naegeli, Stanley [Stan] P. Woods, Brian S. Messenger, Peter H. Fisher, David [Dave] R. Gildea, Donald [Don] R. Chambers, James [Jim] E. Jensen, John C. Lovell, Thomas [Tim] [sic] J. Carey, Thomas [Tom] L. Grisell, Chung Y. Lau, Eric D. McHenry, Pedro [Pete] A. Szente, Eric B. Rodal, Mark J. Woodward, James [Jim] D. McVey, Wayne M. Kelly, Michael [Mike] E. Gravitz, Alan J. Kondoff, John R. Busch, Darryl Ouye, Keith Keilman, Daniel [Dan] J. Magenheimer, Arndt [Arne] B. Bergh, James [Jim] A. Miller, pg 65-67

MPE XL: The Operating System for HP’s Next Generation of Commercial Computer Systems. MPE XL is a new commercial operating system developed for HP Precision Architecture computer systems. It provides fundamental advances in operating system technology and helps users migrate to the new systems by providing maximum compatibility with existing systems, by Darryl Ouye, John R. Busch, Alan J. Kondoff, pg 68-86

HP 3000 Emulation on HP Precision Architecture Computers. Two software subsystems for HP Precision Architecture machines provide program execution that duplicates that of HP 3000s running the MPE V operating system, by Daniel J. Magenheimer, Arndt B. Bergh, Keith Keilman, James A. Miller, pg 87-89

Index: Volume 38 January 1987 through December 1987. PART 1: Chronological Index, pg 90-91. PART 2: Subject Index, pg 91-94. PART 3: Product Index, pg 95. PART 4: Author Index, pg 95-96.

1987 – MEASURE Magazine

January-February 1987 Fitting the Pieces Together

  • HP consolidates manufacturing facilities, combines the manufacturing of the Roseville Networks and Office Systems divisions. 3 6
  • “Rows and columns” concept of how divisions make plans and how their performance is measured; six major rows, or businesses, and columns represent resources available from HP entities. 7
  • Hong Kong’s return to People’s Republic of China in 1997 might affect HP operations in Hong Kong by exodus of professionals leaving the country. 12 13
  • HP grants medical donates equipment to Moorehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, the first predominantly black medical school. HP philanthropic programs described. 14 17
  • Packard Foundation, overview of interests and support. 16
  • Hewlett Foundation, incorporated in 1966, discusses foundations interests. 17
  • John Young discusses promising year ahead. 18
  • First shipment of Spectrum program systems HP 9000 Model 840; shipment celebrated with fanfare. 19
  • HP sponsors international womens tennis tournament in Netherlands. (women)19
  • Artist uses HP 7475 color plotter to plot HP stock, calls it art. 20
  • HP 7585 plotter used in Disney film, “Flight of the Navigator.” 21
  • Winners of HP Information Technology Group United Way raffle are served lunch by Joel Birnbaum, vice president and general manager of ITG. 22
  • Don Riccomini and Phil Rosenzweig write book about management style, “Unexpected Japan.” 23

March-April 1987 This Research is Heady Stuff

  • HP instruments used by Los Alamos National Laboratory for magnetoencephalography—-measuring magnetic fields in brain activity: HP 9000 Series 500 Models 520 and 550, Touchscreen PCs, plotters, disc drives, graphic systems. 3 5
  • Joint venture between HP and Samsung in Seoul, Korea, in Sept. 1984; general manager, George Cobbe; guidelines for doing business in Korea. 6 9
  • Why HP spends $150 million a year on business travel; best way to get job done: see customer site, resolve complex computer system problems, recruit talent; controlling travel costs; Ed Hogan corporate travel manager. 10 11
  • Linus Pauling uses HP-15C calculator. 15
  • John Young discusses 10 business strategies for 1987. 18-19
  • Defect detection and tracking (DDT) system for tracking information about part, process and design defect for products, assemblies, components and processes. 20
  • “Star Trek IV” movie filmed at Monterey Bay Aquarium; exhibit features artifacts from Paramount and Lucas Film’s Industrial Light and Magic. 21
  • HP-Canon partnership; Canon System 3000 fully compatible with HP 3000 family; Doug Chance, senior vice president of Business Systems honored. 21
  • First President’s Club meets in Monterey, Calif. 21
  • New products: HP DraftMaster family of three new plotters replaces 758X line; HP LaserJet 2000 printer, HP ScanJet scanner is HP’s first desktop scanner, transportable HP 8328A transmission-line test system, new X Window software package HP82320A for HP9000 Series 300 computers, HP8180S IC design-verification system, HP8780A vector signal generator. 22

May-June 1987 The Goal? Visibility for HP through Sports

  • Various HP divisions/locations relate what they are doing to stay competitive, especially customer satisfaction; prominent programs. 3-6
  • HP sports marketing efforts: Tour de France, statistics and scoring, tennis, test and measurement; provides drug-testing equipment and support to international competitions. 8-11
  • Three new directors on HP board: David Woodley Packard, Walter Barry Hewlett, Donald Petersen; seven major responsibilities of board explained. 15-18
  • John Doyle, executive vice president, on open-door policy; policy leads to trust, and trust has practical, economic value by increasing efficiency. 19
  • Corvallis employee helps disabled Texas Tech student with hardware solution; HP-71. 20
  • Hong Kong horse race betting uses HP equipment; HP4971S LAN protocol analyzer. 20
  • Don Hammond and Len Cutler elected to National Academy of Engineering. 21
  • HP 9480 analog LSI test system is HP’s most expensive product. 21
  • HP 9000 Model 330 replaces 320. 23
  • HP 5890A gas chromatograph coupled with HP 7673A auto sampler to test wine in Milan, Italy, for methanol. 23
  • HP Touchscreen 150 PC used for occupational therapy. 24

July-August 1987 Where in the World Are We?

  • Networking, Information Networks Group (ING), general manager Wim Roelandts explains complex technology of networking; HP sorts string of network-related products into solutions to fill customers’ specific needs: networks for sales and service, the business office, engineering and manufacturing, company-wide network. 3-6
  • Tom Saponas White House Fellow, Department of the Navy, R&D manager, Colorado Springs. 8-11
  • HP meteoric rise as a multinational organization has its roots in the 1957 Treaty of Rome, which created the European Common Market unrestricted by tariffs; in 1987, HP international orders exceed domestic; HP has manufacturing operations in 16 countries and sales offices or distribution in 78 countries. 12-14
  • Procter and Gamble works with HP’s Clark Wallace and Tim Acree to develop computer systems that track success of P&G’s consumer marketing efforts; use HP 2392 display terminals with HP 1000 and 30000 computers. 15-17
  • Parts, reducing the number, simplifying; company urges to reduce parts in each product to simplify assembly process. 18-19
  • John Young says Spectrum computer program has met its goals and have begun to see payoff; just shipped HP 9000 model 840. 20
  • HP Denmark’s HP museum of old products; model 50 electrocardiograph. 21
  • Industrial touch keyboard HP 3082A useful in broad range of industries. 22
  • Queen’s Award, Britain’s highest business accolade, to HP Ltd. for demonstrating significant and determined efforts to improve export performance. 22
  • HP 3000 to Pepsi Cola is 30,000th sold; Pepsi to use it to manage vending machine distribution. 22
  • New portable analyzer, HP 4972A; HP8510B replaces 8510A network analyzer. 23
  • Lucile Packard dies, tribute. 24

September-October 1987 A Portrait of HP Labs

  • Ethics, honesty; HP Standards of Business Conduct; situations requiring ethical decisions are discussed; HP standards must override other considerations. 3-6
  • New products: HP 28C calculator, HP 8562A portable microwave spectrum analyzers, PaintJet printer, aluminum gallium arsenide LEDs, HP 54111D digitizing oscilloscope, HP 16500A logic analysis system, HP 21362 transesophageal transducer, portable Vectra computer, desktop scanner, HP 8780A and HP 8980A vector generator and analyzer. 8-9
  • HP Labs people, photo essay. 10-13
  • HP’s university-industry relationships; HP Strategic Grants Program. 14-17
  • John Young discusses importance of the company’s traditional instrument markets. 18
  • McMinnville Division donates medical equipment to USSR exhibit: cardiograph and defibrillator. 19
  • HP working with Washington State University to produce videos that demonstrate latest manufacturing automation and microwave electronics; videos used in classrooms. 20
  • HP 1631D logic analyzer breaks computer code called Smarty Arti. 21
  • Portable Vectra computers used at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) to store data about position of particles. 21
  • Professor at Michigan State authors book, “Programming the HP-41C/CV/CX,” and designed college course around it. 21
  • Public Relations Department news media survey shows HP is well known by significant percentage of media, overall impression favorable. 22
  • Packard wins Vannevar Bush award of the National Science Board; HP5965A Fourier transform infrared detector received IR 100 award from “Research & Development” magazine. 22
  • HP 3000 system used by San Francisco Symphony for database management. 23
  • Singapore uses HP 5061B to synchronize all digital components of telecommunications switching complex. 23

November-December 1987 Blending Tradition with High Tech: Spain’s Tabacalera and HP

  • HP factory in Barcelona, Spain, and push to sell HP solutions to big companies make it fastest-growing sales organization in Europe. 3-5
  • HP repair center opens in Montreal, Canada, to repair radioactive detectors in HP gas chromatographs. 8
  • Competitors identified—10,000 products in six markets, including products from IBM, Wang, Apple, Sun, Apollo, DEC, Prime, Teradyne, Data General, Tectronix, Advantest, Anritsu, Perkin-Elmer, Shimadzu, Varian, Siemens, Acuson, Westmark. 9-15
  • John Young discusses goals for FY88, 10 strategic issues, quality. 16-17
  • HP Vectra PC used by N.J. police department to pinpoint trends and identify possible suspects. 21
  • HP Foundation funds calculator museum exhibit for Computer Museum in Boston. 23

1987 – Packard Speeches

Box 5, Folder 24 – General Speeches


May 20, 1987, National Science Board, Vannevar Bush Award, Washington D. C.


Packard was recovering from a back operation and was unable to attend the dinner award.


5/20/87, Copy of the printed invitation to the dinner

5/20/87, Copy of S. J. Buschsbaum remarks accepting the award on behalf of Packard

2/25/87, Letter to Packard from Roland W. Schmitt, National Science Board, telling him he has been selected to receive the 1987 Vannevar Bush Award

3/18/87, Copy of a letter from Packard to Roland W. Schmitt saying he and Mrs. Packard would be pleased to attend the award dinner

4/8/87, Letter to Packard from W. O. Baker, AT&T, congratulating him on being selected for the Vannevar Bush Award. He attaches a copy of a speech he had made at a similar award dinner in 1981.

4/23/87, Copy of a letter from Packard to W. O. Baker, saying he is recovering from a back operation and will not be able to travel to Washington to receive the award

4/23/87, Copy of a letter to Dr. Roland W. Schmitt from Packard’s secretary, Margaret Paull, transmitting a note from Packard to be read at the dinner saying he is honored to receive the award and explaining his recuperation prevents his travelling to Washington

5/18/87, Letter to Packard from President Reagan congratulating him on receiving the award

5/20/87, Copy of a press release from the National Science Foundation announcing presentation of the Vannevar Bush Award to Packard. Biographical information on Packard is attached.

5/20/87, Copy of the text of  Dr. Schmitt’s comments in making the award presentation at the dinner. He explains that Mr. Packard is recuperating nicely from surgery and that Solomon Buchbaum will accept the award in Packard’s honor.

5/13/87, Copy of a letter from Packard to Dr. Solomon J. Buchbaum, saying he would honored to have the Doctor accept the award for him

5/22/87, Copy of a letter from Packard to Dr. Solomon J. Buchbaum thanking him for accepting the Vannevar Bush Award in his behalf

Undated letter from Dr. Buchbaum to Packard saying it was an honor to accept the award for Packard. He encloses a copy of his remarks on that occasion.

6/4/87, Copy of a letter from Packard to Dr. Buchbaum thanking him for the copy of his comments at the dinner

Several letters of congratulations to Packard on his receiving the Vannevar Bush Award

9/7/89, Note from Margaret Paull to Packard attaching the file on documents relating to this award. She reminds him that he had not been able to attend.



Box 5, Folder 25 – General Speeches


October 14, 1987, Remarks on Accepting the George C. Marshall Medal


10/14/87, Typewritten text of Packard’s speech


Packard says he would like to discuss a few of the management principles that General Marshall followed, and which, he feels, are important in the management of industrial affairs as well as military affairs.


“One of these principles,” Packard says, “is to establish sound objectives and to have them fully supported by the people who are involved…..His papers continually reflect the importance he gave to sound plans and to the need to develop support for those plans by agreement rather than by command.”


“Another principle of good management is to select the best people for the job, give them responsibility and authority, and back them up when they need help.”


Packard gives the example of General Groves who Marshall chose to manage the Manhattan Project. While Marshall tried to follow the project, he soon found he could not keep up and left it to General Groves to manage.


Packard says that “One of the most important things that could be done to improve defense management is to do better overall planning for our military activities. We would benefit from continually asking the questions General Marshall asked and making the important decisions; 1st – as to what we are not going to do, and 2nd – as to what we must be prepared to do.”


Referring to the work done by the President’s Commission on Defense Management, Packard says their first recommendations to improve military planning was to “change the structure of the joint chiefs and this has been done by the Congress and the Department. The chairman was given more authority to be able to develop better plans for joint operations and overall military strategy. A vice chairman has been appointed to give the unified and specified commands a larger influence in the planning process. These changes are intended to give professional military people a more effective role in defense planning.”


One of the other recommendations the Commission made on planning was to establish a longer time for the planning and the implementation of the acquisition work. While the Department of Defense does plan on a five year basis, the Congress provides financial support year by year. This causes programs to be cancelled or stretched out and instead of being done on an efficient basis, billions of dollars are being wasted. An even more serious problem is that the Congress has become involved in detailed legislation which adds cost and seldom achieves what is intended. For example, it now takes longer than ever to deploy new technology weapons and we are throwing away whatever technical advantage we have over the Soviets. This is a very serious problem which has triggered by far too many detailed regulations on procurement imposed on the Department by the Congress. Thus we have strayed a long way from the kind of planning General Marshall considered so important in the mobilization and training of the military forces and in the development and acquisition of the weapons to win World War II.


“Better planning simply can not be done unless the members of the Congress will change their ways and consider our defense establishment essential to our leadership of the free world, and to our survival as a free nation instead of treating the Department of Defense as their personal pork barrel for the benefit of their constituents.”


“Our Commission made several recommendations intended to get the Department back to General Marshall’s normal practice of picking a responsible man and leaving him great freedom to carry out his assignment. The management of research and development and procurement in the Department has strayed far from this principle. In fact, it has been getting worse year by year in this regard..”


“Our Commission recommended that a new undersecretary job be established and be given the sole responsibility for managing defense acquisition, including a strong input in the planning process and full responsibility for establishing the overall Department policies for research, development and procurement, and this new under secretary be a man with industrial management experience. That has been done but it has not worked out as we had hoped. Perhaps we were expecting too much to establish a new job in as organization that had been working together for six years. Despite the fact that Secretary Weinberger gave the new undersecretary good support, it required that many other people in both OSD and the services had to get out of the procurement business which they were not willing to do. The next administration could do a much better job in implementing the Commission’s recommendations if the people involved are really interested in improving defense management.


“The Commission believed that the implementation of its recommendations in the acquisition area would result in a substantial  reduction in the number of people in both OSD and the services in acquisition work, including research and development. There would be better weapons, lower costs, and we would be able to put new technology into the field much more rapidly. We should have recommended to the Congress that it should have first mandated a reduction of about twenty-five percent in the number of people in the acquisition area. With a reduction of that magnitude there would still be more than enough people left to do the job right. The Defense Department is simply not able to make this kind of a reduction in people without a mandate from the Congress, and I strongly urge the Congress to take this action.,


“In closing I want to emphasize that we do have considerable military capability at this time, good men and women in the services, equipment generally superior to that of our potential adversaries, and a high level of morale. We are simply paying too high a price for what we are getting, and the whole acquisition process is in the worst condition ever. Perhaps it is too much to hope that someday the Department will get its house in order and the Congress will see the error of its ways, for that is the only way our great country will again be able to enjoy the excellence in defense management that General Marshall demonstrated so well.


“There are, fortunately, some areas in the Department where General Marshall’s management practices are being followed. Even though it will be difficult or even impossible to make significant improvements in the overall management of the Department, I want to encourage the men and women in the Army to continue to seek ways to expand the areas in which General Marshall’s principles can be applied, to develop centers of excellence in the management of your job in spite of all the regulations and red tape. This will do honor to the memory of General Marshall and it will do honor to your service to your country.”


1/16/87, Letter to Packard from Maj. Gen. Ret. Robert F. Cocklin, informing him that the Association of the United States Army has selected him as the 1987 recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal.

2/9/87, Copy of a letter from Packard to Gen, Cocklin saying “Frankly I do not believe that I am particularly qualified to receive the award…”

2/17/87, Letter to Packard from Gen. Cocklin asking that he reconsider

4/23/87, Letter to Packard from Gen. Cocklin telling that the announcement of his selection for the Marshall Medal will be released shortly

8/17/87, Letter to Packard from Gen. Cocklin giving information on arrangements for the dinner

10/20/87, Copies of letters from Packard sending copies of his speech to 16 prominent people

10/21/87, Letter to Packard from Norman R. Augustine  congratulating him on receiving the Marshall Medal

10/26/87, Letter from Frank Carlucci, The White House, thanking Packard for the copy of his speech, and saying ‘Right on target.!’

10/21/87, Letter to Packard from Gen. Cocklin thanking him for his participation at the AUSA’s Annual Meeting

10/26/87, Letter to Packard from Carla Hills, congratulating on receiving the Medal

10/26/87, Letter to Packard from William P. Clark thanking him for his address

11/27/87, Letter to Packard from Charles J. Pilliod, Jr. Ambassador to Mexico, thanking him for sending a copy of his speech


Publications and news clippings

6/5/87, Clipping from the Wall Street Journal with an article written by Antonio Martino discussing the Marshall Plan

May 1987, clipping from Army magazine announcing forthcoming presentation of Medal to Packard

May 1987 issue of Army magazine

March 1987 issue of ‘Topics’, a publication of the George C. Marshall Foundation

1996 Annual report of The George C. Marshall Foundation



Box 5, Folder 25A – General Speeches


November 3, 1987 – Child Health and our Nation’s Future, David Packard and Richard E, Behrman, M.D. Center for the Future of Children, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.


11/3/87, Copy of typed text of speech


“As a nation,” Packard says, “we are overlooking the most fundamental step required to provide for our economic welfare and quality of life in the next century. It is not a matter of protecting the commerce of oil or reducing our national debt, as important as these may be. We can fulfill our responsibilities to the next generation and maintain our competitive posture in the worldwide economy only if today’s children become healthy, productive adults. This requires that children have adequate health care during their early years, giving them a proper foundation for succeeding in their education.”


Packard emphasizes that meeting this goal will require a long range view. “Statements by the administration to the effect that we can’t afford major initiatives now to deal with those living in poverty (forty percent of whom are children), of the 31 million who don’t have health insurance ( a third of whom are children), are missing the point. For our own well-being, as well as theirs, we cannot afford to ignore the children in these groups…. We can’t afford to squander our natural human resources by failing to produce physically and mentally healthy children.”


Packard agrees there are honest differences of opinion on how to address the important educational and social issues that affect children, he says “…there is no debate about the proposition that all children should be provided basic medical care. Good health is a prerequisite to being able to learn, to develop normally, and to being able to work to one’s full potential.”


“At the very least, we should start now by providing all pregnant women and newborns each year with a basic insurance plan. We propose the following:


  1. A health benefit package similar to that proposed by the American academy of Pediatrics would be required for all insurance policies and should be included in every employee’s health insurance benefit package.


  1. For those children whose parents cannot afford a policy directly or through employers, coverage should be purchased for them through a combination of income-graduated, parent paid premiums, public funds financed by a payroll tax on employers and employees, and allocations from state and federal budgets. It is reasonable the public funds come from those whose families will benefit in the future from the good health of all children.


  1. The plan should include appropriate cost-saving measures such as managed care.”


“Children are our future and the future is now. Every CEO knows that today’s decisions determine tomorrow’s bottom line. Failure to act as well as think strategically leads to loss of productivity or competitiveness, or both. Failure to address the health needs of today’s children is similarly insidious in its consequences, We mortgage our future as a nation to a much greater extent by this negligence than by our failure to reduce the federal budget deficit.”

1987 – Hewlett Speeches

Box 3, Folder 49 and 49A– General Speeches

4/2/87, Memo from Doug Kundrat to Mollie Yoshizumi thanking her for facilitating Hewlett’s approval for IBM to reprint an excerpt of his MIT address and enclosing letters he had written to IBM transmitting the approval.

4/22/87, Memo from Doug Kundrat to Mollie Yoshizumi sending a copy of IBM’s publication :Creativity” containing the excerpted address

8/27/87, Memo from Doug Kundrat to Mollie Yoshizumi enclosing another IBM publication containing the excerpted MIT address, this one named “Innovations”

Undated, Copy of an article titled “Chase Chance and Creativity, by James H. Austin

Undated, copies of some pages from an article which tells how Edwin came to invent the Polaroid camera

Undated, Copy of the cover of a booklet titled Conceptual Blockbusting by James L. Adams