Accession Number:

ADA031892

Title:

Mini and Micro Computers in Communications.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Mini and micro computers represent the newest developments in the computer field. Their small size, low cost, and wide ranging versatility make them valuable devices for use in communications systems. They can be used to perform many of the message handling functions previously performed by the main computer, thus freeing it for its more important application tasks. The use of mini and micro computers as front end processors, data concentrators and terminal controllers is investigated, as well as general hardware and software features such small computers must have to perform communications functions. A cost comparison between minicomputers, microcomputers and hardwired devices is also presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE