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Writing Data (Wr) And (Wre); Controlling Peripheral Devices - RCA Spectra 70 Training Manual

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The Read Device Reverse (RDR) can be issued only
to magnetic tape. The instruction:
OPERATION
OPERAND
RDR
4(1), INPT + 79, INPT
causes the magnetic tape to be moved in a reverse
direction. The first byte read is placed in INPT+79
(HSM 1079), the second byte is placed in INPT+78,
etc., and the last byte read is placed in INPT (HSM
1000). Note that the addresses had to be reversed.
Once staticized and accepted by the channel Control
Electronics, I/O instructions are executed in a si-
multaneous manner, leaving the processor free to
staticize the next instruction in sequence.
The 70/15 Read Auxiliary instruction (RDA) is recog-
nized and executed on the 70/25 as a Read Device
Forward, and does not initiate an Operation Code
Trap interrupt.
Notice that both the RDF and RDR instructions are
terminated by:
1.
Reaching a gap on magnetic tape or reading one
card, or
2.
Reading the amount of data specified by the ad-
dress operands.
WRITING DATA
The Write instruction (WR) transfers data from HSM
to the selected device.
The instruction:
OPERATION
OPERAND
WR
3(1), OUTP, OUTP + 79
prints the contents of HSM 1200-1279 (OUTP area)
to the Printer. Base addresses are implied.
The same command with channel number changed:
OPERATION
OPERAND
WR
4(1), OUTP, OUTP + 79
50
writes a block of eighty bytes to tape 1 on channel 4, or
OPERATION
OPERAND
WR
2(1), OUTP, OUTP + 79
punches a card.
The Erase (WRE) instruction is a Write command;
however, it can only erase a section of magnetic tape.
The instruction,
OPERATION
OPERAND
WRE
4(2), OUTP, OUTP + 50
erases an area oftape equal to the length of 51 bytes.
CONTROLLING PERIPHERAL DEVICES
The instructions discussed above serve the function
of moving data in and out of HSM. The Write Control
(WRC) command has the function of communicating
control information (rewind tape, paper
advance,
pocket select, etc.) to a specific device. The instruc-
tion transmits a byte from HSM to the Control Elec-
tronics of the selected device. The bit configurations
of these control bytes are illustrated below.
CARD READER Control Byte
Select Output Stacker #1
Select Output Stacker #2
Translate mode
Binary mode
NOT USED
MAGNETIC TAPE Control Byte
NOT USED
NOT USED
Reread
Unwind one gap
Rewind one gap
Rewind and Disconnect
Unload without Rewind (cartridge Tape
Only)
Rewind to BT Marker

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