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Jim Battle's SOL-20 Web site covers the Processor Technology "Sol" and provides a lot of resources including an emulator, files, and manuals.
Additional Processor Tech information is in a document I edited from a comp.os.cpm discussion in 2004 on Persci 8-inch floppy drives. They were used in a Processor Tech product, and that discussion evolved into some Processor Tech recollections. I also got a reply from Lee Felsenstein in August 2005 on the history of the company and of his activities with Proc Tech.
I've worked on a SOL computer in 2012. Check the progress of my work on this restoration Web page.
Regarding the manuals below, I do not offer "sets" of manuals. I offer manuals individually or in some cases I'll identify sections of manuals available seperately. By and large most companies created "sets" of docs from individual manuals for cards and software. Also it's cheaper to YOU if you don't buy docs for card or software you don't have anyway!
Processor Tech hardware documentation: Processor Tech 4KRA memory, 16 pgs Processor Tech 16KRA DRAM memory, 85 pgs Processor Tech 32KRA-1 DRAM memory, 52 pgs 48KRA - copy, ask 2KRO EPROM manual: assembly, theory, schematic, 12 pgs SOL SOL-20, Sol-PC System manual: assembly, test, schematics: 287 pgs 3P+S Input/Output Module, assembly and Test, 84 pgs General Purpose MEmory Module, GPM and GPM-Sol, 50 pgs VDM-1 Video Display Module, 110 pgs Polymorphic Systems Video Terminal Interface Manual, [proc tech?] 65 pgs Micro Complex "Dual Personality Module for SOL Computers, 10 pgs SOL-20 "Troubleshooting manual" - copy, ask 29 pages. rev changes from rev D (mid-1977) forward; Sol manual addendums, eratta, change notices Helios II disk manual - copy, ask CUTS (Computer User's Tape System) Assembly & Test, 1977 [proc tech] 76 pgs Processor Tech software documentation: Software Package #1: editor, assembler sources. [proc tech] 64 pgs Software Package #2: 5K Basic Manual [proc tech], 40 pgs Software Package #2: 5K Basic, souurce listings. 70 pgs [proc tech] Software Package 0.5 by Objective Design, w/sources. 60 pgs. CUTER V 1.3 source listing, 16 pgs (actually 32 half sized pages!) SOLOS CUTER user's Manual [proc tech] 30 pgs Solos revision history - copy, ask BASIC/5 Users manual for SOLOS, CUTER, CONSOL [proc tech] 38 pgs BASIC 5 User Manual, 46 pgs ASSM 8080 assembler manual, 25 pgs Extended Cassette Basic USer's Manual [proc tech] 132 pgs 8080 Cassette FOCAL User's Manual [proc tech], 30 pgs ALS-8 User's Manual [proc tech], 100 pgs GamePack 1 User's manual, 29 pgs GamePack 2 manual, 22 pgs PILOT User's manual, 72 pgs EDIT 8080 Editor, 53 pgs 8080 Chess, 42 pgs TREK-80, 18 pgs FOCAL, 31 pgs (from OCR copy, not original copy) Air Traffic Controller, from Creative Computing, 6 pgs (OCRed copy) Strategy Games 2: TRAP, from Creative COmputing, 3 pgs (OCRed copy) DOS 1-5 applications - copy, ask DOS 1-5 operating systems manual - copy, ask Extended Disk FORTRAN - copy, ask Advanced DEBUG - copy, ask Software for Proc Tech hardware Trek-80 User's Manual - Software Technology Corp. 1977 18 pgs including 3-page BASIC listing. Instructions for Trek game requires AM RADIO for audio, VDM-1 video display card. Originally with cassette tape to load program into SOL or Proc. Tech don't know if tape software is needed - ?? Processor Tech newsletters, articles: (also some source listings) SOLus NEWS, Vol 1 No. 1, 10 pgs (OCR'ed copy, also photocopy) MUSIC system, Helios II, PTDOS SOLus NEWS, Vol 1 No. 2, 13 pgs (OCR'ed copy also photocopy) SOL terminal driver w/source, BASIC console patches, vectored interrupts SOLus NEWS, Vol 1 No. 3, 40 pgs (OCR'ed copy also photocopy) articles on PTDOS, Z80 S-100 card add in, Tarbell floppy add in, patches to 4.0 Microsoft Basic, SOLUS cassette tape driver (source) Processor Technology ACCESS, Vol 1 No. 1., Feb 1977, 12 pgs (OCR'ed copy) 3P+S interfacing, keyboard and ALS-8, VDM train game source, CONSOL source V1.0 Processor Technology ACCESS, Vol 1 No 2, April 1977, 38 pgs (OCR'ed copy) 3P+S parallel ports, Proc Tech staff article & photo, VDM mods, hardware bug fixes for PC board rev D, 5K BASIC bug integers, CUTER1/1 listing V1.3 (bulk of the magazine) Processor Technology ACCESS, Vol 1 No 3, June 1977, 19 pgs (OCR'ed copy) Run/stop circuit, bug fixes, 50Hz operation, 1st West Coast Computer Faire photos, audio cassette test routine source, 3P+S CUTER fixes, [CUTER listing not included] Processor Technology ACCESS, Vol 1 No 4, Nov 1977, 19 pgs (OCR'ed copy) short programs for SOLUS from VDS programs in DDJ, BYTESAVER (Cromemco) mods for SOL, RUN/STOP fixes for issue #3, simple S-100 bus display schematic (LED's one per line), patches for SOL CR/LF, patches for ALS-8 RAM for SOL, GALAXY source listing (game) for SOL Processor Technology ACCESS, Vol 2 No 1, March 1978, 31 pgs (OCR'ed copy) save BASIC/5 programs in TEXT format on tape (to read by Extended BASIC), SOL parallel port interfacing, vectored interrupt fix for SOL, SOL - OP-80 paper tape reader source, some small BASIC programs
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