Getting Started Guide • 10/2000
About the CF8V2 Getting Started Guide
The CF8V2 Data Sheet and this Getting Started Guide are the only printed documents that come with your Persistor. Using just these, you will quickly have the Persistor running on your Tattletale® Model 8 (TT8) and have access to the development tools and supplemental electronic documentation installed onto your PC from the included PicoDOS8 diskette.
Installation will be very simple if you follow the step-by-step instructions and should complete without fuss in less than ten minutes. These instructions assume that you have already installed the TT8 C or TxBASIC development tools and are familiar with the communications programs CrossCut, MotoCross, or TxBASIC needed to install software into the TT8.
How to use the CF8V2 Getting Started Guide
New to the Tattletale Model 8...
If you are new to the TT8, you really owe it to yourself to master some of the concepts of running a TT8 by working through Onset’s tutorials and building some of the sample programs before tackling the Persistor. You will encounter much TT8 terminology in our documentation that will have no meaningful context until you understand the TT8 and its programming tools. Put this away for now and go work with the TT8 tutorials, then come back and start again at the next paragraph.
New to the Persistor...
If you know the TT8 but this is your first experience with a Persistor, you are probably in for a pleasant surprise - you should have this running and begin to be productive in well under an hour. Review the short CF8V2 Data Sheet to get a good overview of its key features and a picture of what goes where, then work through the step-by-step installation instructions described ahead.
If you’re migrating to a V2 Persistor...
If you’re migrating from a classic to the V2 Persistor, you should read the following short list of key differences between the classic Persistor and the new V2 version. See if any of these new features inspire you to review earlier design decisions and optimize for the V2, then work through the step-by-step installation instructions described ahead.
Key Differences Between the CF8V2 and the Classic CF8
We designed the V2 Persistor to allow you to migrate to the new TT8V2 without having to make any changes to your existing programs - even without recompiling new binaries! However, we did take advantage of years of experience with memory card technology and customer requests to improve the second generation devices. The key visible changes are listed ahead along with relevant commentary.