Very Preliminary • 11/2000
Other PicoDOS8 Related Documentation
Getting Started Guides
This is the key must-read document if you’re to have successful experiments with the Persistor. There’s a separate Getting Started Guide for each of the various Persistors and it’s one of the only two printed documents that come with your Persistor. If you don’t have this on hand, the latest version is always available from our www.persistor.com web site and you’ll find PDF and html copies on the installation diskette. If you haven’t read and worked through the installation procedures, do that first before attempting any of the programming described in this guide.
Persistor Data Sheets
This is the other printed document that comes with your Persistor and describes the electrical, mechanical, and environmental specifications you may need to design your experiment.
PicoDOS8 User’s Manual
PicoDOS8 is our DOS-like operating system for the CF8/TT8 combination that provides both a command line user interface for common card and file operations as well as the underlying DOS FAT file system. It’s this that lets your C and BASIC programs easily create and manipulate files that can later be read directly by your PC using inexpensive flash memory card readers. Here you will find descriptions of how to use the DOS-like commands and details of how PicoDOS8’s presence impacts the amount of TT8 onboard flash and ram memory usage available to your applications.
PicoDOS8 TxBASIC Guide
The PicoDOS8 TxBASIC Guide shows you how to use the Persistor and PicoDOS8 to save acquired data, stored in TxBASIC datafiles, to Windows compatible files on the flash memory card.