Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. John A. Tanis

Second Advisor

Dr. Gerald Hardie

Third Advisor

Dr. Subramanian Ganesan

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


A fast data transfer computer circuit is developed using the direct memory acquisition (DMAC) technique. For this purpose Z-80 microcomputer ·chips, manufactured by Ziolog, were used. The direct memory acquisition circuitry was developed in several stages and required both hardware and software development. An erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM) programmer was built for reading and loading the system program. The design, construction, and testing of the DMAC system are discussed in detail and an example of the use of this system for collecting data is given.

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