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    ENGINEERING HANDBOOK

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  • ENGINEER'S ORIENTATION MANUAL

    JANUARY. 1980 COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL

  • 2nd Edition, January 1980

    The drawings and specifications herein are the property of Digital Equipment Corporation and shall not be reproduced or copied or used in whole or in part as the basis for the manufacture or sale of equipment described herein without written permission.

    Copyright Q 1980 by Digital Equipment Corporation

    The material in this manual is for informational purposes and is subject to change without notice. Digital Equipment Corporation assumes no re- sponsibility for any errors which may appear in this manual.

    Printed in U.S.A.

    This document was set on DIGITAL'S DECset-8000 computerized typesetting system.

    The following are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, Massachusetts:

    DIGITAL DECsystem- 10 MASSBUS DEC DECSYSTEM-20 OMNIBUS PDP DIBOL OS/8 DECUS EDUSYSTEM RSTS UNIBUS VAX RSX

    VMS IAS

  • CONTENTS

    .............................................................................................................................................. Preface ix Foreword ........................................................................................................................................... x

    Section 1 CORPORATE OVERVIEW

    ................................................................................................................................... 1.0 SCOPE 1 2.0 INTRODUCTION - KEN OLSEN ....................................................................................... 1 3.0 FACTS ABOUT DIGITAL .................................................................................................... 4 4.0 DIGITAL PHILOSOPHY ..................................................................................................... 6 5.0 DIGITAL STRUCTURE ....................................................................................................... 8

    5.1 ENGINEERING ........................................................................................................ 8 ..................................................................................................... 5.2 PRODUCT LINES 8

    5.3 MANUFACTURING .............................................................................................. 11 ...................................................................................................................... 5.4 SALES I1

    ......................................................................................... 5.5 CUSTOMER SERVICES 11

    Section 2 FUNDING FOR PLANNED AND UNPLANNED PROJECTS

    ....................................................................................................... 1.0 PLANNED PROJECTS 12 ................................................................................................. 2.0 UNPLANNED PROJECTS 13

    Section 3 LIFE OF A HARDWARE PROJECT

    ................................................................................................................................. 1.0 SCOPE 15 2.0 RESPONSIBILITIES ........................................................................................................... 15

    ............................................................................................................... 3.0 INTRODUCTION 16 3.1 PLANNING (WHAT TO BUILD) ........................................................................... 16

    ............................................................................... 3.2 DESIGN (HOW TO BUILD IT) 19 ................................................................................ 3.3 PROTOTYPE EVALUATION 21

    ........................................................................... 3.4 PRODUCT DOCUMENTATION 22 ........................................................................ 3.5 REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING 24

    .............................................................................................. 3.6 MANUFACTURING 25 3.7 PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CUSTOMER

    SHIP CRITERIA ...................................................................................................... 26 3.8 VOLUME SHIPMENT ............................................................................................ 27

    .................................................................................... 3.9 PRODUCT RETIREMENT 27

    Section 4 LIFE OF A SOFI'WARE PROJECT

    1.0 SCOPE ................................................................................................................................. 28 2.0 GENECRAL INFORMATION ............................................................................................. 28 3.0 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ......................................................................... 30 4.0 THE PHASE REVIEW PROCESS ....................................................................................... 32

    Section 5 OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT/ENGINEERING

    1.0 COMPUTER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT ........................................................................ 38 1.1 PLANNING AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT .................................................. 38 1.2 LSI (LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION) DEVELOPMENT .................................... 38 1.3 ADVANCED LSI ARCHITECTURE ..................................................................... 38

  • CONTENTS (Cont'd)

    1.4 TERMINALS ........................................................................................................... 39 1.4.1 Terminals Technical Integration .................................................................... 39

    .................................................................................... 1.4.2 Hard Copy Terminals 39 ....................................................................................... 1.4.3 Video Development 39

    1.5 SMALL HARDWARE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT ............................................ 40 ....................................................................... 1.5.1 PDP-1 1 Systems Development 40

    1.5.2 PDP-8 Systems Development ......................................................................... 40 ................................................. 1 S.3 Mechanical Design/Advanced Development 40

    1 S.4 Advanced Development ................................................................................. 41 ........................................................... 1 S.5 Small Systems Diagnostic Engineering 41

    .............................................................................................. 2.0 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 41 ................... REAL-TIME/COMPUTATIONAL (RT/C) SOFTWARE SYSTEMS 41

    ................................................................ 2.1.1 Base Systems Quality Management 42 .................................................................... 2.1.2 Software Products Management 42

    ......................................................................... 2.1.3 Small Base Systems Software 42 ................................................................. 2.1.4 VAX/VMS Systems Development 42

    2.1.5 RSX Systems Development ........................................................................... 43 COMMERCIAL ENGINEERING .......................................................................... 43 2.2.1 Software Quality Management ...................................................................... 43

    ...................................... 2.2.2 Commercial Systems and Information Management 44 .................................................................. 2.2.3 Commercial Application Systems 44

    2.2.4 Commercial Hardware Systems Engineering .................................................. 45 2.2.4.1 Diagnostic Engineering - Merrimack .............................................. 45

    10120 SYSTEMS AND CORPORATE LANGUAGES ........................................... 45 2.3.1 Technical Languages ..................................................................................... 45

    ................................................................................ 2.3.2 Commercial Languages -45 2.3.3 10120 Systems Software ................................................................................. 46

    ...................................................................... 2.3.4 Software Quality Management 46 SOFTWARE PUBLICATIONS ............................................................................... 47 APPLICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP ..................................................................... 47

    ...................................................... SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE AND TOOLS 48 2.6.1 Base Systems, Architecture, and Interface Management ................................. 48 2.6.2 Hardware/Software Coordination ................................................................. 48 2.6.3 Software Methods and Tools ......................................................................... 48

    .............................................................................................. 3.0 TECHNICAL OPERATIONS 49 3.1 POWER AND PACKAGING SYSTEMS ................................................................ 49

    Power and Packaging Product Management .................................................. 49 Packaging Development and Support ............................................................ 50

    ....................................... 3.1.2.1 Interconnection Hardware Development 50 .................................................... 3.1.2.2 Central Mechanical Engineering 50

    ........................................................... 3.