SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- July 10, 1995 -- Intel Corporation announced the release of a collection of product technical documents in the SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) format on the World Wide Web (WWW), making it the first electronics supplier to do so. Using a native WWW viewer, SGML enables users to quickly search for specific information and permits the user to download selected technical data without the hardware or software conversions previously required. Today, approximately 24 SGML-formatted technical documents can be viewed at Intel's home page - http://www.intel.com - in the PC Developer Support and Embedded Design Products sections.
"Intel's customers depend on accurate and timely access to technical specifications and application development information to facilitate system design. The release of technical data in the SGML format puts this information at their fingertips while also helping third-party tools and equipment suppliers improve customer support," said Dianne Armer, Intel's manager of interactive marketing.
Using custom navigators that identify structures within the document, such as a table of contents, figures and tables, design engineers and programmers can search Intel documents exactly for the information they need before downloading files to their system. Intel's SGML documents can be accessed by downloading a viewer, called Panorama Free by SoftQuad, Inc. of Toronto, Canada (instructions for downloading the viewer are available from Intel's WWW site).
Intel's current posting of SGML technical documentation includes data sheets and application notes for a range of components including Intel's Pentium ® processor family (75-, 90-, 100-, 120- and 133-MHz versions), other microprocessors, microcontrollers and flash memory products. The technical documentation page includes a registration card and features a comments and survey section to solicit feedback for program improvements.
Intel's WWW-site technical documentation pilot system, initiated in December '94, will expand within the year to include component technical documents from across the company, according to Armer.
SGML, an ISO standard, allows documents to be created and described independent of any hardware, software, formatter or operating system, enabling files to be seamlessly exchanged between different systems. SGML files separate text from graphics, making the files smaller and more easily downloaded than alternative helper applications. Graphic files, represented by icons, are downloaded only if the user selects them.
Intel used the Pinnacles Component Information Standard's (PCIS) Document Type Definitions (DTD) as the conversion basis for its technical documentation to SGML. PCIS is a draft technical information interchange standard for use by the electronics industry for the creation of electronic data books. It is an industry initiative developed jointly by Hitachi America, Ltd., Intel Corporation, National Semiconductor, Philips Semiconductors and Texas Instruments Semiconductor Group.
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of personal computer, networking and communications products.
Pentium[R] Processor at iCOMP[R] Index 610\75 MHz; Pentium Processor at iCOMP Index 735\90 MHz; Pentium Processor at iCOMP
1000\120 MHz; Pentium Processor at iCOMP 1110\133 MHz.
Pentium[TM] Processor at iCOMP[TM] Index 510\60 MHz, Pentium[TM] Processor at iCOMP[TM] Index 567\66 MHz [Datasheet].
Pentium[TM] Processor at iCOMP[TM] Index 610\75 MHz [Datasheet].
Pentium[TM] Processor (610\75) Design Considerations for Mobile Systems, Rev 1.1 [Application Note].
Pentium[TM] Processor (610\75) Power Consumption, Rev 1.1 [Application Note].
Multiprocessor Specification Version 1.1.
Intel Processor Identification with the CPUID Instruction [Application Note].
82420EX PCIset, 82425EX PCI System Controller (PSC), 82426 EX ISA Bridge (IB) [Datasheet].
Using Intel's Boot Block Flash Memory Parameter Blocks to Replace EEPROM [Application Note].
Designing with 28F016XS [Application Note].
Designing with 28F016XD [Application Note].
Intel386[TM] EX Embedded Microprocessor [Datasheet].
Intel386[TM] CXSA Embedded Microprocessor [Datasheet].
80960JA/JF Embedded 32-Bit Microprocessor [Datasheet].
80960HA/HD/HT 32-Bit High-Performance Superscalar Processor [Datasheet].
80960CA-33, -25, -16 32-Bit High-Performance Embedded Processor [Datasheet].
8XC196NP Commercial CHMOS 16-Bit Microcontroller [Datasheet].
8XC51FX CHMOS Single-Chip 8-Bit Microcontrollers [Datasheet].
8XL51FA/FB/FC Low Voltage CHMOS Single-Chip 8-Bit Microcontrollers [Datasheet].
M28F008SA 8 MBit (1 MBit x 8) Flash Memory [Datasheet].
Military Intel 486[TM] Processor Family.
28F400BL-T/B, 28F004BL-T/B 4-Mbit (256K x 16, 512K x 8) Low Power Boot Block Flash Memory Family.
28F200BL-T/B, 28F002BL-T/B 2-Mbit (128K x 16, 256K x 8) Low Power
Boot Block Flash Memory Family.