Category: Analog Computers
The HYCOMP Hybrid Analog/Digital Computing System

1964
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Analog computers were once the workhorses of scientific computing. Indeed, analog calculating devices date back many hundreds of years typical examples being the device known as the sector (also known as the proportional compass) and the much better known logarithmic slide rule. In an analog computer, numbers are typically represented as voltages or currents, rather than as zeros and ones, as in digital machines.

The chief advantage of analog machines is that it can be easier to simulate a physical situation via hooking up (usually via plug board wires) various combinations of signal generators, integrating devices etc than learning how to write a program.

Small analog machines were regularly used in laboratories. Very large machines were often produced for work involving power transmission or telephone networks. The early days of rockets and space travel would also not have been possible without studies undertaken on analog machines. It was only in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when digital computers became fast, accurate, reliable, and cost-effective enough, that analog machines began to be phased out. Even today there are some special tasks that are more easily studied using analog techniques than digital ones.
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Beckman First Hybrid Software
1960 - 1969
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EAI 680 Scientific Computing System: An Economical, High-Performanc... Hybrid Computer
1965
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EAI 7800 Scientific Computation System
1968
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Heath Inepxensive Electronic Analog Computer Kit
1956
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HYCOMP 250---The first desk top hybrid analog/digital computing system
1961
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HYDAC 2400 Hybrid Digital/Analog Computer
1963
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Model 3300 Educational Analog Computer
1968
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Pace 231R Analog Computer
1961
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Systron Donner Series 10/20 -40/80 Analog Computers
1966
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The HYCOMP Hybrid Analog/Digital Computing System
1964
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