Xedex Corp. recently unveiled a new electronic device, designed exclusively for International Business Machines Corp.'s (IBM) Personal Computer, that makes the microcomputer compatible with thousands of existing software programs that were written for 8-bit micros.
(The IBM personal is a 16-bit machine.) Known as "Baby Blue CPU Plus," the new device is described as a combination of circuit board and software that makes over 20,000 existing compatible CP/M-80- based programs available to IBM Personal Computer owners. It will also expand the computer's present memory with 64KB on the Xedex board.
According to Xedex, Baby Blue will permit owners of the Personal Computer to. run virtually any software that is CP/M-80-compatible and written for 8080 or Z80 8-bit microprocessors. The device is simply plugged into an existing slot in the IBM chassis. Shipments of the $600 unit were scheduled to begin in April.
[Contact: Xedex, 645 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 19022.]