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November 1970 (vol. 19 no. 11)
pp. 1020-1028
An efficient partitioning scheme based on current capability of MOS MSI technology was evolved in which four functional building blocks were defined for implementing computer digital architecture. The partitioning employs a bit slice concept to define registers and a universal logic gate for general two-or three-variable logic. A look-ahead carry for fast arithmetic and a heavily buffered OR gate structure for the control section complete the partitioning elements. Microsequencing for instruction decoding is accomplished with a state graph implemented with register FBB flip-flops.
Index Terms:
Carry look-ahead, central processing unit (CPU), computer architecture, computer partitioning, control state graph, functional building block (FBB), medium-scale integration (MSI), MOS technology, register bit slice, universal logic FBB.
Citation:
G.V. Podraza, R.S. Gregg, J.R. Slager, "Efficient MSI Partitioning for a Digital Computer," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 1020-1028, Nov. 1970, doi:10.1109/T-C.1970.222827
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