Issue No.10 - October (1976 vol.25)
S.H. Fuller , Department of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
The structure of microprogrammed processors is largely determined by the state of (semiconductor) technology and the requirements of the task of emulation. We discuss the impact of LSI components on microprogrammable processors and in particular, the effect of large memory arrays, LSI microprocessors (bit-slices), programmable logic arrays, and high-speed shifters.
Emulation, interpretation, microprocessor, microprogramming, semiconductor technology.
V.R. Lesser, C.G. Bell, S.H. Fuller, "The Effects-of Emerging Technology and Emulation Requirements on Microprogramming", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.25, no. 10, pp. 1000-1009, October 1976, doi:10.1109/TC.1976.1674541