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Large-scale integration of adaptive-element building blocks, in a small number of monolithic silicon structures, leads to a degree of freedom and versatility in organizing computing structures that has never before existed. The definition of the function of an adaptive-separation computer is examined, block diagrammed, and repetitive computations are defined. These are then partitioned to define building blocks to be fabricated by large-scale integration (LSI) of arrays of metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) into two basic structures, a serial/parallel multiplier chip and a special-purpose shift register chip. Consideration must be given to the problems of compatibility between these chips and the remainder of the adaptive computer.
Adaptive control, adaptive logic, integrated circuits, MOSFET building blocks, threshold logic, two's complement format.

S. White, "Digital Adaptive-Element Building Blocks for MOS Large-Scale Integration," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 18, no. , pp. 699-706, 1969.
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