Issue No. 12 - December (1979 vol. 28)
E.E., Jr. Swartzlander , TRW Defense and Space Systems Group
Several microprogramming techniques suitable for the control of specialized processors are presented. The controllers are developed by restricting the next state function of a classical Moore machine, and by using microprogramming in their implementation The concept is well matched to applications which do not require complex branching logic, and is optimized for efficient implementation with commercially available integrated circuits. These are demonstrated by an example controller which illustrates the concept.
subroutine implementation, Control unit, microprogramming, Moore machine, next state selection, signal processor controller, special purpose computer control concepts
E. J. Swartzlander, "Microprogrammed Control for Specialized Processors," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 28, no. , pp. 930-934, 1979.