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On the Minimization of the Width of the Control Memory of Microprogrammed Processors

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2 Author(s)
Baer, Jean-Loup ; Department of Computer Science, University of Washington ; Koyama, B.

A branch and bound method to minimize the width of the control memory of microprogrammed processors is given. Although it is exponential in the worst case, it appears much more effective than previous enumerative solutions. Furthermore, it can lead quickly to near-optimal solutions representing "good engineering" reductions.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-28 ,  Issue: 4 )