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On the Minimization of Wordwidth in the Control Memory of a Microprogrammed Digital Computer

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2 Author(s)
Rao, C.D.V.P. ; Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, N. S. Engineering College, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University ; Biswas, N.N.

This paper describes a new method for reducing the wordwidth in the control memory of a microprogrammed digital computer. The method requires the computation of maximal compatibility classes (MCC's) of only a subset of subcommands unlike the existing methods in which MCCs of the entire set of subcommands are used. An algorithm has been given to obtain a near minimal solution by appropriate grouping of the MCC's. The necessary modification of the algorithm has also been presented to deal with large size microprograms.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-32 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 1983

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