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A simulator for a bit-slice computer

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Distler, R.J. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY, USA

A simulator has been written for a bit-slice system using 2900 series devices. The simulator is very helpful in the teaching of an advanced logic design course. The system was designed so that it could be expanded as the course progressed from a microprogrammed machine to a general-purpose computer, where the student can microprogram the instruction set. The result is that each student in a large class can have unlimited access to the bit-slice computer being discussed in class. A listing of a program and its execution is given as an example of a microcoded machine. For a general-purpose machine, one would need the microcode for the fetch and execution of the instructions stored in the RAM, the code for the program in the RAM, and the code for the MAP ROM

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 4 )