AMD bit-slice machines
emu at ecubics.com
Sat Dec 31 11:54:51 CST 2005
Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-12-31 09:10:35 -0700, e.stiebler <emu at ecubics.com> wrote:
>>>This is really interesting! I had no idea that DEC used them for some
>>>of their processors -- personally I find that fascinating as I always
>>>pictured DEC as a "NIH" shop.
>>The am2901 is just a chip. The smarts are in the microcode ;-)
> Is there some really interesting documentation available for these
> chips and maybe some microcode for some really simple task?
AMD: The Am2900 Family Data Book
AMD: Bipolar Microprocessor Logic and Interface
John Mick & James Brick : Bit-Slice Microprocessor Design (Black
Donnamaie E.White : Bit-Slice Design: Controller and ALUs (Red Bit-Slice
> I'd like
> to really understand how bit-slice CPUs do work to form something like
> a VAX CPU.
If you have a VAX730, you have already everything you need ;-)
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