hardware multiply/divide functionality in CPUs
cclist at sydex.com
Tue Mar 8 14:14:13 CST 2011
On 8 Mar 2011 at 11:56, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> Looking through the Osborne book (Introduction to Microcomputers -
> Some Real Products / 1976), here's another to add to the list: the
> MicroNova/9440 microprocessor ca 1977 had built-in 16-bit multiply and
> divide instructions.
> Can anyone comment on how much use or production the MicroNova or
> Fairchild 9440 chips actually saw?
I mentioned the MicroNova.
If you weren't DoD-related, you could forget getting the 9440, 9445,
9450...CPUs. Fairchild wouldn't give you the time of day on those.
Same for the I2L versions of the TI 9900.
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