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Jan Van Campenhout, Peter Verplaetse, Henk Neefs
1998 Proceedings of the 1998 workshop on Computer architecture education - WCAE '98  
Other tools, such as a memory monitor, assembler/disassembler and analysis tools, such as on-the-fly generation of pipeline activity and usage diagrams, are integrated with the environment.  ...  The environment can simulate both a microprogrammed architecture and a pipelined architecture with single pipeline. Both architectures are custom-made, with a certain amount of configurability.  ...  microprogrammed control; Figure 7 : pipeline usage diagram. • learn the basics of microprogramming; • learn about microprogram optimization techniques, which is quite relevant with respect to contemporary  ... 
doi:10.1145/1275182.1275191 dblp:conf/wcae/CampenhoutVN98 fatcat:nr3jwbkqojd6lbd4hzvh5cmqoy

A Note on Microprogramming

Herbert T. Glantz
1956 Journal of the ACM  
Furthermore, the substitution of one microprogrammed instruction for many machine instructions will permit a reduced usage of slower secondary memory with a corresponding increase in performance speed.  ...  Using this tech- nique read-Cut times of under one microsecond are freely predicted. Under such conditions the waste time defined above is reduced to zero.  ... 
doi:10.1145/320825.320828 fatcat:mtgcmzkglvfpfdianldttw6bru

Evaluation of hardware-firmware-software trade-offs with mathematical modeling

H. Barsamian, A. DeCegama
1971 Proceedings of the May 18-20, 1971, spring joint computer conference on - AFIPS '71 (Spring)  
(BATCH PROGRAMS); MAIN MEMORY SIZE = 256 KILOBYTES, SORT USAGE = lO% Throughput versus main memory cycle time (Batch programs) Throughput versus main memory size (On-line programs)2. the usefulness of  ...  The use of a RWM for the control store will allow dynamic microprogram alterations under supervisory control.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1478786.1478809 dblp:conf/afips/BarsamianD71 fatcat:cc6t5ywtyrcuzmjkxikcy63vlu

Scalable design of microprogrammed digital FIR filter for sensor processing subsystem

Mohammed S. BenSaleh, Syed Manzoor Qasim, Abdullah A. AlJuffri, Abdulfattah M. Obeid
2014 IEICE Electronics Express  
This is demonstrated by evaluating a sample 4-tap FIR filter on various FPGA platforms and ASIC technologies.  ...  The evaluation result shows good area/power efficiency and flexibility by using microprogrammed architecture for such applications.  ...  It basically comprises of a microprogrammed control unit and a datapath unit. The microprogrammed control unit consists of a microprogram counter and a microprogram memory.  ... 
doi:10.1587/elex.11.20140474 fatcat:evo6yxbsk5fbzch7vhgirbw7ui

The interpreter

E. W. Reigel, U. Faber, D. A. Fisher
1971 Proceedings of the November 16-18, 1971, fall joint computer conference on - AFIPS '71 (Fall)  
This monitoring is very easily implemented on a microprogrammed machine and may be used for examples (1) to analyze the operation code usage and (2) to determine the slow areas within the program where  ...  Under this broad definition, any machine that has a compiler for this HLL would be considered a "direct executor" of that HLL and this represents one extreme.  ...  The process of writing an emulation therefore, involves the following analyses and the microprogramming of these basic items: 1.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1478873.1478965 dblp:conf/afips/ReigelFF72 fatcat:ik3cag6re5dphlph5nfp56npjy

Organization of the TRAC processor-memory subsystem

R. N. Kapur, U. V. Premkumar, G. J. Lipovski
1980 Proceedings of the May 19-22, 1980, national computer conference on - AFIPS '80  
The packet buffers may be addressed and loaded in the memory under microprogram control. Separate buffers are present for mapping and interrupting packets.  ...  Under varistructurability an n-byte operand can be processed by one or more byte-wide processors (Figure 1 ).  ...  APPENDIX Primary memory registers The page registers are organized as follows:  ... 
doi:10.1145/1500518.1500622 dblp:conf/afips/KapurPL80 fatcat:7be5hu4u2zfkroceyhjxnbttrq

Microprogrammed implementation of computer measurement techniques

Harry J. Saal, Leonard J. Shustek
1972 Conference record of the 5th annual workshop on Microprogramming - MICRO 5  
Under microprogram control we enabled a mode wherein every transfer instruction caused a microprogram trap to occur rather than continuing normal execution.  ...  Designers of memory systems utilizing caches, paging, or overlay schemes need accurate information on the locality and time history of program executions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/776379.776383 fatcat:lhtkcxxqizb4pdyib7wupw5x7i

Readings in microprogramming

P. M. Davies
1972 IBM Systems Journal  
The C-8401 is controlled by an instruction memory, writable under operator control, containing routines that interpret conventional instructions stored in main memory.  ...  pro- ‘ grams, and provides debugging facilities, all under control of microprogram routines.  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.111.0016 fatcat:h2ezgbrn4ze6vgn6pwldqg7ham

Toward more efficient computer organizations

Michael J. Flynn
1971 Proceedings of the November 16-18, 1971, fall joint computer conference on - AFIPS '71 (Fall)  
the subsequent memory usage requirements-thus saving the slow access time to storage.  ...  memory, as well as heavily overlapped computer organizations. 2 Cache memory involves the use of high speed buffer memory to contain recently used blocks of main memory storage in an attempt to predict  ... 
doi:10.1145/1478873.1479034 dblp:conf/afips/Flynn72 fatcat:6pr2sne3ivfafhdmr7igzhwdne

Data base processor technology

Donald R. Anderson
1976 Proceedings of the June 7-10, 1976, national computer conference and exposition on - AFIPS '76  
The ability to achieve significant amounts of mass memory has not been matched with a capability for processing data stored within the mass memory.  ...  The concept of a dedicated data base processor that would implement microprogrammed data base primitives with high speed microprocessor technology appears to be a plausible means of obtaining higher performance  ...  DBP-internal processing The DBP shall be capable of independently processing data stored on mass memory or in its own internal memory.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1499799.1499910 dblp:conf/afips/Anderson76 fatcat:o4hgvd6bpfb3lefawof7ns3lci

On Horizontally Microprogrammed Microarchitecture Description Techniques

J.L. Gieser
1982 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
, the rules for valid use of all microprogrammed features, and the behavior of microprogrammed operations; and 2) the use of this description to interpret and decode higher level source intermediate languages  ...  The techniques and methodologies used to accomplish this address the practical issues of: 1) a detailed description of all microprogram controJled haudware elements of the microengine, the microinstruction  ...  The usage rules are intended to specify the most primitive operations possible on the microengine, for example, the ALU operation rather than an ADD operation; or a memory read rather than loading a memory  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.1982.235739 fatcat:fs6oaisf7zgtrgqyli36i6pqaa

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1975 Computer  
It is demonstrated that under certain explicit conditions the fault-tolerance of the microprogrammed control can be achieved at almost no increase in hardware bit capacity, even many redundant memory modules  ...  , we present two efficient encoding schemes for partitioning the Read-Only Memory (ROM), the microprogram store, of a microprogrammed control into the composition of smaller ROM matrices.  ... 
doi:10.1109/c-m.1975.218786 fatcat:jezxw35y7vfs7ac4heyzbihqry

Microprogram control for SYSTEM/360

S. G. Tucker
1967 IBM Systems Journal  
Primarily, almost no inefficiency is tolerated in microprograms. The mere fact that something is worth microprogramming is an indication that high usage is ex- pected.  ...  A special decoder was added to convert 7090 operation codes to either an Ros address or a main memory address, which held routines to simulate them with either a microprogram or aSYSTEM/360 program.  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.64.0222 fatcat:4v6kj7gx75bcvjygnop5jhx63a

Design of a high reliability self diagnosing computer using bit slice microprocessors

S Sanyal, P.V.S Rao
1988 Microprocessing and Microprogramming  
The processor therefore was designed using moderately reliable components (mil B standard) with microprogrammed control logic and powerful built-in microdiagnostic capabilities.  ...  The basic objective of developing a highly reliable computer was achieved, not through the usage of highly reliable components, but through a novel and innovative microprogrammed scheme.  ...  In a microprogrammed computer, one microword is normally gated into the microdata register during each clock cycle.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0165-6074(88)90401-2 fatcat:5bmy3at47fd2bcoqkk74zrs5qy

Abstracts of Current Computer Literature

1968 IEEE transactions on computers  
Since individual character usage varies widely, it may be possible to increase the printing speed by repeating high-usage characters more frequently on the chain than low-usage ones.  ...  A simple probability model is defined that represents modular memory systems under saturation demand for storage.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tc.1968.227415 fatcat:gww3av6fqncynbg6czmzjuomxi
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