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Micro- and System Architectures in the 1980's
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
1980 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

After approxirnate1y 30 years experience with microprogrammed control concepts, we find ourselves at an interesting turning point leading into the 1980's. Experience with various microprogrammed contro1 techniques has been obtained, some experience has been obtained in recent years in the redistribution of functions between various software and microarchitectureal levels and we have a better idea of methods of timing and synchronization. This know1ed~e together with the possibilities brought on by VLSI will meet in the 1980's and have several interesting effects upon system architecture at microarchitecture and higher architectural levels.

We shall consider some of the opportunities and limitations of VLSI and their potential effects upon microarchitecture followed by a view of the future utilization of "programmed logic". More specifically, we shall be considering the structuring of logic, synchronization, microarchitecture characteristics, target machine properties and special purpose microprogrammed machines. Further, we shall touch upon relationships to function distribution, computer aided design and the possibilities for architectural synthesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 1980. , 13 p.
LiTH-ISY-I, ISSN 0281-6253 ; 411
Keyword [en]
Microprograrnming, Computer Architecture, VLSI, Synchronization, Hardware-Software lnterrelationships
National Category
Software Engineering Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131987ISRN: LiTH-ISY-I-0411OAI: diva2:1034783
Available from: 2016-10-13 Created: 2016-10-13 Last updated: 2016-10-13Bibliographically approved

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