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  Microprogram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microprograms are carefully designed and optimized for the fastest possible execution, since a slow microprogram would yield a slow machine instruction which would in turn cause all programs using that to be slow.
Microprogramming also reduced the cost of field changes to correct defects (bugs) in the processor; a bug could often be fixed by replacing a portion of the microprogram rather than by changes being made to hardware logic and wiring.
After the microprogram is finalized, and extensively tested, it is sometimes used as the input to a computer program that constructs logic to produce the same data.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Microprogram   (2380 words)

  
 esp@cenet description view
The microprogram control M applies a data transfer instruction via the IOM control 8 to the CPU 1 and instructs the data buffer register 11 to send out the data therefrom to the CPU 1 via the data bus e.
To avoid this, the large quantities data are transferred by steps of several units of data under the control of the microprogram control M and a burst timer 13 is activated after each transfer to provide burst timing control of the microprogram itself, and stops the transfer operation until started by the burst timer 13.
Upon completion of the burst timing, the microprogram control M is started by the burst timer 13 to again send the request for the DMA transfer to the CPU 1, and the external memory system resumes the DMA transfer under the control of the microprogram.
v3.espacenet.com /textdes?&DB=EPODOC&IDX=EP55623   (2305 words)

  
 Microprogram control system for microprogram debugging - Patent 4275441
In a microprogram control system of the type comprising an electronic computer having a programmable interruption control unit and a debugging microprogram executed during interruption which permits single step execution of a user's microprogram.
This invention relates to a microprogram control system for microprogram debugging in which debugging of a microprogram can be readily performed, and more particularly to a system of debugging a data processing device in which a user program is written at microinstruction levels.
The reason for locating the microprogram in the microprogram region is that an extremely high speed data processing can be achieved because the user instruction can be quickly executed at the microprogram level.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4275441.html   (2795 words)

  
 Microprogrammed Control Unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
microprogram sequencer inspects certain bits of the microinstruction to determine the next address for the control memory.
Depending on the BT field, the sequencer might load the branch address of the microinstruction, the contents of the SRAR, or the result of adding 1 to MPC, into the MPC as the address of the next microinstruction to be executed.
Today's microprogrammed control units are generally designed with microprogram sequencers replacing the MUX and MPC which might have otherwise been necessary in their design.
www.unf.edu /~swarde/Control_Units/Microprogrammed_Control_Unit/microprogrammed_control_unit.html   (266 words)

  
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You may make the following extensions to the microinstruction definition as given in fig C.20: Assume the data path is modified such that, for this instruction, the register file registers could bypass the A and B registers and directly act as a source to the ALU.
Let these new microprogram conditional branches be based on a test for zero on the ALUOut register.
Write the microprogram in a tabular form in the style of fig 5.46.
www.cs.binghamton.edu /~guydosh/cs325/hw5-s04.doc   (676 words)

  
 C:\BELLBOOK\P001-100\HTMFILES\CSP0182.HTM
For the symbolic representation of a microprogram (Fig.
This microprogram sequencing scheme allows a four-way branch after the execution of each microprogram word.
Figure 4 gives an example of a microprogram (to be explained in the next section).
research.microsoft.com /~gbell/Computer_Structures_Principles_and_Examples/csp0182.htm   (596 words)

  
 C:\BELLBOOK\P001-100\HTMFILES\CSP0225.HTM
The microprogram controller outputs can be forced into the high-impedance state, and pre-programmed sequences of microinstructions can be executed via external access to the address lines.
The microprogram addresses used in the examples were arbitrarily chosen and have no meaning other than to show instruction flow.
The exception to this is the first example, JUMP ZERO, which forces the microprogram location counter to address ZERO, Each dot refers to the time that the contents of the microprogram memory word is in the pipeline register.
research.microsoft.com /~gbell/Computer_Structures_Principles_and_Examples/csp0225.htm   (829 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The microprogram is responsible for decoding and carrying out the assembly language instructions and, as it does this, the screen displays in MAL the current miroinstruction in the MIR, along with the microprogram counter, the contents of the registers and the path of the data.
MICROPROGRAM ^^^^^^^^^^^^ Note: The 13-integer form of Tanenbaum's Mic-1 microprogram can be found in the file MCP.
The MAL microprogram provided in the textbook can be found in the file MAL.
www.recmusic.org /mindel/DPSim/doc   (1373 words)

  
 A Multiple Cycle Machine with Microprogrammed Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These notes introduce microprogramming on a simpler machine which is very similar to the RISC type machine we used in Chapter 10.
With microprogrammed control, a machine instruction’s opcode simply represents the control ROM entry address of the microroutine associated with the machine instruction.
This means that the CAR must be incremented if we move sequentially through the microprogram, or loaded with a non-sequential address if we are doing a microinstruction unconditional jump or conditional branch.
www.mathcs.sjsu.edu /faculty/fecteau/CS147/MultCycleMicroProgMach.html   (2164 words)

  
 Stack Computers: 4.2 ARCHITECTURE OF THE WISC CPU/16   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Microprogram Memory is a read/write memory containing 2K elements by 32 bits.
This scheme allows supplying only 3 bits of the next microprogram instruction from the microinstruction, one bit of which is the result of a 1-in-8 conditional microbranch selection.
This pipeline allows the next microinstruction to be accessed from Microprogram Memory in parallel with execution of the current microinstruction.
www.ece.cmu.edu /~koopman/stack_computers/sec4_2.html   (2864 words)

  
 Stack Computers: 5.3 ARCHITECTURE OF THE RTX 32P   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Microprogram Memory is an on-chip read/write memory containing 2K elements by 30 bits.
This scheme allows supplying 3 bits from the current microinstruction, the lowest bit of which is the result of a 1-in-8 conditional microbranch selection, as the address for the next microinstruction within the same microcode page.
This allows the next microinstruction to be accessed from Microprogram Memory in parallel with execution of the current microinstruction.
www.ece.cmu.edu /~koopman/stack_computers/sec5_3.html   (3537 words)

  
 twod on am ac
It is strongly advised that you have a hard copy of your own of the microprogram that you plan to use.
The decoupler power, DP or one of the Sn parameters depending on the microprogram, must also be set appropriately.
This can be done by running a microprogram that is exactly like the one you plan to use except that the GO command has been replaced by RGA and the writing of files and looping for multiple acquisitions have been commented out.
www.chem.ucla.edu /~NMR/NMR/amactwod.html   (2060 words)

  
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As a result, microprogramming a task may require five to ten times the time and cost of programming the task in assembly code.
Although there is a very good microprogram assembler for this machine and some amount of user microprogramming has been done, e.g., floating point and signal processing applications, the control RAM on this machine has not lived up to its expectations.
Both of us were experts in the microprogramming of this machine, so that writing the compiler was simply a matter of embedding our expertise into the program.
www.pipeline.com /~hbaker1/Micro-SPL.txt   (922 words)

  
 Gemini Documentation & Lab 2
Control signals for each microinstruction are generated using the clock, ø, either for the level-triggered latches in the datapath, or the edge-triggered latch in the microcontroller that holds the currently executing microinstruction.
It is not at all unusual to have a microinstruction width that is not a power of two because there is no guarantee that the number of control signals will be a power of two, and because floorspace on the CPU is so limited that it would be foolish to implement unused bits.
Drawing on the organization of a typical microprogram given previously, an example microprogram with RESET, part of the PROLOG, and a machine instruction µcode sequence for the "LDA m" instruction is given.
www.cs.indiana.edu /~jwmills/EDUCATION.NOTEBOOK/b443/b443.gemini.html   (2209 words)

  
 22C:122/55:132, Lecture 13, Spring 2003
The advantage of horizontal microprogramming is that the microprogram can exploit a maximal amount of parallelism in the data part of the system, but the price is a requirement for a very large ROM.
Looking at the logic of most microprograms, it is common to find that few microprogram instructions actually have that many distinct successors because, at most points in the microprogram, many, and perhaps most of the condition tests are don't care conditions.
This approach sends nonsense constants to the data part when there is a microprogram branch or when the W register is being controlled, so it is important to make sure that none of the multiplexors are set to values that cause the constant to be used.
www.cs.uiowa.edu /~jones/arch/spring03/notes/13micro.html   (1324 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the first stages of address generator design we consider two alternatives for the CONTINUE option: (i) an up-counter driven by the system clock or (ii) a combinational incrementer feeding a register which in turn is one selection of a MUX whose output is the current address.
Suppose a CONT instruction is imposed on a microprogram sequencer, and carry-in of the incrementer is set to LO.
Suppose three JSR instructions in a row are sent to a microprogram sequencer.
www.engin.brown.edu /faculty/daniels/DDZO/cpuex.html   (1271 words)

  
 mcu
We must be able to perform some sequences of micro-ops only when certain situations or conditions exist (e.g., for conditional branching at the machine instruction level); to implement these, we need to be able to conditional execute or avoid certain microinstructions within routines.
Microprograms are sequences of microinstructions; these, in turn, are written in a more human-readable form in a microassembly language, which is translated from source form into machine form by a microassembler.
Once the micro-op sequence is determined, a microprogram is constructed by writing microassembly statements which specify the desired operations.
www.cs.rit.edu /~icss352/document/mano-mcu   (2292 words)

  
 Overview of the Simulator
The machine executes a microprogram which is stored in the control store.
The material on microprogramming is quite complicated and requires an understanding of the conventional instruction cycle of a Von Neumann machine.
Students find this difficult, in part because there are two instruction cycles to keep track of, one at the microcode level and one at the assembly language level.
vip.cs.utsa.edu /mic1paper/node2.html   (713 words)

  
 ESB CIS 4930-3/4 Computer Organization
For each op-code from IR, the CU leads to the starting address of corresponding microprogram from which microinstructions are executed step by step.
In general, microprogrammed CU requires ROM for control memory while random logic CU requires gates and flip-flops for logic circuit.
And microprogrammed CU must read microinstructions from microprogram memory at each step and it makes the microprogrammed CU even slower.
www.csee.usf.edu /~bhanja/sanju/quiz2/sample1_sol.htm   (466 words)

  
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In 1951 Maurice Wilkes proposed that there should be a microprogram layer between the machine language and the digital logic level.
He saw that while there were many programming instructions required in the instruction set, the execution of each programming instruction is made up of several steps, (see instruction fetch and execute cycle) and a lot of these steps are common to many programming instructions.
The microcode treats ordinary assembly language instructions (in their machine language form) as macro instructions, that is, large instructions are executed in a series of small steps.
www.csis.ul.ie /Modules/CS4211/Lectures/CO2003w10Lmicropr.doc   (716 words)

  
 "«НАИРИ" - family of electronic digital computers of common assignment with a microprogram principle of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
“NAIRI” is the family of electronic digital computers of general purpose with a microprogram principle of construction and a built-in system of selfprogramming.
Digital computers of the family “NAIRI” use filed ROM of the large volume on ferrite cores for storage of the subroutine library and RAM of small capacity for storing the input information and its operating processing.
The control unit is created according to the microprogram principle with the use of a definite part of ROM for storage of the microprograms, the arithmetic device (AU) is constructed on one universal register - summator with the fixed cells of the RAM heving as the auxiliary registers of AU.
www.bashedu.ru /konkurs/tarhov/english/nairi.htm   (336 words)

  
 Microprocessor Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That circuitry utilizes a microprogram ROM in order to provide the flexibility necessary for the circuit to execute a variety of functions as is necessary in a computer central processing unit, or any other complex state machine.
Chapter-2, "A Simple Processor" introduces the application of microprogrammed control to a state machine which can be used as a simple microprocessor.
Primary focus is placed on the structure and use of the Computer Control Unit, utilizing a programmable version of the Am2910 microprogram sequencer manufactured by American Micro Devices, Inc. The arithmetic logic unit used is the Am2901A ALU chip.
www.coe.uncc.edu /~jcarter/mam.html   (1996 words)

  
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The transistors commonly found in computers today are made from silicon which, when combined with other minerals, can act as a semiconductor allowing the flow of electricity through the silicon to be switched on and off by applying the right voltage to it.
Microprograms By attaching AND logic gates to the inputs and outputs of the components in the computer the components can be activated when needed through writing microinstructions.
Microinstructions are stored in the micro memory and make up the microprogram of the computer.
www.comp.lancs.ac.uk /computing/users/blundeln/DeptSite/public/TutorialSlides/Week7-Microprogramming.doc   (915 words)

  
 CS 366 - Mythsim Microprogram Assignment
For part 1 of this assignment, your group will need to write a microprogram for the Mythsim machine for all opcodes specified below for parts 0 or 1.
For part 2 of this assignment, your group will need to write a microprogram must run all opcodes as specified in this write up.
Note microprograms that do not get all of the opcodes working will not be elligible for this portion of the assignment.
www.cs.uic.edu /~troy/spring03/cs366/mp4.html   (1805 words)

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