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Features of the Arithmetic Logic Unit:
Two 8-bit inputs (from B and C registers)
8-bit result (onto data bus)
3-bit function code input
Functions: Add, Increment, And, Or, Xor, Not, Shift-left, Nop
Carry output (from Add, Increment)
Features of the Register Unit:
8 Registers (8-bits each)
Register Names: A, B, C, D, M1, M2, X, and Y
Data Bus (8 LEDs and 8 Switches)
Features of the Program Control Unit:
Program Counter (16 bits)
Instruction Register (8 bits)
Jump Target Register (16 bits)
Increment Unit (16 bits)
Increment Register (16 bits)
Address Bus (16 LEDs and 16 Switches)
Features of the Sequencer Unit:
Clock (Using capacitors for delay)
Finite State Control (24 states)
Main Memory (32K x 8bits, static RAM chip)
Data Bus (8 bits)
Address Bus (16-bits)
All relays are the identical part (Four-Pole-Double-Throw, 12 Volts)
Max Power Consumption: Estimated 12 Amps @ 13.5 Volts (160 Watts)
More InfoFor more information, click here (Last updated, 17 November 2009: Circuit diagrams added)
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Harry H. Porter III, Ph.D.
Computer Science Department
Portland State University
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