Accession Number:

ADA094064

Title:

A Design Study for an Easily Programmable, High-Speed Processor with a General-Purpose Architecture

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1980-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

A design study has been carried out for an easy-to-program high-speed signal processor. The machine achieves a throughput of about 25 million arithmetic operations per second by incorporating parallel addressing and data access into a general-purpose architecture. The study indicates that, for typical signal processing applications, nearly all of the instruction cycles can be used to perform primary arithmetic operations rather than data access or addressing. The proposed machine would require about 1165 ECL 100K chips, occupy 2-3 cubic feet, and consume about 700 watts.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE