The Design and Hardware Evaluation of an Advanced 16-Bit, Low-Power, High Performance Microcomputer System for Digital Signal Processing.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This thesis is a hardware evaluation of Rockwell Internationals Advanced Architecture Microprocessor AAMP which is a single-chlip, CMOSSOS device. The microprocessor is evaluated by designing and testing and testing an AAMP based microcomputer system. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Kansas State University has an ongoing program to evaluate microprocessors and identify those with low power consumption, easy interfacing and programming, and capability of rapid multiplications. The AAMP is a microprocessor which appears to possess these qualities. It is a high-performance, 16-bit, CMOSSOS microprocessor and operates from a 20 MHz clock. The AAMPs instruction set is well suited for compiling from high level languages, such as Jovial and Ada, and includes, and integer, fractional, and floating-point arithmetic operations. This thesis covers the AAMPs operational characteristics, the developed microcomputer system, and the evaluation process. Special emphasis is given to the aspects of the AAMPs architecture and operational characteristics which are important in the design of a microcomputer system.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware