Bridging the Gap Between Digital Circuits and Microprocessors

John D. Carpinelli, Sol Rosenstark

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Abstract

Most electrical and computer engineering students understand digital circuits and microprocessors, but fail to appreciate that a microprocessor is just a complex finite state machine. This paper presents a three experiment sequence which takes the students from the design of a simple EEPROM-based finite state machine through a two chip microsequencer to a 4-bit central processing unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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