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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Education|
|State||Published - Aug 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering