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Volume 11, Number 1, Page 16 (1972)
Nontopical Issue
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Readings in microprogramming

by P. M. Davies
This guide to the literature on microprogramming is preceded by an exposition intended for the less knowledgeable reader. Microprogram control is seen as a form of simulation in which primitive operations are combined and sequenced so as to imitate the characteristics of a desired machine. Discussed are such design considerations as microword formats, performance, writable control stores, and the relationship between microprogramming and software reliability.
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