Accession Number : AD0784440

Title :   MCU Microprogramming Language Study-Source Level Description.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Dam,Andries van ; Lloyd,Gregory R. ; Anagnostopoulos,Paul C. ; Magel,Kenneth I. ; Burns,Russell W.

Report Date : 20 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The problems of firmware development are briefly considered with specific references to the AN/UYK-17 SPE and, in particular, the Microprogrammed Control Unit (MCU). Alternatives treated are definition of a hospitable target machine, and direct generation of microcode from a higher level language. Various forms and levels of higher level languages are discussed. A motivation and source level description of a proposed language, PUMPKIN, are included. Three levels of this language are briefly described (base, base augmented with run time support, extensible base). Areas for proposed future research are outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microprogramming, Programming languages, Compilers, Memory devices, Mathematical logic, Boolean algebra, Operators(Mathematics)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE