Accession Number : ADP003551

Title :   A New Silicon-on-Sapphire MIL-STD-1750A Microprocessor,


Personal Author(s) : Burns,J. R. ; Silcock,H. ; Portanova,G. ; Nicholas,S.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This paper describes the MKS1750, a new implementation of the United States Air Force MIL-STD-1750A architecture fabricated entirely in SOS/CMOS technology. The MKS1750 is a chip set based on a proprietary microprogrammable 16-bit microprocessor (the MKS16) supported by additional logic implemented as semi-custom gate arrays and ROMs for control store. A total of eleven chips is required. Power consumption of the MKS1750 is less than 1W and throughput is greater than 200 KIPS, measured usign the USAF DAIS mix. A complete description of the chip set is given, including the architecture of the MKS16, gate array partitioning and the functional specification of each array. The paper also discusses the structure of the MKS1750 microprogram, available software support and packaging considerations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microprocessors, Chips(Electronics), Silicon, Sapphire, Computer architecture, Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE