Accession Number : ADP003553

Title :   Transportable GPU (General Processor Units) Chip Set Technology for Standard Computer Architectures,


Personal Author(s) : Fosdick,R. E. ; Denison,H. C.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The USAFR-developed GPU Chip Set has been utilized by Tracor to implement both USAF and Navy Standard 16-Bit Airborne Computer Architectures. Both configurations are currently being delivered into DOD full-scale development programs. Leadless Hermetic Chip Carrier packaging has facilitated implementation of both architectures on single 41/2 x 5 substractes. The CMOS and CMOS/SOS implementations of the GPU Chip Set have allowed both CPU implementations to use less than 3 watts of power each. Recent efforts by Tracor for USAF have included the definition of a next-generation GPU Chip Set that will retain the application-proven architecture of the current chip set while offering the added cost advantages of transportability across ISO-CMOS and CMOS/SOS processes and across numerous semiconductor manufactures using a newly-defined set of common design rules. The Enhanced GPU Chip Set will increase speed by an approximate factor of 3 while significantly reducing chip counts and costs of standard CPU implementations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chips(Electronics), *Computer architecture, *Standards, Transportable, Configurations, Substrates, Airborne, Registers(Circuits)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE