Bit-Slice Design: Controllers and ALUs

by Donnamaie E. White

Copyright © 1996, 2001, 2002 Donnamaie E. White



Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Simple Controllers

3. Adding Programming Support to the Controller

4. Refining the CCU

5. Evolution of the ALU

6. The ALU and Basic Arithmetic

7. Tying the System Together




Bit-Slice Design: Controllers and ALUs

by Donnamaie E. White

Revamped from HTML 1.0 July, 2001 On-Line as an HTML eBook since 1995

Original Cover, Inside Cover

This book was created while I was the Director of Customer Education at Advanced Micro Devices, 1978-1981. For a current bio and vitae, see


Original Hardcover Book Copyright - 1981

The hardcover book is out of print.

The Am2900 Family of devices no longer exist as products of AMD.

Where to find it now:

AMD no longer produces the Am2910 but it lives on in emulators, FPGAs, PLAs and code. In the current listings, I found it as a classroom exercise in Design Systhesis, in another form as a megafunction (IP) and in a design completed as a lab exercise (complete with the Am2901). It was just "too cool to lose" as far as the design community is concerned.

As an IP:

An IP product - Intellectual Property - or "megafunction" - that allows the functionality of a controller to be "dropped into" a much larger ASIC.

Product List:

The Am2910 in Verilog

They have been coded in VHDL, coded in Verilog and emulated by several companies.

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Copyright © September 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002 Donnamaie E. White White Enterprises

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