3878514 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 7 patents.

A microprogrammable serial byte processor suitable for complete implementation of memory, logic, control and addressing functions on a single integrated circuit chip through large scale integration technology. An instruction set, at the microprogrammable level, is provided for controlling the processor in executing basic computer functions. Each instruction of the instruction set has a unique format which is decoded and executed by a circuit design that initially represents minimally committed logic or hardware, and which becomes committed to a specific task by control signals which are decoded from the formatted instructions. Specific circuitry for executing serially by bit the individual instructions of the instruction set is maintained at a simple and minimal level by employing a soft mechine architecture with a microprogramming approach.

Title
LSI programmable processor
Application Number
05/307,863
Publication Number
3878514
Application Date
November 20, 1972
Publication Date
April 15, 1975
Inventor
Faber Ulbe
Agent
Peterson Kevin R
Feeney Jr Edward J
Chung Edmund M
Assignee
Burroughs Corporation
IPC
G06f 09/16
G06F 15/78
G06F 15/76
G06F 09/26
G06F 09/22
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