The DM74LS is a 4-bit high speed parallel Arithmetic. Logic Unit (ALU). Controlled by the four Function Select inputs (S0–S3) and the Mode Control input . The 74S 4-bit ALU bitslice resting on a page from the datasheet. The is a bit slice arithmetic logic unit (ALU), implemented as a series TTL. Description: The NTE is an arithmetic logic unit (ALU)/function generator in a Lead DIP type package that has the complexity of 75 equivalent gates on.

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To see how the circuits of the work together, try the interactive schematic below. Early minicomputers built Datasheet out of a large number of simple gates. I seem to remember some similar stuff in the high loop of the IFR datashet monitor, theand had the same one I think.

Inside the vintage ALU chip: how it works and why it’s so strange

Click image for full size. For example, consider the carry in to bit 2.

A B F 0 0 S1 0 0 S0 0 0 S2 0 0 S3 Because the first two terms are inverted, the logic function for a particular select input doesn’t match the arithmetic function. The represents an evolutionary step between the CPUs of the s, which were constructed using discrete logic gatesand today’s single-chip CPUs or microprocessors.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Underneath the metal, dqtasheet purplish silicon is doped to form the transistors and resistors of the TTL circuits. In addition, a carry either was generated by bit 1 or propagated from bit 0.


This expression yields all 16 Boolean functions, but in datasheett scrambled order relative to the arithmetic functions. A faster technique is to use a chip, the look-ahead carry generatorthat performs carry lookahead across dataxheet chips, allowing them to all work in parallel.

These 16 functions are selected by the S0-S3 select inputs.

7418 The result is kind of like doing long addition by hand: To datasheet datashedt, the computes the carries first and then adds all four bits in parallel, avoiding the delay of ripple carry. For the ‘s outputs, Propagate must be set for Generate to be meaningful. They are in the standard order they datasheet be, counting datasheet in binary. The P and G labels on the datasheet are for active-low logic, so with active-high, they are reversed.

The previous section showed how the P propagate and G generate signals can be used when adding daatsheet values. Virtual Machines of the Past and Future “. The datasheet for the ALU chip shows a strange variety of operations.

Students cannot probe the inner workings of a single-chip microprocessor, and few discrete-logic machines are open to student inspection. Why do s0 and s1 seem backwards? The circuitry is designed around carry lookahead, generating G and P signals, so the result can be produced in parallel without waiting for carry propagation.


74181 Datasheet

datashest To see how the circuits of the work together, try the interactive schematic datasheft. But, it’s the first thing I thought of when you started listing some of the curious functions the offers. It turns out that there is a rational system behind the operation set: The was used in various minicomputers and other devices beginning in vatasheet s, but as microprocessors became more powerful the practice of building a CPU from discrete components fell out of favor and catasheet was not datasheet in dataasheet new designs.

Why are there 16 possible functions?

Even though you’re doing addition, the result is a logical function since no carry dagasheet be generated. The S bits on the right select the operation.

There is another explanation of the ‘ here: The P and G signals are generated by the top part of the circuitry, as described above.

Many variations of these basic functions are available, for a total of 16 arithmetic and 16 logical operations on two four-bit words. Many computer CPUs and subsystems were based on theincluding several historically significant models.