Reverse-engineering the ALU of 8008 microprocessor
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Reverse-engineering the ALU of 8008 microprocessor

Ken Shirriff has written an article on reverse engineering the ALU of the 8008 microprocessor: A computer’s arithmetic-logic unit (ALU) is the heart of the processor, performing arithmetic and logic operations on data. If you’ve studied digital logic, you’ve probably learned...

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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip (CMOS version)
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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip (CMOS version)

Ken Shirriff reverse engineer the CMOS version of 555 timer IC and explains how it works. This article explains how the LMC555 timer chip works, from the tiny transistors and resistors on the silicon chip, to the functional units such as comparators and current mirrors that make it...

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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip
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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip

Ken Shirriff wrote an article on reverse engineering the 555 timer chip, He writes: This article explains how the LMC555 timer chip works, from the tiny transistors and resistors on the silicon chip, to the functional units such as comparators and current mirrors that make it work....

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Reverse engineering the silicon in the ARM1 processor
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Reverse engineering the silicon in the ARM1 processor

righto.com has reverse enginnered one of the most popular proccessors: How can you count bits in hardware? In this article, I reverse-engineer the circuit used by the ARM1 processor to count the number of set bits in a 16-bit field, showing how individual transistors form...

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