Abstract: A microprocessor integrated circuit including a processing unit disposed upon an integrated circuit substrate is disclosed herein. The processing unit is designed to operate in accordance with a predefined sequence of program instructions stored within an instruction register. A memory, capable of storing information provided by the processing unit and occupying a larger area of the integrated circuit substrate than the processing unit, is also provided within the microprocessor integrated circuit. The memory may be implemented using, for example dynamic or static random-access memory. A variable output frequency system clock, such as generated by a ring oscillator, is also disposed on the integrated circuit substrate.
Abstract: A high performance, low cost microprocessor system having a variable speed system clock is disclosed herein. The microprocessor system includes an integrated circuit having a central processing unit and a ring oscillator variable speed system clock for clocking the microprocessor. The central processing unit and ring oscillator variable speed system clock each include a plurality of electronic devices of like type, which allows the central processing unit to operate at a variable processing frequency dependent upon a variable speed of the ring oscillator variable speed system clock. The microprocessor system may also include an input/output interface connected to exchange coupling control signals, address and data with the central processing unit. The input/output interface is independently clocked by a second clock connected thereto.
Abstract: A high-performance microprocessor system using instruction that access operands and instructions located relative to the current instruction group rather than located relative to the current instructions, as is the convention, is disclosed herein. The microprocessor system includes a central processing unit, memory, and a bus connecting the central processing unit and memory. An instruction fetching unit, connected to the bus, is provided for fetching instruction groups from the memory for use by the central processing unit and for storage within an instruction register. An instruction supplying unit operates to supply, in succession from the instruction register to the central processing unit, one or more instructions from each of the instruction groups. The system further includes an instruction decoder for configuring the instruction supplying unit to select, from the instruction register, operands associated with instructions from particular instruction groups.
Abstract: A microprocessor including a central processing unit connected to a push-down stack is disclosed herein. The push-down stack includes a first plurality of latches corresponding to a like first plurality of stack elements, and a second plurality of locations of random access memory corresponding to a like second plurality of stack elements. The first and second plurality of stack elements are provided in a single integrated circuit with the microprocessor. The push-down stack further includes a third plurality of memory locations in a system random access memory, with the third plurality of memory locations corresponding to a like third plurality of stack elements. In operation, up to a first plurality of items initially stored in the first plurality of stack elements are transferred therefrom without accessing the second plurality of stack elements. When the first plurality of stack elements are empty, up to a second plurality of items may be transferred thereto from the second plurality of stack elements.
Abstract: A penetrating microwave radar ground plane antenna system with separate arrays of transmission antenna elements and receiving antenna elements. The lengths of transmitting and receiving antenna elements are selected to enable the transmission of a nearly single-cycle pulse, the reduction of ringing between antenna elements, the reception of a signal significantly reduced in noise, and the penetration of materials having varying dielectric constants.
Abstract: An antenna device for transmitting a short pulse duration signal of predetermined radio frequency that eliminates a trailing antenna resonance signal. The device includes a gas filled tube; a voltage source for developing an electrically conductive path along a length of the tube corresponding to a resonant wavelength multiple of the predetermined radio frequency; and a signal transmission source coupled to the tube for supplying a radio frequency signal to the conductive path for antenna transmission. A method for transmitting a short pulse signal without a trailing residual signal is also provided.