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The V-11, code-named "Scorpio", is a miniprocessor chip set implementation of the VAX instruction set architecture (ISA) developed and fabricated by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). [1]

35 relations: Arithmetic logic unit, Clock signal, Computer-aided design, Content-addressable memory, Control store, CPU cache, Data type, DEC J-11, Die (integrated circuit), Digital Equipment Corporation, Execution unit, Floating-point unit, Instruction prefetch, Instruction set, Integrated circuit, International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Memory management, Microsequencer, MicroVAX 78032, Minicomputer, NMOS logic, Opcode, Operand, Page table, Parity bit, PDP-11, Processor register, Random-access memory, Read-only memory, Semiconductor device fabrication, Superminicomputer, Translation lookaside buffer, VAX, Very-large-scale integration, Workstation.

Arithmetic logic unit

An arithmetic logic unit (ALU) is a digital electronic circuit that performs arithmetic and bitwise logical operations on integer binary numbers.

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Clock signal

In electronics and especially synchronous digital circuits, a clock signal is a particular type of signal that oscillates between a high and a low state and is utilized like a metronome to coordinate actions of digital circuits.

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Computer-aided design

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

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Content-addressable memory

Content-addressable memory (CAM) is a special type of computer memory used in certain very-high-speed searching applications.

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Control store

A control store is the part of a CPU's control unit that stores the CPU's microprogram.

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CPU cache

A CPU cache is a cache used by the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer to reduce the average time to access data from the main memory.

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Data type

In computer science and computer programming, a data type or simply type is a classification identifying one of various types of data, such as real, integer or Boolean, that determines the possible values for that type; the operations that can be done on values of that type; the meaning of the data; and the way values of that type can be stored.

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DEC J-11

The J-11 is a microprocessor chip set that implements the PDP-11 instruction set architecture (ISA) jointly developed by Digital Equipment Corporation and Harris Semiconductor.

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Die (integrated circuit)

A die in the context of integrated circuits is a small block of semiconducting material, on which a given functional circuit is fabricated.

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Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s.

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Execution unit

In computer engineering, an execution unit (also called a functional unit) is a part of the central processing unit (CPU) that performs the operations and calculations as instructed by the computer program.

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Floating-point unit

A floating-point unit (FPU, colloquially a math coprocessor) is a part of a computer system specially designed to carry out operations on floating point numbers.

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Instruction prefetch

In computer architecture, instruction prefetch is a technique used in microprocessors to speed up the execution of a program by reducing wait states.

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Instruction set

An instruction set, or instruction set architecture (ISA), is the part of the computer architecture related to programming, including the native data types, instructions, registers, addressing modes, memory architecture, interrupt and exception handling, and external I/O.

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Integrated circuit

An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small plate ("chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.

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International Solid-State Circuits Conference

International Solid-State Circuits Conference is a global forum for presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and Systems-on-a-Chip.

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Memory management

Memory management is the act of managing computer memory at the system level.

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In computer architecture and engineering, a sequencer or microsequencer generates the addresses used to step through the microprogram of a control store.

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MicroVAX 78032

The MicroVAX 78032 (otherwise known as the DC333) is a microprocessor developed and fabricated by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that implemented a subset of the VAX instruction set architecture (ISA).

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A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.

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NMOS logic

N-type metal-oxide-semiconductor logic uses n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) to implement logic gates and other digital circuits.

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In computing, an opcode (abbreviated from operation code) is the portion of a machine language instruction that specifies the operation to be performed.

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In mathematics, an operand is the object of a mathematical operation, a quantity on which an operation is performed.

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Page table

A page table is the data structure used by a virtual memory system in a computer operating system to store the mapping between virtual addresses and physical addresses.

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Parity bit

A parity bit, or check bit is a bit added to the end of a string of binary code that indicates whether the number of bits in the string with the value one is even or odd.

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The PDP-11 is a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 into the 1990s, one of a succession of products in the PDP series.

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Processor register

In computer architecture, a processor register is a small amount of storage available as part of a digital processor, such as a central processing unit (CPU).

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Random-access memory

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage.

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Read-only memory

Read-only memory (ROM) is a class of storage medium used in computers and other electronic devices.

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Semiconductor device fabrication

Semiconductor device fabrication is the process used to create the integrated circuits that are present in everyday electrical and electronic devices.

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A superminicomputer, or supermini, was “a minicomputer with high performance compared to ordinary minicomputers.” The term was an invention used from the mid-1970s mainly to distinguish the emerging 32-bit minis from the classical 16-bit minicomputers.

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Translation lookaside buffer

A translation lookaside buffer (TLB) is a cache that memory management hardware uses to improve virtual address translation speed.

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VAX was an instruction set architecture (ISA), developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the mid-1970s.

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Very-large-scale integration

Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip.

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A workstation is a special computer designed for technical or scientific applications.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-11

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