What is a control unit?
An control unit is a collection of digital circuitry used to orchestrate a fetch-decode-execute process. It is a key part of a CPU (Central Processing Unit) and is used to clock computational states, decode instructions and generate control signals.
In development: ARITH-MATIC S1-CU Mk1
The S1-MU Mk1 is a control unit designed with classic 7400 series integrated circuits. It will be the final kit in the ARITH-MATIC Series 1 range.
The kit has been designed as a practical introduction to the basic binary mechanisms required to clock computational states, decode instruction and generate control words through the use of microinstructions.
The S1-MU Mk1 is currently in the final stages of development...