Eee 120 simulation lab 4 – the microprocessor

Task 4-1: Build the Brainless Central Processing Unit

Include a picture of your Logisim Brainless Central Processing Unit circuit here:

Figure 1. Brainless Central Processing Unit JCC

 

Task 4-2: Test and Control the Brainless Central Processing Unit

Perform the testing procedures outlined in the laboratory manual and fill in the blanks below. (Note that these questions appear in the text of the laboratory manual.)

· Record the first number placed on the data bus here: 5

· What do the following three switches need to be set to in order to perform the pass-through operation? /~A_Only = 0 /~Invert= 1 Logic/~Arith= 0

· Enter the second number you entered into the data bus here: 2

· What do the following three switches need to be set to in order to perform the ADD operation? /~A_Only = 1 /~Invert= 1 Logic/~Arith= 0

· Write down the number that appears in the accumulator here: 7

Describe other numerical additions and other operations you checked in order to verify your brainless CPU here: I repeated the additions several times using 3, 4 and 1 and toggled through several times till I got the correct addition.

After you are convinced your circuit is working properly, remove the 4-bit binary keyboard and set the ACC to Data Bus pin to 1. Did the output of the accumulator appear on the data bus? Yes.

How does the output of the ALU change? It changed to Hex E.

If the 4-bit binary keyboard was not removed and the ACC to Data Bus switch is set to 1, what would you expect to see displayed in the hex digit display attached to the data bus?

I expect to see whatever is supplied to the data bus in hex display.

Add the 4-bit binary keyboard back into your circuit and observe the hex digit display on the data bus for various keyboard values. Is the value on the hex digit display what you expected? Yes.

Explain Only 1 signal is being allowed to enter the buffer at a time. Therefore, the buffer is receiving only the output of the register.

Why do you think the register at the output of the ALU is called the ‘accumulator’? Because it stores data that passes through the ALU, it provides a feedback path tho the B input of the ALU and because it can store intermediate arithmetic or logic results.

 

Task 4-3: Build the Addressing Logic

Include a picture of your Logisim addressing logic circuit here:

Figure 2. Addressing Logic JCC

Test your circuit and record the results in Table 1. Include a picture of your Logisim addressing logic circuit testing set up.

Figure 3. Testing Addressing Logic JCC

Table 1

A

(4-bit binary)

Y0

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Y7

0000

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0001

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0010

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0011

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

Task 4-4: Build a 4-Bit ROM Memory Cell

Include a picture of your Logisim 4-bit ROM circuit here:

Figure 4. 4-bit ROM memory cell JCC

Test your circuit and record the results in Table 2. Include a picture of your Logisim 4-bit ROM circuit testing set up.

Figure 5. Testing 4-bit ROM memory cell JCC

Table 2

A

(4-bit binary)

Read

Memory Select

Y

(Data Bus)

0001

1

1

1

0101

1

1

5

1000

1

1

8

1000

0

1

X

1000

1

0

X

1000

0

0

X

 

Task 4-5: Build 4-Bit Output Port

Include a picture of your Logisim 4-bit output port circuit here:

Figure 6. 4-bit output device JCC

Test your circuit and record the results in Table 3.

Table3

Data Bus (4-bit binary)

Write

Memory Select

Q

0001

1

1

1

0010

0

1

Last Q

0011

1

0

Last Q

0011

0

0

Last Q

0011

0

0

0

0011

1

0

0

0011

1

1

3

0001

0

0

0

 

Task 4-6: Build the 4-Bit RAM Cell

Include a picture of your Logisim 4-bit RAM circuit here:

Figure 7. 4-bit RAM JCC

Test your circuit and record the results in Table 4. Include a picture of your Logisim 4-bit RAM circuit testing set up.

Figure 8. Testing 4-bit RAM JCC

Table4

Data Bus

(4-bit binary)

Write

Memory Select

Read

Q {between register and buffer}

Data Bus {after buffer}

0110

1

1

1

6

6

0110

0

1

1

6

6

0110

1

0

1

6

0110

0

0

1

6

0110

0

0

0

6

0101

1

1

1

5

5

 

Task 4-7: Build the Brainless Microprocessor

Include a picture of your Logisim brainless microprocessor circuit here:

 

 

Task 4-8: Testing and Controlling the Brainless Microprocessor

Follow steps 1 through 3 outlined in the laboratory manual to test your brainless microprocessor circuit. List in Table 5 the control lines you needed to control to store the accumulator (ACC) to

 

RAM. (If the control line value has no impact, place a dash ‘-‘ in the value column).

Table5

Control line

Value

4-bit binary keyboard

(Address Bus)

 

Write

0

Read

1

ACC to Data Bus

0

Load ACC

1

/~A_Only

0

/~Invert

0

Logic/~Arith

1

Describe any other tests that you performed. NOTE: the laboratory manual gives you a minimum set of items to test: __________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Table 6 is an example, for the ADD command, of how to fill out tables to record the values of the control lines during every clock cycle.

Table6

Instruction [ Add operand to Accumulator (ACC) ]

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

Address of operand

Write

0

Read

1

ACC to Data Bus

0

Load ACC

1

/~A_Only

1

/~Invert

1

Logic/~Arith

0

For all of the instructions you performed (i.e. Subtract, Load ACC, etc.) record the values of the control lines during every clock cycle in Table 7Table 8and Table 9.

 

Table7

Instruction [Subtract operand from ACC ]

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

3

Write

1

Read

1

ACC to Data Bus

0

Load ACC

1

/~A_Only

1

/~Invert

1

Logic/~Arith

0

 

Table8

Instruction [Load ACC with operand]

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

3

Write

1

Read

1

ACC to Data Bus

1

Load ACC

1

/~A_Only

0

/~Invert

1

Logic/~Arith

1

 

Instruction[AND operand with ACC]

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

x

Write

0

Read

1

ACC to Data Bus

0

Load ACC

0

/~A_Only

1

/~Invert

0

Logic/~Arith

1

 

Instruction[ Store ACC to RAM]

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

X

Write

0

Read

1

ACC to Data Bus

1

Load ACC

0

/~A_Only

1

/~Invert

1

Logic/~Arith

1

 

Table 9

Instruction[ Not (operand) to ACC]

(1’s complement)

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

3

Write

1

Read

0

ACC to Data Bus

0

Load ACC

1

/~A_Only

1

/~Invert

0

Logic/~Arith

0

 

Instruction[ Negate(operand) to ACC]

(2’s complement)

Control Line

Value

4-bit Binary Keyboard (Address Bus)

3

Write

1

Read

0

ACC to Data Bus

0

Load ACC

1

/~A_Only

0

/~Invert

0

Logic/~Arith

1

 

Task 4-9: Build the Memory-Address-Generation Circuit

Include a picture of your Logisim memory address generation circuit here:

 

Task 4-10: Build the Controller Circuit

Include a picture of your Logisim controller circuit here:

 

Task 4-11: Build the Complete Microprocessor Circuit

Include a picture of your Logisim complete microprocessor circuit, with controller, here:

 

Task 4-12: Write and Execute a Simple Program for Your Microprocessor

Write the program given in your laboratory manual into the appropriate memory locations. Observe the operation of each step of your program (i.e. observe the values of the control lines and record whether data is being moved properly according to those control line settings). Did you get an 8 stored into the accumulator with you initial test?______

If not, what error(s) did you find during your debugging process?________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

 

Task 4-13: Add the ‘AND’, ‘Zero’, ‘Subtract’, and ‘Store ACC’ Instructions

 

Use Table 10and Table 11to enter your values into the microinstruction definition table for each of the four instructions asked for in the laboratory manual. Be sure to label the name of each and every instruction.

Table10

 

Instruction

   
 

Opcode

3

4

 

Pres. State

00

01

02

03

00

01

02

03

Description

Pin number

               

Next State Bits

1-0

               

Load IR

2

               

Write

3

               

Read

4

               

ACC to Data Bus

5

               

Load ACC

6

               

Load MAR

7

               

Use PC

8

               

/~A_only

9

               

/~Invert

10

               

Logic/~Arith

11

               

X

12

               

X

13

               

X

14

               

X

15

               
 

HEX equiv

               

 

Table11

 

Instruction

   
 

Opcode

5

6

 

Pres. State

00

01

02

03

00

01

02

03

Description

Pin number

               

Next State Bits

1-0

               

Load IR

2

               

Write

3

               

Read

4

               

ACC to Data Bus

5

               

Load ACC

6

               

Load MAR

7

               

Use PC

8

               

/~A_only

9

               

/~Invert

10

               

Logic/~Arith

11

               

X

12

               

X

13

               

X

14

               

X

15

               
 

HEX equiv

               

Test your instructions by writing and executing programs. Record at least four programs and the output of each program in tables like that of Table 12.

Table12

Program #0 ( Example: ADD = 3+5)

Address

Value

Operation (In English)

0

0

The ‘Load ACC’ Opcode

1

3

The number ‘3’ to be loaded into the Accumulator

2

1

The ‘Add to ACC’ Opcode

3

5

The number ‘5’ to be added to the Accumulator

4

2

The ‘Stop’ Opcode

     

What was the final output of your program? ___8__

Was the program successful? YES_

If not what error(s) did you find in your circuit?

 

Program # ( )

Address

Value

Operation (In English)

     
     
     
     
     
     

What was the final output of your program? _____

Was the program successful? Yes or No_

If not what error(s) did you find in your circuit?

 

Task 4-14: Invent Your Own Instruction (Extra Credit)

Fill in the following two tables for your invented instruction.

 

Instruction

   
 

Opcode

7

 
 

Pres. State

00

01

02

03

00

01

02

03

Description

Pin number

               

Next State Bits

1-0

               

Load IR

2

               

Write

3

               

Read

4

               

ACC to Data Bus

5

               

Load ACC

6

               

Load MAR

7

               

Use PC

8

               

/~A_only

9

               

/~Invert

10

               

Logic/~Arith

11

               

X

12

               

X

13

               

X

14

               

X

15

               
 

HEX equiv

               

 

Program # ( )

Address

Value

Operation (In English)

     
     
     
     
     
     

What was the final output of your program? _____

Was the program successful? Yes or No_

If not what error(s) did you find in your circuit?

Simulation Lab 4: Lab Report Grade Sheet

Instructor Assessment: Task Oriented

Grading Criteria

MaxPoints

Points Lost

Template

   

Neatness, Clarity, and Concision

2

 

Description of Assigned Tasks, Work Performed & Outcomes Met

   

Task 4-1: Build the Brainless Central Processing Unit

5

 

Task 4-2: Test and Control the Brainless Central Processing Unit

12

 

Task 4-3: Build the Addressing Logic

3

 

Task 4-4: Build a 4-Bit ROM Memory Cell

3

 

Task 4-5: Build 4-Bit Output Port

3

 

Task 4-6: Build the 4-Bit RAM Cell

3

 

Task 4-7: Build the Brainless Microprocessor

10

 

Task 4-8: Testing and Controlling the Brainless Microprocessor

14

 

Task 4-9: Build the Memory-Address-Generation Circuit

5

 

Task 4-10: Build the Controller Circuit

5

 

Task 4-11: Build the Complete Microprocessor Circuit

10

 

Task 4-12: Write and Execute a Simple Program for your Microprocessor

5

 

Task 4-13: Add the ‘AND’, ‘Zero’, ‘Subtract’, and ‘Store ACC’ Instructions

20

 

Task 4-14: Invent Your Own Instruction

(5 extra points)

 

Self-Assessment Worksheet (The content of the self-assessment worksheet will not be graded. Full credit is given for including the completed worksheet.)

(2 extra points)

 
 

Points Lost

 

Lab Score

Late Lab

 
 

Lab Score

 

Self-Assessment Worksheet

Put ‘X’s’ in the table below indicating how strongly you agree or disagree that the outcomes of the assigned tasks were achieved. Use ‘5’ to indicate that you ‘strongly agree’, ‘3’ to indicate that you are ‘neutral’, and ‘1’ to indicate that you ‘strongly disagree’. Use ‘NA’, ‘Not Applicable’, when the tasks you performed did not elicit this outcome. Credit will be given for including this worksheet with your lab report; however, your responses will not be graded. They are for your instructor’s information only.

 

Table 14: Self-Assessment of Outcomes for Simulation Lab 4: The Brainless Microprocessor

After completing the assigned tasks and report, I am able to:

5

4

3

2

1

NA

Build, debug and control a simulation of a central processing unit (CPU)

X

         

Build, debug and control a simulation of a ROM, RAM and an output port.

 

X

       

Build and debug a simulation of a microprocessor that is absent a controller.

 

X

       

Act as the controller for an elementary microprocessor.

 

X

       

Design a PROM-based controller for an elementary microprocessor.

 

X

       

Create an instruction set for an elementary microprocessor.

 

X

       

Use the language of your instruction set to create a program and enter it into memory.

 

X

       

Execute a program on your simulated microprocessor.

 

X

       

Write below any suggestions you have for improving this laboratory exercise so that the stated learning outcomes are achieved.

 

 

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