A method of synthesizing programmable counters is described. It is shown that if the values of the program inputs are not fixed by external requirements, they can be defined during the synthesis to tend to minimize the combinational logic of the programmable counter. A programmable counter can be used as the control unit in a word organized digital system. The cost effectiveness of synthesizing synchronous sequential machines modeled as word organized digital systems is discussed.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer programming; Computer storage devices
Department, Program, or Center
Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)
Milne, James, "The Synthesis and Application of Programmable Counters" (1971). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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