A computer has 32 registers, ALU has 64 operations. in a common bus system. Formulate a control word; specify bits in each field of the control word. 5m Dec2005

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A computer has 32 registers, ALU has 64 operations. All are connected to a common bus system. Formulate a control word for the computer; specify the bits in each field of the control words. 5m Dec2005

Please note the following points:

  • The opcode size is 7 bits. So, in general it will have 27 = 64 operations.
  • There are three bits for addressing modes. Therefore, there are 23 = 8 different addressing modes possible for this machine. (Assumption)
  • The last field (10 ā€“ 32 bits = 22 bits) here is the operands or the addresses of operands field.

Total general purpose registers = 32

All Register equal size = 32 bits (Assumption)

Registers used as stack for subroutine calls = 16

Memory word size = 32 bits (Assumption)

Control word = Instructions size = one memory word = 32 bits

Opcode = 7 bits

Addressing mode = 3 bits

Remaining bits = operand addresses

Ā Control Word:-

Control_Word_01