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From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Mon Oct 15 10:46:41 2001

On October 15, Iggy Drougge wrote:
> Am I the only one who finds it a bit perverse that there are 74xxx standard
> TTL circuits for such complex functions as ALUs? I thought that the way to go
> would be to construct it out of simpler TTL circuits, such as all the 740x
> gates, not buying it as a package. I suppose I'm not used to the concept of
> single 74xxx circuits carrying out such complex tasks.

  An ALU isn't that complex, really. Find a TTL databook and look at
the logic diagram of a '181. There's not that much to it.

  More complex and less "generic" than a 7400 quad NAND gate, sure...


Dave McGuire
Laurel, MD
Received on Mon Oct 15 2001 - 10:46:41 BST

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