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12 shows the revised 32-bit ALU. We can think of the combination of the 1-bit Ainvert line, the 1-bit Binvert line, and the 2-bit Operation lines as 4-bit control lines for the ALU, telling it to perform add, subtract, AND, OR, or set on less than. 13 shows the ALU control lines and the corresponding ALU operation. 14. 15 shows how a combinational MIPS ALU might be specified in Verilog; such a specification would probably be compiled using a standard parts library that provided an adder, which could be instantiated.

Clocking methodology The approach used to determine when data is valid and stable relative to the clock. 1 A clock signal oscillates between high and low values. The clock period is the time for one full cycle. In an edge-triggered design, either the rising or falling edge of the clock is active and causes state to be changed. state element A memory element. synchronous system A memory system that employs clocks and where data signals are read only when the clock indicates that the signal values are stable.

Clocking methodology The approach used to determine when data is valid and stable relative to the clock. 1 A clock signal oscillates between high and low values. The clock period is the time for one full cycle. In an edge-triggered design, either the rising or falling edge of the clock is active and causes state to be changed. state element A memory element. synchronous system A memory system that employs clocks and where data signals are read only when the clock indicates that the signal values are stable.

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