Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 22:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In this article, I show at the transistor and silicon level. I've discussed the mathematics of the 6502 overflow flag earlier and thought it would be interesting to look at the actual chip-level implementation. Even though the overflow flag is a slightly obscure feature, its circuit is simple enough that it can be explained at the silicon level."
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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Wed 16th Jan 2013 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Most don't even know what a nibble is!

Aren't they the snakes that used to inhabit that QBasic game which shipped with DOS once upon a time? :p


...In all seriousness, I can forgive people for not knowing what a nibble is; there isn't much need to deal with half-octets in most cases. But understanding that computers process in binary is pretty much covered in the 1st chapter of "The Idiots Guide To Those Magic Computing-Boxes".

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