A fast 16-bit microprocessor
  • Harald Yndestad
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


The Norwegian Defense Research Establishment was an important innovator of new computers, software, technology, and instrumentation in 1960s and 1970s. One of the innovation projects was the MIPROC microprocessor. MIPROC had 16-bit architecture and a separated program memory to gain more speed. The control was based on a ROM to reduce the TTL chips numbers. The CPU had 75 instructions where each instruction executed in 250 ns. The technology was an important innovation by it self. The chips were implemented thin-film technology. By this technology, the data processor was reduced to four thin-film capsules.

Key words

Microprocessors computer hardware MIPROC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Yndestad
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  1. 1.Aalesund University CollegeNorway

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