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Ken Shirriff's blog

Computer history, restoring vintage computers, IC reverse engineering, and whatever.

  • By Ken Shirriff
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly one post per month

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Jan 2023 8
Feb 2023 5
Mar 2023 4
Apr 2023 2
May 2023 1
Jun 2023 0
Jul 2023 3
Aug 2023 2
Sep 2023 1
Oct 2023 3
Nov 2023 2
Dec 2023 4
Jan 2024 3
Feb 2024 3
Mar 2024 2
Apr 2024 1
May 2024 0

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Most recent posts

Talking to memory: Inside the Intel 8088 processor's bus interface state machine
In 1979, Intel introduced the 8088 microprocessor, a variant of the 16-bit 8086 processor. IBM's decision to use the 8088 processor in the IBM PC (1981) was a critical point in computer history, leading to …
On , by Ken Shirriff, 4,090 words
Inside an unusual 7400-series chip implemented with a gate array
When I look inside a chip from the popular 7400 series, I know what to expect: a fairly simple die, implemented in a straightforward, cost-effective way. However, when I looked inside a military-grade chip built …
On , by Ken Shirriff, 2,621 words
The Intel 8088 processor's instruction prefetch circuitry: a look inside
In 1979, Intel introduced the 8088 microprocessor, a variant of the 16-bit 8086 processor. IBM's decision to use the 8088 processor in the IBM PC (1981) was a critical point in computer history, leading to …
On , by Ken Shirriff, 3,957 words