KE11-E Extended Instruction Set

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The KE11-E Extended Instruction Set is the optional PDP-11 Extended Instruction Set for the KD11-A CPU of the PDP-11/40; it implements multiply, divide, and multi-bit shift instructions. It is also used by the KE11-F Floating Instruction Set option.

Physically, it consists of a single hex board, the M7238, which plugs into a pre-wired slot in the CPU backplane, and also connects up to the basic CPU through three over the back 40-conductor flat cables.

The KE11-E includes its own microcode ROM, which produces an additional 24 bits width of microcode (to control the data paths and registers on the M7238), but also provides 44 bits of microcode to control registers and datapaths in the basic CPU. (The CPU's microcode is 56 bits wide; the other 12 bits are unused by the KE11-E, and are sent as 0's to the CPU.)

Further reading

  • "KE11-E and KE11-F Instruction Set Options Manual", EK-KE11E-TM-002