KD11-A CPU

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The KD11-A PDP-11 CPU for the PDP-11/35 and PDP-11/40 was a multi-board micro-programmed processor.

Support for the EIS was optional, with the KE11-E Extended Instruction Set, a hex card. There was also optional floating point hardware, the KE11-F Floating Instruction Set, a quad card; it was not the full FP11 Floating Point, but the minimal FIS floating point.

Memory management support was also optional, with the KT11-D Memory Management, another hex card; it too was not the full PDP-11 Memory Management, but the simplified subset.

Other CPU options included the KJ11-A Stack Limit Register, and the KW11-L Line Time Clock (the latter being a standard option across a number of PDP-11 CPUs).

Implementation

M7232 card from KD11-A

The basic KD11-A was contained on four hex cards:

  • M7231 - Data Paths
  • M7233 - IR Decode
  • M7234 - Timing
  • M7235 - Status

and one quad card:

  • M7232 - μword

The Berg connectors on the M7232 carry the microcode bus to the KE11-E EIS card; note also the metal handle on this card, even though it is only a quad card; it and the KE11-F FIS card are the only non-QBUS quad cards with such a handle.

All of them plugged into a wire-wrapped custom backplane dual system unit. The KE11-E Extended Instruction Set, KE11-F Floating Instruction Set, and KT11-D Memory Management option cards all plugged into pre-wired slots in this backplane, as did the KJ11-A Stack Limit Register and the KW11-L Line Time Clock.

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