The Intel 4004

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    The Intel 4004

    Well, this thread was ultimately spawned by the "super language" thread.

    Here is the throught process that brought it around:

    "super language" -> assembly -> wikipedia: assembly -> programs written in assembly -> cp/m -> msdos -> x86 -> 8086 -> 4004

    That is one long thought process....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_4004

    Anyways, so I checked out the Intel 4004 on Wikipedia. I thought it was really cool because now after taking a couple college digital design classes I understand everything that is going on in that thing...not only that...we are designing a more complicated architecture in our digital design class right now than that.

    4 bits! barely more than 700 kHZ in clock speed!

    That is so cool...I love antique computer stuff....
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    Yeah same here. Shame you can't dig up the internal schematics to the 4004. I think that'd be interesting to look over. Maybe even put the schematics into a digital electronics simulator and play around with it.

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    oh i did. that was easy to find actually. just go to the external links of that wikipedia page and there are all sorts of resources about the 4004 including a simulator and all the internal schematics, down to the transistor level.
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    My first processor was the 8088 which was a descendant of the 4004. When you divide it all up the chips are not that complex...in theory.

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