%0 Conference Paper %B 1985 International Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications. Proceedings of Technical Papers %D 1985 %T Arithmetic processor chip for robot control %A Poon, J K %A Pulfrey, D L %A Lawrence, P D %C Taipei, Taiwan %K CMOS integrated circuits;computerised control;digital arithmetic;microprocessor chips;microprogramming;parallel processing;pipeline processing;position control;real-time systems;robots;satellite computers; %P 337 - 41 %X An arithmetic processor chip for use in robotics has been designed in 4 μm CMOS technology. The chip functions as a slave processor to a general purpose microprocessor host and is able to perform robot arm coordinate transformation calculations for use in real-time control applications. A parallel-processing, multipipelined architecture is used to produce a 45 mm2 chip for which a machine cycle time of 200 ns appears possible. The general nature of the architecture of this microprogrammable processor renders it useful for a range of computational tasks in robotics %Z 4 micron design rules;APR;microprocessor chips;position control;robot control;arithmetic processor chip;CMOS technology;slave processor;robot arm;coordinate transformation calculations;real-time control applications;parallel-processing;multipipelined architecture;microprogrammable processor; %9 inproceedings