RTX2010 - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for RTX2010.

RTX2010

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RTX 2010
Produced1988; 31 years ago (1988)
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate8 MHz
Data width8 and 16
Address width20

The RTX2010 manufactured by Intersil is a radiation hardened stack machine microprocessor which has been used in numerous spacecraft.

Characteristics

It is a two-stack machine, each stack 256 words deep, that supports direct execution of Forth. Subroutine calls and returns only take one processor cycle and it also has a very low and consistent interrupt latency of only four processor cycles, which lends it well to realtime applications.

History

In 1983, Chuck Moore implemented a processor for his programming language Forth as a gate array. As Forth can be considered a dual stack virtual machine, he made the processor, Novix N4000, as a dual-stack machine. In 1988, an improved processor was sold to Harris Semiconductor, who marketed it for space applications as the RTX2000.

Example spacecraft that use the RTX2010

  • "HS-RTX2010RH". Intersil. Retrieved 2009-02-11. Intersil's product page.
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
RTX2010
Listen to this article