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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing EngineThe Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer$
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B. Jack Copeland

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198565932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.001.0001

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Circuit design of the Pilot ACE and the Big ACE

Circuit design of the Pilot ACE and the Big ACE

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(p.349) 19 Circuit design of the Pilot ACE and the Big ACE
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Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine
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David O. Clayden

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0020

This chapter describes circuit design of the Pilot ACE and Big ACE. Topics covered include the advantages of the long tailed pair in digital circuits, the half-adder and adder circuits, signal coupling, the circulation unit, wide band DC coupling, data distribution and control, the assisted cathode follower, and the magnetic drum store of the ACE Pilot Model and Big Ace.

Keywords:   digital circuits, Pilot ACE, Big ACE, long tailed pair, half adder circuits, signal coupling, cathode follower, magnetic drum store

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