Hi, I'm interested in writing a utility that can be used to test processor schematics, microcode programs, and operating systems. However, I can't find documentation anywhere for Intel's microinstruction formats (i.e. instruction width and fields, etc.)for any of their processors. Is that proprietary information, or is there someplace I can get it?
Thanks in advance.
The micro-operation representation that underlies the instruction set varies from one generation to another and may undergo minor changes within a given generation. As such, micro-op representation are not part of the instruction set architecture. Your intent to test processor semantics should be done through the instruction set architecture that are documented in