Information on DLX
ENEE 350H - Computer Organization (section 101)
Fall 2006

DLX is the name of a simple RISC ISA.   It is a simplified version of the MIPS architecture, and is quite similar to it.  While the architecture is simple, it accurately portrays many aspects of many modern RISC ISAs.   The DLX instruction set is summarized in a one-page pdf file found below.  A longer description is also available below.

You will need use a simulator for DLX called dlxsim.  Its manual is available below.  Dlxsim has been installed in a publicly-visible directory in glue, so all of you should be able to use it.

Since you will be needing the documents below several times throughout this course, it is highly recommended that you print all four of the documents at the beginning of this course and put them in your course 3-ring folder.

     Getting started with DLX on Glue machines  (Read me first)

     DLX instruction set summary

     DLX instruction set description

     DLX simulator manual