This page is devoted to the 16-bit Ridiculously Simple Computer (RiSC-16), a teaching ISA used by Prof. Bruce L. Jacob at the University of Maryland. The computer is based on the Little Computer (LC-896) developed by Peter Chen at the University of Michigan.

The following notes are extracted from two classes:

ENEE 350 - Computer Organization

General Information

Examples and Explanations:


ENEE 646 - Digital Computer Design

General Information

Background on branch prediction

Articles well worth reading:


Documents describing the RiSC-16:


ENEE 350 - Computer Organization
ENEE 646, Digital Computer Design

Written by Prof. Bruce L. Jacob, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Maryland.

Maintained by John Loomis, last updated 15 March 2010