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Microprogrammed control unit uses fixed logic to interrupt instruction.

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I think False. Hardwired does that. It has fixed logic
@Ashwin they are asking about Microprogramming (Vertical or Horizontal) not for Hardwired.
Yes I'm comparing them. What's the answer given ?
it should be false ...

we uses microprogrammed control unit so that we can have a flexibility over CONTROL signals and execution...

ONLY in case of hardwired ..we have fixed logic ...but for Microprogramming ..we can have flexiblity..
@Shubham, how would you relate this to interrupting instruction?

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In microprogrammed control unit, the logic of the control unit is specified by a microprogram.

As we are using a program to generate control signals no fixed logic is required.

For hardwired CU 

Hardwired control units are implemented through use of combinational logic units, featuring a finite number of gates that can generate specific results based on the instructions that were used to invoke those responses. Hardwired control units are generally faster than microprogrammed designs.[4] Their design uses a fixed architecture—it requires changes in the wiring if the instruction set is modified or changed. This architecture is preferred in reduced instruction set computers (RISC) as they use a simpler instruction set


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