|(architecture)||bit slice - A technique for constructing a processor from
modules, each of which processes one bit-field or "slice" of
an operand. Bit slice processors usually consist of an
ALU of 1, 2, 4 or 8 bits and control lines (including
carry or overflow signals usually internal to the CPU).
For example, two 4-bit ALUs could be arranged side by side,
with control lines between them, to form an 8-bit ALU. A
sequencer executes a program to provide data and control
The AMD Am2901 is an example.