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Microprocessor and Memory IC’s

  • Thomas D. Burd
  • Robert W. Brodersen
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Abstract

The chip’s processor core implements the ARM V4 instruction set architecture (ISA) [6.1]. The implementation was derived from an RTL behavioral model (provided by ARM Ltd.) which fixed both the ISA as well as the processor core interface. However, both the custom physical implementation of the core, as well as the rest of the microprocessor design, were fully optimized for energy efficiency.

Keywords

Processor Core Cache Line Cache Memory Cache System Memory Stage 
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References

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    Advanced RISC Machines, Ltd., ARM Architecture and Implementation Reference, Document Number ARM-DDI-0100A-I, Feb. 1996.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas D. Burd
    • 1
  • Robert W. Brodersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Berkeley Wireless Research CenterUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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