EXTERNAL MICRO-CODE FOR A MICROCODED DESIGN
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-06
The TPU is a Time Processing Unit, which is executing micro-instructions, by its micro-engine (RISC-like). These micro-instructions are stored in its internal ROM memory called micro-store. The internal micro-instruction and its address within the micro-store was unknown to the user/micro-code developer in the original design, the TPUl.