SMALL-AREA, LOW-POWER INSTRUCTION DECODER
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-29
Powerful data processing chips may have large instruction sets containing as many as 500 instruc- tions. In order to support such a large instruction set, a chip requires a large decoder to handle these instructions. However, a large decoder increases the power requirements of the chip and consumes valu- able space on the chip.