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Hardware Assist for a Microprocessor-Implemented Interpreter Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053093D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

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Moore, FR [+details]


Microprocessors can be programmed to interpret the instructions execute on main-frame processors having complex architectures, as well as to directly interpret higher level programming languages, but the resulting execution speed is relatively low. A significant performance boost can be realized by adding hardware assists to directly execute selected functions with high usage.