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A new single-chip microprocessor for speech recognition, the SRP, has been developed, utilizing a multiprocessor architecture and a pipelined structure. It can recognize up to 340 isolated words or 40 connected words in real time. The SRP contains a vector distance calculator, a DP-equation calculator, and an I/O controller operating in a pipelined manner. Algorithm variations and operation parameters are user programmable, and the total size of the SRP program for a typical speech recognition system is about 700 words. The device has been fabricated with n-channel Si-gate E/D MOS technology with 2.5 μm design rules and employs 7296 three-transistor dynamic RAM cells for a total of more than 40 000 transistors.