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A 64-b microprocessor with multimedia support

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26 Author(s)
Lev, L.A. ; Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, CA, USA ; Charnas, A. ; Tremblay, M. ; Dalal, A.R.
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A 167 MHz 64 b VLSI CPU chip is described. The chip executes a 333-MFLOPS (peak) with an estimated system performance of 270SPECint92/380SPECfp92 (@167 MHz, 2 MB E-cache). The 17.7×17.8 mm die is fabricated with a 0.5 micron CMOS technology with four metal layers and contains 5.2 M transistors. The superscalar processor is capable of sustaining an execution rate of four instructions per cycle even in the presence of conditional branches and cache misses. Four fully pipelined 8×16 b multipliers and four single-cycle latency 16 b adders combine to speed up image processing, 2-D, 3-D graphics, video compression/decompression by up to an order of magnitude. High clock speed was obtained by the use of delayed reset logic, a new register file design; and novel comparators. Strict design methodology allowed fully functional first silicon which met all speed targets. The power dissipation of the chip is 28 W

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Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 11 )