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Designing SOCs with Configured Cores by Steve Leibson

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6.10. Miscellaneous Instructions

All Diamond processor cores implement the miscellaneous instructions listed in Table 6.7. These instructions are useful in a wide range of applications.

Table 6.7. Miscellaneous Diamond processor core instructions
Instruction mnemonicInstruction definition
NSACalculates the left-shift amount needed to normalize a 32-bit two’s-complement number.
NSAUCalculates the left-shift amount needed to normalize a 32-bit, unsigned number.
MINSelects the minimum value operand from two input operands stored in two’s-complement format.
MAXSelects the maximum value operand from two input operands stored in two’s-complement format.
MINUSelects the minimum value operand from two input operands stored in unsigned format.
MAXUSelects the ...

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