This section highlights the major hardware blocks comprising the Diamond processor cores including the core register file and execution units, load/store units, issue width, external interfaces, and on-chip trace and debug units. Table 6.3 compares the major hardware features included in each Diamond core. Table 6.4 compares several key physical attributes of the six Diamond processor cores.
|Instruction width (bits)||16/24||16/24||16/24||16/24/64||16/24/64||16/24/64|
|Multiple instruction issue (static superscalar)||No||No||No||3 or 2 issue||2 issue||3 issue|
|Local-memory bus width ...|