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Designing SOCs with Configured Cores by Steve Leibson

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6.4. Diamond Standard Series Processor Core Hardware Overview and Comparison

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.

Table 6.3. Diamond Standard Series processor core feature comparison
Hardware features108Mini212GP232L570T330HiFi545CK
Instruction width (bits)16/2416/2416/2416/24/6416/24/6416/24/64
Multiple instruction issue (static superscalar)NoNoNo3 or 2 issue2 issue3 issue
Local-memory bus width ...

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