Integrated partition integer execution unit for multimedia and conventional applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Journal / PublicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


TitleProceedings of the 1998 5th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS'98) - Surfing the Waves of Science and Technology
CityLisboa, Portugal
Period7 - 10 September 1998


Multimedia instruction set extension such as Visual Instruction Set from Sun Microsystems, MMX technology from Intel Corporation and AMD adopt the SIMD approach to achieve significant performance improvement for multimedia applications. These existing solutions implement the multimedia unit either within floating point pipeline or sharing the control with integer execution unit, and do not support conventional applications. This paper demonstrates the multimedia unit can be integrated into the integer execution unit to deliver benefits in both multimedia and conventional applications.