Patent Number: 6,167,505

Title: Data processing circuit with target instruction and prefix instruction

Abstract: A certain target instruction and a prefix instruction for expanding the function of that target instruction are input to the present data processing circuit. The data processing circuit analyzes the thus-input instruction code and performs the processing necessary for the execution of that instruction. The data processing circuit comprises an instruction decoder section, a register file, and an instruction execution section that executes the instruction based on operational details of the instruction analyzed by the instruction decoder section. The instruction decoder section comprises an ext instruction processing section that processed the expansion of immediate data from the prefix instruction.

Inventors: Kubota; Satoshi (Suwa, JP), Kudo; Makoto (Suwa, JP), Miyayama; Yoshiyuki (Suwa, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/30 (20060101); G06F 9/318 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017