Patent Number: 7,769,989

Title: Processor for processing data using access addresses linked to the data type of the processed data

Abstract: A processor architecture, for example, a SIMD processor architecture, includes at least two arithmetic/logic units to implement data processing, a data memory arrangement or a memory device interface to a memory arrangement to store data of different data types, an addressing unit to generate access addresses for the data to be stored in the data memory arrangement, and an address memory arrangement to store access addresses. The access addresses are logically linked to the given data type of the data, and/or a distribution of the data to the arithmetic/logic units is dependent on the access addresses, and/or a storage of the output data as the data is dependent on the access addresses.

Inventors: Noeske; Carsten (Sexau, DE), Vierthaler; Matthias (Denzlingen, DE)

Assignee: Trident Microsystems (Far East) Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/03/12018