Patent Number: 7,788,471

Title: Data processor and methods thereof

Abstract: A system and method for performing vector arithmetic is disclosed. The method includes loading two operand vectors, each composed of a number of vector elements, into two storage locations. A selected arithmetic operation is performed on the operand vectors to produce a result vector having the number of vector elements. Each vector element of the result vector is associated with an arithmetic logic cell that has a first input that can receive any vector element from the first vector and a second input that can receive any vector element from the second vector. Accordingly each vector element of the result vector is a function of any two individual vector elements of the operand vectors. By applying the operand vector elements to the appropriate arithmetic logic cells, and by selecting the appropriate arithmetic operation, complex vector operations can be performed efficiently.

Inventors: Sheng; Chengke (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 9/345 (20060101); G06F 9/355 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018