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18. (WO2011066459) MULTIPLE-MEMORY APPLICATION-SPECIFIC DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/066459    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/058100
Publication Date: Jun 3, 2011 International Filing Date: Nov 24, 2010
IPC: G06F 13/14
G06F 13/38
Applicants: HOWARD UNIVERSITY
GLOSTER, JR., Clay S.
GAY, Wanda D.
AMOO, Michaela E.
Inventors: GLOSTER, JR., Clay S.
GAY, Wanda D.
AMOO, Michaela E.
Title: MULTIPLE-MEMORY APPLICATION-SPECIFIC DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR
Abstract:
An integrated circuit device (200) is provided comprising a circuit board (210) and one or more digital signal processors (100) implemented thereon. The digital signal processor (100) comprises a data unit (120) comprising a function core (124) configured to perform a specific mathematical expression in order to perform at least a portion of a specific application and an instruction memory (122) storing one or more instructions configured to send commands to the control unit (110) and the data unit to perform the specific application, and a control unit configured to control the flow of data between a plurality of memory banks (130, 140) and the function core for performing the specific application, and the plurality of memory banks coupled to each of the one or more digital signal processors and comprising at least two or more local memory banks (130) integrated onto the circuit board.