CISC processor

CISC processor:

see RISC processorRISC processor
[Reduced Instruction Set Computer], computer arithmetic-logic unit that uses a minimal instruction set, emphasizing the instructions used most often and optimizing them for the fastest possible execution.
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formerly JEDI Technologies, was founded in September of 1998 to enable Java acceleration for any RISC or CISC processor.
Adding JSTAR requires no changes to the microprocessor's instruction set or pipeline architecture, and it is designed for use on any RISC or CISC processor from 8 to 64 bits, including high-performance VLIW and multi-issue processors.
In addition, JSTAR is highly scalable and designed for use on any RISC or CISC processor from 8- to 64-bits, including high-performance VLIW and multi-issue processors.
The company's announced IMS3250 chip meets these requirements as well as performing fast hardware emulations of the 486 CISC processor at a 66 Mhz performance level.
The Adaptation Kits also include sources for drivers conforming to a Portable Driver Model allowing developers to choose PCI or ISA based peripherals from a broad and growing library of drivers that operate across both RISC and CISC processor platforms.
The Philips Semiconductors' SmartXA also features a smart card hardware firewall, a future-oriented 16-bit CISC processor and a state-of-the-art memory configuration.
VOCAL is dedicated to providing cost effective software and hardware designs under license for video, voice, data, and facsimile (fax) applications with support for all major DSP, RISC and CISC processors.
Today's announcement covers both RISC and CISC processors in Ampro's three form factors -- PC/104 CPUs, EBX Single Board Computers, and EnCore embedded modules.
In addition to working with existing RISC and CISC processors, JSTAR is designed to be integrated into any Java virtual machine (JVM).
Reconfigurable processors have had a strong historic advantage in signal processing applications, which they can today perform at up to 100 times faster than ordinary CISC processors.
The ability to choose the optimal CPU from among several RISC or CISC processors offers an unusual bonus to designing with this technology.
The market for non-x86 servers, including servers based on RISC, EPIC, and CISC processors, declined 16.