instruction length

instruction length

[in′strək·shən ‚leŋkth]
(computer science)
The number of bits or bytes (eight bits per byte) which defines an instruction.
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Instruction length varies based on career field and whether students are enrolled in initial qualification or follow-on courses.
FLIX eliminates the performance and code-size drawbacks that can occur when using a one-size-fits-all instruction length.
The RISC-type instruction set uses a 16-bit fixed instruction length for improved code efficiency.
CORE architecture is a 32-bit Load/Store microRISC architecture with a fixed 16-bit instruction length, which allows for tremendous memory savings.