Cache including decoupling register circuits

  • US 5,488,709 A
  • Filed: 04/01/1991
  • Issued: 01/30/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A cache memory apparatus comprising:

  • a random access memory;

    a host port;

    a system port;

    a memory write register for buffering first data received from said host port and selectively providing the first data to one of said random access memory, said system port, and said random access memory and said system port, said memory write register being coupled between said host port and said random access memory and between said host port and said system port; and

    a write back register for holding second data received from said random access memory and selectively providing the second data to said system port, said write back register being coupled between said random access memory and said system port;

    wherein the buffering and selective providing of the first data to said random access memory and the holding and selective providing of the second data to said system port allows memory accesses at said host port to be decoupled from memory accesses at said system port.

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