Mechanism for forward data in a processor pipeline using a single pipefile connected to the pipeline

  • US 6,633,971 B2
  • Filed: 10/01/1999
  • Issued: 10/14/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for forwarding data within a pipeline of a pipelined data processor comprising the steps of:

  • providing a plurality of execution pipeline stages where each stage accepts a plurality of operand inputs and generates a result;

    copying the results generated by each execution pipeline stage to an entry of a single pipefile, the entry corresponding to the execution pipeline stage; and

    selectively coupling the result generated by each execution pipeline stage to an operand input of one of the execution pipeline stages.

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