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microcode

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkəʊd)
n
(Computer Science) computing a set of microinstructions
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Noun1.microcode - (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
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The report, published March 7, 2014, presented a number of specific findings, including: "Product differentiation is created primarily by differences in architecture, software functionality, data flows and microcode quality, rather than components and packaging," according to the report.
com)-- DoGav Systems, a leading provider of software and hardware consultancy specializing in Freescale's PowerQUICC[TM] communications processors, today announced the new addition to its range of microcode products: Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) for Freescale's MPC83xx PowerQUICC[TM] II Pro, and MPC8555E/8560 PowerQUICC[TM] III processors built on Power Architecture[TM] technology.
Butcher has worked on computers in areas ranging from microcode on bit-slice processors to high-level declarative programming.
The platform is based on one programmable, broadcast-specific, vector signal processor (VSP) and is able to handle any standard by adapting its microcode.
The suit, filed in the Shanghai Number 1 Intermediate People's Court, alleges that SHIC has made unauthorized copies of the microcode embedded in Microchip's proprietary PIC16CXXX microcontrollers, and the datasheets that detail the use and operation of those microcontrollers.
It also boasts an enhancement to the controller microcode that provides optimization for rich media applications by dramatically increasing the sequential performance.
I've been thinking about this, and I think this was the case (and I am guessing here), because OS/400 had only really been implemented with microcode that knew how to juggle 32 physical processors (in this case, we are talking about cores), and that the logical partitioning code in the OS/400 microcode somehow was limited by the 32-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) feature in OS/400.
ASPEN functionality is determined by upgradeable microcode that is downloaded into on-chip instruction memory.
Also included are operating systems for computers and microcode, which converts commands in a programming language into instructions in a microprocessor chip.
In 1980 he became a critical member of the original Personal Computer design team, where he and another designer started the development of original IBM Personal Computer hardware, software and microcode.
Today, Hitachi Data Systems also solidified its mainframe storage performance lead with new mainframe support for the latest flash acceleration microcode enhancements for Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that dramatically improve high speed flash media performance within VSP.
Arabella's EFP (Expedited Fast Path) Products Combine Microcode Accelerators With Software Running on PowerPC(R) Cores to Increase Throughput of Communications Applications by an Unprecedented 5-10 Times