APOLLO Core - Superscalar

APOLLO core is a pipelined CPU, so that it can use 2 pipes.

APOLLO core can use Instructions Fusing whenever possible.

APOLLO core can use Instructions Bonding whenever possible.

With Pipeline, Fusing and Bonding, the core can executes up to 4 instructions per clock cycle.


Feature Pipe 1 Pipe 2 Notes
All instructions X _ Pipe2 can not execute all instructions.
1 cycle instructions X X Pipe2 can only do instructions which finish in 1 single clock.
More than 1 cycle instructions X _ Pipe2 can not do MOVEM, CMPM, MOVE (mem),(mem), MUL, DIV, for example.
8-bytes instructions X X Pipe2 can do instructions of length 8 bytes.
More than 8-bytes instructions X _ Pipe2 can max do instructions of length 8 bytes.
Flags dependant-instructions X _ Pipe2 is never allowed to depend of flags created by Pipe1.
Fuse two instructions X X Both pipes can fuse two instructions whenever it is possible.
Bond two instructions X X Both pipes can bond two instructions whenever it is possible.

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