Address translation

N. Topham (Inventor), S. Lim (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A processor, and a method of accessing memory in a processor, are disclosed. The processor is arranged to generate virtual addresses for conversion into physical addresses for accessing physical memory, the physical memory comprising a first memory portion (101), and a second memory portion which is part of the same memory level as the first memory portion. When a virtual address is generated, part of that virtual address is converted into a partial physical address and a memory location in the first memory portion (101) is accessed using the partial physical address. In parallel with the memory access, a check may be carried out to determine whether the partial physical address is correct.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS20020144078 A1
Priority date30/03/01
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2002

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