Barrel shifter for a microprocessor

K.L. Wong (Inventor), N. Topham (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract / Description of output

A 2N bit right only barrel shifter for a microprocessor comprising upper and lower N bit shifter portions. A N bit input is put in the upper portion. An X bit right shift of the N bit number yields the results in the N bit upper portion and the result of an N-X bit left shift in the lower portion. The N bit shifter is comprised of a Log2N stage multiplexer where in each successive stage of the multiplexer adds 2x additional bits where x increments from 0 to (Log2N-1).
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS 20050289323 A1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


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