Texas Instruments TMS320C67X/C67X+ DSP Car Speaker User Manual

Performance Considerations
Pipeline4-60 SPRU733
4.4.3 Memory Considerations
The C67x DSP has a memory configuration with program memory in one
physical space and data memory in another physical space. Data loads and
program fetches have the same operation in the pipeline, they just use differ-
ent phases to complete their operations. With both data loads and program
fetches, memory accesses are broken into multiple phases. This enables the
C67x DSP to access memory at a high speed. These phases are shown in
Figure 431.
Figure 431. Pipeline Phases Used During Memory Accesses
Program memory accesses use these pipeline phases
Data load accesses use these pipeline phases
E1 E2 E3 E4 E5
To understand the memory accesses, compare data loads and instruction
fetches/dispatches. The comparison is valid because data loads and program
fetches operate on internal memories of the same speed on the C67x DSP and
perform the same types of operations (listed in Table 440) to accommodate
those memories. Table 440 shows the operation of program fetches pipeline
versus the operation of a data load.
Table 440. Program Memory Accesses Versus Data Load Accesses
Program Memory
Access Phase
Data Load
Access Phase
Compute address PG E1
Send address to memory PS E2
Memory read/write PW E3
Program memory: receive fetch packet at CPU boundary
Data load: receive data at CPU boundary
Program memory: send instruction to functional units
Data load: send data to register