64-Bit RISC Processor Design Using Verilog
The Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) is a microprocessor design principle that favors a smaller and simpler set of instructions that all take same amount of time to execute. RISC architecture is used across a wide range of platforms from cellular phones to super-computers. In this paper, the behavioral design and functional characteristics of 64-bit RISC processor is proposed, which utilizes minimum functional units without compromising in performance. The instruction word length is 17-bit wide. The processor supports 23 instructions. It has 12 general purpose registers.