MIPS 16e ASE
Application Specific Extension
Imagination’s MIPS16e® ASE (Application Specific Extension) is an optional extension to both the MIPS32® and MIPS64®architectures.
The MIPS16e ASE enables embedded system designers to reduce costs by decreasing the size of memory required to run their application by up to 40 percent compared to traditional 32-bit software implementations. In addition to providing advanced code density, the MIPS16e ASE also achieves a high level of power efficiency, and performance equivalent to that of 32-bit only implementations. The MIPS16e ASE also improves instruction cache hit rate. It is supported by hardware and software development tools from MIPS Technologies and other providers.