B

BCD
Binary-coded decimal notation
bi-endian
A byte ordering of either big-endian or little-endian supported by a processor.

(Byte)

 

  1

  2

  3

 

0x1A2B3C4D

1A

2B

3C

4D

Big

 

4D

3C

2B

1A

Little

Note that the byte is endianless; that is, whether it is big-endian or little-endian, the MSB (most significant bit) is bit #7 and the LSB (least significant bit) is bit #0.
big-endian
The byte ordering typically used by large mainframes. For purposes of this book, that would include the EE, VU, PowerPC-AltiVec, and PowerPC-Gekko processors.
 

 

  1

  2

  3

0x1A2B3C4D

1A

2B

3C

4D

blit
The process of transferring one or more blocks of data. The etymology of the word is Bacon, Lettuce, and Interactive Tomato.
branch prediction
A methodology used by a processor to predict at a conditional jump whether an instruction branch will be taken or not.
BSP
Board Support Package
BTB
Branch Target Buffer


32.64-Bit 80X86 Assembly Language Architecture
32/64-Bit 80x86 Assembly Language Architecture
ISBN: 1598220020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 191

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