• The MMP Portfolio patents, protected by The TPL Group in the 1980s, is today a de facto standard set of fundamental building blocks for virtually all modern microprocessor architectures.
  • As a testament to this reality, MMP Portfolio licensees span the entire breadth of digital electronics products, representing industry segments from Aerospace & Defense, Computers, Networking, Communications, Heavy Machinery, Industrial Automation & Robotics, Scientific & Technical Instruments, Gaming, Consumer Electronics, and Medical Equipment.

Technology Background

The MMP Portfolio enables digital products that perform faster and can be manufactured and operated at a lower cost.
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Separate CPU & I/O Clocks
On-chip CPU Clock and Independent I/O Clock Create More Efficient System.
Embedded Memory & Inter-Processor Communication
Placing Memory and CPU on Same Die Reduces Power Consumption, and Memory Access Times.
Stack Architecture
US’749, US’890
Highly Efficient Architecture for Manipulating Data and Instructions

MMP Innovator

Charles Moore co-founded Forth Inc. in 1971, after which he developed the Forth-based RTX2000 processor, derivatives of which are still being widely used by NASA.  In the mid 70s, Moore contributed to the Smithsonian Astrophysics Project at Kitt Peak Observatory.  At Computer Cowboys, he designed the Sh-Boom microprocessor, and then co-founded iTV, an Internet Appliance manufacturer.  During the 1990s, Moore used his own CAD software to design several custom VLSI chips (including the F21 processor), and invented the ColorForth programming environment.  As CTO of The TPL Group’s IntellaSys division, Moore led the development of the remarkable SEAforth multi-core processor platform, and the state-of-the-art VentureForth programming language.


Successful Results of MMP Portfolio Licensing Program

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