The following figures show MAC with int8
X buffer and int8
Z buffer. The first
figure shows how data is permuted and the second figure shows how coefficients are
permuted. Note that the permute granularity for
Z buffer are 32 bits and 16 bits,
xoffsets parameter comes in pair.
The first hex value is an absolute 32 bits offset and pick up 4 x 8 bits values
(index, index+1, index+2, index+3). The second hex value is offset from the first
value + 1 (32 bits offset) and picks up 4 x 8 bits values. For example,
0x00 selects index 0, 1, 2, 3 as well as 4, 5, 6, 7,
0x24 selects index 16, 17, 18, 19 as well as
28, 29, 30, 31.
There is another
to do 8 bits granularity twiddling after main permute. How
xsquare parameter works in this example can be seen in the center of
the following figure.
zstep) parameters are always in terms of data type
granularity. Hence, a value of 2 for 16 bits is 2 * 16 bits away, while a value of 2
for 8 bits is 2 * 8 bits away. The
applies to the next block of selected data. So, if a pair of
offset parameters select a 2 * 2 block, the step applies to the next 2
* 2 block. The step added to the index value must be aligned to the permute
granularity (32 bits for data, 16 bits for coefficient). For example, when working
with 8-bit data,
xstep needs to be multiples of
four. When working with 8-bit coefficient,
needs to be multiples of two. The following two figures show how
step works for data and coefficients.
Note that for the coefficient in int8 * int8 types, the 2 * 2 index block is duplicated to construct a 4 * 2 block. See how index 0, 1, 2, and 3 are duplicated in Figure 2.