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macro

(mak′rō)
A set of instructions that invokes the computer to run a command or an action, e.g., pressing “Ctrl” + “i” to add italics to selected text.
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The factorization algorithm factorizes out code containing branches, allows macros to be defined in terms of other macros, and permits the use of two bytes for defining a macro instruction code.
A multiplexor (MUX) that can accept instructions from either the instruction buffer or the Macro Instruction ROM and feed them to the instruction control unit is also associated with the instruction bus interface.
Macro instructions are documented by entering comments to the right of the cells containing the macro.
When combined with an IDEC FC6A PLC and its embedded motion control macro instructions, these products allow users to quickly and simply implement single--and multi-axis motion control in a wide range of industries and applications.