Systolic architectures for multiplication over finite field GF(2m)

  • Menouer Diab
Submitted Contributions Algorithms And Designs For Symbolic And Algebraic Computation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 508)


In this paper, we develop two systolic architectures for the productsum computation P=AB+C in the finite field GF(2m). The multipliers consist of m basic cells arranged into a serial-in, serial-out one-dimensional systolic array. They need only one control signal. The first multiplier is semi-serial (coefficient B is input in parallel), and performs simultaneously two product-sum computations P=AB+C and P′=A′B+C′. The bits of the coefficients A, C, A′, C′ are received serially. The bits of the results P and P' are generated serially. The second multiplier is serial (coefficients A, B, and C are input serially), and performs one product-sum computation at a time. The bits of the coefficients A, B, and C are received serially. The bits of the result P are generated serially. In all the cases, the architectures are simple, regular, and possess the properties of concurrency and modularity. As a consequence, they are well suited for VLSI design.


Basic Cell Control Signal Clock Cycle Dependence Graph Systolic Array 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Menouer Diab
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  1. 1.Laboratoire AAECC/LSI, IRITUniversité Paul SabatierToulouse cedexFrance

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