Low-Power High-Performance Multipliers
Digital signal processing (DSP) is the technology at the heart of the next generation of personal communication systems. Most DSP systems incorporate a multiplication unit to implement algorithms such as convolution and filtering. In many DSP algorithms, the multiplier lies in the critical delay path and ultimately determines the performance of the algorithm. Figure 3.1 shows an implementation of the discrete cosine transform, an algorithm widely used in image and video compression. This particular implementation requires 32 convolutions and 8 additions . Thus, improving the throughput of this algorithm requires a high-performance multiplier. Traditionally in order to achieve high performance multipliers, parallel addition of the partial products is used along with reducing the technology feature size.
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