A fast sorting algorithm for VLSI

  • Hans -Werner Lang
  • Manfred Schimmler
  • Hartmut Schmeck
  • Heiko Schröder
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 154)


An algorithm for sorting n elements in O(√n) steps is presented. Its simple structure and the fact that it needs local communication only make it suitable for an implementation by means of VLSI technology.


Sorting Algorithm VLSI Technology Network Sort Double Column VLSI Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans -Werner Lang
    • 1
  • Manfred Schimmler
    • 1
  • Hartmut Schmeck
    • 1
  • Heiko Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik und Praktische MathematikChristian-Albrechts-Universität KielKiel

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