Date of Award

2008

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Majid Ahmadi

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

With the continually growing use of portable computing devices and increasingly complex software applications, there is a constant push for low power high speed circuitry to support this technology. Because of the high usage and large complex circuitry required to carry out arithmetic operations used in applications such as digital signal processing, there has been a great focus on increasing the efficiency of computer arithmetic circuitry. A key player in the realm of computer arithmetic is the digital multiplier and because of its size and power consumption, it has moved to the forefront of today's research. A digital reconfigurable multiplier architecture will be introduced. Regulated by a 2-bit control signal, the multiplier is capable of double and single precision multiplication, as well as fault tolerant and dual throughput single precision execution. The architecture proposed in this thesis is centered on a recursive multiplication algorithm, where a large multiplication is carried out using recursions of simpler submultiplier modules. Within each sub-multiplier module, instead of carry save adder arrays, 4:2 compressor rows are utilized for partial product reduction, which present greater efficiency, thus result in lower delay and power consumption of the whole multiplier. In addition, a study of various digital logic circuit styles are initially presented, and then three different designs of 4:2 compressor in Domino Logic are presented and simulation results confirm the property of proposed design in terms of delay, power consumption and operation frequency

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