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Implementation of sort-based counters
Author(s): Ryan Nett; Jay Fletcher; Earl E. Swartzlander
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Paper Abstract

Binary sorting is a well-defined problem that has a range of proposed solutions. Svoboda showed how one particular sorting technique can be used to implement a parallel counter. Among other uses, this type of counter can be used to perform binary multiplication. This paper presents several extensions to Svoboda's work using multi-bit sorting groups as the base building blocks for sorting. Additionally, the existing bitonic sorting algorithm is modeled, synthesized, and compared to Svoboda sorting for a range of word sizes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7444, Mathematics for Signal and Information Processing, 74440R (3 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827306
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Ryan Nett, IBM (United States)
Jay Fletcher, AMD (United States)
Earl E. Swartzlander, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7444:
Mathematics for Signal and Information Processing
Franklin T. Luk; Mark S. Schmalz; Gerhard X. Ritter; Junior Barrera; Jaakko T. Astola, Editor(s)

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