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Convolver-Based Optical Systolic Processing Architectures
Author(s): Steven Cartwright
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Paper Abstract

Optical systolic processors perform rapid parallel multiplications of vector and matrix elements. These multiplications may be performed by convolving the digits of individual numbers. Current transducers (particularly acousto-optic cells) make time-domain convolution the method of choice. A time-domain convolver can operate in a time-integrating or space-integrating mode. These two modes can be considered as variations of a basic multiplier unit. Starting with the basic multiplier, four matrix-vector and two matrix-matrix multipliers can be derived. Some of these processors are new and some have been previously identified. Within this unifying framework the performance of all these pro-cessors may be analyzed and design tradeoffs identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0495, Real-Time Signal Processing VII, (28 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944020
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Steven Cartwright, The University of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0495:
Real-Time Signal Processing VII
Keith Bromley, Editor(s)

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