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LSI Arithmetic Devices For Real Time Digital Signal Processing
Author(s): Shlomo Waser
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Paper Abstract

Real time digital signal processing requires large amounts of number crunching to be performed at high speed. The purpose of this report is to provide the state-of-the-art of high speed arithmetic integrated circuits (ICs). In order to understand the difficulties encountered in fabricating high speed arithmetic ICs, we start the article with a discussion on semiconductor technology. Next, we survey the various arithmetic elements that are available in monolithic form: ALUs, Data Slices, Multipliers, Floating Point Processors, and ROMs. Finally, we conclude with a comment on digital signal processing as a driving force for arithmetic ICs. NOTE: The report assumes knowledge of the basic arithmetic algorithms. Those desiring more background information can refer to [WAS 79a].

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II, (21 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957331
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Shlomo Waser, Monolithic Memories, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0180:
Real-Time Signal Processing II
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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