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Number Theoretic Processors, Optical And Electronic
Author(s): Alan Huang; Joseph W. Goodman
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Paper Abstract

An inner product processor is presented which is capable of performing 3.3 million inner products a second, where each vector consists of 100 elements each 20 bits wide. This is equivalent to more than 660 million 40 bit arithmetic operations a second. The latency of a particular calculation is 12.3 microseconds. The processor can be constructed entirely from 1024 by 6 bit ROMs with 300 ns cycle times and latchable inputs or outputs. Modular arithmetic is used internally; the input and output are binary. The specifications of the architecture are compatible with the stricter structural requirements needed by an optical implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0185, Optical Processing Systems, (10 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957470
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Huang, Stanford University (United States)
Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0185:
Optical Processing Systems
William T. Rhodes, Editor(s)

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