This brief presents a fast highly regular digit-serial complex multiplier (CMUL) architecture which is well suited for VLSI implementations. This brief makes two contributions. First, several complex-number representation schemes are discussed. It is shown that the proposed real-imaginary alternate scheme is the best among all representation schemes and the prior designs of CMUL's based on the radix-(2j) Redundant Complex Number System (RCNS) are not efficient with respect to hardware complexity and processing speed. Second, digit-serial CMUL architectures which can be pipelined at fine-grain level to increase the throughput rate are designed based on carry-save configuration. The proposed design methodology can also result in low-power dissipation due to the reduced wiring complexity and glitching activity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing|
|State||Published - Dec 3 2000|