VLSI Architecture for Exploiting Carry-Save Arithmetic Using Verilog HDL



Hardware acceleration has been proved an extremely promising implementation strategy for the digital signal processing (DSP) domain. Rather than adopting a monolithic application-specific integrated circuit design approach, in this brief, we present a novel accelerator architecture comprising flexible computational units that support the execution of a large set of operation templates found in DSP kernels. We differentiate from previous works on flexible accelerators by enabling  computations to be aggressively performed with carrysave (CS) formatted data. Advanced arithmetic design concepts, i.e., recoding techniques, are utilized enabling CS optimizations to be performed in a larger scope than in previous approaches. Extensive experimental evaluations show that the proposed accelerator architecture delivers average gains of upto 61.91% in area-delay product and 54.43% in energy consumption compared with the state-of-art flexible data paths.

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