Date Added: Jul 2012
The ever increasing demand in enhancing the ability of processors to handle the complex and challenging processes has resulted in the integration of a number of processor cores into one chip. Still the load on the processor is not less in generic system. This load is reduced by supplementing the main processor with Co-Processors, which are designed to work upon specific type of functions like numeric computation, Signal Processing, Graphics etc. The speed of ALU depends greatly on the multiplier. In algorithmic and structural levels, numerous multiplication techniques have been developed to enhance the efficiency of the multiplier which concentrates in reducing the partial products and the methods of their addition but the principle behind multiplication remains the same in all cases.