Compressor Tree Synthesis on Commercial High-Performance FPGAs

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Compressor trees are a class of circuits that generalizes multioperand addition and the partial product reduction trees of parallel multipliers using carry-save arithmetic. Compressor trees naturally occur in many DSP applications, such as FIR filters, and, in the more general case, their use can be maximized through the application of high-level transformations to arithmetically intensive data flow graphs. Due to the presence of carry-chains, it has long been thought that trees of 2- or 3-input carry-propagate adders are more efficient than compressor trees for FPGA synthesis; however, this is not the case.
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