Power and Delay Aware Synthesis of Multi-Operand Adders Targeting LUT-based FPGAs

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Topic: Hardware
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Recent researches have indicated that multi-operand addition on FPGAs can be efficiently realized as the architecture consisting of a compressor tree which reduces the number of operands and a carry-propagate adder like ASIC by utilizing Generalized Parallel Counters (GPCs). This paper addresses power and delay aware synthesis of GPC-based compressor trees. Based on the observation that dynamic power would correlate to the number of GPCs and the levels of GPCs, the authors' approach targets to minimize the maximum levels and the total number of GPCs, and an ILP-based algorithm and heuristic approaches are proposed. Several experiments targeting Altera Stratix III architecture show that the proposed approach reduced the delay by up to 20% under a slight increase in total power dissipation.
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