New Models of Prefix Adder Topologies


This paper introduces a variety of approaches for assessing logarithmic-depth parallel prefix adders: a delay model based on a slight modification to the Logical Effort methodology is derived; a simple area model based on wire pitch is described; a new parameter, span(i), is defined that provides a mechanism for determining cell count and whether a prefix tree exhibits idempotency. The models are tested against Knowles’ Family of Adders and found to give results that are within 5% of those reported by Knowles, as well as allowing a full assessment of the family to be made. Finally, the delay and area models are used to assess the Flagged Prefix Adder, an enhanced adder capable of computing absolute differences.

DOI: 10.1007/s11265-005-4942-6

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@article{Burgess2005NewMO, title={New Models of Prefix Adder Topologies}, author={Neil Burgess}, journal={VLSI Signal Processing}, year={2005}, volume={40}, pages={125-141} }