Parallel saturating multioperand adders

@inproceedings{Schulte2000ParallelSM,
  title={Parallel saturating multioperand adders},
  author={Michael J. Schulte and Pablo I. Balzola and Jie Ruan and C. John Glossner},
  booktitle={CASES},
  year={2000}
}
This paper presents designs for parallel saturating multioperand adders. These adders have only a single carrypropagate adder on the critical delay path, yet produce the same results that would be obtained if the additions were performed serially with saturation after each operation. When used with parallel saturating multipliers or multiplyaccumulate units, these adders signi cantly improve the performance of GSM speech coders. They can also easily be modi ed to perform either saturating or… CONTINUE READING