A pipelined array multiplier which has been derived by applying 'systolic array' principles at the bit level is described. Attention is focused on a circuit which is used to multiply streams of parallel unsigned data. Then an algorithm is given which demonstrates that, with only a simple modification to the basic cell, the same array can cope with two's complement numbers. The resulting structure has a number of features whch make it attractive to LSI and VLSI. These include regularity and modularity.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEE proceedings. Part G. Electronic circuits and systems|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Apr 1982|