The authors present a VLSI circuit for implementing wave digital filter (WDF) two-port adaptors. Considerable speedups over conventional designs have been obtained using fine grained pipelining. This has been achieved through the use of most significant bit (MSB) first carry-save arithmetic, which allows systems to be designed in which latency L is small and independent of either coefficient or input data wordlength. L is determined by the online delay associated with the computation required at each node in the circuit (in this case a multiply/add plus two separate additions). This in turn means that pipelining can be used to considerably enhance the sampling rate of a recursive digital filter. The level of pipelining which will offer enhancement is determined by L and is fine-grained rather than bit level. In the case of the circuit considered, L = 3. For this reason pipeline delays (half latches) have been introduced between every two rows of cells to produce a system with a once every cycle sample rate.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 1990 International Conference Application Specific Array Processors
|Place of Publication
|Piscataway, NJ, United States
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 01 Jan 1991
|Proceedings of the 1990 International Conference on Application Specific Array Processors - NJ, Princeton , United States
Duration: 05 Sept 1990 → 07 Sept 1990
|Proceedings of the 1990 International Conference on Application Specific Array Processors
|05/09/1990 → 07/09/1990
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