A novel field programmable gate array architecture for high speed arithmetic processing

  • N. L. Miller
  • S. F. Quigley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1482)


In this paper a novel Reconfigurable Arithmetic FPGA (RA-FPGA) architecture is presented. The FPGA employs novel logic cell structures (called Configurable Arithmetic Units CAUs) and an interconnection framework appropriate for high performance computer arithmetic. The FPGA architecture is both flexible, reconfigurable and is optimised for bit parallel processing of wide data. The proposed architecture is also scaleable supporting data of varying word length. Performance characteristics based on a 0.7Μm CMOS process is presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. L. Miller
    • 1
  • S. F. Quigley
    • 1
  1. 1.Digital Systems & Vision Processing GroupUniversity of Birmingham, School of Electrical & Electronic EngineeringEdgbastonUK

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