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A high-performance and low-power 32-bit multiply-accumulate unit with single-instruction-multiple-data (SIMD) feature

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2 Author(s)
Yuyun Liao ; Intel Corp., Chandler, AZ, USA ; Roberts, D.B.

A high-performance and low-power 32-bit multiply-accumulate unit (MAC) is described in this paper. The last mixed-length encoding scheme used in the MAC leverages the advantage of a 16-bit encoding scheme without adding extra delay to the faster four-stage Wallace tree of a 12-bit encoding scheme. With this new encoding scheme, one-cycle throughput for 16-bit ×16-bit and 32-bit ×16-bit MAC instructions was achieved at very high frequencies. To handle media streams more efficiently, the single-instruction-multiple-data (SIMD) and the multiply-with-implicit-accumulate (MIA) features were added. A mixture of static CMOS logic and complementary pass-gate logic (CPL) was used to achieve the high-speed and low-power goals. Several power-saving techniques were also implemented in this MAC

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Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 7 )