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In this paper, a general class of split-radix fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithms for computing the length-2m DFT is proposed by introducing a new recursive approach coupled with an efficient method for combining the twiddle factors. This enables the development of higher split-radix FFT algorithms from lower split-radix FFT algorithms without any increase in the arithmetic complexity. Specifically, an arbitrary radix-2/2s FFT algorithm for any value of s, 4les sles m, is proposed and its arithmetic complexity analyzed. It is shown that the number of arithmetic operations (multiplications plus additions) required by the proposed radix-2/2s FFT algorithm is independent of s and is (2m-3)2m+1+8 regardless of whether a complex multiplication is carried out using four multiplications and two additions or three multiplications and three additions. This paper thus provides a variety of choices and ways for computing the length-2m DFT with the same arithmetic complexity.