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The paper describes a novel NMOS VLSI circuit, a set of which can be cascaded to form a 32-point Fermat number transformer/ inverse transformer operating over F4(224+ 1 = 216+ 1 = 65537). With the addition of a modulo F4multiplier a fast convolver/correlator can be constructed, allowing the favourable properties of the transform to be exploited avoiding the difficulties of implementing 17-bit arithmetic with a standard micro- or signal processor. The design comprises one complete section of a pipelined transformer, and is novel in that it may be programmed to function at any point in a forward or inverse pipeline, so allowing the construction of a pipelined convolver or correlator using identical chips. This overcomes the difficulty of fitting a complete pipeline on to one chip without resorting to the use of several different designs.