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S. Kawahito et al. (1988) presented multiplier designs using the binary-tree reduction feature of certain highly redundant radix-2 representations, along with multiple-valued current-mode circuit techniques, and shown them to compare favorably to those based on less redundant binary signed-digit and carry-save numbers. We point out that these representation schemes, and their potential advantages, have been discussed in earlier publications and that a more general view of the parallel-carries addition process exploited in these multipliers leads to other potentially useful representations. The authors reply is also given.
Date of Publication: May 1996