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This paper focuses on fixed-width multipliers with linear compensation function by investigating in detail the effect of coefficients quantization. New fixed-width multiplier topologies, with different accuracy versus hardware complexity trade-off, are obtained by varying the quantization scheme. Two topologies are in particular selected as the most effective ones. The first one is based on a uniform coefficient quantization, while the second topology uses a nonuniform quantization scheme. The novel fixed-width multiplier topologies exhibit better accuracy with respect to previous solutions, close to the theoretical lower bound.