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This paper proposes a low power commutator architecture based on triple port RAMs rather than dual port RAMs or conventional FIFO for the radix-4 pipelined FFT processor implementation. The triple port RAM based commutator consumes less power than the other two for the first and second stages of a 64-point radix-4 pipelined FFT processor. This commutator is attractive for shorter FFTs but can also be used in the last stages of longer FFTs. Up to 29% and 9% power savings is achieved for the 8-12 bit data range in the second and first stages of a 64-point FFT processor respectively.
Circuits and Systems, 2003. ISCAS '03. Proceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on (Volume:5 )
Date of Conference: 25-28 May 2003