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In this paper, an efficient VLSI architecture of a pipeline fast Fourier transform (FFT) processor capable of producing the normal output order sequence is presented. A new FFT design based on the decimated dual-path delay feed-forward data commutator unit by splitting the input stream into two half-word streams is first proposed. The resulting architecture can achieve full hardware efficiency such that the required number of adders can be reduced by half. Next, in order to generate the normal output order sequence, this paper also presents a sequence conversion method by integrating the conversion function into the last-stage data commutator module.
Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:55 , Issue: 12 )
Date of Publication: Dec. 2008