Multiple-Input Composite XOR Circuit Implementation
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Implementation of XOR (Exclusive-OR) circuits from standard logic gates requires a large number of stages for applications, such as a parity tree. The disclosed multiple-input XOR circuit imnplementation significantly reduces the chip area required for such applications with savings in power and speed of operation. Two cases of the disclosed implementation of multiple-input XOR circuits are shown in Fig. 1, a 4-way configuration [A] and an 8-way [B]. In each case, XOR blocks 1 are connected in a cascode-like manner to perform the logic function. As each level of the parity tree adds about 0.2 volt to the logic down level, a level shifter 2 is needed to return the logic level to that required for modified DTL circuits. (Image Omitted) Fig. 2 shows a basic two-input XOR circuit (1 in the Fig. 1 configurations).