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Column Toter PLA

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000068072D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Crosthwait, WR Reinheimer, HJ [+details]

Abstract

The adding together of a collection of numbers is a significant aspect of computing, and its efficient implementation is critical in the design of multipliers and array handling mechanisms. One function which must be commonly performed in such computations is the counting of the number of ones in a binary field. A logical device which serves as a building block for such computations is called a Column Toter PLA.