A Device and Method for Eliminating Redundant Hardware by Utilizing a Vectorized Fixed Point Multiplier
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-24
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Disclosed is a device and method for eliminating redundant hardware by utilizing a Vectorized Fixed Point Multiplier (VFPM), which is capable of performing a multiply-accumulation operation. The VFPM is also able to divide input operands into vector elements of various sizes, which may include but need be limited to four identical building blocks. The identical building blocks can have common width for all operands, such as one 32bit, two 16bit or four 8bit operations. Here, the vector elements are handled on a same tree to eliminate redundant hardware, save power and reduce area occupied on chip.