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Henry Chen (Advisor), Saiyu Ren (Committee Member), Raymond E. Siferd (Committee Member)

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)


Multimedia systems play an essential part in our daily lives and have drastically improved the quality of life over time. Multimedia devices like cellphones, radios, televisions, and computers require low-area and low-power reconfigurable adders to process greedy computation algorithms for the real-time audio/video signal and image processing such as discrete cosine transform, inverse discrete cosine transform, and fast Fourier transform, etc. In this thesis, a novel 64-bit reconfigurable adder is proposed and implemented to reduce the area and power consumption. This adder can be run-time reconfigured to different reconfigurable word lengths, i.e., one 64- bit, two 32-bits, four 16-bits or eight 8-bits addition, depending on the partition signal command. A Carry Select Modified Tree (CSMT) based adder is used in the reconfigurable adder to reduce the area by 22 % and the power consumption by 47 % when compared to the conventional design. The proposed adder, implemented in 180 nm CMOS technology at 1.8-volt supply, has a worst-case Delay of 20.67 nanoseconds with an overall area of 36,417 μm² and power consumption of 447.93 μW.

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Department of Electrical Engineering

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