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Pipeline Architectures for Radix-2 New Mersenne Number Transform

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Omar Nibouche, Professor Said Boussakta



Number theoretic transforms which operate in rings or fields of integers and use modular arithmetic operations can perform operations of convolution and correlation very efficiently and without round-off errors; thus, they are well matched to the implementation of digital filters. One such transform is the new Mersenne number transform, which relaxes the rigid relationship between the length of the transform and the wordlength in Fermat and Mersenne number transforms where the kernel is usually equal to a power of two. In this paper, three novel pipeline architectures that implement this transform are presented. The proposed architectures are scalable, parameterized, and can be easily pipelined; they are thus ideally suited to very high speed integrated circuit hardware-description-language (VHDL) descriptions. These architectures process data sequentially and have either one or two inputs and two or four outputs. The different input and output formats have resulted in the proposed architectures having different performances in terms of processing time and area requirements. Furthermore, they give the designer more choices in meeting the requirements of the application being implemented. A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation of the proposed architectures has demonstrated that a throughput rate of up to 6.09 Gbit/s can be achieved for a 1024-sample transform, with samples coded to 31 bits.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Nibouche O, Boussakta S, Darnell M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part 1: Regular Papers

Year: 2009

Volume: 56

Issue: 8

Pages: 1668-1680

Date deposited: 08/03/2010

ISSN (print): 1549-8328

ISSN (electronic): 1558-0806

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2008.2008266


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GR/598160/01Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council