Flexible processor based on full-adder/D-flip-flop merged module (FDMM)

Satoshi Sakaidani, Naoto Miyamoto, Tadahiro Ohmi

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A flexible processor based on the full-adder/D-flip-flop merged module (FDMM) has been proposed and fabricated. The developed FDMM has a unique ability to perform both logic and flip-flop functions with a small number of transistors by merging the common parts of both circuits, which will improve hardware efficiency. We have also developed a context memory block (CMB) to reconfigure the hardware dynamically. It enables us to write the next configuration in parallel into the flexible processor during processing, which reduces the overhead of actual reconfiguration time and improves the performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2581-2584
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number4 B
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr


  • Dynamically reconfigurable hardware
  • Multi-context architecture
  • Reconfigurable logic array
  • Software/hardware synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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