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The CORDIC Algorithm: New Results for Fast VLSI Implementation
February 1993 (vol. 42 no. 2)
pp. 168-178

After a brief survey of the CORDIC algorithm, some new results that allow fast and easy signed-digit implementation of CORDIC, without modifying the basic iteration step are given. A slight modification would make it possible to use a carry-save representation of numbers, instead of a signed-digit one. The method, called the branching CORDIC method, consists of performing in parallel two classic CORDIC rotations. It gives a constant normalization factor. An online implementation of the algorithm is proposed with an online delay equal to 5 for the sine and cosine functions.

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Index Terms:
sign functions; CORDIC algorithm; fast VLSI implementation; signed-digit implementation; carry-save representation; branching CORDIC method; constant normalization factor; online delay; cosine functions; digital arithmetic; signal processing; VLSI.
Citation:
J. Duprat, J.-M. Muller, "The CORDIC Algorithm: New Results for Fast VLSI Implementation," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 168-178, Feb. 1993, doi:10.1109/12.204786
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