Issue No. 02 - February (1988 vol. 37)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/12.2148
The architecture and performance of a 20-bit arithmetic processor based on the logarithmic number system (LNS) is described. The processor performed LNS multiplication and division rapidly and with a low hardware complexity. Addition and subtraction in the LNS require the support of a table lookup unit. A scheme is proposed to minimize this complexity using a partitioned memory (ROM) and a PLA
logarithmic number system processor; architecture; arithmetic processor; table lookup; partitioned memory; ROM; PLA; performance evaluation; integrated Schottky logic; 20 bit; computer architecture; digital arithmetic; field effect integrated circuits; microprocessor chips; performance evaluation; satellite computers; table lookup.
F. Taylor, R. Gill, J. Radke and J. Joseph, "A 20 Bit Logarithmic Number System Processor," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 37, no. , pp. 190-200, 1988.