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Minimization of Area and Power in Digital System Design for Digital Combinational Circuits


  • School of Computing, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India


This paper proposes enhanced parallel adder architectures with low power and reduced area. It includes, design of three different parallel adders such as Ripple Carry Adder (RCA), Carry Look ahead Adder (CLA) and Carry Select Adder (CSA). All three adders are designed in Gate Diffusion Interface (GDI) technique as well as traditional CMOS method. Adder is a basic common combinational digital circuit. Adders are important components in signal processing, image and video processing applications. So it is essential to have compact, low power adder design for these application fields. GDI based digital system design offers reduction in power consumption and area over head. When compared to traditional CMOS based design, GDI uses very less transistor to implement a function. The GDI and CMOS methods are taken in to account for the comparison of design parameters such as design layout, node to node delay, total power dissipation and speed of operation. All three parallel adders are designed in traditional CMOS as well as GDI method. The simulations are done using Microwind2 and DSCH2 analysis software tools and the results between those two types are listed below. This proposed adder circuits can be used in all high speed multipliers and filter designs where low power and reduced area is a major concern.


Area, Combinational Circuits, Parallel Adders, Digital Design, Power.

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