hardware multiplication

hardware multiplication

[′här‚dwer ‚məl·tə·plə‚kā·shən]
(computer science)
Multiplication performed by electronic circuitry on a large computer as a result of a single machine instruction.
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The Spartan-3 family of high-capacity supports complex audio and video functions, the high-speed I/Os provide a variety of interface functions required by digital convergence applications, and the embedded memory and hardware multiplication support the DSP functions normally found in high-end, convergence applications.
The Spartan-3 family of high-capacity supports complex audio and video functions, the high-speed I/Os provide a variety of interface functions required by digital convergence applications and the embedded memory and hardware multiplication support the DSP functions normally associated with high-end convergence applications," explained Warren Miller, vice president of marketing for Avnet Design Services.
FIVE ICU register file architecture results in shorter computational times compared to traditional accumulator-based architectures, while the hardware multiplication and division operations allow complex calculations to be performed at high speed with optimized code size.
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