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On the design of reconfigurable ripple carry adders and carry save multipliers
The fault location and reconfigurable designs of Ripple Carry (RC) adders and Carry Save
(CS) multipliers are studied in this thesis. The proposed designs can locate a faulty cell and
reconfigure the faulty array to tolerate the faulty cell. Laser programming technique is used
for fault location and reconfiguration. The key idea employed in the proposed methods is to
perform diagnosis and reconfiguration at the same time. Appropriate fuses are programmed
to locate a faulty cell, and the programmed fuses are also used for reconfiguration. This
leads to small area overhead, and hence, substantial improvement in yield. Experimental
results show that the yield enhancement of reconfigurable RC adders and CS multipliers is
substantial compared with that of original RC adders and CS multipliers, respectively.