A Low-Latency Parallel Pipeline CORDIC

Hong-Thu NGUYEN  Xuan-Thuan NGUYEN  Cong-Kha PHAM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E100-C   No.4   pp.391-398
Publication Date: 2017/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Solid-State Circuit Design — Architecture, Circuit, Device and Design Methodology)
CORDIC,  pipeline,  low-latency,  

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COordinate Rotation DIgital Computer (CORDIC) is an efficient algorithm to compute elementary arithmetic such as trigonometric, exponent, and logarithm. However, the main drawback of the conventional CORDIC is that the number of iterations is equal to the number of angle constants. Among a great deal of research to overcome this disadvantage, angle recording method is an effective method because it is capable of reducing 50% of the number of iterations. Nevertheless, the hardware architecture of this algorithm is difficult to implement in pipeline. Therefore, a low-latency parallel pipeline hybrid adaptive CORDIC (PP-CORDIC) architecture is proposed in this paper. In the design hybrid architecture was exploited together with pipeline and parallel technique to achieve low latency. This design is able to operate at 122.6 MHz frequency and costs 8, 12, and 15 clock cycles latency in the best, average, and worst case, respectively. More significantly, the latency of PP-CORDIC in the worst case is 1.1X lower than that of the Altera's commercial floating-point sine and cosine IP cores.