> (Shih-Lien Lu) writes:
>> I am trying to find reference(s) on the design of a most-significant-bit-
>> first bit-serial (really parallel serial) multiplier. I was told
>> someone from Hughes or from TRW (or both) have
>> published a design 10 years ago.
>I don't know about them, but here's a reference that describes
>MSB-first serial arithmetic elements including multipliers:
> Digit Pipelined Processors
> Mary Jane Irwin and Robert Michael Owens (Penn State Univ.)
> The Journal of Supercomputing, v1n1, 1987, pp. 61-86
>In a related note, if anyone has an extra copy of Denyer and Renshaw's
>book "VLSI Signal Processing: A Bit-Serial Approach" (Addison-Wesley
>1985) I'd be very interested in buying it.
>Consulting in: Verilog, VHDL, Synopsys, patent analysis, reverse engineering
My master's thesis in 1982, under the direction of the late
James Robertson, was related to this topic. I understood that
some people in Utah picked it up from there. I don't know the
first published paper on this subject, but University of Illinois
Department of Computer Science might be able to supply copies
of technical reports and theses from the past. Contact me if
you'd like more information.