Maharatna, Koushik, Troya, Alfonso, Banerjee, Swapna and Grass, Eckhard
New virtually scaling free adaptive CORDIC rotator.
IEE Proceedings on Computers and Digital Techniques, 151, (6), .
In this article we propose a novel CORDIC rotator algorithm that eliminates the problems of scale factor compensation and limited range of convergence associated with the classical CORDIC algorithm. In our scheme, depending on the target angle or the initial coordinate of the vector, a scaling by 1 or 1/?2 is needed that can be realised with minimal hardware. The proposed CORDIC rotator adaptively selects appropriate iteration steps and converges to the final result by executing 50% less number of iterations on an average compared to that required for the classical CORDIC. Unlike classical CORDIC, the final value of the scale factor is completely independent of number of executed iterations. Based on the proposed algorithm, a 16-bit pipelined CORDIC rotator implementation has been described. The silicon area of the fabricated pipelined CORDIC rotator core is 2.73 mm2. This is equivalent to 38 k inverter gates in IHP in-house 0.25 ?m BiCMOS technology. The average dynamic power consumption of the fabricated CORDIC rotator is 17 mW @ 2.5 V supply and 20Msps throughput. Currently, this CORDIC rotator is used as a part of the baseband processor for a project that aims to design a single-chip wireless modem compliant with IEEE 802.11a and Hiperlan/2.
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