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AR# 7670

XPLA2 - Usefulness of the hardwired XOR

Description

Why is the hardwired XOR useful in XPLA2 devices?

Solution

An XOR of N signals takes 2^(N-1) product terms to implement. Therefore, utilizing the hardware XOR gate can significantly reduce the number of product terms required by the design.

AR# 7670
Date Created 08/21/2007
Last Updated 05/14/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article