Abstract: Reconfigurable computing provides the flexibility in arriving at the problem specific architectures which helps in improving the performance due to custom approach. We implement the reconfigurable architecture by exploring the regularity of the adder architectures with minimum additional multiplexers. Here re-configurability has been achieved between the adder variants. The growing design complexity has attracted the designs with reconfigurable fabrics, where adaptable fabrics are utilized to solve the computational problems. Reconfigurable computing provides the flexibility in arriving at the problem specific architectures which helps in improving the performance due to custom approach. In this paper, a flexible reconfigurable architecture with different adder variants like Ripple Carry, Carry Look-ahead, Carry Select and Carry Bypass adders are implemented to form dynamically reconfigurable Hybrid adder architectures. Such hybrid architectures are utilized for the applications where design constraints are only for low power or high performance or the low area or sometimes a balanced design metrics. The design was modelled using Verilog HDL. The proposed architecture enables the designer to perform efficient Design Space Exploration. The design can be made adaptable to any of the reconfigurable processor and a similar improvement can be obtained.
Keywords: Adders, low power VLSI, Verilog, Spartan-III, FPGA.