Werner Haselmayr, Michael Lunglmayr, Daniel Wiesinger,
"High-Accuracy and Fault Tolerant Stochastic Inner Product Design"
, in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, Vol. 67, Nummer 3, IEEE, Seite(n) 541-545, 3-2020, ISSN: 1558-3791
High-Accuracy and Fault Tolerant Stochastic Inner Product Design
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In this brief, we present a novel inner product (IP) design for stochastic computing (SC). SC is an emerging computing technique, that encodes a number in the probability of observing a one in a random bit stream. This leads to reduced hardware costs and high error tolerance. The proposed IP design is based on a two-line bipolar encoding format and applies sequential processing of the input in a central accumulation unit. Sequential processing significantly increases the computation accuracy, since it allows for preliminary cancelation of carry bits. Moreover, the central accumulation unit gives a much better scalability compared to conventional adder tree approaches. We show that the proposed IP design outperforms a state-of-the-art design in terms of hardware costs for high accuracy requirements and fault tolerance.
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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs