The use of reversible logic gates in the design of residue number systems

Ailin Asadpour, Amir Sabbagh Molahosseini, Azadeh Alsadat Emrani Zarandi


Reversible computing is an emerging technique to achieve ultra-low-power circuits. Reversible arithmetic circuits allow for achieving energy-efficient high-performance computational systems. Residue number systems (RNS) provide parallel and fault-tolerant additions and multiplications without carry propagation between residue digits. The parallelism and fault-tolerance features of RNS can be leveraged to achieve high-performance reversible computing. This paper proposed RNS full reversible circuits, including forward converters, modular adders and multipliers, and reverse converters used for a class of RNS moduli sets with the composite form {2k, 2p-1}. Modulo 2n-1, 2n, and 2n+1 adders and multipliers were designed using reversible gates. Besides, reversible forward and reverse converters for the 3-moduli set {2n-1, 2n+k, 2n+1} have been designed. The proposed RNS-based reversible computing approach has been applied for consecutive multiplications with an improvement of above 15% in quantum cost after the twelfth iteration, and above 27% in quantum depth after the ninth iteration. The findings show that the use of the proposed RNS-based reversible computing in convolution results in a significant improvement in quantum depth in comparison to conventional methods based on weighted binary adders and multipliers.


arithmetic; digital circuits; digital signal processors; residue number system; reversible circuits;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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