Adaptive Approximate Computing in Arithmetic Datapaths

Sana Mazahir, Osman Hasan, Muhammad Shafique

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Editor's note: Approximate arithmetic units are used in error tolerant applications, like image processing, to minimize energy, and resource usage in general, by keeping accuracy to the minimum level required. However, in a datapath errors may accumulate over successive approximate operations. This article proposes a scheme to bound the size of the errors with adaptive error detection and correction as an integral part of the datapath. - Axel Jantsch, TU Wien.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Design and Test
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2018


  • accuracy configurability
  • adaptive computing
  • approximate adders
  • Approximate computing
  • approximate multipliers
  • error detection and correction (EDC)
  • self-aware architectures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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