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Homework Help: Designing a Carry Lookahead adder in Excel sheet

  1. Oct 16, 2014 #1
    I'm designing a carry lookahead 8bit adder. My problem is that i don't know how to calculate the group generate signal.

    I have 4 G signals:

    First level:

    And these have to be added together:

    Second level:

    Third level:

    Two different formulas for computing G:

    Gi:0 = Gi +Pi * Gi-1:j eq. (1)

    Gi:j = Gi:n+Pi:n * Gn-1:j eq. (2)

    I know how to use (1) for G1:0 but for G3:2 and further on i don't know how to do.

    My book doesn't explain this well at all. (Integrated Cirucit Design, Pearson)
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  3. Oct 16, 2014 #2


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    Could you post a diagram of what you are designing? What is the difference between a standard adder and a carry-lookahead adder?

    And an adder has two sets of inputs. What is your second set of inputs?
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  4. Oct 17, 2014 #3

    I have a propagate signal as input and Carry in as input.

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