An Ultra-Area-Efficient 1024-Point In-Memory FFT Processor

Hasan E. Yantir, et al., "An Ultra-Area-Efficient 1024-Point In-Memory FFT Processor", Micromachines, 10 (8), 2019, 509.

Current computation architectures rely on more processor-centric design principles. On the other hand, the inevitable increase in the amount of data that applications need forces researchers to design novel processor architectures that are more data-centric. By following this principle, this study proposes an area-efficient Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processor through in-memory computing. The proposed architecture occupies the smallest footprint of around 0.1 mm2 inside its class together with acceptable power efficiency. According to the results, the processor exhibits the highest area efficiency (FFT/s/area) among the existing FFT processors in the current literature.