Stochastic number duplicators based on bit re-arrangement using randomized bit streams

    研究成果: Article査読

    5 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Recently, stochastic computing based on stochastic numbers attracts attention as an effective computation method, which realizes arithmetic operations by simple logic circuits with a tolerance of bit errors. When we input two or more identical values to a stochastic circuit, we require to duplicate a stochastic number. However, if bit streams of duplicated stochastic numbers are dependent on each other, their arithmetic operation results can be inaccurate. In this paper, we propose two stochastic number duplicators, called FSR and RRR. The stochastic numbers duplicated by the FSR and RRR duplicators have the equivalent values but have independent bit streams, effectively utilizing bit re-arrangement using randomized bit streams. Experimental evaluation results demonstrate that the RRR duplicator, in particular, obtains more accurate results even if a circuit has re-convergence paths, reducing the mean square errors by 20%-89% compared to a conventional stochastic number duplicator.

    ジャーナルIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
    出版ステータスPublished - 2018 7月 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 信号処理
    • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
    • 電子工学および電気工学
    • 応用数学


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