Talk:Carry-skip adder

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Example Implementation[edit]

It looks to me like the example implementation is actually describing a carry-select adder rather than a carry-bypass adder. I'm only learning about adders right now, but once I feel more confident I might come back and fix it up. On the other hand, the example has been there for over five years and no one has complained. Jrmrjnck (talk) 03:22, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Article Title Should Be Carry-Skip Adder[edit]

I think it's worth noting that most research papers published in IEEE Xplore denote this type of adder as a "carry-skip adder", since it's first implementation in the early 1960's used this denomination (and subsequent implementations followed this nomenclature). Carry-bypass adders only appeared in-text starting in the 80's, and is an alias of the name "carry-skip adder".

I propose that this should be the main article title (carry-skip adder, it currently doesn't exist), and that carry-bypass adder should be redirected there (with a mention that they are indeed the same circuit). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bcastell (talkcontribs) 15:46, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Why don't you start by adding some references? If the references say carry carry-skip, it will be an easy decision. Dicklyon (talk) 17:13, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the response; below is a list of relevant references with DOI links:

As you can see, the first indication of "carry-bypass" occured far after "carry-skip". Furthermore, searching IEEE Xplore for "carry-bypass" yields only 9 results, while searching "carry-skip" yields 93 results. Bcastell (talk) 15:36, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

In light of the last comment made above, I've moved the article to the relevant new name, leaving carry-bypass adder to still redirect here. Also updated the article to mention both names, and added a small snippet of why the latency of the adder is improved. Still need to find appropriate references, but for the curious, a great reference is B. Parhami's lecture slides from his Computer Arithmetic textbook. Bcastell (talk) 13:13, 10 December 2012 (UTC)