In digital logic applications, bit-serial architectures send data one bit at a time, along a single wire, in contrast to bit-parallel word architectures, in which data values are sent all bits or a word at once along a group of wires.
All digital computers built before 1951, and most of the early massive parallel processing machines used a bit-serial architecture—they were serial computers.
Often N serial processors will take less FPGA area and have a higher total performance than a single N-bit parallel processor.
- VLSI signal processing: a bit-serial approach. VLSI systems series. Addison-Wesley. 1985. ISBN 978-0-201-13306-6. https://books.google.com/books/about/VLSI_signal_processing.html?id=EklTAAAAMAAJ.
- Raymond J. Andraka. "Building a High Performance Bit Serial Processor in an FPGA".
- Application of FPGA technology to accelerate the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method
- BIT-Serial FIR filters with CSD Coefficients for FPGAs
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