American Journal of Applied Sciences

Design of a Low Power and High Speed Comparator using MUX based Full Adder Cell for Mobile Communications

G. Ramana Murthy, Ajay Kumar Singh, P. Velraj Kumar and Tan Wee Xin Wilson

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.116.123

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 1

Pages 116-123


This paper presents an implementation of comparator (1-bit) circuit using a MUX-6T based adder cell. MUX-6T full adder cell is designed with a combination of multiplexing control input and Boolean identities. The proposed comparator design features higher computing speed and lower energy consumption due to the efficient MUX-6T adder cell. The design adopts multiplexing technique with control input to alleviate the threshold voltage loss problem which is commonly encountered in Pass Transistor Logic (PTL) design. The proposed design successfully embeds the buffering circuit in the full adder design which helps the cell to operate at lower supply voltage compared with the other related existing designs. It also enhances the speed of the cascaded operation significantly while maintaining the performance edge in energy consumption. In the proposed design, the transistor count is minimized. For performance comparison, the proposed MUX-6T comparator (1-bit) is compared with four existing full adders based comparators using BSIM4 model parameters. The simulations are performed for 65nm process models indicate that the proposed design has lowest energy consumption along with the performance edge in both speed and energy consumption. The variants namely area and power of the proposed comparator is also compared with the published author designs to validate its suitability for low power and high speed mobile communication applications.


© 2017 G. Ramana Murthy, Ajay Kumar Singh, P. Velraj Kumar and Tan Wee Xin Wilson. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.