# How many 4x4 bit multipliers are required for 8x8 bit binary multiplier?

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#### u24c02

Hi.

Does anyone know How many 4x4 bit multipliers are required for 8x8 bit binary multiplication?
I don't know how to know this.

#### jbeniston

It depends how many cycles you want the result in. You could use just one if you have multiple cycles, or you might want 4 if you want a 16-bit result.

#### u24c02

It depends how many cycles you want the result in. You could use just one if you have multiple cycles, or you might want 4 if you want a 16-bit result.
I don't understand it Would you please let me know more? How could you know about that ? Is there any reference to let me know regarding your answer?

#### FvM

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jbeniston is referring to sequential multiply algorithms which are most likely not your focus.

know how to know this
I think remembering some secondary school mathematics can help. (a+b)(c+d) = ac + ad + ...

You get 4 product terms, the same with your problem. I presume you know that adders are required, too.

#### u24c02

Does anyone know how to implementing multiplication of 8 bit numbers with 4bit multi?

Hi.

I want to know how to implementing multiplication of 8 bit numbers with 4 bit multipliers.
Is there any reference example?

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