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Posts tagged with 'floating point'

10 Sep, 2012

The floating point argument

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls I am on vacation and, all being well, by the time this posting goes live, I will be sunning myself on a Greek island. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about the use of floating point. My colleague Brooks Moses [who did a guest blog post a while back] made a comment on that posting, pointing out that I had over-simplified my example. I am always happy to get such feedback. It transpired that Brooks … Read More

M4, Zynq, Cortex, e600, ARM, FPGA, Freescale, floating point

28 Aug, 2012

Floating point

Posted by Colin Walls

Colin Walls Nowadays, most embedded systems are built using 32-bit CPUs. These devices give plenty of scope for performing the arithmetical processing required for various applications. Calculations can be performed on signed or unsigned integers and 32 bits gives a good range of values: +/- 2 billion or up to 4 billion respectively. Extending to 64 bits is reasonably straightforward. If you need to stray outside … Read More

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