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IEEE Arithmetic Using a HEX Floating Point Arithmetic Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035299D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

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Cocke, J Markstein, P Montoye, R [+details]


A method is described to imbed a IEEE floating point word in a HEX floating point word and to show how the hex floating point operations must be modified to perform IEEE style operations. The principal modification is to the treatment of the guard digit and to the extra considerations for rounding and unusual operands.