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Single Hex/Binary Floating Point Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036172D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Finney, DW Goldberg, WD Keung, T Olsson, B Rodriguez, JR Suarez, GA [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a common hardware design approach to implementing a common hexadecimal floating point (FP) architecture with an IEEE binary FP unit (FPU) as a single hex/binary FPU.