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16-Bit Floating-Point Square-Root Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037305D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Johnson, RA [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a subroutine for a 16-bit floating-point square-root algorithm. The implementation is for an 8-bit 8052 microcontroller and is based on the Newton-Raphson approximation method [*]. The software is written in ASM51 microcode which is the assembly level microprocessor software language of the Intel 8052 line of microcontrollers.