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Design of a Composite Arithmetic Unit for Rational Numbers

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Pinkiewicz, T and Holmes, WN and Jamil, T (2000) Design of a Composite Arithmetic Unit for Rational Numbers. In: IEEE SoutheastCon 2000, 7-9 Apr 2000, Nashville, TN, USA.

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Abstract

As we advance into the new century, computers of the future will require techniques for arithmetic operations that take advantage of the modern technology and yield accurate results. Floating-point arithmetic has been in use for nearly forty years but is plagued with inaccuracies and limitations which necessitates introduction of a new concept in computer arithmetic called composite arithmetic. This paper describes composite arithmetic and design of an arithmetic unit based on this concept.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: computer arithmetic, floating-point arithmetic, composite arithmetic, arithmetic unit, rational numbers
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:12
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/593
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