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—A new method for the high-speed computation of double-precision floating-point reciprocal, division, square root, and inverse square root operations is presented in this paper. This method employs a second-degree minimax polynomial approximation to obtain an accurate initial estimate of the reciprocal and the inverse square root values, and then performs a… (More)

ÐA very-high radix algorithm and implementation for circular CORDIC is presented. We first present in depth the algorithm for the vectoring mode in which the selection of the digits is performed by rounding of the control variable. To assure convergence with this kind of selection, the operands are prescaled. However, in the CORDIC algorithm, the coordinate… (More)

In this paper we propose an architecture for the computation of the double—precision floating—point multiply—add fused (MAF) operation A + (B × C) that permits to compute the floating—point addition with lower latency than floating—point multiplication and MAF. While previous MAF architectures compute the three operations with the same latency, the proposed… (More)

A high-radix digit-recurrence algorithm for the computation of the logarithm, and an analysis of the tradeoffs between area and speed for its implementation, are presented in this paper. Selection by rounding is used in iterations j ≥ 2, and by table look-up in the first iteration. A sequential architecture is proposed, and estimates of the execution time… (More)

—A table-based method for high-speed function approximation in single-precision floating-point format is presented in this paper. Our focus is the approximation of reciprocal, square root, square root reciprocal, exponentials, logarithms, trigonometric functions, powering (with a fixed exponent p), or special functions. The algorithm presented here combines… (More)