Simple Seed Architectures for Reciprocal and Square Root Reciprocal

@article{Ercegovac2005SimpleSA,
  title={Simple Seed Architectures for Reciprocal and Square Root Reciprocal},
  author={Milos Ercegovac and J. Muller and Arnaud Tisserand},
  journal={Conference Record of the Thirty-Ninth Asilomar Conference onSignals, Systems and Computers, 2005.},
  year={2005},
  pages={1167-1171}
}
This paper presents a simple hardware architecture for computing the seed values for reciprocal and square root reciprocal. These seeds are used in the initialization of floatingpoint division and square root software iterations. The proposed solution is based on polynomial approximation with specific coefficients and a table lookup.