Design of a composite arithmetic unit for rational numbers

Tomasz Pinkiewicz*, Neville Holmes, Tariq Jamil

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventIEEE SoutheastCon 2000 'Preparing for the New Millennium' - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Apr 7 2000Apr 9 2000


OtherIEEE SoutheastCon 2000 'Preparing for the New Millennium'
CityNashville, TN, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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