Design of a composite arithmetic unit for rational numbers

Tomasz Pinkiewicz, Neville Holmes, Tariq Jamil

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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
Pages (from-to)245-252
Number of pages8
JournalConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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