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Decimal Floating-Point Square Root Using Newton-Raphson Iteration

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Decimal Floating-Point Square Root Using Newton-Raphson Iteration
With continued reductions in feature size, additional functionality may be added to future microprocessors to boost the performance of important application domains. Due to growth in commercial, financial, and Internet-based applications, decimal floating point arithmetic is now attracting more attention and hardware support for decimal operations is being considered by various computer manufacturers. In order to standardize decimal number formats and operations, specifications for decimal floatingpoint arithmetic have been added to the draft revision of the IEEE-754 Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic (IEEE754R). This paper presents an efficient arithmetic algorithm and hardware design for decimal floating-point square root. This design uses an optimized piecewise linear approximation, a modified Newton-Raphson iteration, a specialized rounding technique, and a modified decimal multiplier. Synthesis results show that a 64-bit (16-digit) implementation of decimal square roo...
Liang-Kai Wang, Michael J. Schulte
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Type Conference
Year 2005
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Authors Liang-Kai Wang, Michael J. Schulte
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