binary point


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binary point

[′bīn·ə·rē ′pȯint]
(computer science)
The character, or the location of an implied symbol, that separates the integral part of a numerical expression from its fractional part in binary notation.
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A floating-point number can be converted to fixed point by shifting the binary point of the mantissa by the appropriate number of sign bits.
As a result, tremendous time and effort savings are achieved by enabling users to systematically define the data types and binary points of signals throughout the fixed-point model.