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sign bit

[′sīn ‚bit]
(computer science)
A sign digit consisting of one bit.
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We employed two methods to exploit the frequency sparsity in sampling the source signals: (1) random sampling of the sensor data and (2) deep quantization of sampled sensor data to the extent that only the sign bit is retained [10, 11].
Adder1 and Adder2 are 25-b adders because the sign bit and the implicit 1 are attached to the 23-b significand.
The complete expression of binary information encompasses eight bits, with one sign bit and seven magnitude bits, (8) giving 256 possible combinations.
The typical digital temperature sensor IC represents temperature data using one sign bit and eight magnitude bits with an LSB of 1[degrees]C and an MSB of 64[degrees]C.
The first bit is the value bit and is on if the S-value is nonzero and off otherwise; the second bit is the sign bit and is on for an S-value of -1, off for 1, and undefined for 0 (Table I).
We can't even agree on the sign bit of which GUI is better, let alone the magnitude.
In IEEE754 a real number X has to be represented in 32 bits with a sign bit (s) followed by eight exponent bit (E) and twenty three mantissa (m) bits, and is given by,
In 32-bit IEEE-754 format, a number can be formed as follows: Bit 31 (MSB) is the sign bit, bits 30 through 23 represent the exponent, and bits 22 through 0 represent the fractional mantissa.
32 and the second line clears the sign bit if necessary by adding 2.
Regarding the creation of a regional MEFTA, the Bush administration is proposing a plan of graduated steps for each country to achieve FTA status: 1) join WTO (World Trade Organization); 2) sign TIFA (Trade and Investment Framework Agreement; 3) sign BIT (Bilateral Investment Treaties); and 4) conclude with FTA.
If it is not significant the pixel remains in the LIP and no more bits are generated; otherwise, a sign bit is produced and the pixel is moved to the LSP.