hardware floating point

hardware floating point

[′här‚dwer ′flōd·iŋ ′pȯint]
(computer science)
Complex circuitry within a central processing unit that carries out floating-point arithmetic.
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The proAptiv family comes in configurations from single through to six-core versions with optional hardware floating point.
The 24KEf core adds hardware floating point support that is fully compliant with IEEE 754.
Here, the code generated by Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder seems to be better suited for a processor containing a hardware floating point unit.
AWT/Swing libraries are supported on Linux/x86, Linux/ppc with hardware floating point, and Linux/arm-eabi with hardware floating point.
24KEf(TM) Core: Adds hardware floating point support that is fully compliant with the IEEE 754 specification.
The MetaWare PowerPC tools include special support for the PowerPC 440 architecture including support for the PowerPC 440 BookE instruction extensions, hardware floating point unit, multiply and accumulate instructions, and critical interrupts.
The LSI Logic implementation includes a 32k instruction and 32k data cache, hardware floating point support for the IEEE 754 standard, a 32x32 integer multiplier, a memory management unit (MMU) with a 32 entry translation lookaside buffer (TLB) and two sets of shadow registers.
The software fix will use the Pentium processor's hardware floating point and also will verify the correctness of division operations.
E[acute accent]Traditional approaches to hardware floating point processing require a coprocessor to execute instructions in accordance with the IEEE-754 standard.
This impressive boost in performance arises from the addition of a hardware floating point unit, increased frequency, and an enhanced external bus interface.
13-micron process, the 24K core family's features include hardware floating point support for the IEEE 754 standard, a 32x32 integer multiplier and configurable MMU with TLB or fixed mapping.
24Kf(TM) core: Includes hardware floating point support that