arithmetic shift


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arithmetic shift

[¦a·rith¦med·ik ′shift]
(computer science)
A shift of the digits of a number, expressed in a positional notation system, in the register without changing the sign of the number.
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There are several types of shift operations depending on their applications including logic shift, arithmetic shift and rotate.
To follow the requirement and standard, these two values will be shifted right 3bits to the right by using arithmetic shift operator.
In particular, Green Hills worked closely with us to refine TriCore's IEEE-compatible software floating point and arithmetic shift instructions.
Binary GCD algorithm [7] replaces the division operations by arithmetic shifts, comparisons, and subtraction depending on the fact that dividing binary numbers by its base 2 is equivalent to the right shift operation.