Floating-Point Unit


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Floating-Point Unit

(hardware)
(FPU) A floating-point accelerator, usually in a single integrated circuit, possible on the same IC as the central processing unit.
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The Analog Devices ADuCM4050 microcontroller, available from Mouser Electronics, is based on an Arm Cortex-M4 core with floating-point unit, 128 Kbytes of embedded SRAM, and 512 Kbytes of embedded flash memory.
Along with other built in IPcores, Xilinx's Spartan 6 FPGA also facilitate the designer with more complicated core of floating-point arithmetic (figure 6 shows the interface of the built-in floating-point unit).
A floating-point unit can implement advanced algorithms such as those required for sensor fusion.
Compatible with the Vision P5 DSP, this newest vision DSP offers an optional 32-way SIMD vector floating-point unit that includes the IEEE half precision standard (FP16).
Powered by a dual-core CPU with a floating-point unit (FPU), the two-bay NAS is designed for home and personal users.
With the built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) which further
Flexible multi-mode embedded floating-point unit for field programmable gate arrays.
"32-bit Floating-Point Unit (FPU100)," Opencores.org (2006), retrieved from http://www.opencores.org/projects.cgi/web/fpu100/overview, Accessed on the 12th June.
The digital signal processor (DSP) and floating-point unit (FPU) that come standard in the Cortex-M4 core provide the new microcontrollers with the power needed to handle advanced, complicated computations.
Nevertheless, the Power6 decimal floating-point unit is as small as possible and is optimized to low cost.
The XMC4500 series of industrial microcontrollers gives engineers and product designers a 120MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor, which takes the Cortex-M3 core and adds to it a floating-point unit as well as new digital-signal-processing capabilities.
Operation from -55 degrees Celsius to 210 degrees Celsius for extreme temperature applications Integrated 32-bit floating-point unit with 100-MHz CPU speed provides six times higher performance for real-time measurement and control than existing high-temperature solutions 512 KB of embedded flash memory and 68 KB internal RAM

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