fixed-point arithmetic


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fixed-point arithmetic

[¦fikst ‚pȯint ə′rith·mə·tik]
(computer science)
A method of calculation in which the computer does not consider the location of the decimal or radix point because the point is given a fixed position.
A type of arithmetic in which the operands and results of all arithmetic operations must be properly scaled so as to have a magnitude between certain fixed values.
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The range addressable hyperbolic tangent activation function for second order lattice-ladder neuron in a fixed-point arithmetic is successfully implemented on xc7z020 FPGA chip.
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It employed ordinary base-10 fixed-point arithmetic, according to the museum statement.
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Until now, performing matrix factorization and inversion in hardware has been difficult because the algorithms are complex and highly sensitive to numerical problems, particularly when using fixed-point arithmetic preferred in high-performance ICs.