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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
hardware floating point unit or emulation, etc.) used.
Here, the code generated by Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder seems to be better suited for a processor containing a hardware floating point unit.
Most RISC suppliers today provide a parallel hardware floating point design which allows concurrent floating point multiply and add/subtract to take place in a single instruction.