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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Microchip's CEC1302 controller, available from Mouser Electronics, features a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 processor core with 128KBytes of SRAM, 32KBytes of boot ROM, and a hardware floating point unit (FPU).
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.
The proAptiv family comes in configurations from single through to six-core versions with optional hardware floating point.
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.
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
This 32-bit superscalar core is a full-featured, high-performance processor with hardware floating point support, memory controller, 16K instruction cache, 16K data cache and new cache locking features.
It is far more efficient than using main CPU cycles, and much faster than RISC front-ends with no hardware floating point support in the graphics subsystem.