Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Keywords : emulation of floating-point arithmetic, integer processor.
Région Rhône-Alpes Grant
2005 has been the second year of a 3 year joint project with STMicroelectronics (fall 2003-fall 2006). It is supported by both the Région Rhône-Alpes and STMicroelectronics. The goal is to design floating-point arithmetic algorithms (basic operations as well as elementary functions) suitable for an implementation on circuits that only have integer arithmetic units. The main issue here is to speed up computations by exploiting both the characteristics of the circuits (and especially, for a first design, those of the ST200 family processors) and possibilities of specialization due to applications.