## Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry

Keywords : emulation of floating-point arithmetic, integer processor.

*Région Rhône-Alpes* Grant

Participants : C.-P. Jeannerod, J.-M. Muller, S. K. Raina, A. Tisserand.

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.