Block floating point data format

  • Christensen, Erik Lintz (Project Manager)

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    Integer, floating point, and block floating point data formats have been analysed in order to establish tools for selection of a data format offering large dynamic range and low quantization and saturation noise constrained by a limited number of bits and minimal processing demands. A (new) modified block floating point format applying fractional exponents seems to have attractive properties for the storage of Gaussian distributed data. (Related projects - see:
    Effective start/end date01/01/199731/01/1999


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