Implementation of Double Precision Floating Point Multiplier in VHDL
SUNKARA YAMUNA RANI, BELLAM VARALAKSHMI, , ,
Affiliations (M.Tech) VLSI, Dept. of ECEAssistant Professor, Dept. of ECE Priyadarshini Institute of Technology & Management
Floating point arithmetic is widely used in many areas. IEEE Standard 754 floating point is the most common
representation today for real numbers on computers. IEEE standards specify a set of floating point formats for single
precision and double precision. Low power consumption and smaller area are some of the most important criteria for the
fabrication of DSP systems and high performance systems. FPGAs are increasingly being used in the high performance
and scientific computing community to implement floating-point based hardware accelerators. FPGAs are generally slower
than their application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) counterparts, as they can't handle as complex a design, and draw
more power. However, they have several advantages such as a shorter time to market, ability to re-program in the field to
fix bugs, and lower nonrecurring engineering cost costs. Vendors can sell cheaper, less flexible versions of their FPGAs
which cannot be modified after the design is committed. Double precision floating point multiplier using three stage
pipelining technique achieved the maximum frequency of 489.045 MHz with minimum delay 2.045 ns and area of 888
slices. Double precision FPM targeted on a Xilinx Virtex-6 xc6vlx75t-3ff484 device. This pipelined floating point multiplier
performs the rounding operation and also handles various exceptions conditions. The double precision floating point
multiplier was simulated in ISE simulator and synthesized using Xilinx ISE 13.2 tool. Key Words: Single Precision
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