Fixed-point operations

Cristea Bogdan cristeab@gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 14:59:00 GMT 2008


I don't want to have the same performance as for floating-point
operations. I have asked if there is some library implementing with
fixed-point operations or some suggestion on how these operations
could be implemented. My approach, with a C++ class, is too slow for
my needs.

On 1/1/08, Tom St Denis <tstdenis@ellipticsemi.com> wrote:
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>  On Tue 01/01/08  9:47 AM , "Cristea Bogdan"  sent:
> > I use an Athlon 64 double core processor under openSuSE 10.2 (gcc
> >
> > 4.2.2). The trouble is that implementing fixed point operations in C++
> >
> > seems to be very slow with respect to floating-point operations. I
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> > have hoped to find something faster.
> >
> > Ideally I would like to have a data type in C++ with all common
> >
> > operations in order to do some research with chaotic maps.
> >
> > Bogdan
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> Which is exactly my point.  The K8 Athlon has a fairly fast FPU and you're not likely to beat it in performance when using fixed point, even in assembler.
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> Tom
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Bogdan Cristea



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