International Journal of Emerging Trends in Electrical and Electronics (IJETEE)
The arithmetic circuits are the most fundamental blocks which are used to build DSP hardware. Traditionally, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is performed using fixed-point or integer arithmetic. Use of floating-point arithmetic provides a large dynamic range. Floating-point representation is able to retain its resolution and accuracy compared to fixed-point representations. Unfortunately, floating point operators require excessive area (or time) for conventional implementations. Here, the authors introduce a pipeline floating point Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU). Pipeline is used to give high performance and throughput to arithmetic operation.