International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology
Floating Point arithmetic is by far the most used way of approximating real number arithmetic for performing numerical calculations on modern computers. Each computer had a different arithmetic for long time: bases, significant and exponents' sizes, formats, etc. Each company implemented its own model and it hindered the portability between different equipments until IEEE 754 standard appeared defining a single and universal standard. This paper deals with the implementation of single precision as well as double precision floating point arithmetic adder as well as multiplier according with the IEEE 754 standard and using the hardware programming language VHDL.