radix point


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radix point

n
(Mathematics) a point, such as the decimal point in the decimal system, separating the integral part of a number from the fractional part
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When representing fixed-point numbers, the radix point location depends on whether fractional math or integer math is used.
In addition to the combination of 16-bit and 32-bit data registers, the DSP's architecture has dedicated instructions that facilitate efficient implementation of floating-point mathematics: SIGNBITS returns the number of sign bits in a number, which can then be passed to ASHIFT, which shifts the radix point to normalize the mantissa.

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