fixed-point number

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Noun1.fixed-point number - a number represented in fixed-point notation
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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A fixed-point number can be converted to floating point by determining the number of sign bits and normalizing the mantissa through shifting it by that number.
It is designed to multiply an input clock by an integer or fixed-point number with a frequency spreading capability suitable for PC, networking and consumer electronics applications that require spread-spectrum clock sources to satisfy FCC requirements for RF emissions.

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