Issue No.05 - May (1986 vol.35)
E.S., Jr. Swartzlander , TRW Electronic Systems Group
We thank the authors for taking the time to prepare a formal comment on our 1983 paper . Some of the confusion results from our use of b - 1 bits to represent the fractional part of the sign/logarithm instead of b bits as used by Hongyuan and Lee in their comment. The performance curves (Figs. 12-14 of ) are plots of output noise variance/output signal variance in units of 2-2 (number of fractional bits). Since there are b - 1 fractional bits, this is equivalent to 22-2b. With this correct interpretation, (48) agrees with Figs. 12-14 in .
E.S., Jr. Swartzlander, D.V. Satish Chandra, H.T., Jr. Nagle, "Authors' Reply", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.35, no. 5, pp. 484, May 1986, doi:10.1109/TC.1986.1676793