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A Systematic Method for Division with High Average Bit Skipping
January 1990 (vol. 39 no. 1)
pp. 127-130

It is shown that, if a division is described by AQ=C, where A is the divisor, Q is the quotient, and C is the dividend, then the bit variables involved in a set of equations, each of which determines a leading bit of C, gives an approximation for Q that an be used in a SRT division scheme. The results of an exhaustive statistical simulation, using all possible combinations of two pairs of integers 12 b in length, in normalized form, representing A and C are presented to validate the method.

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Index Terms:
systematic method; division; high average bit skipping; approximation; statistical simulation; normalized form; digital arithmetic.
D.M. Mandelbaum, "A Systematic Method for Division with High Average Bit Skipping," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 127-130, Jan. 1990, doi:10.1109/12.46287
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