Comments on 'An Architecture for Addition and Subtraction of Long Word Length Numbers in the Logarithmic Number System' by D.M. Lewis
Issue No.06 - June (1992 vol.41)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/12.144632
<p>D.M. Lewis recently described an architecture for performing addition and subtraction in the logarithmic number system using a Taylor series approximation and ROM tables. Here it is shown that a 25% improvement can be achieved in the table used to implement addition. This improvement is significant when Lewis' technique is used to implement variations of the logarithmic number system which do not require the subtraction logarithm.</p>
addition; subtraction; logarithmic number system; Taylor series approximation; ROM tables; digital arithmetic; table lookup.
M. Arnold, T. Bailey, J. Cowles, "Comments on 'An Architecture for Addition and Subtraction of Long Word Length Numbers in the Logarithmic Number System' by D.M. Lewis", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.41, no. 6, pp. 786-788, June 1992, doi:10.1109/12.144632