Issue No. 08 - August (1994 vol. 43)

ISSN: 0018-9340

pp: 932-940

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/12.295855

ABSTRACT

<p>We prove that a convenient ROM reciprocal table construction algorithm generates tables that minimize the relative error. The worst case relative errors realized for such optimally computed k-bits-in, m-bits-out ROM reciprocal tables are then determined for all table sizes 3/spl les/k,m/spl les/12. We next prove the table construction algorithm always generates a k-bits-in, k-bits-out table with relative errors never any greater than 3/4 2/sup -k/, and more generally with g guard bits that for (k+g)-bits-out the relative error is never any greater than 2-(k+1)(1+1/(2g+1)). To provide for determining extreme case test data and to compute the precision of a reciprocal table without prior construction of the full ROM reciprocal table, we describe a procedure that requires generation and inspection of only a small portion of such a table to identify input values guaranteed to include the worst case relative errors in the table.</p>

INDEX TERMS

read-only storage; data handling; ROM; reciprocal tables; reciprocal table construction algorithm; worst case relative errors; extreme case test data; input values.

CITATION

D. DasSarma, D.W. Matula, "Measuring the Accuracy of ROM Reciprocal Tables",

*IEEE Transactions on Computers*, vol. 43, no. , pp. 932-940, August 1994, doi:10.1109/12.295855