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ali famani


In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a floating-point adder that is compliant with the current draft revision of this standard. We provide synthesis results indicating the estimated area and delay for our design when it is pipelined to various depths.Our work is an important design resource for development of floating-point adder hardware on FPGAs. All sub components within the floating-point adder and known algorithm are researched and implemented to provide versatility and flexibility to designers as an alternative to intellectual property where they have no control over the design. The VHDL code is open source and can be used by designers with proper reference. Each of the sub-operation is researched for different implementations and then synthesized onto a Spartan FPGA device to be chosen for best performance. Our implementation of the standard algorithm occupied 370 slices and had an overall delay of 31 ns. The standard algorithm was pipelined into five stages to run at 100 MHz which took an area of 324 slices and power is 30mw.

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