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GoFast® for NEC V83x


Fast Floating Point Library


Features

  • Fast
  • Reentrant
  • ROMable
  • Conforms to IEEE 754 Format
  • "Link and Go" compiler support for Diab Data C/C++
  • Includes startup code
  • Includes test programs and make file


Compiler Support

GoFast® libraries are designed for “link and go” operation with each compiler. These libraries provide the user with a significant speed advantage when no floating point coprocessor hardware is available. This is of particular significance in real-time embedded systems.

GoFast for NEC V83x includes drop-in libraries for “link and go” seamless operation with Green Hills C compiler. The GoFast routines directly replace the compiler’s floating point runtime library routines.

Capabilities and Accuracy

GoFast is reentrant. There is no need to perform any special state save/restore. GoFast is ROMable. GoFast is IEEE 754 and ANSI C compatible.

The basic functions + - * / and the conversions perform the IEEE 754 "nearest or even" rounding exactly. The other functions are accurate within one mantissa unit.

GoFast routines make no distinction between quiet and signaling Not-a-Numbers (NaNs). In the case of an invalid operation, the answer is always a standard quiet NaN.

GoFast routines support IEEE 754 masked exception handling for overflows invalid operations. No unmasked exceptions are supported. Underflow and precision are not reported. Division by zero is treated as an invalid operation.

GoFast Support

US Software maintains a test lab where comprehensive confidence tests are performed on GoFast in each target environment. A demonstration test program included with your product delivery, and you are encouraged to run it on your own target hardware to verify system operation. Phone and fax support can be provided with the product. Extended support is also available.

Functionality

GoFast contains the following floating point routines in both single and double precision:

add, subtract, multiply, divide
compare operations
conversion operations
sin, cos, tan
asin, acos, atan, atan2
sinh, cosh, tanh
exp, pow
log, log10
fabs, ceil, floor
modf, fmod, frexp, ldexp

Performance

GoFast delivers the optimized performance you can expect with the NEC V83x processor. The following timings were measured using GoFast library calls with an NEC V830 processor at 33 MHz on an RTE-V830-PC board. The test used the Green Hills v1.8.8 compiler.

Microsecond Timings

Function
double
single
add
8.3
5.0
subtract
10.5
6.1
multiply
7.6
13.2
divide
14.4
6.3
sqrt
24.7
13.7
exp
34.4
13.3
log
52.7
16.6
log10
56.1
18.6
sin
32.3
14.5
cos
31.4
13.9
tan
46.9
16.7
asin
68.5
33.6
acos
74.2
37.3
atan
46.9
18.2
atan2
55.0
26.2
pow
78.3
36.2




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