September 14, 2010 -- Based on recent technological developments, high-performance floating-point signal processing can, for the very first time, be easily achieved using FPGAs. To date, virtually all FPGA-based signal processing has been implemented using fixed-point operations. This article describes how floating-point technology in FPGAs is not only practical today, but that the processing rates of one trillion floating-point operations per second (teraFLOPS) are feasible and can be implemented on a single FPGA die.
By Michael Parker. (Parker is Senior DSP Technical Marketing Manager responsible for Altera Corp.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.