Introducing Bounded Floating Point

Since the invention of floating point arithmetic for computers, real number calculations have produced unreported errors, sometimes catastrophically.

Bounded Floating Point is a patent pending method of performing operations on floating numbers that maintains boundaries for the real numbers they represent.  This is accomplished by adding a bound field to the floating point representation of real numbers.  Implemented in hardware, this circuit provides real-time, fail-safe representation of real numbers.

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History of floating point error and the need for bounded floating point.

Patent Summary

 Functional description of bounded floating point processor with diagrams.

Patent Abstract

Abstract from the patent application.


















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