US 9,811,317 B2
Method and apparatus for controlling range of representable numbers
Changmoo Kim, Seoul (KR); Hyeongseok Yu, Seoul (KR); Soojung Ryu, Hwaseong-si (KR); and Yeongon Cho, Hwaseong-si (KR)
Assigned to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Gyeonggi-Do (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Mar. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/665,205.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2014-0124635 (KR), filed on Sep. 18, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0085507 A1, Mar. 24, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 7/00 (2006.01); G06F 7/483 (2006.01); G06F 5/01 (2006.01); H03M 7/24 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 7/483 (2013.01) [G06F 5/012 (2013.01); H03M 7/24 (2013.01); G06F 2207/483 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of controlling a range of representable numbers, the method comprising:
receiving, by a processor, a floating point value represented by an exponent and a mantissa, each represented by a predetermined number of bits;
determining, by the processor, a bit configuration of the exponent and the mantissa of the floating point value based on a value of a most significant bit of the exponent of the floating point value; and
determining, by the processor, a constant required for calculation of the floating point value based on the determined bit configuration of the exponent.