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Unformatted text preview: converters use offset two's complement which is the same as two's complement with the left hand (sign)bit complemented. Gray codes are often used for shaft encoders, etc. so that a small amount of jitter makes a difference of only one number. However arithmetic is so difficult with Gray codes, that one usually converts gray codes to unsigned integers before doing any addition or subtraction. Floating point is a form used to realize a large dynamic range with a smaller number of bits than would be required with two's complement. More information on binary number systems is provided by Altera's Application Note 83. If clicking on the application note is unsuccessful then go to www.altera.com and navigate to AN 83....
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2009 for the course ELECTRICAL 6.111 taught by Professor Prof.dontroxel during the Fall '02 term at MIT.
- Fall '02
- Electrical Engineering