Floating Point Extensions
ARC announces Floating Point Extensions (FPX) for the ARC𥠀 and ARC𥡤 processor core families. ARC FPX extensions provide direct execution in hardware of the most frequently used floating point functions. Applications that using floating point processing include graphics, image processing, printers, GPS, automotive controls and instrumentation. ARC FPX extensions achieve near coprocessor performance with smaller die area and power consumption. The most frequently used floating point instructions, including addition, subtraction and multiplication, are implemented in hardware; the other elements of the IEEE specification are implemented in software.