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Topic: What is 'single precision' for in fixed point 'Fixed-Point Basics'?
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What is 'single precision' for in fixed point 'Fixed-Point Basics'?
Posted: Feb 13, 2013 1:20 PM
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The text below the dot line is except from Matlab help/Fixed-Point Toolbox. I do not understand the meaning of "single-precision". In the text I cannot relate single-precision to fixed-point in any means.

Could you explain it to me? Thanks

Many textbooks also do roundoff error analysis for "single-precision" fixed-point products and sums with fractional numbers. In this example, we simulate 8-bit unsigned fractional numbers (all values between 0 and 1).
U8 = numerictype('Signed',0,'WordLength',8,'FractionLength',8)

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