Floating-Point Compiler Increasing Performance With Fewer Resources
This white paper discusses new levels of high-performance, high-density, IEEE754-compliant floating-point applications in field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). It introduces a new tool that allows 100 percent of the floating-point capability of the FPGA to be used. The combination of rich digital signal processing (DSP) resources and advanced routing fabrics in the most recent Altera FPGAs has resulted in unprecedented performance numbers. In addition, the more optimal balancing of resources leaves sufficient logic and other resources to support full-featured applications based around these new floating-point datapaths.