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A Simple Postcorrection for Nonrestoring Division

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1 Author(s)
Rhyne, V.T. ; IEEE

The nonrestoring division algorithm offers the advantages of speed and logical simplicity when working with signed, two's-complement binary numbers. The algorithm does not assure sign agreement between the calculated quotient and remainder, however, which is a disadvantage in some applications. This paper describes a postcorrection that will force sign agreement between quotient and remainder. The corrective operation is very simple to implement, especially in microprogrammed arithmetic units.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-20 ,  Issue: 2 )