Fixed Point Math Library for Verilog

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Name: verilog_fixed_point_math_library
Created: Jan 3, 2014
Updated: Feb 14, 2019
SVN Updated: May 26, 2014
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Category:Arithmetic core
Development status:Mature
Additional info:Design done, FPGA proven, Specification done
WishBone compliant: No
WishBone version: n/a
License: LGPL


Hey, this project has been downloaded many, *many* times it would seem. I'm glad you've found it useful. I would be interested in who (and where) the users are, and what the use is (some project, school, hobby, etc). If you use the library, would you be so kind as to drop me a note? Don't expect a response, just for my own edification.

Verilog Fixed point math library

Original work by Sam Skalicky, originally found here

Extended, updated, and heavily commented by Tom Burke

This library includes the basic math functions for the Verilog Language,
for implementation on FPGAs.

All units have been simulated and synthesized for Xilinx Spartan 3E devices
using the Xilinx ISE WebPack tools v14.7

These math routines use a signed magnitude Q,N format, where N is the total
number of bits used, and Q is the number of fractional bits used. For instance,
15,32 would represent a 32-bit number with 15 fractional bits, 16 integer bits,
and 1 sign bit as shown below:


This library contains the following modules:

qadd.v      - Addition module; adds 2 numbers of any sign.
qdiv.v      - Division module; divides two numbers using a right-shift and 
              subtract algorithm - requires an input clock
qmult.v     - Multiplication module; purely combinational for systems that 
              will support it
qmults.v    - Multiplication module; uses a left-shift and add algorithm - 
              requires an input clock (for systems that cannot support 
              the synthesis of a combinational multiplier)
Test_add.v  - Test fixture for the qadd.v module
Test_mult.v - Test fixture for the qmult.v module
TestDiv.v   - Test fixture for the qdiv.v module
TestMultS.v - Test fixture for the qmults.v module

These math routines default to a (Q,N) of (15,32), but are easily customizable
to your application by changing their input parameters. For instance, an
unmodified use of (15,32) would look something like this:

     qadd my_adder(

To change this to an (8,23) notation, for instance, the same module would be
instantiated thusly:

     qadd #(8,23) my_adder(