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Proceedings of the IRE
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Statistical Analysis of Certain Binary Division Algorithms

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Nondeterministic extensions of the nonrestoring method of binary division have been described by MacSorley [1]. One extension requires that the magnitudes of the divisor and partial remainders be “normal,” i.e., in the range [0.5,1.0). This leads to a time improvement of more than two relative to conventional nonrestoring methods. Other extensions involve the use of several divisor multiples (or trial quotients). A Markov chain model is used here to analyze these methods. Steady-state distributions are determined for the division remainder and performance figures based on both this steady-state distribution and a random distribution are calculated. These are compared with the results of a computer simulation of 214 randmly-chosen division problems using two specific methods of division. © 1961, IEEE. All rights reserved.

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01 Jan 1961

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Proceedings of the IRE

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