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## Fractional Binary Fixed-Point Numbers

In “DSP chips” (microprocessors explicitly designed for digital signal processing applications), the most commonly used fixed-point format is

fractional fixed point, also in two’s complement.Quite simply, fractional fixed-point numbers are obtained from integer fixed-point numbers by dividing them by . Thus, the only difference is a scaling of the assigned numbers. In the case, we have the correspondences shown in Table 4.6.