Latin American applied research
versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793
The original hyperbolic CORDIC (Coordinate Rotation Digital Computer) algorithm (Walther, 1971) imposes a limitation to the inputs' domain which renders the algorithm useless for certain applications in which a greater range of the function is needed. To address this problem, Hu et al. (1991) have proposed an interesting scheme which increments the iterations of the original hyperbolic CORDIC algorithm and allows an efficient mapping of the algorithm onto hardware. A fixed-point implementation of the hyperbolic CORDIC algorithm with the expansion scheme proposed by Hu et al. (1991) is presented. Three architectures are proposed: a low cost iterative version, a fully pipelined version, and a bit serial iterative version. The architectures were described in VHDL, and to test the architecture, it was targeted to a Stratix FPGA. Various standard numerical formats for the inputs are analyzed for each hyperbolic function directly obtained: Sinh, Cosh, Tanh-1 and exp. For each numerical format and for each hyperbolic function an error analysis is performed.