On February 19, 2019, 11:00, Dr. Silviu-Ioan **Filip** will deliver the following talk at the Institute Seminar:

**A hardware friendly rational function approximation evaluator**

##### Abstract:

In this talk we present an automatic method for the evaluation of functions via polynomial or rational approximations and its hardware implementation, on FPGAs.

These approximations are evaluated using Ercegovac’s iterative E-method adapted for FPGA implementation. The polynomial and rational function coefficients are optimized so that they satisfy the constraints of the E-method.

We present several examples of practical interest; in each case a resource-efficient approximation is proposed and comparisons are made with alternative approaches.