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ARMCC: VECTOR FLOATING POINT UNIT ON LPC3000


Information in this article applies to:

  • RealView C Compiler Version 3

QUESTION

How can I use the Vector Floating Point (VFP) unit on NXP LPC3000 devices? Is the VFP unit fully supported in the RealView compiler?

ANSWER

Yes, the VFP unit is fully supported on LPC3180 devices. Just enter the following directive under Projects — Options — C/C++ — Misc Controls:

--fpu=vfpv2

The directive may be selectively used for the modules that should use the VFP unit. Other modules (where you may disable the VFP unit during execution) may be translated without this directive.

The directive can be also applied to assembler modules.

You may even inline the sqrt function when you are using the compiler directives under Projects — Options — C/C++ — Misc Controls:

--fpu=vfpv2 --fpmode=fast

When you are using the optimize level 2 or above, the code below will be translated in-line using VFP instructions.

  float f1, f2;
    :
  f1 = f1 * sqrtf (f2);

MORE INFORMATION

  • RealView Compilation Tools - Compiler and Libraries Guide, Using the ARM Compiler

Last Reviewed: Friday, April 27, 2007


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