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```Hi,

my problem is that i have to print some results that are given as a
double (64bit IEEE 754) on a LCD.

The problem is the conversion of the double into an ASCII-String

For example:

Double value: 3FF28B4395810625 ==> conversion ==> LCD-output: "1.159"

It would make me very happy if someone can help me.

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```On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 05:13:21 -0800 (PST), olliH wrote:

>my problem is that i have to print some results that are given as a
>double (64bit IEEE 754) on a LCD.
>
>The problem is the conversion of the double into an ASCII-String
>For example:
>
>Double value: 3FF28B4395810625 ==> conversion ==> LCD-output: "1.159"

Any practical solution to this will be software-based.  Of course,
the "software" might be running on a tiny CPU in your FPGA or
other hardware design (PicoBlaze??).

Where do the "double" values come from?  Surely the same
processor that creates these values could be programmed
to format them as human-readable strings.

If this is a student project, you may find it's best to make
yourself a programmable digit-by-digit BCD arithmetic engine,
and use that to do the various conversion steps.  Clearly,
speed is unlikely to be a problem; for a human-readable
display it will be OK if the conversion takes thousands of
clock cycles.

possible numeric values?  Or do you need the full "double"
precision range of 1.0e-300 to 1.0e+300 (or thereabouts)?
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```Hi,

The double values are the result of some calculations with the
Floatingpoint Operator 4.0 from Xilinx.
I will display only 7 digits. So I have to multiply the double result
I want to display with 10^7 and convert it into an Integer. This
should be no problem with the Floating Point Operator from Xilinx.

For the conversion I found an easy way, described on the webpage
below:

http://www.doulos.com/knowhow/vhdl_designers_guide/models/binary_bcd/
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