Although radix-10 arithmetic has been gaining renewed importance over the last few years, high performance decimal systems and techniques are still under development. In this paper, a modification of the CORDIC method for decimal arithmetic is proposed so as to produce fast rotations. The algorithm works with BCD operands and no conversion to binary is needed. A significant reduction in the number of iterations in comparison to the original decimal CORDIC method is achieved. The experiments showing the advantages of the new method are described. Finally, the results with regard to delay obtained by means of an FPGA implementation of the method are shown.This work has been supported by the Generalitat Valenciana (Spain) under Grant No. GV/2007/173
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