Embedded C and C++ programmers are familiar with signed and unsigned integers and floating-point values of various sizes, but a number of numerical formats can be used in embedded applications. Here we take a look at all of these formats and where they might be found.
One reason for examining different formats is to understand how they work and where they can be applied. For example, fixed-point values can often be used when floating-point support isn’t available. Fixed point ma
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