M68060 USER’S MANUAL
184.108.40.206 FLOATING-POINT CONDITION CODE BYTE.
The FPCC byte (see Figure 6-4)
contains four condition code bits that are set at the end of all arithmetic instructions involving
the floating-point data registers. These bits are sign of mantissa (N), zero (Z), infinity (I), and
NAN. The FMOVE FPm,
, FMOVEM FPm, and FMOVE FPCR instructions do not affect
To aid programmers of floating-point subroutine libraries, the MC68060 implements the four
FPCC bits in hardware instead of only implementing the four IEEE conditions. An instruction
derives the IEEE conditions when needed. For example, the programmers of a complex
arithmetic multiply subroutine usually prefer to handle special data types, such as zeros,
infinities, or NANs, separately from normal data types. The floating-point condition codes
allow users to efficiently detect and handle these special values.
220.127.116.11 QUOTIENT BYTE.
The quotient byte (see Figure 6-5) provides compatibility with
the MC68881/MC68882. This byte is set at the completion of the modulo (FMOD) or IEEE
remainder (FREM) instruction, and contains the seven least significant bits of the unsigned
quotient as well as the sign of the entire quotient.
The quotient bits can be used in argument reduction for transcendentals and other functions.
For example, seven bits are more than enough to determine the quadrant of a circle in which
an operand resides. The quotient field (bits 22–16) remains set until the user clears it.
18.104.22.168 EXCEPTION STATUS BYTE.
The EXC byte (see Figure 6-6) contains a bit for each
floating-point exception that can occur during the most recent arithmetic instruction or move
operation. The start of most operations clears this byte; however, operations that cannot
generate floating-point exceptions (the FMOVEM and FMOVE control register instructions)
do not clear this byte. An exception handler can use this byte to determine which floating-
point exception(s) caused a trap.
Figure 6-4. Floating-Point Condition Code (FPSR)
Figure 6-5. Floating-Point Quotient Byte (FPSR)
31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24
NOT-A-NUMBER OR UNORDERED
23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16
SEVEN LEAST SIGNIFICANT
BITS OF QUOTIENT
SIGN OF QUOTIENT