//KM 2018 03 23: getting lots of form spam; screen out dates before 2000 (book publication date) What is "IEEE-754"? | Byte Craft Limited

What is "IEEE-754"?

A standard for representing floating point numbers within words of various sizes. It's an IEEE standard.

Applications of floating point math are rare in embedded systems. It's usually much easier to leave sampled values in their original integer or unsigned integer format as long as possible, even if you need to refactor your calculations.

Also, fixed point types are usually a good substitute.