FEMU 0.6 is released by Jari Eskelinen. FEMU is a program that allows programs requiring an FPU to run without. Specific Amiga software running on systems without a hardware FPU must include support(emulation or real FPU) to handle such exceptions from CPU, or face the unknown instruction trap. While software FPE provides big performance boost on systems without FPU it may still be considered as slow compared to approximation alternatives. In order to satisfy IEEE standard and perform accurate computation FPU instructions must be emulated to the maximum precision. Complex trigonometric functions will use a lot of software FPE function calls to produce accurate result. None the less FEMU(softFPU) 0.6 achieves very good results.

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