AcqKnowledge performs all internal calculations to the accuracy defined by the IEEE format for double-precision floating point numbers and stores the results of those calculations in double-precision floating point format.
This format assigns 8 bytes to all numbers involved in calculations or resulting from calculations. Out of the 8 bytes (64 bits):
- 52 bits are assigned to mantissa
- 1 bit is assigned to sign
- 11 bits are assigned to exponent