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The Python Fixed Point module

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pyPhix, the Python Fixed Point module

pyPhix is a python package for fixed point number representation. It is intended to support the implementation of digital signal processing systems. As such only fix-point addition, subtraction and multiplication operations are implemented.

You can find more information about the module objects and functionalities at readthedocs project page.


  • virtually unlimited number length (depending on your RAM size)
  • based on NumPy
  • customizable rounding method (SymInf, SymZero, NonSymPos, NonSymNeg, ConvEven, ConvOdd, Floor, Ceil)
  • customizable wrapping method (Sat, Wrap)
  • support various representation formats (bin, hex, int, float)
  • perform single or array based operations with customizable output format (+, -, *)



pyPhix is an open source python module released under the terms of Mozilla Public License Version 2.0.


NumPy is the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python and it is released under these terms.


The pyPhix package is available on You can install it by running:

$ pip install pyphix.

Alternatively you can clone the pyPhix repository and from the folder containing the file run:

$ python setup install

This package requires Python 3.6 to work.

You can also directly download the tar.gz archive from The archive can be easily verified by adding the gpg public key 1E948096166391C0 to your keyring.

Usage Examples

Fix Format

This object is used to indicate the number of bits the user wants to use for value reprensetation.

Create fix-point format objets:

>>> from pyphix import fix
>>> fmt_a=fix.FixFmt(True, 2, 10)
>>> fmt_b=fix.FixFmt(False, 0, 7)

Print the maximum representable ranges and test if a value is included in the range:

>>> fmt_a.fixrange
(-4.0, 3.9990234375)

>>> fmt_b.fixrange
(0.0, 0.9921875)

>>> -10 in fmt_a

>>> 0 in fmt_b

Different representations are available:

>>> fmt_a.tuplefmt
(True, 2, 10)

>>> fmt_b.listfmt
[False, 0, 7]

>>> print(fmt_b)
(False, 0, 7)

Fix Number

This object contain fix-point number represenation.

Round methods comparison, assuming format (True, 4, 5):

Round method Pos odd fraction Pos even fraction Neg odd fraction Neg even fraction
Real value 7.296875 2.325 -1.078125 -1.08125
Mult by 2^5 233.5 74.4 -34.5 -34.6
SymInf 7.3125 2.3125 -1.09375 -1.09375
SymZero 7.28125 2.3125 -1.0625 -1.09375
NonSymPos 7.3125 2.3125 -1.0625 -1.09375
NonSymNeg 7.28125 2.3125 -1.09375 -1.09375
ConvEven 7.3125 2.3125 -1.0625 -1.09375
ConvOdd 7.28125 2.3125 -1.09375 -1.09375
Floor 7.28125 2.3125 -1.09375 -1.09375
Ceil 7.3125 2.34375 -1.0625 -1.0625

A small usage example:

>>> from pyphix import fix
>>> from pyphix.fix import ERoundMethod, EOverMethod
>>> fmt = fix.FixFmt(True, 4, 5)
>>> fix_vec = fix.FixNum(
        [7.296875,  2.325   , -1.078125, -1.08125], fmt,
        rnd=ERoundMethod.CONV_ODD, over=EOverMethod.WRAP)
>>> fix_val = fix.FixNum(
        1.16, fmt,
        rnd=ERoundMethod.CONV_ODD, over=EOverMethod.WRAP)

Perform a full resolution addition:

>>> fix_vec + fix_val
[8.4375  3.46875 0.0625  0.0625 ]

  fmt: (True, 5, 5)
  rnd: ERoundMethod.CONV_ODD
  over: EOverMethod.WRAP

Perform a multiplication and cast result to a small format:

>>> fix_val.mult(
        fix_vec, out_fmt=fix.FixFmt(False, 3, 2),
        rnd=ERoundMethod.SYM_INF, over=EOverMethod.SAT)
[7.75 2.75 0.   0.  ]

  fmt: (False, 3, 2)
  rnd: ERoundMethod.SYM_INF
  over: EOverMethod.SAT

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