Question: IEEE Single-Precision Floating-Point Format to Binary

I'm writing firmware for a floating point unit on a DSP.

The single-precision (32-bit) number format includes:
· 1 sign bit: 0 means the value is positive and 1 means the value is negative.
· 8-bit exponent: This exponent is biased to allow for both positive and negative exponents.
· 23-bit mantissa: The mantissa includes an implicit leading 1 plus the fractional bits.

Is there a way to define the float as 32 bit and then convert it to binary representation in maple?

Or would I have to manually compute it in maple?

Thanks for your help


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