A 27 x 24 bit multiplication produces a result that is representable at most on 51 bits. During MACC operations it is possible that the DSP will reach the overflow/underflow condition, with the output exceeding the available 58 bits of the DSP output (P).

Considering that the MACC operation can be written as P = P + (a × b), the number of bits necessary to represent the output result depend on the number of accumulations and can be defined as:

*C ≥ log _{2}
* ( (

*2*)

^{N-1}× 2^{M-1}× K*+ 1*)

*+ 1*

- N = number of bits for the "a" operand (represented in 2's complement)
- M = number of bits for the "b" operand (represented in 2's complement)
- K = number of accumulations
- C = number of bits for the "P" result (represented in 2's complement)

The OVERFLOW/UNDERFLOW outputs of the DSP can be used to detect the potential overflow/underflow past P[56]. See Overflow/Underflow/Saturation for additional details.

The lower DSP performs P_{LOWER} = P_{LOWER} + (A × B) and
its output provides the lower 58 bits of the final result. The upper DSP provides the
upper 58 bits of the final MACC operations, leveraging the CARRYINSEL port set to 3’b010
(selecting the CARRYCASCIN path) and an OPMODE that must be used just for this
particular case: OPMODE_{UPPER}
= 9'b00_100_10_00. This OPMODE forwards the MULTSIGNIN signal to
the internal ALU to provide the correct final result. It should also be selected only
after the reset is de-asserted, and for this reason, OPMODEREG = 1. (During reset
assertion all of the DSP internal registers are forced to zero.)

AREG | BREG | OPMODEREG | CARRYINSELREG | |
---|---|---|---|---|

DSP Lower Instance | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 |

DSP Upper Instance | 0 | 0 | 1+1FF in logic | 1+1FF in logic |